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"Scaling the mesa on a festival night would be madness," Mara said, her voice a reasonable alto. "Suicide." - Mara in Book three
The Festival Road is a path up the Painted Mesa in the Lost Mesa preserve appearing in Grip of the Shadow Plague. It is one of the few ways that one can ascend to Painted Mesa from Lost Mesa. The Festival Road only opens up on Festival Nights like Midsummer's Eve and the Winter Solstice, hence the name. Although it is very reliable, creatures are able to roam freely on that night, which increases the danger of the path and even the Painted Mesa as a whole. When Kendra and Warren visited, they were not able to travel this path, as there was no near Festival Night, forcing them to take the Flooded Stairs.

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