|The Winds of Fate|
In addition to the bounty paid for the capture of the werewolf, you were all given three free nights stay at the town's best inn to rest up and recoup from your fight. Complete with free dinner and several rounds of drinks being bought for you by grateful locals who kept requesting stories of the beasts capture.
The morning after you collected your bounty, you are all woken up by the sound of a fleet of circus wagons arriving, complete with performers parading around the moving wagons to gather up attention. All of Ilsurian becomes aware of the carnival as they make their way through the town, the sounds of music, singing and animals roaring from the wagons as the colorful carnival performers shout our the coming attractions as they head toward the empty fields on the other side of the town.
A few townspeople wander out to the fields where the Umbra Carnival sets up, hoping to nose around and get a sense of this year’s attractions—a common event tolerated by the circus as long as the locals stay out of the way. When you all make your way down to the common room of the inn for breakfast, the serving maids tell you how lucky you are that you happen to be in town at the just the right time to catch the carnival and throughout the meal they'll chat with each other and any of you about the wonderous attractions and performances they witnessed over the past years. If any of you choose to wander by the fields, you'll get the same treatment as the locals, tales of what is to come during the carnival's stay in town, sharp instructions to stay out of the way as they put up tents and warnings to not sneak any peeks as the performers warm up.
The following day, circus folk hold a parade that marches through town in a spectacle of sights, music, and drumming. Banners and streamers herald a procession of clowns, stilt walkers, and tumbling acrobats, all of whom wave to the townspeople. Carnival barkers call out to people on the streets, promising thrills, chills, and delights for people of all ages (at the modest price of a few copper coins). The entire procession is a formal declaration of the carnival’s opening, and seeks to draw out the curious and idle to follow along to the procession’s end, the parade grounds.