Friday was possibly our busiest day of the Faire so far with several special events in addition to our already full schedule.
In the morning we had Drax Files Podcast interview and recording in Poseidon’s Abyss. Drax interviewed Her High Faireness Elizabeth Tinsley, our media and event organizer Saffia Widdershins, a sponsor Lorin Tone, a roleplay group leader Stevie Basevi and one of our official photographers, Alisaundra Andel. If you missed the event, you can catch the podcast right here at Drax Files.
In roleplay the Sanctuary RP called witnesses for prosecution in their Trial of Lut in the Spires of Andolys and the NeoLondoners held a party in Aurora, preparing to return home.
In Poseidon’s Abyss we had the Chang High Sisters joining our wondrous dance performance schedule for a one time show! “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit and “Fantasme” by The Night Theater filled the rest of Friday’s performance schedule.
In the early afternoon there was the Jail & Bail of Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods Inc., the builder of Odyssey. He was found tied in a mast of a kraken-ravaged ship near the shore of Odyssey and the Faire Folk had to decide whether he should be fed to a kraken or given to the sirens.
Voting happened through the RFL vendors, both of which had a different exclusive skin prize in them with a promise of release of bonus exclusive skin for sale should that side win. After plenty of pleading from the Faire Folk, the captured conjurer of magical creatures promised to release both bonus exclusives for sale if both RFL kiosks hit 75,000 lindens. Which they did. Easily. After that the Faire Folk continued to argue about his fate, the Team Kraken and Team Sirens both rooting for their favourite to the point that both kiosks reached easily over 100,000 lindens. In the end Alia Baroque was sentenced to be fed to the kraken, but he emerged triumphantly in the shape of Davey Jones with the said kraken now in tow and under his command. The whole ordeal did earn over 215,000 lindens to Relay For Life.
Soon after the last waves of the now tame kraken died down it was time for the May Day Masked Ball in Poseidon’s Abyss! DJ Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel, our official media partner without whom you would not have the audible enchantment that is Fantasy Faire Radio, hosted the event. Haveit Neox had transformed the center stage of Poseidon’s Abyss into a marvelous ball room, complete with new statues and shapes. Even the Faire Flamingos were featured!
As the Faire Folk danced and enjoyed the evening, the results from the Voting for the King and Queen (and Chancellor) of Fantasy Faire were revealed. The voting had become a huge standoff between Girl Genius and Discworld, but in the end Discworld did a full sweep: Greebo as Chancellor, Havelock Vetinari as the King and Granny Weatherwax as the Queen. Now that is a form of government I’d like to see! Queen Zantabraxus of Skifander who was present at the Ball, seemed to take her loss to Mistress Weatherwax graciously, perhaps because she already has her own kingdom to rule. She commented on how the loss of Sir Terry had been a terrible blow to all and how the Discworld characters deserved their win. The whole of voting process relayed 153,660 lindens. That is fantasy royalty charity at its best!
Today we have another busy day for you as the last few days of the Faire are upon us! We have another Jail & Bail for you! That’s right, the criminal activity is reaching new heights!
At 11am-1pm we have Rynn Verwood, the Witch of Wildehaven Marsh, caught and on trial in Wildehaven Marsh! Come over to make sure she gets her just desserts! (Bring pies. Banana and cream.)
In the Literary Festival we have a busy day: 2-4am Cata Charisma reads fantasy favourites, 8-9am there’s a discussion about if fantasy is always about endings, 10am-12pm there’s Cold Shot Play Readers and Writers Open Mic and 2-4pm a Speculative Fiction Saturday. All the Literary Festival events take place in Sylvan of Spells.
Roleplay-wise we have the Rickety Weasels figuring out what is next to be done in their quest to save Poppetsborough. All the four Wells of Knowledge have been filled with charity and kindness, but yet the tears keep appearing. Join them 1-2pm in Poppetsborough to find out! In the Spires of Andolys the Lut’s Trial finally reaches its conclusion today at 2-3:30pm. Come hear the fate of the notorious founder of the city of Sanctuary!
In Poseidon’s Abyss we have the dance and particle performances “Fantasme” by The Night Theater at 12-1pm, “Dragons’nFairies’nFires~Oh My!” by Tansee and “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit at 4:30-5pm.
In addition we have DJ Nuala Maracas (5-7pm) on Fantasy Faire Radio. Make sure to tune in and listen, just enable the music stream when in the Fairelands or check the FFR information here.
Remember that the Silent Auction of one of a kind items and amazing fatpack deals is going on in the Fairelands Junction, the auction will close TODAY on Saturday 2nd at 5PM SLT.
L$ 5,445,593 ($21,782) by May 2nd, 1AM SLT. That’s right, over five million lindens and rising fast! Keep up the amazing work, Faire Folk!
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