LitFest Tour Tuesday May 5th 2020 at 5pm: Auxentios’ Pass

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to the fascinating steampunk region of Auxentios’ Pass, designed by Faust Steamer.

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The icebound town of Auxentios’ Pass is influenced by a plethora of wealth their land has given them, which granted them the ability to embellish their buildings and increase basic comfort on the streets against subzero climate. The heart of the pass bears a mine that drew all leading minds of industry across the continent to set their eyes upon, and turned this town of hardship into a trophy of humankind’s strength above all. This wintery steampunk town is both designed around survival and its people’s triumph over the burdens of this unforgiving pass.

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Judi Newall
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to See:

In this bleak and bitter place, winds howl, and snow and ice rule everything. Pencil and charcoal greys could sketch any view accurately; all colour is leached from the streets and reserved for interiors. The weak effects of the sun can only ever cause icicles to form, for never does the ice melt entirely.

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Judi Newall
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Judi Newall

Hidden Secrets:

The giant pipes that pass the heat from hidden machines, which run on mysterious fuels; these form the only outer surfaces to which the ice cannot cling. How do the townsfolk negotiate the slippery slopes of snow and ice bound streets? Are they ever cleared?

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Judi Newall
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Judi Newall

Things to Ponder:

What powers these machines?
What rigid society might be formed in this harsh land?
What embellishments lie within?

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Judi Newall
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Judi Newall

LitFest Information

Usually, tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

We encourage people who join the Tours to write about the Fairelands we visit. We would love it if you would share your work by submitting your story or poem! All pieces will be posted online with others inspired by this region. You retain creative ownership of works shared.

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, some pieces may be recorded (with your permission) by Fantasy Faire Radio. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please let us know on your submission.

Submit your writing by e-mail to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com

Auxentios' Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Auxentios’ Pass, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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