Jurina’tore – The Great Hunt

Date: 19th and 20th of June, 2021
Time: 19:30
Location: Archer Statue outside Astranaar, Ashenvale
Faction: Alliance

We will begin this year’s celebration with an offering ritual to Malorne, in order to gain the Waywatcher’s blessing for the coming hunt. Bring an appropriate offering of your choice and toss it into the flames and pray that the White Stag favours you!

Divided up into teams we will embark on a merry hunt for the White Stag throughout Ashenvale. The hunt will take the form of a riddle race and the first team to answer the stag’s riddles, and find him in his last hiding spot, wins. Mounts, flying and magic of ANY kind is prohibited during the race, and any displays of such will result in immediate disqualification.

The winners will be crowned with Wreaths of Summer and will also be given a small trinket trophy.

The first night of the festival will be ended with a grand feast and a chance to gather and tell stories. Regale us with tales of your grandest hunts, or perhaps the story about the cunning prey that got away, or even the story of how -you- became the hunted. We wish to hear it all! The food served will be traditional kaldorei cuisine and it is our hope that everyone will find something to their liking from what is on offer.

Continuing on the theme of hunting, and carrying on from last year’s success, the second day of the festival will begin with a thrilling archery contest! Test your mettle with the kaldorei hunting weapon of choice; the bow! Will you confirm your already existing skill and show us your brilliance, or will you discover a new skill you didn’t know you possessed? Enter the contest to find out!

The winner will be presented with a Wreath of Summer and a trinket prize.

This year’s festival will also play host to a Tournament of Lore! The questions will be based around the Festival’s theme of hunting, so we encourage you to study up on your lore of Kalimdor’s flora and fauna! Spots to enter the tournament will be limited, however, so make sure you sign up in time in order to secure your spot and a chance for the winnings!

The winner will be awarded the title of Jurina’tore Loremaster and will be given a small prize.

The festival will also host a summer market! Come and peruse the selections of food, trinkets, hunting gear and any other items that embraces the festival’s theme! There is also a rumour that there will be a petting zoo present that will host a variety of traditional kaldorei companions; not just sabers.

We celebrate the end of this year’s festival with a short ritual before we all gather at the shores of Astranaar lake to witness a spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza! Watch how the brightly coloured sparks bloom all across the sky and reflect in the water. It will truly be a sight to behold!

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