Fantasy Faire ~ The Way of the Stars

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Fantasy Faire 2016:  FF officials share that the sims remain open Monday and Tuesday and will likely roll back into the mists sometime Wednesday, May 4th.  Be There Now.

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I don’t even have the words to describe my feelings about this year’s Fantasy Faire.  I really don’t.  It was simply astounding.

Amazing souls.  Amazing tribe.

Somewhere at the end of the utterly incredible event – and I *do mean* incredible – with it’s mindbogglingly — and I *do mean* that as well — incredible Live Auction, this Tribe broke down the barrier to 7 million lindens raised.  (With the Live Auction amounts yet to be reflected into the official count.)  The Fairelanders reached that and honestly, so very much more.  Every single amazing soul has reached into beautiful individual lives in such a compelling, positive way that simply cannot be described. So I won’t even try.

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I write this just flooded with feelings.  And with knowing that though the Sun sets now and the Stars light upon the mists of the Fairelands, these glorious lands with these amazing generous beings will rise again.  Until it does…truth be told, even when it does…together we will all rise with it and shine on.

Each and every day.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 11 ~Always Believe

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How Fantasy Faire Counts:  So far, more than $5.9 million Lindens raised, otherwise known as more than $23,000 USD!

Fantasy Faire 2016 slurls and urls

A Look from the Fairelands (details of Fairelands items and slurls after the pictures)

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • dress (RFL item):  Sealady (in lilac) by Atiya Baar of Tiar in Breeze
  • pendant (RFL item):  Seraph long pendant (in silver) by Yabusaka Loon of Musa in The Golden Delta
  • headdress:  Faith Headpiece (in blue) by Janire Coba of Belle Epoque in Breeze
  • anklet (possibly RFL item, I can’t recall, apologies):  Dreki (in silver) by Plurabelle Laszlo of Bliensen + Maitai in Lucentia
  • SIM Location 1:  Twilight Illusion by Sweetgwendoline Bailey/Eldowyn Inshan.  SIM Sponsor Merchants of Dreams: United InshCon Eldowyn Inshan ~*Sweet Revolutions*~ Sweetgwendoline Bailey
  • SIM Location 2:  Tinkers Hollow by Mayah Parx.  SIM Sponsor:  Epic Toy Factory  Mayah Parx

 

 

Day 11 ~ Always Believe

Always Believe…….this we must always do…

 

Day 10 ~ Believe Extended

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How Fantasy Faire Counts:  So far, more than $5.8 million Lindens raised, which is more than $23,000 USD!!

Fantasy Faire 2016 slurls and urls

A Look from the Fairelands (details of Fairelands items and slurls after the pictures)

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • skin (RFL item):  Blessing (in goldby Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods in The Golden Delta
  • coat dress w/gloves (RFL item):  Snow Queen by Azlyn Vaher of Yasum Design in Tinkers Hollow
  • head jewel:  (RFL item): Aetheria Gold by Ziggurson Resident & Zuleicca Resident of OXIDE in Dangarnon
  • ears (RFL item):  Elven Dragon ears by Drusilla Dethly of The Little Bat in Dangarnon
  • antlers (RFL item):  Lightbearer of Hope with headpiece by Kerryth Tarantal of Spyralle in Serenity
  • earrings (RFL item):   Dragon Lariat by Drusilla Dethly of The Little Bat in Dangarnon
  • SIM Location:  Bright Haven by Kilik Lekvoda.  SIM Sponsor:  KittyCatS! Callie Cline

Day 10 ~ Believe

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How Fantasy Faire Counts:  So far, more than $5.5 million Lindens raised, which is more than $22,000 USD!!

Fantasy Faire 2016 slurls and urls

A Look from the Fairelands (details of Fairelands items and slurls after the pictures)

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • eyeshadow (RFL item): Fei  Wisteria by Filomena Quinnell of Musa in The Golden Delta
  • earrings (RFL item): Seraph Earring in dark by Yabusaka Loon of Musa in The Golden Delta
  • hair (RFL item):  Thyra by MissAllSunday Lemon of Wasabi Pills in The Golden Delta
  • tattoo (RFL item, comes with appliers):  Dragon Silver by Eve Gaelyth of Even Tide in Echtra
  • dress:  Eretria :: Sunshine by Lolly Carlberg of LOULOU in Bright Haven
  • bracelet:   Hexa :: Sentier/Copper by Lolly Carlberg of LOULOU in Bright Haven
  • headdress: “Rose and Pearl” by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • wings:  dragonfly (static) by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • SIM Location:  Echtra by Loki Eliot.  SIM Sponsor:   The Lost Unicorn Gallery Natalie Montagne

 

Day 10 ~ Believe

They risked much by taking flight.  Sage’s glow shone like a beacon, making them easy prey to track for those with Evil intent.  

