A ritual held every January in Iliya Island to wish for a large haul and the safety of fishers. It is the biggest festival for the islanders. Visitors around this time can try various fish dishes.
Velian fishers conduct a ritual to pray for their safety and a large haul before they set sail.
On the first day of the new year, the people of Balenos dress large swaths of fish with seasoning. Over time, seasoned grilled fish developed into a particular specialty of Velia. Nowadays people get together with neighbors to season and grill fish together as a way to become closer with one another.
After the death of the king at Cron Castle in Eastern Balenos, Bartali was crowned the founding king of Balenos. Bartali III, the last king of Balenos, was a hero who prevented catastrophes using the Ramones, the guardians of Balenos in times of war or disaster. It is said that the Ramones is shaped like a Black Stone, and it is unknown how it led to victory in the war and by what kind of power.
Chief of Olvia
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Ancient Stone Chamber
Cron Castle in Eastern Balenos was thought to have been reduced to ruins about 150 years ago. The reason for its destruction was supposedly an explosion from an Alchemy experiment. The survivors of this disaster were scattered to Velia and other parts of the continent.
This statue at the Velia Charnel House in Eastern Balenos is of Bartali III, the last king of Balenos. There are several statues similar to this here, but some are missing their names. Still, it is assumed that the descendants of the Bartali family rest here.
The Ossuary near Velia is notable for its statue holding a shield. According to Priest Ottavio Ferre, the Ossuary was built by the last king of Cron Castle for a specific, but unknown, purpose. He also claims that the very purpose of Velia in the beginning was to manage the historic Ossuary.
There was once a small Imp boy who was always a subject of ridicule because of his red nose. When he was about five years old, a man in a black outfit approached him asking if he wanted to be a strong Imp. But all he cared about was his red nose, and the man in black promised to solve that problem. He took the Kid Imp to the Coastal Cave and bestowed upon him great strength. This Kid Imp grew bigger and became the leader of his group, but the man in black had misled him; his red nose remained. After he came to power the word "red" became a taboo among Imps. However, the Humans are the problem. They laugh at him every time they pass by him, saying “Hey, Red Nose!,” or “I think your nose is bleeding!” Imps have countless reasons to hate Humans. For Red Nose the Imp Captain, it was their thoughtless ridicule.
There never has been, and never will be, an era without treasure hunters. Elkad, one of the most famous treasure hunters of ancient times, hid an enormous amount of treasure around the world. Treasure hunters of the past who discovered different caches of Elkad’s riches recorded their findings, causing speculation that there is more out there. Despite many treasure hunters competing to find Elkad’s treasure, there have been few discoveries of magnitude.
An infectious disease called the Black Death, which was brought by merchants who travelled back and forth to Valencia across the desert, took the lives of half the population of the Western Continent. This terrible disease rotted black the flesh of its victims without mercy or exception, attacking royalty, high nobility and the lowly of station with equal ferocity.
A story in Velia from a wandering clown's epic. “When a tired traveler went into an inn for a bite, scoundrels of the town picked on him because he appeared weak. Just then entered a man holding a magnificent sword akin to an Ogre's club. He approached the scoundrels casually, laid the sword on the table, and simply said, ‘Get the hell out of my kitchen...’ The hero of this tale was David Finto according to the clown.”