Gnomekindle. A traditional winter event in Istaria, on Order shard only.
As a place for gathering, Universal Soldiers clan constructed a Christmas plot in Bristugo: people could ski there on ice, sit near a fireplace or even prepare a hot soup nearby. Shy ones could re-dress in a nearby tent should there be any need.
Event was advertised on Istaria forum: everyone is invited, just come in your niciest costume and have fun. Also, some fighters were required to clear the pats.
December 18, at 9 pm some 20-30 Istarians, headed by our famous Dragons – LunaLove, Flameus – gathered and one by one teleported to the Island of Fire. Dragons roamed the sky, bipeds sometimes ran in circles, awaiting last members of the group, some were just sitting near a bonfire (don't know what about Dragons, but bipeds may catch cold on snow with heavy armor).
Finally - command to move. Everyone runs/flies to the Island of Fire. Most strong Dragons clear the path of the golems, fire beetles and alike. The group went quickly through the heated surface of the island, making it to the Ice Wastelands.
We went through the bridge, made purely of ice and fortresses, made from ice too. We saw magic beautifull lakes, where one could ski or just enjoy the view. Then we jumped down and made it to the land of the lakes. No one knows, how old were they, but sure they were old enough as some of them contained remnants of the giants. We made it to the ancient tower with mystical enchanted chests. Later, Dragons gathered nice bllloming snow flowers.
Then - run once again. The road was safe all the time, since our fighters took care of any monster. Finally - the last tower...and anouncement, that one of our Dragons is about to ascend to the Ancients. Everyone teleported to Bristugo and we started to wait.
There was a great twilight, everyone felt he/she could see nothing but great white light , no once could even move. Then, a great splash of energy appeared, colouring everything in dark orange. We waitied...untill new, the most powerfull Dragon emerged from this feerie of light. An Ancient dragon, the most powerfull of all. Then there were traditional congratulations, fireworks. Everyone felt happy.
So, the day was great. People dressed the best they could. I arrived with zombie costume, some players even confused me with monsters. The group ranged from lvl.8 to lvl.100 and everyone was nice and helpfull to others. I am very happy I could participate in this player-made event.