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Meet Our Sponsors: Dark Unicorns of Lovelace

Dark Unicorns of Lovelace
Avariel Falcon of the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace.

Avariel Falcon and her community group, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, sponsors Fantasy Faire Radio. She shares exciting roleplay news, tells how her group is involved with the Faire this year and recommends the bounciest music for dancing.

This is your third year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you return and do it again?

Previously I said that no one died last year, so we thought ‘What could possibly go wrong’ and sponsored again. After which I went on one of Beryl’s doom filled expeditions where an ancient science experiment blew me into unicorn fragments! Ouch!

Fortunately I got better and so we decided to give it another go! *nods*

Strifeclaw - Guardian of the Earth Stone
Beryl Strifeclaw – Guardian of the Earth Stone

What have the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace been up to the last year?

Beryl and I spent much of the year involved in a huge roleplay (with exploding unicorn!) and I came back from the dead, which is not so unusual for me. *nods* Meanwhile Alazarin continued to develop the band and took part in the Sci-Fi convention. Polenth continues to write and make new shroomies.

Alazarin and the Invisible Band - SL Sci-Fi Con 2017!
Alazarin Mobius (Performing at this year’s Sci-Fi convention with his band)
Polenth Yue
Polenth Yue (At the Dark Unicorns’ museum of past Fantasy Faires)

What do you plan to do in the Fairelands this year? Are you involved in the roleplay events again? Tell us teasers!

Beryl and I are involved in the roleplay where there will be edible hats! It’s kind of frogy, although I myself do not know much more. *nods*

Meanwhile Polenth will be opening the Mushporium again, they are filling the build grid with new shroomies!

Probably the biggest change from last year is the worldling build. I am building a mysterious mathematical machine for one of the mini-sim worldlings that will feature at the Faire this year.

A Touch of Steampunk:
A Touch of Steampunk - Mathematical Engine

You are sponsoring Fantasy Faire Radio. The Sound of the Fairelands has always been incredibly important part of the Faire-experience. What does it mean to you? What’s your favourite music like?

Fantasy Faire radio is the musical glue that holds the Fairelands together! *nods*

I like most kinds of music, but my favourite tends to be electronic dance music because its good for bouncing! Yay!

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Everything! It all sounds amazing!
Also… This rose is losing its petals… But that is ok, they taste good. *nods*

Thank you, Avariel, for taking the time to talk with us, and thank you for the whole group for being a part of the Fairelands again!

Avariel’s previous interviews: 2016 and 2015.

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Meet Our Sponsors: Dark Unicorns of Lovelace

Unicorn shower!
Avariel Falcon of the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace.

Avariel Falcon, our favourite Faire unicorn, returns with her community group — the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace — to sponsor Fantasy Faire. She shares news of her group and hints of the upcoming Faire events. Read more details about the Dark Unicorns in her last year’s interview!

This is your second year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you return and do it again?

No one died last year, so we thought ‘What could possibly go wrong’ and sponsored again. *nods*

Frozen North
Beryl and the New-Babbagers in the Frozen North

What have the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace been up to the last year?

Alazarin has put on many shows and made an awesome appearance at the Sci-Fi expo with the Invisible Band. Meanwhile Polenth is continuing to develop meshly mushrooms and write stories, they are also getting into reviewing films and books on their blog site. Beryl and I have just finished an epic roleplay set in the Frozen North outside New-Babbage, where I ended up getting blown up, dissolved then blown up again! Don’t worry, I’m having fun as a ghost haunting New-Babbage as we enter the next chapter.

Alazarin and the Invisible Band!
Alazarin and the Invisible Band!

What are you planning to do in the Fairelands this year? Are you involved in the roleplay events again?

Yes, both Beryl and I are involved with the Fairelands roleplay along with Loki Eliot, who is not only a good friend but also a sim builder for Fantasy Faire this year. I have also been a unicorn extra for a Fantasy Faire related video and will most likely be involved in other ways as well. Polenth is also returning with a Fantasy Faire shop and a new line of meshly mushrooms!

