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The Waterhorse of Vallacia

The Waterhorse of Vallacia

The hippocampus is my all-time favorite mythological creature, so much so that our collective sims are named after them. I about passed out when I saw meadowWork’s Waterhorses for Fantasy Faire! They are stunningly magical and perfect in just about every way imaginable. Garvie is my official FF 2015 hero! meadowWorks is on the water filled sim of Vallacia. The build reminds me of a small water village I used to visit in the summers while surfing off the coast of a small Peloponnese Island. The colorful sails on the boats are pure genius, this is a great build to explore. Ah Pura Vida baby! Splash on over and drop some linden love!

I am loving the way this outfit by AZUL moves. The fantastical elements stole my heart and I love watching the flexi butterflies swarm my avatar. Wings, Dress and butterflies are all included! The outfit looks awesome with White Widows new tattoos and this breezy style hair by Mina – that is to die for!!!

Go get your Relay on!!!

OUTFIT: Pepeke by AZUL ~ Exclusive Pre-Release for Fantasy Faire 2015 @ YoZakura {April 23 to May 3}
HAIR: Elvira by MINA ~ Available at upcoming FaMESHed {May 1 to May 27}
TATTOO: Whiplash by White Widow ~ Available at upcoming Event@1st {May 1 – May 25}
HORNS: Aaravali Headdress {Pure} by The Plastik ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Sylvan of Spells {April 23 to May 3}
NECKLACE: Pikorua Necklace by Empyrean Forge ~ Exclusive for Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Aurora {April 23 to May 3}
WAND: Sparkly Wand of Butterflies by Talevin’s Designs Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Sylvan of Spells {April 23 to May 3}
CIRCLET: Warden Tiara {Pink Gold} by Fujiwara’s World ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Poppetsborough {April 23 to May 3}
HEELS: Crystal Pumps {pink} by Eudora 3D ~ Available at Uber Miami Neon round {April 25 to May 23}

Enchanted Tree by Boudoir ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Wildehaven Marsh {April 23 to May 3}
Morgana Fountain and Morgana Ruined B by Atelier Visconti ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ YoZakura {April 23 to May 3}
Waterhorses {Alia’s Mirror & Hippocampus} by meadowWorks ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Vallacia {April 23 to May 3}
Beast’s Treasure {pink} by Cubic Cherry ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Spires of Andolys {April 23 to May 3}

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The Galleries of Poseidon’s Abyss


“The enemy’s superior power can no longer be held off. The city struggles to save its arts aboard the fleet of living galleons. To protect its valued paintings, music, literature, and all the company of its theater, the ships must sail on the hour if their culture is to survive. But 40 fathoms beneath those waves, Poseidon spies the underbellies of the ships, and readies his own advance for the bounty.” – Haveit Neox, the designer and builder of Poseidon’s Abyss

The Arts & Entertainment sim, Poseidon’s Abyss, is a treasure trove of fantasy art set into a sim-wide installation by Haveit Neox. Within the living story of attempting to save what is most precious — beauty, art and culture — the visitors can find four different art galleries. Two of these are on the surface, two more in the depths of Abyss.

In these galleries there are paintings of fantasy art work from 26 different Second Life fantasy artists that have their work displayed in Flickr. Each of the artists was contacted for permission and only the art that we received the permission for is displayed in the Faire.

The galleries display the art of Alisa Perne, Alisaundra Andel, Caitlin Tobias, Carthalis Rossini, Catchafire Shilova, Cyrus Knight, DevinVaughn, Duchess Flux, Filomena Quinnell, Freyja Nemeth, GiaNikai Juliesse, Hephaesteon, Irina Strazytski, Jikiro Silverblade, Kimbra IridescentKynne Llewellyn, Mikali Giovinazzo, Rainbow Mubble, Roxi Firanelli, Sorchiee, Spyder Silverfall, Sunny George, Tamarind Silverfall, Twerk Caboodle, Ursula Floresby and Zeke Jestyr. Fantasy Faire would like to thank all of them once more: every painting makes the treasures Poseidon vies for more valuable, every piece of art adds to the spirit of beauty to be cherished and saved.

