Dawn breaks crisply on the 16th of Arodus. At several points around the city, a call goes up from Sarenite worshipers to welcome another dawn to Kenabres. As the sun rises, it casts the shadow of the city across the Sellen into the tainted lands of the Worldwound. The greatest of these shadows come from the Kite, the great stone shield that guards the Wardstone of Kenabres, and the Cathedral of Saint Clydwell.
Soon excited murmurs fill the city, for today is Armasse, the great festival day. Clydwell Plaza begins to fill with stalls and shopkeepers setting out their wares, along with pavilions and fenced areas where new soldiers in the Crusades will be inducted and receive their first training. As the sun warms the city, the air is filled with happiness and excitement. Most of the residents are released from normal duties, although all are required to be present in Clydwell Plaza by noon for the traditional blessing of the festival by Lord Hulrun.