he Midsummer festival that begins on June 21st marks the point when Belore (the Sun) has reached its zenith in the sky. During this time, it is said that the elves take this time for celebration of their culture and heritage; revering the distinct polarity between themselves and their strengths much like the Elunites revere the Moon’s waxing and waning phases. In conjunction with the solar calendar, the solstice is marked as a festival of “fire” that is meant to encapsulate the legends of both Dath’Remar and King Anasterian Sunstrider. This is in celebration of the power of Light over Darkness, the power of the elves — and all peoples — to overcome their obstacles and likewise to celebrate the ideology of unity. During this time of celebration, they mark festivals with honor to those who fell in the battle to overcome the darkness and revere them as the patron “saints” of the festivals in the future. In the beginning of the celebration, it is marked as a means of joyous occasion of when Light grows in strength, as people grow in strength and by the end of the celebration, it is understood that the Light will wane into winter, but it is not a loss for we will overcome the darkness beyond as the wheel of time turns.