Urog didn’t like these games. He never trusted the Lucky Fate squad, and these games sound and feel like a bad idea. Plus, it’s nothing but pride on the line and no upside to it. Plus, it felt like an ambush waiting to happen. Last time there was a carnival, Ya’na almost got pulled into some monster’s mouth.
Trusting others is still hard. When you know your best friends are likely to rebel against you with the right influence, it’s even harder.
But he’d have his folk show face, because Brez aren’t just a bunch of thugs anymore. Well, maybe there was an upside after all.
Event 1 - Zela Chef
Brez’s main staple for many years was cru’lie, which tasted terrible but a plentiful food source. Without variety, or vegetables to go with it, the culinary arts are highly undeveloped in Brez. The recent influx of trade from the Earther colonies to the North and East has helped, as has the growth of Simonsburg. He gathered the three best cooks and sent them on their way to not only show their trade, but also to learn form others. One, apparently, was Plain Old Gulog, who was once sent out on a mission but was the only one to not set herself apart from the others with a cool nickname. The other two were cousins, from one of the raiding clans that joined the GNA. Boggins and Noggins.
The three of them looked at the ingredients, and decided to make a stew. When raiding clans were out in the Brezan deserts, instead of risking showing a fire above ground for their enemies, they would build a fire pit under the desert sand and put the food inside it They would use the hides of Mal’ie and wrap the ingredients together, keeping the sand out. Since you can’t toss and turn the food, the food gets cooked together and ends up like stew. Bread, though rarely baked and never with anything that would make it rise, is generally either sun dried dough, baking through natural heat during the dry months (when it is easiest), or against a flat stone and ka’or heating the stone.
Since the ingredients are natural to the deserts of Brez, they will use these general tactics to update classic fare with what the Earthers would call a Cosmopolitan flare. Unfortunately, none of them would have a clue as to what that means. Presalt the Mak Hoblok, let it dry out a bit (not quite jerky dry). Cut the Mak Hoblok into smaller pieces, but leave the stalefish in larger chunks (they take less time to cook). As you layer each wrap, the mok hoblok meat is on the bottom, closer to where the fire is, the nanye pear and grain flour (to soak up juices and make sure the dish is mealy, not runny, and then on top of that is the stalefish. Only a hint of the berry is placed on top of the stalefish, otherwise it overpowers the dish. then you wrap it up. You’d place either an artificed stone(s) that generate heat or you’d have to build a fire pit that allows for air to go in and out of the pit without generating smoke (it’s a Brezan tradition that they’d rather not share), so artificed stones are preferable (they’d bring with them). They they would bake a flatbread on a stone and when everything was done, the dish would be served classic dessert-style, to be eaten with your hands along with some bread.
Event 2 - Not a piano man
Brezans often dealt with slavery…from Earthers, and captivity under rival gangs and clans. There are many songs that are sung during intense labor, to the extent that their captors would allow them. Since many of Urog’s tribals were familiar with Troubadour leyas usage, these traditional songs have taken on additional…power. A chorus of tribals (up to 10) would, a capella, different medleys, bringing these traditional songs. At least one part of the song would have a breakdown, having some Earther elements that were influenced by both Simonsburg and the influx of Earther olgogs coming back or visiting Brez since the train rolled into town. Classic songs of oppression and sadness will be sung will a verve of survivorship and new hope, determination and appreciation for the new life they now enjoy.
Event 3 - Sharpshooters
Brezans were never known for being sharp shooters. In the UTR army, they don’t serve as snipers, they’re the infantry. They’re bigger and stronger than most, and years of urban warfare have given them a verve for it. However, they are pretty good at throwing weapons. Having Tusk around helped in the weapon creation department, for Mag’ol’s were trained in that art (if my memory serves me).
Weapon, finely crafted stone weapons (specifically not hob’tor). Stone tipped, wooden shafted throwing spears. Hikiti takes the stage. HE’s fast, good eye, and if distance is an issue, he can increase strength to get distance and accuracy (shapeshift gives him that/those - birdseye, catlike reflexes, increase strength). LR6, Gen lvl 2, water lvl 2, will 4, summoning 3, Earth 4, +1 health, no other improvements from standard ur rhug kit.