Every year, pioneering Aela Dasvarat organises and hosts a number of in-character operatic concerts as a stage to invite donations for the charity Child’s Play; on the 12th of December, the last of this year’s concerts were held with a good thirty or so individuals in attendance. Donations this year came to about £230 (~$345, ~€320) for a charity bringing joy to disadvantaged children, although since Aela began to arrange these events, over £700 (~$1,050, ~€960) has been raised in total which I’m sure you’ll agree is a fantastic result.
Aela's player had this to say;
"I've been wracking my brain for ways in which to express my gratitude to the Progenitor community for their support, kindness and friendship throughout my time in SWTOR. Although I have had my critics, and on one occasion, had an audience walk out on me because I was breaking their immersion with real music!
But were I to be asked to sum up my experience as Aéla, I would have to say that it has been heartwarming. Almost everytime I encounter RP, I am met with praise, respect and very accommodating of the Echani lore that I follow; I'm struggling to thank you all enough. Every penny, every cent of the money raised is because you, the community, have hearts of gold. I'm glad I have this opportunity to thank you, on behalf of the children whose lives you have helped make brighter, thank you so, so very much.
I'd also like to give a special mention to Skye, Ezrab'teb, Takrael, Nori, Ziathe, Krista, Riley, Emrys and Margo for their help, selflessness and support over the past three years. You have all been wonderful.
Where ever you are this December, I offer you some very warm winter wishes, and a happy new year.
Your Snowmaiden <3"
When the Snowmaiden's Song next comes around, I hope the response will be as good as it has been this year. Happy holidays!