Legends of Aglarond
The Founding Day Massacre
Founding Day is the most popular holiday in all of Merros. As the name implies, it is a celebration of the day that the city itself was founded, many years ago. The celebration of Founing Day starts a week before the day itself, with many street vendors selling various sweets and such, street performers, and even musical performances, as well as varied feats of amusing magic. The highlight of the week, however, is Founding Day itself, with the most intense celebrating (Along with the most heavy drinking). At the end of the day, there is a magical fireworks display in the center of the city, which is presided over by The Three themselves.
Roughly a year before the adventure began, during Founding Day, there was a massacre that resulted in the deaths of many, including the current head of the City Guard and all current members of The Three. Towards the end of the day, as the fireworks were about to begin, a large horde of Orcs from the neighboring nation of Thesk somehow made it through the southern gate and began to ransack the city, eventually making their way to the center, where the fireworks were about to take place. Though the casualties were great, with the help of Obara, the then Second-In-Command of the City Watch, took charge and drove the horde out through the southern gate, along with the help of Willam Darry, Egan Ningel, and Amrúnor Lassdirion. Thanks to their part in the resolution of the massacre, along with their hand in restoring buildings damaged in the attacks, earned them all positions of power, Obara becoming leader of the City Watch and the three wizards being almost unanimously elected to fill the vacant spots in The Three.