The Stormshard Gambit
The Ball of the Twelve Moons
The Ball of the Twelve Moons is a month-long party hosted by House Sivis. Ostensibly a charity event, the Ball is in actuality a massive political stew of wheeling, dealing, and betrayal. Representatives from all the houses and nations attend to further their own causes, and there’s easily as much subtle manipulation occurring as eating, drinking, or dancing.
Attendance at the Ball is closely monitored, and no one gets in or out without first working their way through layers of bureaucracy. Arguably, it is for this reason alone that House Sivis holds the ball, as knowing who needs to make a deal is almost as valuable as knowing who already has.