King Bleys congratulated the merchants, shop-owners, vendors and the Amber hospitality industry for another successful Festival of Wine and Roses.
“I am proud to see my capital city in the dying embers of a warm autumn day turn into a city of light where its population enjoys itself and celebrates its freedom, prosperity and monarchy.” Bleys said as he held a public dinner at the public gardens of the Towers of the Four Martyrs Square in South Amber near Faiella’s old palace now a home for wayward girls.
At the public dinner, seating 10,000 people, King Bleys and his audience were greeted by tremendous dancing, songs and a massive banquet. The Towers of the Four Martyrs are the official burial places of St. Obie the Martyr and 3 other persons of royal blood murdered during the Civil War during Prince Eric’s usurpation. King Bleys dedicated the gardens for the public not to mourn, but to celebrate life, celebrate his family and to come and picnic, drink and party. “The Towers are to be sites for reflection but the grounds are to celebrate life.”
All across the city, free wine was put into every fountain and the Church of Amber provided free blessings and open houses. There are unconfirmed reports of Dragon Carriage rides for the kiddies in St. Obie the Martyr Square.
Queen Mother Clarissa was at her palace throwing out silver to the people and praising how Amber now, is finally healing from the horrors of civil war and Oberon’s brutal last few years. “I do not know what happened to King Oberon. My late ex husband was touched by great unexplained evil and while I do not get along with Rilga, it is not her fault.” Clarissa also had a public feast with Helgram Mince Pies being made available with Crème De Gregoire – a Helgram decadent dessert.
There was a new Bear announced by the Bear World Resort in New Vegas. “Grimmy Bear was declared a Yellow Kodiak Bear after turning into a Bear and defeating Mandorite spies.” said the promotion. Grimmy Bear toys are now being sold in Amber and Bear World. Pope Barry Bear’s priest in Amber City declared that Grimmy is not a BEAR but just a bear spirit who exist to serve the High Bears. Another Bear Priest commented that he thought it was an Asgardian plot to kidnap the Bears and replace them with cheap Asgardian knock-offs. Regardless, Grimmy Bear turned into a Bear into the presence of UT Prince and Senior Bear, Arthur the Bear, who was off duty from his once a week service at Guildhall.
That was not the only shapechanging – A woman who claimed to be from Osrica or Dealunde changed into a deer in her happiness at the Festival of Wine and Roses. She praised House Helgram and King Bleys and Queen Elizabeth. Local Soothsayers said it was a good omen. Prince Patrick chased her, allegedly because he thought she was either going to marry him as wife number 23 or she had a big pot of gold for his love of money. Also another strange boy was seen urinating on a sacred tree of the Seven Sisters of the Abyss and was turned into a little doggie that chased the deer. The local priest wondered if it was a miracle making the Church of St. Obie the Martyr into a full fledged Unicorn Shrine.
Others warned it was a Lucius plot to take over Creation again.