|Lorespinner Sta Si|
- "Happy New Year! In Cantha, each year is named after one of the great celestial animals. This is the Year of the Pig!"
Okay, I'll bite. Why a pig?
- "Each animal is associated with a set of virtues. The Pig is traditionally honest, tolerant, and supportive in Canthan folktales. Once when humans first walked the world, a man named Chong embodied these virtues, and when the end of his years came, the gods wished to elevate him as a celestial animal. Because he shared those virtues with a humble pig, he chose that as his celestial form. So this year at Shing Jea Monastery, his celestial form descends from the heavens for a great feast. You should not miss it... it will be twelve years before he comes again.
- Thank you. And have a happy New Year!
Great. I'll keep that in mind. Now I have important matters I must attend to.