For us spirits of the wood, a lifetime is an awfully long time to pledge one’s troth. Unless one has the misfortune of catching fire, drawing the attention of an enterprising group of humans with a bulldozer, or living in an era of NFTs; one can expect to live for hundreds if not several thousand years. Furthermore, although our bodies are rooted in one place, our spirits may wander anywhere within our forests, which can amount to billions of companions from whom to choose.
All of this is to say that tree spirits generally laugh at the institution of marriage.
And yet here I stand before the Memorial Garden at Fairelands Junction, about to be joined with Aznana the Forest Queen.
They lift our spirits. They adorn our world. They are revered as the messengers of heaven. Yet, you might not know that birds and their beautiful songs have long been deep in the fight against the Unweaver.
And now, the Bard Queen is worried.
The Unweaver’s latest bit of malice is taking its toll across the realms. And an ancient deterrent created by birds has fallen victim. Unless an intrepid adventurer steps up to help, the result could be heartbreaking.
Could that adventurer be you?
Experience The Fairelands Quest: The Language of Birds, flying high this year across the Fairelands. Part 1 is now open, and Part 2 starts Thursday, 29 April. The Quest continues through May 9, the closing day of the Faire.
Take heart and take wing — your challenge awaits!
Begin the quest by purchasing Hunt HUD at any of the landing points in the Fairelands, for example here in the Fairelands Junction.
Surely you’ve seen all of the Faire by now and are bored, right? Oh, you haven’t? Well, in that case, let me introduce you to even more things to do! You’re welcome.
Several of the Fairelands have extra lore and information available about the regions, providing entertaining reading and moments of exploration as you learn to look at the stunning surroundings in yet another new light! Some of the regions even have small hunts! No, these are not the Fairelands Quest, these are small region level hunts.
It was a lovely day in the Fairelands when three bold explorers set out to… explore… yes, that was the word. They had met while doing the Bard Queen’s Quest and found they had much in common, so decided to take a little trip around the less traveled areas of the Fairelands just to enjoy the beauty.