Petal in the Breeze

The annual Doll Festival…

Among the myriad and colorful Far Eastern traditions that have crossed the seas, none has been embraced with greater fervor by folk of the Middle Lands.

This year’s celebration finds a company of maidens gathered in Windurst in the spirit of the occasion. From their cozy vantage point in the shade of a cherry tree, they trade cheerful banter over steaming cups of tea, every so often gazing up to admire the delicate beauty of the newly blossomed flowers.

Ah, but what’s this? On close inspection, it would seem that this little clique’s object of interest is that which pleases the tongue, rather than the eye…

Read on to find out how this idyllic gathering unfolds.