It appeared in the early morning hours of the 16th, with the moons high in the sky. No one saw it appear, though it seemed that it just popped up, two hours north of the spear gate, just off the eastern side of the worn down dirt road that led to the Cut. It was a fairy ring, pure white in color, made up of dozens of mushrooms, all five to six meters tall, tall enough to allow even the tallest person to stand beneath their fungal cover. The ring was twenty to thirty meters wide.
It's discovery in the wee hours of the morning caused a hubbub in Yaralon. The Yari are an ever superstitious people after all. Nothing could happen that wasn't interpreted as a sign of doom or a sign of prosperity to come. One could throw a rock and have it hit something sacred in Yaralon. And this Fairy Ring was keeping many a normally curious Yari away. But perhaps that was simply because it was terribly cold in the morning, and many Yari would rather stay in their homes or favorite taverns around a fire. Or perhaps it was simply recovering from the recent windstorm and not having a day filled with the strange and dangerous that only Yaralon can provide.
So for those that did not allow their curiosity to be stifled, they'd find the whole area quite unoccupied. The tall grasses that were normally vibrant in the wetter seasons were starting to droop from the cold. Outside of the fairy ring, the grasses stood two meters tall, but within it, there were merely a foot tall. On the eight hour of the day, when the sun might normally rise in other seasons, every stone began to float within the ring. The grasses outside of it stood tall, leaning toward the ring.
With a flash of what could only be described as bright darkness, she appeared. She stood in the middle of the ring, looking at the new arrivals with a worried smile on her face. "Welcome friends. I am Purple. And I hope to make your dearest friendship. We have to attend court soon, so first, you must tell me why it is you come with me." She would wait, to allow all to give their replies before she would give any of her own.