Fantasy Faire 2016 Sims Open at 9 a.m. SLT 4/21…I’m so excited I posted a bit early! Very wonderful and good friend Dale, the delicious Chocolate Muse, poses with me — thank you as ever, Dale!!
A swirling glow morphs into a misty updraft.
“‘Tis time,” the Pale White Elf whispers. She moves her ombre gray eyes slightly and looks into the rich amethyst eyes belonging to the svelte and Richly Chocolate Muse next to her. “True this,” the gorgeous Muse replies and nods her forehead, softly fluttering the petals along her floral crown. “‘Tis time,” she echoes, smiling deeply. The Pale White Elf smiles in return and then together, they rise.
They sing a call to arms, a song cradled in urgent love. Their voices now raised passionately aloft. Song at once seducing and trumpeting the Purple Mists, an irresistible appeal to all who dare to hear and dare to care:
Ye of Passion, Ye of Soul
Ye Gladiators of Commitment, Ye Warriors of Known
Intertwined. Interbeing. Melded Together as One…
of Heart & Mind. Of Spirit & Might…
Rise, Ye Mystical Ye Magical Fairelands, Rise…
Now Rise Faire Fairlands Rise!! and Together as One, Let Us…
Blackmoor (Lokii Violet). SIM Sponsor:.Arcadia.Lokii Violet Fog snakes down the gaslit streets. Footsteps echo on the cobblestone but whether friend or foe approaches it is impossible to guess. Shadows loom in every corner as the bowels of the city wake up and the workings of another moonless night begin.
Bright Haven (Kilik Lekvoda). SIM Sponsor KittyCatS! Callie Cline A fairytale market town brimming with wonder, happiness and magic. A stroll down the cobble streets might see you breaking out in song accompanied by your woodland friends.
Dangarnon (Jaimy Hancroft/Eowyn Swords). SIM Sponsor Death Row Designs Jaimy Hancroft Villains roam the cobbled streets of a fallen Andolys where evil rolled in and blotted out the light. Skeletons of what once was are all that remain. Rotting and crooked the stone houses and towers are a sad reflection of their former glory. Darkness hangs over the land like a heavy blanket suffocating any ray of light. But even here, in all this blackness a shimmer of hope has managed to hide and survive, a tiny piece of what once was this magical place still lives within these dead walls. Perhaps all is not lost yet…
Echtra (Loki Eliot). SIM Sponsor The Lost Unicorn Gallery Natalie Montagne The land is stuck in time. There is no summer nor is there any winter. There is just a grey emptiness hanging over the once busy town of Echtra and the surrounding moorland. And what of the legends that tell of a great sleeping dragon under the hill the town is built. Will the secrets of this once thriving community be revealed and if they can be discovered exactly who will awake?
Lucentia (Marcus Inkpen/Sharni Azalee). SIM Sponsor The Looking Glass Marcus Inkpen & Sharni Azalee There lies a realm in the depth of antiquity- or perhaps its the distant future- where all is energy and light and physical substance has no meaning. A glowy world of shifting lights and undulating energies. A world of magic and emotion and beauty. Where the only danger is losing your mind.
Malfience is the world for The Fairelands Quest: The Tale of Exiles.The blessed realm of Belfience was once an idyllic home to a multitude of peoples: Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Mer, and Dragons. All shared the beauty and bounty of the land, prospering together in peace and harmony.But the Unweaver saw their joy, and hated it, and set about to destroy it utterly.Through sly deceits and trickeries, the Unweaver’s minions sowed doubts in the minds of Bellefience’s rulers, and their wisdom abandoned them. The steady drip of poison spread slowly, then faster and faster, hardening the hearts of each people against the others, until cruel war blazed and consumed the realm.Facing certain death, many fled in haste with few possessions, forsaking their homes and a land now sick and blasted, its beauty ruined. Those who remained – wary and grim, huddled into separate enclaves yet determined to hold onto hope – renamed the realm Malfience, for the evil that had been done there.The former Belfience is far distant from the Bard Queen’s realms, and their peoples have known little contact; none in recent memory. And so the Bard Queen was astonished and alarmed to see a flood of desperate, grieving exiles wash up on her shores – people for whom nothing will ever again be the same.Resolving to help, she draws together those realms hosting the exiles into the Circle of the Fairelands, and sends forth her emissary to speak with the exiles and learn of the ill fate that befell them.It becomes clear that this quest is as difficult and dangerous as can be imagined. To repair the evil wrought by the Unweaver, the emissary must find a way not only to brave the deadly perils of Malfience, but also to heal the hearts of peoples torn asunder by war.
