Thrice The Brinded Cat
The Flood Festival
One of four annual festivals held in Cauldron. This festival generally begins during the first week of Rainday, but officially starts whenever the Lord Mayor declares a beginnning of the festivities, and tradition holds that the Lord Mayor must hold that proclamation until the winter rains have truly begun to fall in earnest.
This festival is the biggest of the year with visitors travelling from all over Oerth to experience this amazing celebration. Food, parades, contests, and plays abound and last throughout the week. The biggest events are vocal and instrumental performance competitions, the Great Morkoth Hunt (sponsored by the Bluecrater Academy) and the Demonskar Ball (hosted by House Aslaxin but open by invitation only).
The festival has its origins over 30 years prior when a particularly heavy rain flooded the lower half of Cauldron. The heads of the four churches at the time banded together in a rare display of unity to cast several Control Water spells, saving the city. Since then, the festival culminates in the annual Shrinking of the Waters in which the churches gather together and cast a series of spells to lower the level of the Blue Crater Lake with the rest of the town following behind and cheering the clergy on.