The First Arcana Ritual was performed in 161 AYZ in [[Amarna]]. It was held on the same day as the birthday party of Prince [[Alastair Rimânez]]. All of his closest family members, friends, and allies were invited to the celebration. Unbeknownst to most of the guests, they were unwittingly made to participate in the ritual.
== Background ==
The two planned to gather enough people to represent each of the Major Arcana cards. Alastair arranged for the ritual to occur on his birthday, using the guise of a celebration to attract the necessary individuals as party guests. They would dine in the palace dining room, unaware that they were participating in the ritual. Ardath would cast a spell on the guests, making them impulsively drink the wine all at the same time (this form of communion would link them all together), and complete the summoning with another spell.
▲In total, Alastair planned for his wife, Princess [[Philomena Cohilas|Philomena]], various city officials, and all of his household servants to become hosts to the Major Arcana.
== The Ritual ==
On the night of the ritual, everything appeared to go smoothly. The guests arrived on time, and there were no delays in getting them to the dining room
. The only issue was in moving Selca, who had been in the dungeon for some time, to the table so he could represent the Hanged Man.
Of the 22 Major Arcana expected, only
four appeared . The Magician, the High Priestess, the Hanged Man and the Hermit each successfully made deals with Ardath, Philomena, Selca, and Titus.