There are places beyond the normal realms we see with our waking eyes. They are places of gargantuan trees of life, of gentle waters flowing through glowing caves, of glittering crystal and ancient bronce. They are kingdoms that softly whisper about the eternity we all carry within us. There are lands of song and story, of leyend and wisdom, of peace and gentle growth.Far beyond the reach of boats and trails, and always just a handspan away, always just beyond a veil, exists a place of islands and Gods, and heros and Fae. Welcome to Otherworld. OtherWorld by Elicio Ember. SIM Sponsor Cerridwen’s Cauldron Elicio Ember
OtherWorld also hosts the second Literary Festival, full of readings, region tours, writing prompts, stories, group discussions, and all things related to the power of the words! Literary Festival’s Schedule & Shakespeare Day
On the first warm day of Spring every year, the people at Sapphire Mirror Lake reconstruct an Iron Age skeleton of what we may call today a mythical beast: the centaur. It is said the secrets of a powerful lost technology are locked in their bones. This year, they have unearthed a 20 meter high gargantuan, but will it speak?This is the Arts and Entertainment sim of Fantasy Faire 2016, with a central stage for a variety of first-rate performances, and two galleries featuring Fantasy themed art from the collections of some of the best photographers in Second Life. The story above sets the mood for the builds of the sim, both above and below sea level. Please dive in! Sapphire Mirror Lake by Haveit Neox.
Sapphire Mirror Lake features an impressive lineup of dance and particle performances by eleven different groups.The Dance & Performance Group Introductions and Schedule. There are also two art galleries within the sim, one above the water, one below. These feature Second Life fantasy art from nearly 40 different artists!
Serenity (Kaelis Ember). SIM Sponsor The NeoVictoria Project Asil Ares They say there are one thousand steps to the top of Serenity, an ancient city, every nook and cranny carved to perfection, smooth curves, beautiful terraces, stunning waterfalls, latticed windows. Built by ageless hands so many moons ago, they also say that those who ascend to the top of the city will discover something more valuable than gold, the knowledge we’re not alone in our fights.
Tinkers Hollow (Mayah Parx). SIM Sponsor Epic Toy Factory Mayah Parx If you had the power to create anything you thought, what would you think? And if every thought you thunk took form, where would you store all the stuff? Welcome to Tinkers Hollow. The eclectic trappings of an unusual mind filled with everything from toys and cards to gears and cogs. Who knows what might appear?
The Realm of Twilight Illusion is a land divided. Rising out of a vast lake of lava, small islands pepper the view. Connected by rickety bridges the inhabitants make a life amid the hellish landscape of rotten vegetation, creepy trees, stinky mushrooms, bones, skulls and ravens. As sulfur and brimstone percolate below the breezes of the upper levels remind of sun and dew, welcoming the visitor into a flower filled meadow where worries are replaced with joy under rainbow skies and a picnic of nectar and honeyed cakes has been laid out by unseen hands.
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Reblogged this on Dale Innis’s Weblog and commented:
Which is to say, FANTASY FAIRE TIME! 🙂 The FF is one of those things that I love SL has, and that (especially when I’m enjoying one of those lingering RL “head cold” things) I’m glad lots of people besides me actually do. As always, v good friend Michele has extensive and unique reporting on the event, with lots of great pictures and links and things. Be more energetic than me, and experience it all! 🙂