by Jason "Aeston" Rosa
Certainly one of the longest running feast events in our community, Leviathan has grown into an important yearly tradition in the Realms which helps us both summarize the past year we had together and prepare for the new one.
Having such a long history is a great honor, but with this long tenure runs the risk of an event that becomes predictable and stale. We in Rhiassa work hard to make sure that there is ample entertainment for all of our patrons and we try to add new things every year to keep people interested and to try new ideas. Allow me to summarize some of that entertainment below.
Returning to Leviathan this year for it's third appearance will be the Gilded Lion Carnival. As always, one gold will buy you three tokens with which you can play a variety of games. Wining these games will get you tickets for a raffle of prizes and gold!
The Chimeron Casino will be setting up this year in order to provide those interested with a variety of table games throughout the day.
The Adventurer's Guild will be up and running for a few hours again this year, so take the opportunity to earn some gold while you use pen and sword to fight for the good of the Realms.
Gau Dring will once again be bringing their Big Game Hunt to challenge those who think they are the match of whatever monsters they choose to unleash.
There will be some board games to play, including a tournament with a giant game of Carcassonne.
A day-long gamed called Merchant Barons of Rhiassa will pit competitors against one another as they politic and trade their way to try and end up with the greatest amount of gold in their bags.
For those who are more comfortable relaxing at their tables rather than looking around the hall for entertainment, each of the dining tables this year will have two small games placed upon it for the purpose of engaging you and your close friends while you relax amongst yourselves.
The View from Valehaven awards will take place, as is customary, allowing us to honor those who have done their best to make our community greater.
Of course, all of that is just a sampling of the different tournaments and entertainment we have put together for you.
The real feature of the Feast of the Leviathan, however, is the food. Sir Gwen has worked hard, as always, to create a stunning seven-course meal that will keep you full and happy throughout the day while you enjoy the company of your friends and family.
We in Rhaissa look forward to seeing all of you this coming weekend.