Once every year, during the midwinter season, Americans from across the country gather together to pay tribute to the Superb Owl. Often, the celebrants will paint themselves and wear garish bright clothing to welcome the Owl’s coming.
Together, they feast heartily and imbibe fermented libations, as they celebrate two small armies chosen to do battle before the Superb Owl. Though in the end only one army shall reign supreme, the ecstasy in the air is palpable for all involved.
The two armies chosen to compete do battle on a long, green field marked with lines and ancient runes. Members of each of these illustrious teams must pass a certain number of runes before they are able to pass the Superb Owl’s precious brown Egg into a patch of rune-marked grass on the other side. Each army fights for the Owl’s Egg, hoping to carry it to his own side. Halfway through the battle, a designated musician, chosen with great care long before the celebration day, will sing and dance before the Superb Owl, hoping to win his favor for the coming year.
After a delineated amount of time, the Superb Owl calls the battle to the end, and the battalion who has successfully captured the Egg and carried it to their side the most times is declared victorious.
The celebration of the Superb Owl is a long, time-honored tradition in American culture and is still celebrated to this day.
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