Spring is finally here in Astrakhan! The snow is melting and the ice is thawing out. This melted water flows in large rivulets down into the river, revealing slowly greening grass where frost once blanketed it. Ferries from Mockingbay no longer require icebreakers as the Trifluvium flows freely once more! Hibernating animals are beginning to awaken from their slumber and migratory birds, deers, and other creatures are returning. Where once was a barren, leafless forest is now full of buds, blossoms and blooming flowers! The residents of Astrakhan are beginning to till the fields in preparation for the upcoming planting season. Most importantly, food now is no longer restricted to what is left in the granary. So, a celebration in surviving what is the Asrakosians’ second real winter is a sure thing! Hopefully, this will bring in new residents and capital that the budding village desperately needs!