The night when the veil between the worlds of life and death is thin approaches and on this night we gather to honour and remember our beloved dead.
Date: 1 November 2020
Location: Karnum’s Glade, Desolace
On the first of Curuhen we invite you all to Karnum’s Glade to participate in a night of honouring and remembering those who have rejoined the Goddess. The celebration of Samha is a kaldorei tradition, but we invite all members of the Alliance who would like to share this night of rememberance with us. Samha is a night of rememberance and gratitude, and in addition to remembering our own beloved dead we also give thanks to the Ancients for their noble sacrifices in times past. It is also a night of storytelling and sharing in the last bounty of the Autumnal harvest.
Priestess Tinwëtar Ravenmist
⸰☽ Welcome and Opening Ritual ☾⸰
We bid everyone welcome and open the night’s event with a small ritual dedicated to those who have passed on.
⸰☽ Altar to the Dead ☾⸰
We will join together to build an altar in celebration of our beloved and honoured dead. We encourage you all to bring gifts, food, wine, items of special meaning to you and your loved ones who have passed, to contribute to this altar. Together we will create a celebration of lives lived and passed, a veneration to all the ways those who have come before us have touched our hearts.
⸰☽ Ritual of Rememberance ☾⸰
As this is a night where the veil between the worlds is thin, it is one of the rare occasions when the spirits of the departed are brought so much closer to us. In a show of affection, love and remembrance we will craft love notes and love letters which we will place into paper lanterns and set them afloat in the Moonwell. This way, we will let the spirits of those who have left us know that we still remember them and love them.
⸰☽ Feast and Storytelling ☾⸰
Samha is not only a celebration of the dead, it is also the time when the last of the harvest is brought in. In celebration of this a feast will be prepared for everyone to enjoy. A special table with dishes prepared as offerings to the dead will also be present. You may take small offerings from this table to place upon your altar, so that your beloved dead may partake in the bounty on offer as well. We encourage all of you to share stories about the dead as you enjoy the feast.
20:00 Welcome and Opening Ritual
20:30 Altar to the Dead
21:15 Ritual of Rememberance
21:45 Feast and Storytelling
Please note that the schedule above is an estimate and subject to change during the course of the evening.
- Samha is a kaldorei themed celebration and honouring of the dead, but it is open to any member of the Alliance who’d like to participate.
- Dark clothing is not mandatory, but it is encouraged. Dark blues, browns, greys and blacks are all suitable for this holiday.
- We kindly ask all attendees to refrain from using dark magics, such as fel and void, during this festival, as we feel it goes against the theme of honouring the dead and celebrating the ancients and the Goddess.
- We also ask you to, please, keep in mind that this is supposed to be a festive occasion and refrain from disrupting it with attempted robberies, summoning of demons, invasions of orcs or similar things. Such things have their time and place, and can be great fun, but we feel that they do not belong during this particular event.