Saturday was — as can be expected – extremely busy day. It was also a happy day, full of exploration and wanderings and events, the approaching end of the Faire not yet fully realized.
The Literary Festival held its last full schedule with Poets’ Plunder, Speculative Fiction, Organic Literary Growth in New Babbage and ‘For the Love (and Hate) of Lovecraft. The Region Tours traveled to Tinkers Hollow and Blackmoor.
The Sapphire Mirror Lake had four shows: Shadows Silhouettes “Pieces of Eight”, The Night Theater “Fairytales Told”, The Misfits “The Rest of the Story” and The Avilion MerBallet.
The big shock of the day was The Tiny Sheriffs Association arresting three sweetest and most innocent Faire Folk ever: Avariel Falcon, Yuna Yuadl and Zohee Goldshark. When a unicorn, a petite fairy and a mermaid can’t peacefully walk
into a bar… wait. Peacefully walk in the Fairelands, surely something is wrong with the Law!
Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of the people
Who will not be slaves of the pawlice again!
The objections and the rioting rose to such levels that the Pawlice were jailed themselves after enough bails were paid, which brought up a surprising show of support from Her High Faireness herself, who promised to join them in jail if the Faire Folk insisted on their corruption. There was a lot of scuffing of hooves and toes, for surely accusing Her High Faireness is beyond anyone’s imagination!
When the innocent Fairelanders were finally freed, the crowd followed Avariel Falcon to a quest of utmost importance: to bring the seasons back to Echtra! The Children of Echtra had been busily figuring out why their land was so gloomy and cursed throughout the Faire, had braved dangers and found out the truth and now they were trying to warm the frozen dragon’s heart to free the land from the curse of stuck time.
How do you warm a dragon’s heart, you may ask. The children approached this dilemma in several ways: the simplest one is of course with gold, it warms any dragon’s heart, but when offered willingly to those in need, it carries an extra element of compassion with it. In addition the children told stories of warm moments in their lives, of catching frogs in the summer, of playing under the warm sun, all the while dancing around the magical fire to the music played by DJ Zander Greene.
When even the Winter Prince and the Summer Princess joined in the dance, the curse was broken and the sunlight returned to Echtra, much to the joy and delight of the Faire Folk. It took 125,000 lindens in RFL kiosks to raise the dragon from his slumber, but it was certainly worth it!
In the other roleplay stories the Sanctuary searched for a hero fitting the description to meet the Blood King and in the Great Alliance’s story the Queen finally made her choice of suitors!
The Silent Auction closed and wrapped up with its usual hectic last-moment bidding wars, all of the 250,000 lindens going to Relay For Life. DJ Nuala Maracas kept the bidders dancing throughout these best of combats.
The parties continued throughout the evening with the help of DJ Nyza Stillwater, DJ Magdalena Kamenev and DJ TheIceDemon Starside.
Today is the last official day of the Faire.
It’s always a stunning sentence to write, it feels like we just opened and it cannot close yet, there is still too much to see and do! Fortunately we never close the portals to the Fairelands and although the higher powers known as Lindens can and will remove the lands at any point after Sunday, they have been known to be lazy about it, giving the Faire a few extra unofficial days for wandering, exploration and shopping!
As you can guess, today’s schedule is filled with last moments. There is the last Region Tour heading to Blackmoor 10-11 AM, starting from the Pavillion in OtherWorld. The last dance performance in Sapphire Mirror Lake: Lady Garden Cabaret 11AM-12PM and the last particle and music show of ColeMarie Soleil’s in a special stage in Lucentia 12PM-1PM.
The very last part of the roleplay stories is played out 1-3 PM in Dangarnon with the Sanctuary roleplayers and their classic struggle between good and evil as the Blood King attacks the heroes. Will he succeed in spreading his evil over the lands? Who will prevail?
There is also the very last of Jail & Bails today, the Tiny Sheriffs turn against their own and jail none other than Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris! It never fails! These two tinies can’t go a Faire without adding to their ever expanding rap sheet! But say what you will, they know how to pawtay! Ever see a sim full of tinies get nakie in protest! We have. Who knows what will happen? All we can say for sure is that Justice has never been swifter! Or cuter! DJ Catalina Staheli will TRY to keep a straight face. But don’t worry. You don’t have to! Come join us 11AM-1PM in Bright Haven!
The highlight of the day is of course our traditional Live Auction, taking place in Sapphire Mirror Lake 2-4 PM SLT. This is your one chance to win pieces of the Fairelands for yourself. How about the Cinderella Statue or the Dark Tower of Dangarnon for your home sim? What about acquiring all of the hedgehogs from Echtra for your forest? Oh, I know! Would you like the whole region of Breeze, perhaps? Come to the Live Auction and make your bid!
Leading up to the auction and spinning out of it will be DJ Zander Greene and following the Auction we have our traditional May Day Ball masquerade in Sapphire Mirror Lake 4-6 PM, DJed by Gabrielle Riel. Come join us in this last of the lasts of this Faire as we dance the night away and celebrate the Spirit of the Fairelands and Relay!
If you haven’t finished The Fairelands Quest: Tale of Exiles, I suggest you run to start or continue it right now, the dragon hoard of prizes is well worth it, as is the amazing adventure leading up to it! If you have finished it, please tell us what you thought, we use all the feedback in providing you with even a better story next year!
Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 5,845,434 lindens by the end of the tenth 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.