La Shoshain (109)

La Shoshain is an annual sacred Fae holiday.

La Shoshain commemorates the blood sacrifice made by The Blood King to end The Great War and write the Blood Laws that govern the Fae. It is a day of peace and neutrality when Fae are not allowed to use their powers, feed on humans, or commit Fae-on-Fae violence.

It is the only day when the rules that keep Light Fae and Dark Fae separated are relaxed and members of both clans can socialize together, including becoming personal and sexual with each other.

Despite the rules, unaligned Fae such as Bo are free to use their powers on this day as they are not bound to either side, and are not obligated to observe the rule against use of powers. The power of the Banshee that wailed on La Shoshain — to warn of an imminent death — was an automatic reflex rather than a conscious choice.

Trick considers it a spiritual day, but ruefully admits that many Fae simply drink, eat and "fornicate."

In the new world Fae colony the festive gathering is held at The Dal.


La Shoshain likely means "Peace Day" – deriving from the Irish Gaelic word "Lá" which means "Day," and "Síochána" which means "Peace."[1]



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