The Fairelands Quest: The Bard Queen’s Song is now open!
Every landing point in the Fairelands has Quest HUDs available for purchase. There are two HUD-versions:
L250: Basic HUD (HUD & the shoulder companion)
L350: Deluxe HUD (HUD, the shoulder companion & custom outfit for both men and women)
The custom outfits are created and donated by Silvan Moon Designs, one of our Faire sponsors, and they look absolutely stunning!
The Quest offers you a dragon hoard sized pile of prizes, one per Faireland and then the end treasure from the Faireland creators!
Most importantly, it offers you a chance to be the Hero of the Fairelands and save the Bard Queen! Don’t delay, the days are fleeting and she needs your help! Hints and tips, if you need them are available!
Are you brave and fierce enough to wander around this grim and desolate place, doing the Fantasy Faire 2017 quest? I salute you, oh fearless Fairefolk….!
“Hai! ‘m Petal, ‘n I live with Ladybun ‘n Magician. They’re always busy in the Fairelands this time of year, so I decided to see what the fuss is about. Turns out there’s a lot of fuss! Also, fuzz. ‘n hats! Mr. and Mrs. Croaklet said this particular colour compliments my fur tone.”
“Ladybun always dresses fashonably for the Faire, so I did, too! Flower in the eye has been on top of the trends this year, I know, I read blogs! …well, at least look at pictures. …browse flickr once a month?”
“It’s otterly important to feel like a princess as often as critterly possible. ‘n to sparkle! Big things to carry on your head are gud, too. Ladybun always has stuff on her head, sometimes more than on her body! Just like me! ‘s gud critter dressage. Dress-up. Dressing?”
“Like so! Nothing else needed, perfection! All ready for my big date now, just need to find a romantik location…”
This year the Critter Adventures in the Fairelands advanced to the next logical level: fashion blogging. You can’t blame Petal, those are some fancy things to wear!
As the Fairelands return and open the portals to the mundane realms for the eleven brief days of magic, so do their denizens, the Faire Folk. Some of them are warm and sunny like unicorns on a summer day, but some gather shadows around them like a cloak, sliding through the fog in the darker corners of the land.
There is always necessary contrast there between dark and light, magic stemming from all living emotions, the good and the less-so. There is an invitation to all beings no matter their allegiance, a call to come and join your kind. For no matter the flavor of your spells, we all belong together in magic. We all belong together in the Fairelands.
Fantasy Faire is now open (April 20 – 30, 2017) and as usual, it’s full of events! If you’re interested in shopping, there’s the shopping catalogue. If you’re interested in roleplay, dance performances, Literary Festival, DJ parties or any other events we so often come up with, check the Faire Happenings daily! If you just want to get all the landmarks, this is your page.
Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Raven’s Perch Skin: .:Soul:. Gen 2 F Gyouko – Ceredil at Fantasy Faire: Mudrana Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands & Feet Hair: +Spellbound+ Velvet // Natural Ombres & Dips Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes – Passion Dress: !dM deviousMind – Datura Silverthistle* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose Headdress: !dM deviousMind – deerCrown Moonstone at Fantasy Faire: The Rose Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Sea sorcery (Mage) & Firefly Starfield* at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Pose Pack at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
The Fairelands have returned to the grid, as they do every year…and oh my, have I been waiting for them! And not just me, no no…all of the Fairefolk past, present and future have been looking out for their home to return.
Opening the 20th of April, a world in a world will be there to explore. And if you thought last year, or the year before etc…that it could not get any better? Wrong, it is once again…better, more amazing, more awesome and exciting.
How do I know? Well I sneaked in and took some secret pics with my hidden camera!
OK. No. That is not true. I am honoured to be one of the official FF Photographers again, and so I got early access to shoot pics and videos before the Fairefolk moved in.
Respect and admiration for the sim builders, the creators, the organisation, the designers, the…
* * Fantasy Faire 2017 April 20 – 30* * A Benefit for the American Cancer Society
Celebrating its ninth year, Fantasy Faire 2017 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday April 30, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, DJ parties, auctions, hunts, Literary Festival, dance and theater performances, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.
Avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items are available from more than 200 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across ten stunning shopping sims designed by some of the visionary artists behind many of the hottest spots on the Second Life destination guide.
