The Edge of Barine
Festival of Leaves
The yearly Festival of Leaves is largely a display of fealty to Beli’avari and the forces of nature. In order to secure the support of Beli’avari (and his ability to subdue the wild beasts), the inhabitants of the Ring must fight beasts that have been trained to be especially savage. Until recently, this has always meant the sacrifice of life, for no other warriors have been able to defeat the beasts in 1000 years. Many believed that all the inhabitants of the Ring would be given access to Nai-La-Ona in the event that the beasts were finally defeated, but alas, the heroes have triumphed and no word has come from those living within the forest walls.