Adventures in Ledevic
Lake Jezero is the large lake upon which the trade city of Ledevic stands. Jezero has a long history, much of which is lost to time and ruin. The lake is, in approximate sizes, 3 miles wide, six long, and 350 feet deep at its deepest. In its northern and southern reaches, tiny islands crop up, each only large enough to be noticed.
The southern tip of the lake tapers off into the last stretch of the Arthorian River, spanned by the Razpon Bridge. Northwards towards Zlato, there is no crossing, though there are ruins of a former bridge that existed, one that was large enough to bridge the considerable gap between the banks.
On the other side of the lake from Ledevic is the ruins of Old Jezero, the original lake-city. The city is in a state of extreme neglect, uninhabited for dozens of years, if not centuries.
Legend has it that, back in the days when Old Jezero was still in its infancy, there were two noble houses whose names are lost to history, but in modern days are referred to simply as “Silver and Indigo.” Each house had young heirs, a boy from Indigo and a girl from Silver, who had fallen in love and met on a small outcrop in the middle of the lake, which was considerably smaller then. When the two houses announced they would go to war, the two met for one last time, and cried with such passion that their tears expanded the banks of the old lake to the considerably larger proportions today. Of course, most people don’t truly believe this tale, but nonetheless it is considered the origin of the Lake, or at least as close to an origin as it needs.
In honor of this story, every year, the residents of Ledevic hold the Lakelight Festival, a three-day-long celebration of the prosperity the lake has brought them. The first day of the Festival, known as the Day of Connections is the rough equivalent to Valentine’s Day, a day for romance and spur-of-the-moment actions. The second, the Day of Prosperity is for dancing, mingling, and polite revelry. The third day, the Day of Sincerity is for, of course, regular revelry, ending with a grand masquerade gala and a play celebrating the true intent of the festival: the story of star-crossed lovers, whose tears filled the lake from a mere pond to the horizon-spanning size it is today. The primary colors of the event are, of course, silver and blue.