23:05 ST

Town Square

Every year, sometime in midwinter, the moon passes across a large opening in the ceiling of the Cave, showering the cavern below in its light. This is not an illusion, or some deep-Cave phenomenon that imitates the moon’s light and countenance — but the actual, physical moon. The one that exists Outside.

The moon’s yearly visit to the denizens of the Cave loosely marks the beginning of a new year. Mycenians from all over gather in the cavern to socialize and celebrate. This convergence has come to be known as the Lunar Luck Festival, as local legend states that basking in the moon’s silvery light is bound to bring good luck for the year ahead.Lunar Luck Festival, 2023

Unfortunately, it has been an unusually precipitous January. And when it hasn’t been snowing (or raining, or sleeting), the sky is often darkened by the kind of thick, heavy clouds that only seem to gather in wintertime. The forecast for the Festival isn’t promising… How can Mycenians be expected to celebrate the Lunar Luck Festival without the moon?

Nobody’s sure who started the blaze. It was stoked late one night—little more than a camp fire set upon a modest pile of sticks, flickering warmly against the gloom. And, for some reason, the locals began tending it; feeding and growing it until it became a massive community bonfire, painting the cavern with light and chasing the chill from the cold winter air.

And so it’s been decided that this year, instead of celebrating under the glow of the distant moon, the Cave would ring in the New Year bathed in its own home-brewed brilliance: a Little Light Festival in lieu of the Lunar Luck Festival.

Event Information
  • The Little Light Festival will begin at 12:00 ST (noon) on February 4th and run through the end of the day on February 18th.
  • This event consists of a handful of forum-based activities and one chance-based game.
    • Participation in at least 1 activity will earn you the event sticker
    • Participation in each activity will earn you a Lucky Envelope
      • Each Lucky Envelope contains a random Cave Capsule
    • Participation in at least 2 activities will earn you a Golden Dragon Scales item
    • Participation in at least 3 activities will earn you a Little Dragon Mushroom
  • Each activity will have its own set of submission rules and guidelines.
  • There will also be a handful of event-flavored Random Encounters, from which you may receive a Lucky Dragon Envelope, or one of two recolors of the Golden Dragon Scales: Jade or Moon!
  • The activities in this event will be marked manually. We will try to keep up with marking and prize distribution throughout the event!