The Ascension of Valoseyr Arduethar
A good day to all here who read the Order Herald! It was a scant week ago that I was witness to a great event. That event? The ascension of Valoseyr to adulthood! She had many friends who wished to attend and I for one am glad I could attend.
The day was a pleasant one out near the Tower of Clerics. It’s a lovely location that despite being not to far from aegis afflicted areas looks over the land serenly. I highly reccomend a flight over to take a look over the area someday for a vacation spot when you are in need of a location remiss of fighting and a place to contemplate. Being that Valoseyr is an accomplished healer and crafter she felt a certain draw to the healing powers of the Pond of Harmony and chose this as a location. Though far from most of civilzation it was safe for even young hatchlings to arrive, though I am sure many of them were left panting from the run up the mountain! I am very thankful for my wings and flight, having become an adult many ages ago.
As more arrived to the ascension I recognized many faces but some were also quite new to me as well. It is always a pleasure to meet more eilerten, that means Dragons for those not so familiar with the term, and night slowly crept it’s way across the sky into a beautiful sunset. It was about then that the time was nearly there. Valoseyr approached the Pond of Harmony and dipped her Phylactery of the Heavens into the Pond of Harmony. My eyes were nearly blinded for a moment as the magic of the Pond of Harmony and her phylactery reacted together. Valoseyr then added the final touch of magic, blowing blue flames across her soon to be tool of ascension that wrapped about the phylactery, bringing calm to it and imbueing it with the final bit of magic needed to see her growing to adulthood. The magic empowered, it was time.
And with a cry up to the evening sky she exploded! Well, that’s what we often call it, or booming, or just I suppose you could call it growing up but Dragons have never been overly fond of subtle and do have a sense of dramatics and theatrics. Despite being known as The Sleeper he surely does inspire things to be far active and engaging and not sleepy at all! Though I’m digressing from the article here for tales for another time. The magic of the Phylactery of the Heavens erupted into the air, engulfing her and sending a surge of energy all around! This is always such a great moment! Many of the Dragons were excited and already cheering. A few even put on sunglasses though too I would suspect, well we would if they came in our size. Then after a minute it was all over… There she was in all her cotton candy colored glory, only much larger! She took little time to test out her new wings, flying into the air and many of the other Dragons joined her as well in a flight of congratulations and unity! It’s always a wonderful sign to see yet another Dragon take to the air for each time this happens it shows another strike against our battle against the Withered Aegis. Did you know it’s because of this war that we Dragons do not properly age anymore and are so ageless? That we have to put ourselves into a new body as we grow with the use of magic? It is a shame and yet I think for some it is well enjoyed as I’ve known some who choose to forever remain young in body even though their minds are well beyond such young-looking years. More power to them for knowing what they want though!
Many fireworks were had! Tsargoth brought a lofty supply and handed them around to many of the Dragons to help light the sky with color and brightness! Then there were gifts and spoken congratulations. I am not to privy to what all was exchanged to Valoseyr this day beyond my gift of a protective scale and some candy clouds to her in honor of her nickname. I know Stratus was also there, recording the event via one of his magical recording crystals and gave it to her as a gift. I admire him for what he does as I’ve seen him do this for many ascensions, allowing Dragons to relieve some of their most important moments over and over and even share it with others. Thank you Stratus for that which you offer to all of Dragonkind.
Finally the event started to come to an end. Some Dragons engaged in building a draconic totem in front of the tower, a sight that amuses myself and many I think. The hatchlings even tried to join in as well with the tower too. I tried to join in as well but being I was attempting to also take pictures it became difficult to manage such at the same time, and besides who really wants to look at me anyway, we were all here for Valoseyr after all! After this Michelenthesis got a small story circle of Dragons going on as well with many of the hatchlings listening in and some telling stories. Valoseyr joined for a while but soon enough the exhaustion of the excitement claimed her and she went to rest.
So congratulations to you Valoseyr! May the skies of Istaria forever carry your wings higher and higher! Higher than the tower of clerics and beyond! Stay sweet always, Cotton Candy Dragon.
~Allon “The Cooking Bard” Aurualfimir