By the late 15th century, this festival had spread from its native city to Baldur's Gate and across the Sword Coast. Around this time, a store in Baldur's Gate by the name of Felogyr's Fireworks used smokepowder fireworks to celebrate the event and over time it quickly became a staple tradition within the holiday. In Waterdeep, handling of the celebration's fireworks was the duty of the city guard.
The festival consisted primarily of dances and balls, which were held throughout a city. In Waterdeep, the high-point of these nightly balls was the "Cynosure Ball"—this was jointly sponsored by the Church of Lliira's clergy, the local nobility, and the Lords of Waterdeep. Outside of formal balls, carefree dancing and various other pursuits that fell within the Lady of Joy's purview were prevalent in festhalls all throughout.
During this holiday, many were known to dye their clothes or armor in colors of blue, antique gold, and coppery-orange. Many were also known to wear ceremonial, star-shaped masks. Cuisine commonly associated with the festival included barbecued meats as well as juices and alcoholic beverages of a pink color.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Eric L. Boyd (June 2005). City of Splendors: Waterdeep. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15. ISBN 0-7869-3693-2.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Christopher Perkins, James Haeck, James Introcaso, Adam Lee, Matthew Sernett (September 2018). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist. Edited by Jeremy Crawford. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 186. ISBN 978-0-7869-6625-7.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ed Greenwood and Steven E. Schend (July 1994). “Adventurer's Guide to the City”. City of Splendors (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 0-5607-6868-1.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Cryptic Studios (June 2013). Neverwinter. Perfect World Entertainment.