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Fantasy Cabaret at Sapphire Mirror Lake

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There have been some amazing live performances at Fantasy Faire this year, and this weekend was no exception when the Lady Garden Cabaret took the stage on beautiful Sapphire Mirror Lake. The house was packed and the sim was quickly full ~ yes, these ladies are that good!  The incredible show was a mixture of fairy tale inspired ensembles with no imagination spared for the elaborately decorated sets.

If you missed the show, don’t fret. An encore presentation will begin promptly at 11am (SLT) on Sunday, May 1 on Sapphire Mirror Lake. If you didn’t catch the show, I can’t recommend it any higher. The ladies are also performing tomorrow, April 29th at 3pm (SLT) at the Lady Garden Cabaret on Pegasoi if you are unable to attend the Sunday show.

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Head to Threads and Tuneage for the fashion scoop of the above image, Arabesque.

LitFest Tours – Stories from the Regions: Echtra

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Tidal Pull
by Zander Greene

He doesn’t feel the fire.

Only the faint pull of a memory of mud and rain. And the wonder that he is dry and clean.

He doesn’t feel the waves.

Only the boat, his boat, steady and sure beneath his back. And the smell of pitch.

On the shore someone is wailing. Someone is calling out a name he almost remembers.

It is gone.

Only the song his mother sang when wolves howled at night and the scent of copper hung heavy in the air.

Did he feed the pigs? Was the gate shut? Were his people safe? Is it…

Who was speaking?

And why am I still wearing my boots? We leave behind what we do not need. And is that me on the shore, alone, pierced with iron and soaked in blood? If it be, leave it behind and say to the fish ‘here is one on me!’

Only the sea. Only the sky. Only the breath between a birth and a death in blood and agony.. I waited for the sun in vain. Lying eye of God, where were you when crops died and children starved? Did another world catch your eye in the market? Are YOU a child?

Are you a child? And do I hear you weeping? I might do more harm than good. I was never soft or kind. But are you crying? Are you lonely too?

Lonely God child, do not fear the night. For I am with thee. I do not feel the fire or the waves. Only you in my arms. Quiet now…

And on the shore, the last light fades of a boat on the water. They stand.

Bitterly defiant in their unending Autumn.

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Homecoming
Inspired by Echtra Fantasy Faire 2016
by Aznana Shieldmaiden
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We arrive at the gates of the village at twilight.
The sky is gray. Drizzling rain greets us and the torches fail to provide warmth or light. We have journeyed from a far land, a warm land, a land of sun. We don’t feel welcome here.
A statue of a boy king stands cold and alone in the village square. Who was this child? Men commemorate those who are the best and worst among them. Was he the savior of his people or the cause of their miserable lives?
A group of us wander through the village. No laughter comes from the dwellings, no light shows from within. We find ourselves jumping at shadows and watching the hedgehogs lurking around the buildings. Hedgehogs have always been lucky. This place can’t be all bad if they scurry here.
Suddenly a large building looms into sight. There is light there, the Great Hall. Of course the people will be there. There is light and music and people who seem not at all frightening or different from ourselves.
A light comes from below and I follow it. My companions linger behind in the Hall. Tentatively, I make my way down deeper and deeper into the unknown. I can’t see where I’m going, but it is light and I am not afraid.
The shaft opens into a large cavern and I see the head of a dragon frozen within the wall. A nearby hedgehog nods toward the dragon’s head and seems to smile. I know the story now. The boy king defeated the creature of fire and though the village may be cold and gray, at its heart there burns joy and fellowship. This can be home.

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Hope & Tales
by Ishara Longstaff

Torches flicker, as the hill rises … a once worshiped prince is talked about in the blacksmith’s forge: he plunged the land into gloom they say. Listening in is the blacksmith’s daughter, Uta, listening in to what she shouldn’t.
There was anger at the prince as the land fell into fighting, and gloom descended. They took it out on statue to the prince, broken to pieces.
Only hope will light the stones … but who will do this quest?

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Gloom
by Saffia Widdershins
Hardlost homeland, hurt-filled younglings
Weep in sky-rain, wandering lonely.
Where is the home fire? Where the hunter?
Lost in silence, sadly sought.
This we think of as we wander …
Where the wise ones, walk before.
All is silence, sadness beckons
To the strong lord locked in stone.

The Art Galleries in Sapphire Mirror Lake

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The Art Gallery in Sapphire Mirror Lake, picture by Alisaundra Andel.

One of the wonderful things about fantasy, almost its defining feature, is the magic of transformation. Within fantasy you can be whatever and whoever you want, whether you wish to grow a mermaid tail or gallop around as a centaur. Do your undead armies cover your lich lands, or is your garden inhabited by fairies? In fantasy it is all possible.

To celebrate the diversity of fantasy and to show what all you can be in Second Life, Fantasy Faire hosts its third fantasy art collection. The first gallery was located in the Palace of Tears 2014, the second in Poseidon’s Abyss 2015 and this year’s art galleries are set in the beautiful Sapphire Mirror Lake by Haveit Neox.

There are two galleries, one beneath the waves and one above them. The art included reflects their position, the underwater gallery holding exclusively pictures of various mer creatures and the one on the surface those beings that need air to breathe.

The galleries feature art from nearly 40 artists and we are extremely grateful for their permission to use their pictures this way, and for their enthusiasm about the exhibition.

The artists in the galleries are: Adra Braeden, Alisa Perne, Alisaundra Andel, Aloriana Shadowstar, Amelie Fravoisse, Betty Rogan, Caitlin Tobias, Cereza Chan, Coober Galicia, Devin Vaughn, Duchess Flux, Ermandalee, Filomena Quinnell, Freyja Nemeth, Keliah Angelis, Kennadeigh, Kimbra Iridescent, Kynne Llewellyn, LaDonna Oceanlane, Mery M, MiTo, Nebraska Oddfish, Nekotto, Nish Grey, Rainbow Mubble, Rey, Reya Darkstone, Roxi Firanelli, Skye McLeod Fairywren, Skye Nefekalum, Sorcha Irelund, Spyder Silverfall, Tamarind Silverfall, Tamzin Xigalia, Thus Yootz, Ursula Floresby and Ziekling Bunnyhug.

Visit the Gallery on the Surface | Gallery Beneath the Waves

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Underwater gallery @Sapphire Mirror Lake
Underwater Gallery at Sapphire Mirror Lake, picture by Caitlin Tobias

The Tale of Exiles: Serenity – Niena, the Elven Priestess

This year’s Fairelands Quest– The Tale of Exiles – sends you on a search for the Ten Exiles from the accursed land of Malfience, a land the Bard Queen is determined to aid. Each day the Faire is running, we will be introducing you to a different Exile. They all have stories to tell … and some of these may give you clues to help you in your Quest to perilous Malfience!

Today we meet a mysterious elven Priestess in Serenity …

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Read about the Fantasy Faire 2016 Quest here!

You can read about all the Exiles here on the website.
You can also read this page as part of an online book here.

 


The Tale of Exiles: Lucentia – Kalinka, the Dwarf Jeweller

This year’s Fairelands Quest– The Tale of Exiles – sends you on a search for the Ten Exiles from the accursed land of Malfience, a land the Bard Queen is determined to aid. Each day the Faire is running, we will be introducing you to a different Exile. They all have stories to tell … and some of these may give you clues to help you in your Quest to perilous Malfience!

Today we meet a jeweller in Lucentia …

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Read about the Fantasy Faire 2016 Quest here!

You can read about all the Exiles here on the website.
You can also read this page as part of an online book here.