Friday was positively hectic with all the events gearing toward our last weekend in the Fairelands!
In the Literary Festival there was Poetry Prompt, Short Story Discussion Group, Lyrical Cafe Poetry Club, reading by Boudicca and Region Tours to Breeze and Tinkers Hollow.
All four roleplay stories advanced within the Fairelands. In Dangarnon the Sanctuary roleplayers blessed the blade they earlier managed to retrieve from hell, only to face another dilemma in its use: only those fallen and risen in battle could face the Blood King. In Echtra the Children and their Guardians armed themselves with the artifact to reach the Princess trapped in Stone. In Twilight Illusion the plot thickened with the Queen’s Captain of the Guard closing the festivities to find out the truth and in Serenity the NeoVictorians managed to return to their home in NeoLondon, closing the portal between dimensions.
The sim-filling event of the day was the Jailing of Alia Baroque, the creator of Fallen Gods Inc. and the world builder of The Golden Delta. Every year the Tiny Sheriffs capture Mr. Baroque on a long list of
surely fabricated charges. This year he was caught in an especially constructed sarcophagus, guarded by fierce …Anubenguins.
As traditional, Mr. Baroque offered a choice to the Faire Folk: should he be sent to Anubis who would destroy his body, but preserve his soul, or should he be given to Isis who would turn his body to immortal gold, but destroy his soul. Each choice was voted for by paying a RFL kiosk beneath the chosen god, and each choice of sufficient sum also brought with it the blessing of that deity in the form of an exclusive skin.
Voting was fierce, the Pawlice fiercer! The Faire Folk had gathered in masses, the Golden Delta was packed to 80 people and yet the pyramids stood strong. By the end of the imprisonment time it became clear that the Tiny Sheriffs were not going to honor the deal with the gods, which unleashed the Wrath of the Gods unto them as Alia Baroque was transformed into his Ultimate Form, released from his captivity by the shared powers of Isis and Anubis. I would not have wanted to be a Tiny at that point, no waffle was safe!
Altogether the Faire Folk voted for Isis worth 131,165 lindens, Anubis worth 109,480 lindens and there was also a crowd of people worth 46,250 lindens participating through Convio — the handy Donate button on the top right of our site — and these Convio-donators will be delivered both skins later on by Mr. Baroque. That means 286,895 lindens relayed by the time that Coolbus started off from The Golden Delta! Amazing work, Faire Folk and Fallens, absolutely amazing!
Yes, Coolbus. If you are unfamiliar with this tradition you might be surprised by a sudden appearance of a disco bus zooming around the Fairelands, trailing sparkles and distant cries of ‘we’re going to diiieeeeeee!’ The Bus has made its tours since 2013 and just like the Fairelands, it changes shape every year. If you see the bus, feel free to hop on, it is mostly completely non-lethal!
The Bus zoomed past Sapphire Mirror Lake, too, then the tour was called off in favor of a dancing orca in the Misfits Show, surely the best dancer in the Fairelands! In addition to the Misfits, Friday featured also the ChangHigh Sisters, The Night Theater, The Avilion MerBallet and The Monarchs on the stage.
The parties continued both on and off the FaireChylde. We had DJ Madonna Daehlie, DJ Zander Greene playing for the Jailing of Alia Baroque, DJ AineMari Flanagan DJing for the roleplay in Echtra, DJ Nyza Stillwater and DJ Bard Wasp wrapping the evening.
Today is the last Saturday in these Fairelands and the weekend proves to be busy as everyone tries to make sure they have seen absolutely everything before the Fairelands fade into the mists again.
The crowd-gathering event today is another rampant act of Pawlice Justice in the Fairelands! This time the Tiny Sheriffs have issued a warrant on Avariel Falcon, our favourite Faire unicorn, Zohee Goldshark of the Safe Waters Foundation and Yuna Yuadl, the sweetest and most innocent petite there ever was! All those rumors of ankle biting are slander and lies! DJ Catalina Staheli provides music for the occasion as the Faire Folk will see these innocent people freed! (
or else!) Come to Bright Haven 11AM-1PM today and bring a big stack of waffles, this might get costy!
In the Literary Festival we have Poets’ Plunder with Klannex Northmead 6-7 AM, ‘For the Love (and Hate) of Lovecraft with Arik Metzger (Arik the Red) 12AM-1PM, Speculative Fiction with Simeon Beresford 2-3 PM and Organic Literary Growth in New Babbage with Bookworm Hienrichs 3-4 PM. The Region Tours will travel to Tinkers Hollow 10-11 AM and Blackmoor 5:30-6:30 PM. All the Literary Festival events take place in the Pavillion in OtherWorld, even the Region Tours gather there before venturing forth.
On the stage in Sapphire Mirror Lake there are four shows: Shadows Silhouettes “Pieces of Eight” 1-2 PM, The Night Theater “Fairytales Told” 3-4 PM, The Misfits “The Rest of the Story” 5-6 PM and the Avilion MerBallet 7-8 PM. All the shows will take place in Sapphire Mirror Lake.
On roleplay front more stories come to a close as the Children of Echtra restore the gloomy land of Echtra to its former glory 1-3 PM. Join them and DJ Zander Greene for this thrilling and spirit lifting conclusion! 4-5 PM In Dangarnon the Sanctuary roleplayers still have work to do for they have to find someone who has fallen and has risen again in battle to wield the weapon against the Blood King. In Twilight Illusion we learn which one of the suitors wins the Queen at 5-7 PM in the Great Alliance’s roleplay: will it be the Dark Prince?
The parties continue, both on the FaireChylde and throughout the Fairelands! DJ Zander Greene will join the Children of Echtra 1-3 PM for the conclusion of their roleplay storyline. DJ Nuala Maracas will provide music for the exciting closing of our Silent Auction in Fairelands Junction 3-5 PM. DJ Nyza Stillwater joins the Region Tour to Blackmoor 5-7 PM, providing a soundtrack for this Faireland! In the evening the parties on the FaireChylde feature DJ Magdalena Kamenev 7-9 PM and DJ TheIceDemon Starside 9-11 PM.
If you haven’t yet started the Fairelands Quest: The Tale of Exiles you better hurry! Adventuring takes time, especially of this level of epic wonder. Remember also to vote for your favourites for the King, Queen and the Chancellor of the Faire in Sapphire Mirror Lake and most importantly: remember that the Silent Auction closes today at 5 PM SLT! If you want those unique items to be yours, better come over to Fairelands Junction and make sure you win them!
Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 5,105,493 lindens by the end of the ninth day of the Faire. Keep up the fantastic work, Faire Folk!
The Fantasy Faire 2016 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: .Arcadia., Building Daydreams, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Curious Kitties, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Death Row Designs, Empyrean Forge, Epic Toy Factory, Fallen Gods Inc., KittyCatS!, The Looking Glass, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, meadowWorks, Merchants of Dreams, The NeoVictoria Project, OtherSkin, Roawenwood, Safe Waters Foundation, Sanctuary RP Community, Solarium, Storybook, The White Armory and Yasum Design.