Tuesday morning smelled of coffee, croissants, wootberry juice and just a whiff of incense in the morning breeze, like a promise of things to come. The Fairelanders packed their daily survival gear in the various forms of caffeine and snacks, made sure their Teleport HUDs were at hand, that emergency pixie GPS system was online and that party outfits were well chosen in advance. Then it was time to head out for another adventurous day in the Fairelands!
Somewhere in the Mundane, Monday is considered a dreary, terrible thing. Not so in the Fairelands! The whole day seemed like a continuous chain of parties and entertainment and Faire-flavored pieces of pure nutterness. (It is a word now.)
Sunday brought sun with it, just as the word promises. Sun and the Fairelands Quest! There are stampedes, and rampages, and even zergs, and then there are all the Fairelanders rushing to aid the Bard Queen! Join the adventure by purchasing a Hunt HUD from any of the landing points, for example here in Fairelands Junction.
The day’s highlight was surely the two hours of Literary Festival dedicated to the Kenyatta National Hospital and the Hope Hostel that American Cancer Society is building there. All the money from this year’s Fantasy Faire goes toward this project, so it was only fitting to spend some time giving people more information, and a chance to have their questions answered.
Saturday opened our first Faire weekend of the year: there were so many events that unless you had a time-traveling device in your disposal, there was no hope of catching them all!
Friday morning dawned on the Fairelands gently, sunshine slowly illuminating every corner of the lands, waking up sleepy critters that had partied all night long with the Fairelanders, causing grumbly cheeps from the trees and even a stray tiny boot thrown toward the sun, only to fall into a pile of waffles a moment later.
Yesterday the Portals to the Fairelands finally opened! All the foliage was pruned, birdsong harmonies tuned, monster claws pawdicured, Dungeon gremlins dressed in bowties, and the syrup removed from the gears of the waffle machine in Tiny Town! Fairelands were ready and dressed for the Big Day!
Monday was our surprise extra event day! As you might remember, Faire Folk donated for an extra day of the Faire at the Lindens Jail & Bail and so we wanted to give them a party to celebrate their generosity and their love for the Fairelands.
We partied six hours at Opal Flight with the Fantasy Faire Radio DJs Elrik Merlin, David Abbot and Zander Greene.
The party was dedicated to the One Team Spirit of the Relay For Life of Second Life and we had invited six fantastic RFL Teams to come and Relay with us. They brought their own team’s donation kiosks, and the Fairelanders helped them reach closer towards their goals.
The magic of the Fairelands moved five teams to Rising Star: Core Charities, Hope Haven Heroes, Mieville Steampunks, Team Too Tough To Die, and Foundation For Life. Meli’s Maniacs only made Rising Star last night with a donation from their captain, but they are almost Bronze now. In total the Faire Folk raised 125 578 lindens in the name of these teams. That’s the Spirit of the Fairelands!
DJ David Abbot’s shift saw a certain challenge fulfilled: he had promised to wear a dress if the Fairelanders Relay 7 million lindens, and high heel boots if we get to 8 million. Mr. Abbot might be a demon, but he’s a demon of his word!
David also made sure to pass the Torch of Fabulous onto Zander Greene, challenging him to make a similar promise next year. Make note, Faire Folk, next year we’ll get Zander in a dress! I think he’ll have to wear green, if for nothing else than name-symbolism. (Plus it’s clearly his colour.)
Silent Auction wrapped up during the party, making a lot of Fairelanders happy with their new shinies. Speaking of new shinies, the Fantasy Faire Hat Gacha has been a hit! If you don’t yet own your favourite one to flaunt throughout the year, go play! You can find the gachas for example in Opal Flight and at The FaireChylde in Kakushi Pasu.
Our official scheduled events are over now. Always a strange feeling when that happens. But sigh not so, Faire Folk, but be you blithe and bonny: Fantasy Faire stays open through May 4th! (Hey Nonny Nonny!) Quest is playable, shopping possible, exploring encouraged! Surprise impromptu parties might sprout up. Come and cherish the Fairelands for a few more days before they fade into the mists.
Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 8,461,463 ($ 32,544) by the end of the twelfth day of the Faire. Keep up the fantastic work, Faire Folk!
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