"Good evening, Residents of Veron Texas! The time has come again, the time where 5 will be chosen! 5 will be chosen to take on the terrible curse that looms over this town! These brave, honorable souls will go through the Ceremony of Nobleness, where they will spend a week training for the harsh conditions as well as saying their goodbyes and getting ready for their fate. Then, the Curse will be placed upon them as they kneel upon the altar of the gods. They shall be cast from the city to move on, either dying or surviving this terrible plague. We will choose the recipients of the curse soon, please, be relaxed." The Mayor of the town said before he stepped back from the microphone, turning and speaking to the committee behind him. Everyone had been gathered in the Main Hall, as per usual every year, for the Cursing Ceremony, where 5 of the town's residents would be chosen for the horrendous fate. This year, the Hall was decorated in Blue and Gold to represent Honor and Wisdom, the bowl of names was Red to represent the Curse, and the mayor was in a simple blue suit with a gold tie. Karsenays 'Kay' Drane bit her lip, hesitant. She adjusted her black jacket, which fit snugly over her red t-shirt, a long, navy skirt beneath hiding black shoes. She glanced around, her white hair having just been cut, barely reaching her chin, and straightened, crossed her vision a few times. She sighed. "Dear gods, please allow me another safe year..." She muttered to herself, taking a deep breath. ~~ Daynin Zaesh pat his 5 year old sister's head, holding her in one arm and smiling, his own green eyes peering into her golden ones as he smoothed out her brunette hair. "Don't worry Sera, you're safe." He promised her, knowing they never chose children under the age of 10, as it was a crime to punish children in the god's eyes.