Sci-Fi Convention 2016!
Visiting Sci-Fi Convention

What are your favourite fantasy realms?

I have to choose? Oh dear… *is befuddled*

What are you looking forward to most this year in the Faire?

Everything! Yay! *prances and dances*

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Avariel! Thank you for bringing your magic to the Fairelands, each of you in your own way!

Campfire by the cave
Making camp in the Frozen North with Bunny

Meet Our Sponsors: Dark Unicorns of Lovelace

Avariel Falcon at LEA29.
Avariel Falcon at LEA29.

Avariel Falcon, the resident apple hunter of the Fairelands, is sponsoring Fantasy Faire this year with her team the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace. She shares with us her long time involvement with the Fairelands, introduces her team and provides some hints on what might be happening in the Fairelands this year.

This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a sponsor?

I am a long term supporter of Fantasy Faire. It’s well known among my friends that I vanish from my usual haunts for a week around the start of May as I camp out the Fairelands for the duration of the event. With each year that passes I tend to get a bit more involved with Fantasy Faire so this year I decided to go a bit further and become an event sponsor.

How did you become a unicorn?

There was a bit of an adventure involving a rogue portal, a deranged psychopathic dinosaur, a penguin and Antarctica… At least that is the in-character reason. Out of character it’s just what I am, so when it became possible to make a decent unicorn avatar in Second Life that is what I became in-world. Many thanks to the wonderful creators behind Water Horse and Breeders Choice who weave their meshly and sculpty magic and make it possible.

Tell us about your team, is it really all unicorns like the name suggests?

We are not all unicorns, in fact I am the only unicorn, although we are open for others to join if they wish.

The Dark Unicorns of Lovelace were named as such because of the role-play background of our sim. I am a member of the Lovelace Institute and leader of the Aquila III Expedition. The scientists, engineers and adventurers who joined the expedition started being informally referred to as the dark unicorns of Lovelace and it sort of stuck.

Aquila III was once a great research centre before the collapse of the old empire and the abandonment of the facility. Now the Dark Unicorns are exploring the old ruins, trying to discover technological wonders from the past and restore the outpost to its former glory to improve our understanding of the aether and make use of the old aetheric generators to broadcast power to the Steamlands.

Avariel Falcon the Unicorn.
Avariel Falcon the Unicorn.
Polenth Yue the Shroomy.
Polenth Yue the Shroomy.
Beryl Strifeclaw the Panther.
Beryl Strifeclaw the Panther.
Alazarin Mobius the Dragon.
Alazarin Mobius the Dragon.

What do you plan to do in the Fairelands this year? Are you involved in the roleplay events again? Tell us teasers! 

I am involved with the role-play again, once more I will be the somewhat befuddled Guardian of Air who will help guide the Rickety Weasels in their quest, this time to save a new magical land from a terrible fate! I will also get up to my usual photoblogging adventures on my Flickr feed as I have in previous years.

What calls you to fantasy? When was the first time you encountered the genre and realized you enjoyed it?

I grew up in a family that loves sci-fi and fantasy fiction, reading books by authors like David Eddings, Raymond E. Feist, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin and many others. Following a Druidic path I grew to find that fantasy is not always quite as fictional as it may at first appear. There is a little magic in everything.

Do you have a favourite Faire memory?

I have no idea where to begin with this question, so much gets packed into the week long events that it’s a huge explosion of favourite moments and exciting adventures! From rampaging around the lands in Alia’s crazy Love Shack bus to meeting giants in mysterious landscapes, you never really know what Fantasy Faire will throw at you!

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Exploring! Fantasy Faire always has wonderful sim builds!
Meeting people! You always meet wonderful people at Fantasy Faire!
Events! Jail and bail to bands of tinies playing steel pans, always something interesting happening!
The Hunt! Noble quests and adventure!
The Unexpected! Every year there is a surprise or two!

Thank you, Avariel, for taking the time to share the wonders of the unicorn life with us. Thank you for being such a big part of the Faire spirit.

Avariel frolicking in the rain.
Avariel frolicking in the rain.