The Bone Dance was a religious hunting festival dedicated to Malar the Beastlord and practiced in the Vast. It was held on the night of the 9th of Highsun and hosted by clerics of Malar.[1]


The Malarites animated the skeletons of great stags and other beasts, and the oldest and youngest members of the community played hunters. Together, they enacted exciting hunting scenes and held a pageant around a bonfire, called the Bone Dance. There was also a great feast in which everyone ate and drank until late in the night.[1]

Early the next morning, they ventured out to track, hunt down and kill dangerous predators or monsters known to be in the area.[1]

The Bone Dance was more popular in the smaller country communities than in the cities.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Ed Greenwood (November 1998). The City of Ravens Bluff. (TSR, Inc), p. 147. ISBN 0-7869-1195-6.
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