The Fantasy Faire 2017 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors, which will be detailed on our website with more information about them.
Fantasy Faire 2017 will be open to the public April 20 – April 30. The SLurl to the event can be found on the website on the opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.
The Fairelands Quest: The Tale of the Exiles 2016 – Picture by Wildstar Beaumont.
Every year the Fairelands arrive with a mystery to solve, a quest to challenge brave adventurers, and this year is no different! Last year might have lead you to face a dragon, but this year we (and Farion) have a much bigger problem in our hands.
FARION SUNBREEZE IS A PIXIE WITH A PROBLEM.
His boss has gone missing and he (and The Lads) have come to the conclusion that, while she’s been known to do this sort of thing before, something’s not right about this one. Were Farion a noodle seller from Kakushi Pasu this wouldn’t be a problem, but Farion (and The Lads) work for the Bard Queen – and an absent Bard Queen is bad news for the Fairelands.
So Farion (and, yes, The Lads) have come up with a plan: for Farion…
THE event of the year, since years in Second Life for me is: The Fantasy Faire. And I am thrilled, excited ánd very proud that the FF 2017 organisation again asked me to contribute on the official Fantasy Faire website/blog as guest author and as photographer.
The Fantasy Faire 2017 will span 15 sims and I am already sure they all will be amazing, the Fairelands open to the public 20-30 April and it is an offical SL RFL event. One of the biggest in Second Life.
Merchants can apply already and blogger application will open soon, for more information on that, please check the offical Fantasy Faire website!
On a side note, there is this.
One of the veteran Fantasy Faire sim designers for years is Elicio Ember, known from his homeCerridwen Cauldron and his awesome sims for past Fantasy Faires. This year he had to pull out from the Faire, for personal – tragic – reasons, his father got seriously ill and in the country he lives (Mexico) , treatment is possible but at a high cost. Due to circumstances, all explained on this website Filling the Cauldron, Elicio cannot be a part of his beloved Faire as he is facing not only caring for his father but also a lot of medical costs.
The Fantasy Faire community and lovers of Cerridwen’s Cauldron have stepped up, and while Elicio will not be able to participate in this years Faire, the Second Life community can participate by helping him out.
RUNNING FROM SATURDAY APRIL 1ST THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 9TH, Filling the Cauldron will be a region-wide event at Holly Kai Park – by Inara Pey and Caitlin Pey (caitlyn015.resident) in the beautiful Blake sea, and will be featuring:
– Live music and DJ performances at the park’s main events venue – An art display inspired by Elicio’s work – An auction – A special Design a Garden contest with a very special prize – A photo contest with special prizes – A market area, Cerridwen’s Corner – a mini-store of Elicio’s creations, allowing you to buy his items & visit his main store.
It is a sacred duty to protect the Fairelands, one that all the Unicorn Knights share. For this purpose they are given the Armor of Resilience, the Shield of Strength and the Sword of Hope. In the Fairelands the Darkness has visible forms, ones that a skilled knight may defeat should her belief in her cause and her trust in her companions be strong enough.
The unicorns travel with them, not as war mounts, but as friends. Their magic aids the knights, reminding them that even in the parts of the Fairelands where all hope seems lost one can find it from within. From the support of others, friends, family, community. Their journey is long, their service neverending, but they would not want it any other way. They keep the Darkness at bay and hope alive, day after day.
Fantasy Faire is open! The portals to the Fairelands have emerged and will bring you through the mists for eleven days before they vanish again. Journey to the Fairelands Junction and acquire a handy teleport HUD from there, or simply travel through all 14 worlds: they form a circle continent.
Unicorns: Jinx – Mystical Unicorn Reclining / Standing (Gacha Commons) at Fantasy Faire
Unicorn Knight: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Crystal Pure (blkbrow) Hair: tram – E817 hair jetblack Eyes: Poetic Colors – Clssic Frozen Silver Bright Armor: Bare Rose – Full Plate Lady Maitreya at Fantasy Faire Sword: Fallen Arms – RFL Apprentice Sword at Fantasy Faire Shield: Norse Roundshield from Echtra Roleplayers Kit at Fantasy Faire