Town of Bexlyfe
The Llaelese town of Bexlyfe, located on the northwestern edge of the Territory of the Northern Crusade, was until recently a prosperous township with strong prospects in both mining and river trade. Now locked in a stranglehold by Protectorate occupation and contested by Khador, Bexlyfe is in the midst of a downward spiral marked by widespread unemployment and escalating civil unrest. The town's tenuous economic position has, at least for now, also led to an increase in petty crime despite the Protectorate's harsh policies against thievery.Weather for the second week of Tempes (April):
8th: Cloudy, a chilly morning with drizzling rain until afternoon. First day of Tempenfest.
9th: Cloudy, thunderstorms overnight; minor flooding and fog dockside.
10th: Cloudy, scattered showers throughout the day, hot and humid evening.
11th: Clear sun with a high wind.
12th: Clear, hot and humid; Vernal Equinox and first bloom of Spring wildflowers.
13th: Clear, warm, final day of Tempenfest.
14th: Clear, cool; Calder and Artis moons are not visible, but red Laris moon is prominent in the sky by afternoon. Night of Laris eve.
The second week in the month of Tempes is a six-day celebration called the Festival of Tempes, or more commonly Tempenfest, observed by hundreds of communities and cities across Immoren. It is a celebration of winter's end and a time for revelry, crafts, song, dance, and feasting. Colorful cavalcades, dance, and theatre performances, wedding feasts, and banquet parties are commonplace throughout the week.
*Night of Laris:
On the eve of the 14th when the red moon Laris is full and menacing, the Night of Laris begins. Participants don masks and wear blood red outfits, women often wear veils of dark lace or satin. Revelers prowl in shadows, tell somber tales, drink dark spirits, have illicit meetings, keep trysts, and generally comport themselves like beasts. In troubled places like Bexlyfe, arson is a problematic tradition.