But Sage flew with much speed, so fast and with such chaotic precision that darkness fell away into a nosedive before it could catch her and her friends.  Far from relaxed, Sage continued to careen in all directions.  Then with sudden and disarming accuracy, she slowed their travels to nearly a pause so as to drift past the white and pink petals suddenly hanging still in the air around them.  Several petals began to float.  They traveled along some unseen breeze toward Bloom’n.  She slowly held her hand open and marveled as the petals tumbled along her fingers before landing in the belly of her hand where they stayed … as if by choice, she murmured with surprise, then looked up intending to remark on this happening but instead stopped her words fast when she saw that Sage floated now, quietly now…now in front of the magnificent Dryad Queen. 

Bloom’n watched the eyes of the Dryad study Sage.  After a brief moment, the statuesque Queen of the Trees lifted her arms slightly, as if to suggest a pathway, Bloom’n wondered.  Yet Sage must know, Bloom’n decided.  She saw Sage nod and bow with a great respectfulness before the Dryad Queen. Then just as gracefully and without warning Sage rushed yet again headlong into the winds, pulling all of her friends with her.

Higher they flew, with Sage keeping such a soaring pace that Bloom’n bubbled up great gulps of air.  And higher still until all at once appeared the pink purple light, bathing the company of friends in its loving aura as it pulsed softly against the sky.

“The Gem in the Lake,” the toaster whispered, and in its excitement involuntarily sent up a fireworks of breadcrumbs before adding, “At the very top of the highest mountain in all the lands!” 

“A beacon … sending out its light from the highest of all places to all living creatures in the worlds,” Sage murmured while staring at its beauty.  Yet an unease crept over her.  The had light quivered. Something sinister had begun to move.  

Sage surveyed the ground, frowning as a long darkness slunk its way in.    

“We are not the only ones to know the place and purpose of the Heart of All Things Beautiful,” she whispered sternly. 

As if unleashed, a snarling Doom uncoiled like a dragon and roared forth, spilling out onto the stars, blotting out their glow one by one.  If left unchallenged, it would soon devour all Light from all the worlds.  The madness of its darkness cast itself out far and wide.  The Were suddenly howled its presence by barking wildly into the Blackness.  Its glowing eyes and huge teeth and giant claws slicing the air, thrashing and snapping in all directions.  Then abruptly the Giant Barbarian hurled its Great Volcanic Fists against the Darkness, randomly pounding fury into the very ground, causing the mountain top to quake and sending the Lions and Bangles leaping into a confused frenzy where they attacked each other, setting their wide open jaws around each other’s necks.

Bloom’n, Sage, the little creatures — even the twinkle fae and fairies – slammed hard into the ground, frozen and shackled in the grips of fear.  The Gem Light quivered.  Its lake slapped waves everywhere.  Blackness flowed all around them trapping Bloom’n, Sage, and everyone on the mountain top onto their knees.  Stealing their Courage.  Confusing their Trust.  Darkening their Belief.  Ransacking their resolve.

Then something amazing happened.  And you may think it silly.  But sometimes the things that seem to be the smallest of them all can be the most powerful…more powerful than the most magnificent magic and light; more powerful than any amount of turmoil or evil darkness.

That little something involved a very small collection of small petals carried in the very heart of Bloom’n’s palm.  While she crawled in the darkness trying to break free of its chains of fear, those same petals of innocence tumbled out and fell into the tiny slots of a little excitable and sometimes nervous being who couldn’t help but explode their hopefulness up into the skies for all the worlds to see, making them into a magnificent fireworks of Love and Hope and Courage:  decimating the blackness of despair and confusion.  Sending the petals to cascade Love and Hope and Courage and Beautiful Life and Light permanently now above and around the Heart of All Things Beautiful, breaking free from despair Sage, Bloom’n, the little fae and fairies, the mice, the rabbits, the Were and company.  

Yet frozen in silence they remained.  This time frozen in listening, in truly feeling the lovely meaning of the beautiful sound they now heard.

“B e l i e v e,” a gentle voice sang from the Heart of All Things Beautiful, “Always, always…Believe…”

Day 9 ~ Courage & Hope Extended

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How Fantasy Faire Counts:   Now, more than $4.9 million Lindens raised!!

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A Look from the Fairelands

When it comes to the Pawlice, you never know just what’s going to happen.  I tp’d into a funny time at The Golden Delta just as a *wild* jail and bail was underway, one that included a particle show bust-out by Golden Delta Sim builder and sponsor Alia Baroque.  The Grand Finale?  Why, a bit of Tiny-flavored RiverDance, but of course!

All that I’ve got to say to that is:  WAFFLES!

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Day 9 ~ Rooted in Courage & Hope

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How Fantasy Faire Counts:  So far, more than $4.4 million Lindens raised, which is more than $17,000 USD!!

