The Terror of Riltar
"Come one! Come all! To the most amazing show of your miserable lives! Revel at our carnival, and bask in the glory of our Red Jester and her grace! You're bound to have a killer of a time!" – Ringleader of the Carnival
There have always been circus troupes that wander throughout Riltar, many of which are performed and lead by the drow and their strange magic. However, this troupe of circus goers is by far the largest and most destructive. The Carnival of Krineska is as much a cult of manic worshippers as it is a place of entertainment. The jesters of this carnival are her priests, and the Ringleader is her archbishop. Once the carnival comes into town, its performers demand all come to enjoy their show, and many do. Those that do not, are slain brutally by their 'goddess' Krineska, who many call the Wicked Jester Queen. Even those that do come to the carnival, it's said that one is slain to appease their goddess, who is said she kills with absolutely no bias.
The church of Abadar ruthlessly opposes the Carnival and what they stand for, as they kill with wild abandon. In addition, Oliddammara and his worshippers also despise the Carnival as well. Because of this many rogues and thieves try and undermine the Carnival, causing many small skirmishes that leave the land bloody beneath them. Still, despite this the Carnival has new members drawn to its colorful tents everyday.