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Monday, June 21, 2010

Look Sir, Druids!

Real Druids! (Photo: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)


Today is the summer solstice, or the longest day of the year.  As it passes we now head into the period of the calendar where the days are again growing shorter and the nights longer until the winter solstice where the night rules the roost.  Then the process starts all over!  Of course there are some great articles on the subject, from wikipedia, on what a solstice is and additional articles on the summer solstice and winter solstice.  

I'm curious if any of you use a similar event(s) in your campaigns.  In my dnd campaigns I ran, the solstices would be a time for the druids to gather, druidic councils to determine the future paths of their order and select new council members, par take in sacred rituals or summonings, pick various herbs for spells and potions, and overall frolic and merry make out in the wilds of the lands.

My current campaign i'm DM'n was adopted from a friend who moved away, and he now plays via skype at times, but one of the characters that started with out group was a druid. She was awesome, too awesome, and when the player who was playing her couldn't play anymore it was determined she had gone away, summoned by the council of elders and is off on her own questline (funny enough in another campaign played by another person entirely). Who knows she may return to aid the players again if they can ever get out of pandemonium! Mwhahaha!

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for stopping by!