The Story...

Christmas, Navidad, Yuletide, Saturnalia, Hogmanay… these are the festivals of the winter solstice. However, what do they mean…

It is a time of great magic. A time of gift-giving, celebration, feasting and the participating of miracles. Let’s go back to how it began…

Occasionally known as Yuletide, this was one of the eight grand holidays of the old gods. This holiday was the celebration of the Winter Solstice. This festival has been associated with the Wild Hunt as well as festivities of eating and drinking. The Midwinter feast was considered the final party before going back to sleep for the deep winter and keeping the harvest to last through the dark frosty hibernation. To not feed the cattle, they were killed and thus fresh meat was available during this time. Also, the beer and wine was fermented enough to be drank and enjoyed. It was also considered to be the rebirth of the sun.

During this festival in the frost, when there is no warmth from the outside, the wood is burned at the hearth and the warmth within the hearts of humanity was shared. A party before going to sleep and a celebration of death and rebirth as the year near its end and a new one beginning soon. A mysterious elderly hunter would ride and leave gifts of food, drink and toys for those who had done good in the world. A man who was religious and gave gifts, St. Nicolas. The man who would become Santa Claus.

However... something horrible had happened one day...

An evil cult had gathered dark power from a strange stone that appeared from the sky. The cult has been broken by life and turned to a god of evil. They made theirs hearts of ice and they loathed the hearth and warmth of the holidays. So they planned to plant the venom of bitter ice in everyone so all the world would be frozen in hatred forever. An eternal icy prison.

However, the Saint was brave and powerful and called upon seven legendary heroes to assist in his battle. The war was fierce but in the end, the seven heroes poured their hearts into a fiery power and banished the cult away before sealing the evil into a large ornate music box. The songs of their memories would play and guard the deity. The cost was great, the heroes died and the magic had to lay dormant.

Yuletide faded and gained rebirth through what is known as Christmas...

This Winter Solstice however... the ancient seal has decayed... The frigid spirit of hatred lived on and even today, there are several people who detest the warmth and in vengeance and envy, drawn to the remains of the temple ruins. Their hearts became frozen and their soul’s corrupted. Now serving as the new cult, they plan to break the music box and once more end the world in 2012. However…

You are a high schooler. From 14-18, you are participating in your school's 100th birthday through a large Christmas party held in the Hallow Forest in the town of Mystic Valley. Having arrived, you spot a young couple with white hair with a table with seven trinkets. You and your comrades will be drawn to these trinkets and as the clock counts down to midnight...

The 12 Day Trial is about to begin…

A special hour where the fright fight begins... It will be one long night... friendships being tested, relationships build or broken and bonds of camaderie being forged...

Good luck, heroes.


Okay everyone! Sorry for the delay, but let's do this!

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Diego Vendrix
Christmas Party, Hallow Forest


Diego was looking around at the party. He came here with his friend Leo, but he seem to have misplaced him. Ah well. Currently, the party was in full swing. Diego wasn't doing much besides enjoying the buffet. He felt pleasantly stuffed with the cookies, candy, cakes and other snacks offered here along with the booze-free eggnog and the apple cider.

He then saw a small and peliculiar table belonging to a young couple with white hair.

Something in the back of his head told him to go, so he followed.

"Happy Holidays!" Diego told the couple before examining the table. There were seven trinkets on there, each with a holiday symbol on it in a simple fashion.

Diego looked at the one of a jolly smiling man with an apron and a cookie sheer.

"Ah, the Baker. Representing the hearty and good nature," the young man said as Diego examined the trinket.