Swallowtail Festival

Recently Sandpoint had a serious fire that burned down a section of the town – chief among the losses was the only church – which was at least as old as the town itself.

After the fire Sandpoint decided to rebuild a magnificent temple. Although the church before it and the temple now offer services for the six most worshiped deities within Sandpoint (Abadar, Sarenrae, Shelyn, Gozreh, Erastil, and Desna) – it is Desna who is the most popular in Varisia (and also the patron of the high priest Abstalar Zantus)

Swallowtail butterflies are sacred to Desna – and so each year on the first day of Autumn a festival is held to honor the butterfly and Desna – it is the blessings given from this festival which will sanctify the new Temple.

Swallowtail Festival

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