This year’s Fantasy Faire will include nine lavishly landscaped shopping sims created by some of the top designers in Second Life. While each sim will have a unique feel to it, please think of the sims as not individual themed countries but as one connected Fairelands, a Fantasy continent. Whether your style be steampunk or fae, mer or gothic you will find yourself at home on several, if not all, the sims.
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Asperatus (by Beq Janus) – Above the rolling, turbulence of the thick cloud plains the silence is broken by the deep throbbing hum of engines. The mighty “Asperatus” fills the sky, once the preserve of super rich merchants, this mighty airship is now the mainstay of the small colony that drifts around it. Come walk amongst the clouds, explore unlikely airships and marvel at mankind’s ever ingenious (and frequently implausible) devices in this steampunk inspired city in the sky.
Blackwater Glenn (by Marcus Inkpen/ Sharni Azalee) – Rotting buildings sink into the swampy undergrowth as Nature reclaims this ground from Man. Gorgeous flowers and mysterious plants emerge sporadically throughout the swamp and pathways of open water lead to the centerpiece, a giant blossoming tree. Dark and murky, Blackwater Glenn has not been completely abandoned. In it you will find the light of hope. Let it lead you to rebirth.
The Faery Court (by Elicio Ember) – The Cycle of Life. Season follows season as Light chases Dark. Seelie and Unseelie perform their eternal dance in the form of a giant tree composed of two intertwining trunks, one green and flowering and the other dark and leafless. Visit the Court and proclaim your allegiance.
Heavenslough (by Alrunia Ahn/ Eldowyn Inshan/ Sweetgwendoline Bailey) – Not made of human hands, Heavenslough is a landscape sculpted for adventure and dreams alike. The forest is a playground for sprites and secretive fairy folks, while rising high above are the plateaus that stretch like rocky isles in to the heaven. Ancient stilt houses dot the marshlands and other abodes can also be seen perched in the leafy boughs of the the titanic trees. Watch your steps and expect the unexpected.
Hope’s Horizon (by Jaimy Hancroft) – Inspired by Tolkien’s Minas Tirith, our White City gleams and shimmers on the horizon like a beacon leading wayfarers home. Carved out of the white rock of the mountains it clings to, Hope’s Horizon towers over the surrounding plains casting an aura of light into the darkness. Spiraling up lever upon level, the city ascends skyward crowned with a small courtyard. This majestic structure stands tall, upright, and full of power. One single blossoming tree stands at the top of it all to represent LIFE.
Medhir Woods (by Rynn Verwood) – A land where magic, nature and civilization meet. An elven outpost, protected by large waterfalls, in the middle of an enchanted autumn forest.
Mourningvale Thicket (by Searlait Nitschke) – Black trees with gnarled roots, twisting vines that grab at unsuspecting visitors, thorns the size of a man’s fist. Dark is the heart of Mourningvale Thicket caught fast in an enchanted sleep that runs wild with Night mares. However light creeps into even the most cursed of corners. Roses bloom in the moonlight and the sound of gypsy music carries on the wind as flames from distant campfires dance against the night.
Sanctum (by Alia Baroque) – Between Heaven and Hell.
Wiggenstead Mooring (by Kayle Matzerath) – invites you to indulge in the part of fantasy that knows growing up is overrated! The built-up huts and bridges provide a magnificent view over the wild and whimsical beach jungle with its mermaid lagoon. Who knows what you might encounter in the Mooring: tiny sheriffs, dinkies, members of the Rickety Weasels fiercely protecting the Guardians of the Elemental Stones… come join the fantasy that never lost its delight in fun!