Crypt of the Everflame

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Crypt of the Everflame

Over the years, the Crypt of the Everflame has become an important part of the history of the town Kassen. The town’s namesake and founder, Ekat Kassen, is interred within. The townsfolk view the crypt as a memorial to those difficult first years of the town’s history.

Every autumn, a few of the townsfolk make a pilgrimage to the crypt to light a lantern from the flame and bring it back to town, where it is preserved all winter, a symbol of the town’s resilience. Most years, the town mayor and a group of dignitaries perform this quest.

Every few years, however, a handful of younger townsfolk are given the honor of lighting the lantern. Many see this as a passage into adulthood, a taste of adventure before settling down to work and marriage. The quest starts out as a solemn ceremony in town, where the townsfolk gather to wish the adventurers luck, just as it was when Kassen himself left to fight the mercenaries. When the adventurers return a few days later, the town holds a great celebration in their honor. This also marks the final harvest celebration before the long winter.

Crypt of the Everflame

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