Their prayers offered, the group of friends notice that the festival balloons have been released into the sky. The arena entertainment — the main attraction of The Festival of the Sea — is about to begin! Making haste, the friends climb aboard a boat for their return journey. Elica reveals that her elder brother used to be a fighter at the arena, but had decided to not participate anymore due to the risk of injury all must contend with when facing down the wild creatures of the forest. Of the three Eltus races, Sergals like Elica's brother are the most likely to be soldiers and fighters. The Gold Ring Arena hosts a multitude of events. Many times it features a great battle of creature vs creature, as well as human vs creature — or, in other words, Eltus vs Talyxian. First the audience gets to enjoy watching talyxian creatures duke it out. Once only the strongest (and luckiest) talyxians remain, the Eltus fighters will enter the arena and fight to finish off the remaining creatures. The "actinia" that was found on Page 3 is an example of the fierce creatures that are seen in the arena. Another thing to consider: the contestants are not the only ones at risk of injury during arena battles. The audience is at risk as well, as large and particularly terrifying creatures have been known to escape the ring and invade the audience seating areas. Throwing the audience into a blind panic, many have been maimed, trampled, and sometimes even killed — all part of the dark humor that is found in the world of Vilous. These fatalities are documented on the Gold Ring wiki page. Despite these dangers, however, the arena continues to be a popular form of entertainment for Gold Ring citizens up until the Pre-war era that General Rain ushers in.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 - Unforseen Further Delays
Hello fans of Sergals, Nevreans, and everything else from the world of Vilous.
It's with a heavy heart that I explain this further delay with the pre-ordered Dakimakura Covers and T-Shirts.
As some of you know, late last month we finally received our current shipment of products, after a serious set of manufacturing errors and an agonizing shipping process obtaining them. We were able to ship out some of our orders but the following week Priley, our shipping manager, came down with what we thought was the flu only for his condition to get worse and by April 9th he was in the hospital. He was kept overnight for a few days, and eventually was diagnosed with a double herniation in his lower back.
Priley has spent the last two weeks in terrible pain, but powers through to his recovery.
This entire process has been as frustrating and time-consuming for us as it has been for you, but we can only ask for your patience for a little longer. Everything will be shipping out as soon as physically possible.
Suffice to say, we do not plan on running pre-orders again.
From a longtime fan to all my fellow fans,