The Stromgarde Market Faire took place last night, celebrating the city's successful recovery from the devastation of war.
Attendees were treated to an array of stalls and activities, with food, drink, and games available for all to enjoy. The event was organized by Lord Taylor and Knight-Banneret Tyrsburg, with the aim of celebrating the culture and commerce of Stromgarde.
Knowing little about the event, or Stromgarde in general I decided to start with the local resident and tavernkeeper, Dominic Darragh who revealed that the faire was about "celebrating the culture and commerce of Stromgarde!"
The rebuilding effort in Stromgarde since the war has been significant, with Lord Taylor's leadership praised by many for his role in the city's revival.
"Lord Taylor and his team have done an amazing job rebuilding the city, we won the war, and now we're celebrating our success! The Faire is the brainchild of Lord Taylor and Knight-Banneret Tyrsburg,"
With those words I had no other choice but to seek out said Lord Taylor and ask for a moment of his time.
Rhaldor Taylor, was eager to talk about the progress his city has made since the war. According to him, the city has undergone significant rebuilding efforts, and while there is still work to be done, the priority now is to bring the city back to life. Anyone is welcome to come live in Stromgarde, and the city itself is a safe haven. There have been some minor incidents with the Syndicate and pirates, but the truce with the Horde has held so far.
One notable feature of Stromgarde is its market, which Taylor believes is essential for the city's economy. He stated that without a strong economy, a city is nothing, and the market is a vital step towards making Stromgarde thrive once again.
While some may have preconceived notions about the north, Taylor believes that the people of Stromgarde have every right to be proud of their homeland. He also hinted at the possibility of aiding other regions like Gilneas, Hillsbrad, and Lordaeron in their efforts to return home.
As for civil life in Stromgarde, the city upholds the law of the Alliance, and the peace is kept by Stromgarde's own soldiers and the Arathi Honour Guard. With that, Taylor had to attend to his speech, leaving me with a better understanding of what Stromgarde has to offer.
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In his opening speech, Taylor spoke of the pride he felt at seeing so many people in attendance and highlighted the importance of Stromgarde as the foundation of the Grand Alliance.
"Stromgarde has not only been reclaimed... But also rebuilt!"
said Taylor, "And now, with the truce intact, it is time for Stromgarde to not only be reclaimed and rebuilt, but also to thrive, once again."
The event was organized by members of the Anointed Eagle, House Myfanwy, The Honour Guard, and the Highlands Warriors, with the aim of bringing trade and life back to the city.
"Organizing this evening was not an easy feat,"
said Taylor, "I want to thank every single one of you, and of course, all of you. You are the beating heart of this city, the people!"
"Welcome to Stromgarde! Welcome home!"
said Taylor, as he bowed down graciously.
Attendees were treated to an array of stalls and activities, with food, drink, and games available for all to enjoy.
Hummingbird Emporium was there, selling clothes, potions, cosmetics, and all their other usual stuff.
The Dove had relocated for the evening and the helped bring baked goods and cocktails to Stromgarde - unfortunately, no coffee.
House Myfanwy had a stall near a large tower and amongst their wares were magical goods, wands, scrolls and such magical products.
Eastvale had several stalls there, selling everything from fruit and vegetables to carved wooden figures.
The last stall I saw was Bladed Arrow Trading Company who also took a night away from Stormwind to sell their goods at the market - as most should know by now then they deal in weapons of all kinds and are quite accommodating if you desire something unique.
All in all, then it looked like a successful evening for Stromgarde and the merchants, and in the time I was there I heard no one shout "For the North!" nor did I see anyone provoke a fight - both things Northerners are mostly known for in Stormwind, perhaps there is a wind of change blowing?