Year 164 AC
The year of the gathering has arrived. This year it is so big it spills out of the city onto the plain to the east. Literally hundreds of acres are covered with tents and small camps. So big is the gathering that small trading areas spring up all around the camping areas, so people don't have to go far. Mages and druids are used to bring in enough water for everyone, and everburning rocks are in hot demand for cooking since there is little wood to go around.