The theme of the Kingdom of Dawn's Anniversary contest was Superstitions and Old Wive's Tales. I was thinking that perhaps it can be used for roleplay, or maybe even can be added to and explanded (which would be awesome). Here's a sampling of what I wrote for a few of the cities: TRINSIC: In Trinsic, there is a game called "playing the purples." On the day of the year when the tides are the highest, the maidens will take the petals from a purple rose and cast them into the sea. They say that the when the petals wash ashore, they will spell out the first letter of the name of one's true love. All Trinsican brides always wear a bit of purple, even if it is only a flower in her hair, or something worn beneath her bridal gown. Before the paladins ride out from Trinsic for battle, they wash their hands three times and perfume them with a bit of purple rose water. VESPER: While others personify death as a figure known as the Grim Reaper, in Vesper, death is referred to ]as The Midnight Bridgekeeper. Vesperians are always certain never to be on a bridge at the exact stroke of midnight. If a Vesperian does accidentally find himself on bridge at the midnight, then he will drop three coins into the water below him to appease the Bridgekeeper. If he has not three coins, he will stay on that bridge until dawn, lest he lead the Bridgekeeper home to his loved ones. A Vesperian will not drink from a chipped cup, nor will she drink from a chipped plate. To do so will bring bad luck. Vesper is a city of merchants, and they believe that the dead are still involved in commerce in the hereafter. On the night of the new moons, Vesperians will often go to the cemetary and leave piles of gold for the departed. The Vesperians call this practice "paying the good tax." COVE Naughty Covish children are told to behave "or the Orc Queen will come and take them away and grind their bones for bread." To dream of an open doorway is a bad omen in Cove. The people of Cove believe that the South Wind causes people to grow angry. JHELOM Jhelomite brides tuck a newly forged iron coin in their left shoes on their wedding day. Jhlelomite men will not have their hair cut by a female hairdresser. Blemished, bruised or rotted fruit in the home is considered bad luck in Jhelom. Jhelomites will immediately remove any fruit from their homes at the first sight of any imperfection, and send it to the farm for the animals to eat.