Wollminster’s Winter Market Far deep in the corner, in the land of FB, lay a small and quaint town, with one enormous pine tree. The land was plain grim, stuck in perpetual snow, where the clouds were oft grey, and the cold wind did blow. The villagers worked hard, as they toiled through their day, though they never complained, not once, no way. The people were merry, I know it’s hard to believe, all for that one week, leading up to Christmas eve. It is in this period, during these fine celebrations that they open up stalls, markets and other workstations. The vacant town square, a centre in mute snore, comes alive with energy, with the civilian uproar. Wax candles are lit and choir music is played, as the villagers gather to gossip and trade. They rejoice in their company with a warm cup of tea, and some other hot drinks, that might make one feel tipsy. Statues and theatres, both quiet and loud, for you to join in and show to the crowd. Ice skating and snowballs, or, if you want to relax; Tapu Cocoa by fire, surrounded by knick-knacks. Singing and chanting, if you don’t want to dance. Come and join in while you still have a chance. But the biggest of all, is the large Christmas tree, adorned in its entirety, down to a tee. Behind that of which lay the small town’s small temple, which was usually dull, but today rather special. At the holidays climax, when all’s said and done, they hold hands and sing, all man, everyone. And so we invite you to visit us, sweet dear To Wollminster's fest, which only comes round once every year. Entertainment Exhibitions An area filled with artisan’s drafts, displaying statues, portraits and other fine crafts. The most visited place here is the annual scene, a show of sorts, though nothing too obscene. Costumes aplenty donated by realtors, for you to try on and join in the theatres. It is here you will find much to be held, some which have been said to make Pokémon excel. Though to try something on, is a pact with a stagehand, to act out on set with your Pokémon in hand. Merchant’s Market Along the thin lanes of rustic wood cabins, lie shops full of trinkets produced by men’s talents. An ocean of scents wafts through the air, as wise men from the east show off their wares. Amidst all the trifles, the sparklers and doodads, lie mysterious orbs brought by these nomads. Jewels and gems, strange rocks and glass eyes, all neatly lined up for you to ogle and buy. Snacky Stalls The local cuisine is too much to take in, as all the chefs in the area converge and begin. With grace and dexterity, and a tad bit of rush, the cooks cater snacks after you’ve drudged through the slush. They cook their speciality, all just for you. So take a sip and a bite as you take in the view. They each compete, or so their songs do tell, as music is played with high decibels. Plastic discs, coloured, and neatly lined up, to aid your digestion and accompany your cup. Their dish is quite hearty, it boosts many strengths, as is your Pokémon’s by the songs’ wavelengths. Trim-a-Tree Out by the park, trees have been gathered, all in anticipation for them to be slathered. Tinfoil and baubles are lying in wait, to be hung from a pine by a trainer and mate. There is no admission, no fee to pay, simply decorate a tree on this holiest of days. Ornaments are provided by retailers from near, all free to take, so there’s nothing to fear. When everyone’s finished and proud of their feat, the judges may pass and provide something neat. But there’s no need to fret, no reason at all, everyone’ll receive the leftover balls. Sweet Stockings If you’ve had enough of the cold, and need a place warm, then come on inside, away from the storm. Nestle by the fire, all proud a crackling, and enjoy Tapu Cocoa while you hear the crowds laughing. Children join in as they hang up their stocking, eagerly waiting for the Delibird’s knocking. Trainers may join, along their Pokémon friend, by the fireplace a sock that they may append. A bonding experience between buddies of gold, with sweeties delivered to both young and old. Fruit to the good and candy to the better, all will feel right in spite of the weather. Christmas Carolling Off to the side, you hear Christmas cheer, as a choir has gathered, though they need volunteers. Join the ensemble and go door-to-door, to invite people out and sing carols galore. Many may thank you for the songs you endow, and reward you in kindness, though who can say how. Whatever may lie in their pocket lining, is yours to keep, perhaps something shining. Gold, silver, buttons and trinkets, all may be given, as well as stale biscuits. Rules: 1. Your character may indulge in 2 areas/activities in this event, no more, no less. You cannot visit the same area twice. 2. You may quote and reply to this post with the areas your character will visit and what they will do, up until 24 December, 11:59 PM GMT. 3. An update will be posted after the deadline to which you may respond and/or pick-up rewards. 4. You may claim a $250 reward for either the intro post or the pick-up post. 5. You may NOT claim Bond points for either post. 6. Consider this to be more of an RP prompt than a zone intro. You're allowed to decide yourself (to an extent) what your character sees and does.