As the solstice approaches,
north and south will meet two very distinct pictures-
The bright and cheerful afternoons
towards the end of the sunny month of June,
when the north wind congregates in crowds
the floating mountains of the silver clouds from the horizon,
and the stainless sky opens beyond them like eternity.
All things rejoiced beneath the sun;
the weeds, the river, and the willow
leaves that glanced in the light breeze.
And the never ending nights of a winter
such as when birds die in the deep forests;
and the fishes lie stiffened in the translucent ice,
which makes even the mud and slime of the warm lakes
a wrinkled clod as hard as brick.
Among their children, comfortable men
gather about great fires,
and yet feel cold.
Praising their own deities
in tribute of these sceneries,
are the Ice Queen and the Fey druidess,
both leading their fellows
to prove themselves the more devoted
in name of the winter and the summer spirits.
In this event you will join in either of these factions, and follow the path of strife to prove yourselves the most devoted. But choose wisely, once you've contracted a bond with one of them, it cannot be undone.
As a member of one of these factions, you will need to collect tributes to your respective priestess.
To Nikoliny, the Ice Queen. You should collect Crystalline Snowflakes.
And to Cecily, the Fey Druidess. You should collect Blossoming Flowers.