Fantasy Faire 2016 slurls and urls

A Look from the Fairelands (details of Fairelands items and slurls after the pictures)

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Fashion Details for items at the Fantasy Faire

  • earrings (RFL item): Seraph Earring in dark by Yabusaka Loon of Musa in The Golden Delta
  • pendant (RFL item): Seraph pendant in dark by Yabusaka Loon of Musa in The Golden Delta
  • tattoo (RFL item, comes with appliers):  Dragon Silver by Eve Gaelyth of Even Tide in Echtra
  • dress (RFL item):  Dryad Dress by Amanda Mir of AiShA in Lucentia
  • hair (RFL item):  Thyra by MissAllSunday Lemon of Wasabi Pills in The Golden Delta
  • pink petals:   from Sakura petal outfit by Taiko McCaw of Naminoke in Echtra
  • bracelets:   HEXA :: Sentier/Copper by Lolly Carlberg of LOULOU in Bright Haven
  • headdress: “Dawn Chorus” by Krystali Rabeni of Love Roleplay & Fantasy Store in Tinkers Hollow
  • SIM Location:   Dangarnon by Jaimy Hancroft/Eowyn Swords.  SIM Sponsor:  Death Row Designs Jaimy Hancroft.

Day 9 ~ Rooted in Courage & Hope

A blanket of somber clouds coiled themselves together before wrapping around the entire sky.  The brave company did not retreat, but instead climbed even further up the mountain, itself as tall and black as night.

“How far ahead?”  

The twinkle fae on Sage’s shoulder nodded her little head, seemingly understanding what Sage was after.  Within seconds, the fae flew up and hovered for not even a moment before flittering its wings and soaring ahead, sprinkling the gloomy side of the mountain with a trail of glistening particles.  

Spirits lightened briefly.  But only briefly.

So heavy was this part of the journey that even fairy light seemed to burn the eyes, burden the soul. Bloom’n peered into the fae glitter even so.  She shielded her brow and gained visual purchase of their climb.  It was impossible otherwise to know how far they had advanced, most assuredly the reason why Sage had sent the fae ahead in chase of their scouts:  the Were, the Giant, the kittens-now Lions and Bangles.  

A tall, hard and steel-like flank of the mountain had exposed itself in the fae’s light.  The side of the mountain rose unbendingly, soaring to an apex that never seemed to arrive.  

Bloom’n sighed, her heart weary.  Just as she began to trail her sight back down, she noticed — with no small amount of hope — a tiny bit of white and pink.  She leaned in and up more deeply into the sheer’s side.  She squinted hard and without realizing it, she began to breathe a bit anxiously too…until at last she found what she was seeking.

There!, she thought.  Up several many feet — there!  Another flower roots itself in this dismal place and somehow prevails!  

Bloom’n followed the sightline up again, further this time, nearly losing her balance in the process.  “There!” she gasped, and though she had barely uttered the word, her voice surprised everyone, even Sage.

“What do you see?”

“Hope,” Bloom’n answered.  “White and pink petals reaching…maybe even floating, I can’t be totally sure.  We must be near the top.  We must…”  

She stopped abruptly.  Something more, she thought.  There’s something else — there’s someone else? — there.  

She strained her mind, urging her eyes to pluck out the detail of the other being – she was certain a being – near the flower, yet even higher still.  At last her mind seized the full image:  a Dryad Queen, majestic against the steel backdrop of the mountain sheer, stood perched on a small outer ledge in the moutain.  It’s crown of vibrant green leaves floated along sturdy brown branches that grew from her hair and head.  She seemed to smile a waterfall of white and pink petals down from eyes to the roots of her dryad footbed and beyond.  

Bloom’n concentrated, tunnelling up to every atom of this magnificent being.  And then she heard.  The Dryad Queen seemed unmistakably to say without any language at all, be it words or body:  “BELIEVE!”

Bloom’n gasped.  And at that precise moment, the twinkle fae flurried back in its return from a very great height, sending a torrent of glittering particles down in her wake.  Sage nodded to the excited creature who then spoke rapidly in soft ancient fairy-speak.  When the fae finished her report, Sage’s face — yet ever graceful — set even more.

“Thank you, dear twinkle fae,” she whispered, and returned a hardened gaze back up, where Bloom’n’s excitement still pointed.

And then it happened.  

A pink-and purple glow appeared…outlining the pinnacle of all things, far far up in the sky at the top of this beastly mountain.   

“Our friends are deep in the heart of battle,” Sage said solemnly, her elegant Wizard face cast in a pink-purple hue.  “We must hurry.  We must give them aid.”  Her body outlined itself with glow.

“Fly Bloom’n.  Fly little fae and winged friends, alike.  Mr. Toaster, hold on tightly to me,” Sage directed, then with a whoosh, her glow blossomed and together they all rocketed up into the inky black night. 

In chase of Hope.

Day 8 ~ Climb Extended

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Fantasy Faire 2016 slurls and urls

A Look from the Fairelands 

These, photos from the lovely Otherworld sim that continually reveals itself in surprising ways (Otherworld by Elicio Ember; SIM Sponsor Cerridwen’s Cauldron Elicio Ember).

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