The divine energy channeled through each Alauria from the goddess Isa is pure life, and it keeps Alauria young and healthy for centuries longer than her normal life. They are only mortal though, and eventually the energy is too much. When their body begins to fail, they call for a “New Dawn”.
When the call goes out, all of the truly dedicated Sisters of the faith begin to make a trek to Raia. At each gathering point, they turn to the local populace for support. from small hamlet to busy town to overpopulated city, each population chooses who to support, and who to send home.
While true New Dawns are separated by hundreds and hundreds of years, they always happen at the end of winter, and now the people celebrate the coming of spring each year with a New Dawn celebration.