Go join the preservation of beauty and life, go explore Poseidon’s Abyss!


Duchess and Irina Reporting from Fairelands, Day 2

Fairelands Junction (Sponsored by Sanctuary RP Community)
Fairelands calling, Fairelands calling! It’s time to continue our journey through the Fantasy Faire and our next stop is Blackwater Glenn. This untamed woodland settlement is breathtakingly beautiful, although I’m a bit vary of the marshes, there just might be eels waiting for an opportunity to attack me, and I don’t find the thought of eels very appealing. As any good female reporter would do, we check out the stores first.
Blackwater Glenn
“Okay, hit it.” Duchess says to me when we find a nice spot for the report after the shopping spree.
“One, two, three, testing… Is this thing on? Testing..” I tap the microphone less than gently as it doesn’t seem to turn on. “Testing … WORK! YOU WRETCHED THING!!” I shout out with all the fury I can muster and of course just then the microphone works.
Duchess looks like she wished that the earth could swallow her at this very moment as I’m yelling like a madwoman, and in live report no less.
“Erm, sorry about that!” I flash a smile to the camera and resume my report. ” Irina and Duchess live from Blackwater Glenn! As you can see, this beautiful swamp-ish -”
“Irina!! You can’t say swamp-ish! It’s not even a word!” Duchess exclaims.
“Hrrrmmpfff…” The smallest of sighs escapes from me. “This beautiful village in a forestal area, with a few marshes scattered here and there, is the perfect example of how a man and nature can exist in harmony.. and now for the shopping opportunities here…. “

One and half hours later we’ve finally covered all the local merchandise and it’s time to move on.

Heavenslough Sponsered by Creators of Fantasy

Next our path takes us to another marshland, Heavenslough. Also this place is incredibly beautiful. We’re rushing back and forth exploring the flora and the fauna, watching the little animals, admiring the massive falls at the center of everything – and of course shopping like no tomorrow.

Having learned from my previous mistake, I make sure the microphone works before we start our report. “Irina and Duchess live from Heavenslough! Behind us, you can see an ancient rock formation, which is often used in druidic rituals and -.” I sneak a glance into the bog on my left only to gravely regret it a moment later, for I see two tentacles briefly reaching out from the murky water. “Duchess!!! There’s a swamp-monster in there!! Look!!” I point to the spot where the water now lays completely still.
Duchess stares at the water for a moment and rolls her eyes. “There’s nothing in there, just water. Go on with the report.”
I step a little closer to Duchess just in case, my gaze flickering between the water and the standing stone we’re here to report, my voice quivering ever so slightly. “ .. The large boulder is also regarded as a shrine to the deities of the nature and many forest-dwellers wander here frequently to pray, make offerings or just to meditate. Also if you look carefully – “
“SON OF A TROLL!! There – is – a monster!!!” Duchess’ eyes caught finally unnatural movement at the water on our left. “Tactical retreat! TACTICAL RETREAT!!”

The microphone and camera fall into the ground and we run like little elves into the safety of the traveled paths. Thankfully, we meet a pleasant and brave gentleman, who agrees to get our equipment back to us for a small, nominal fee.

Photography by Duchess Flux
Text by Irina Strazytski

Duchess wears:
FAUN: Autumn Tribe Mesh Faun {Autumn Leaf} by Satyrs Moon ~ Available at Fantasy Faire at Heavenslough
NECKLACE: Gilgalad by Bliensen + MaiTai ~ Available at Fantasy Faire at Faery Court
ARM BANDS: Elf Armor by Death Row Designs ~ Available at Fantasy Faire at Hope’s Horizon
REMAINING OUTFIT: See Duchess’s blog Threads and Tuneage

Irina wears:
TUNIC:22769 – [femme] Linnen Tunic (brown) @ Hope’s Horizon
SKIRT: 22769 – [femme] Battleskirt (brown leather) @ Hope’s Horizon
BOOTS: Death Row Designs – Elf Armor @ Hope’s Horizon
REMAINING OUTFIT: See Irina’s blog Dark Chest of Wonders