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The Rise of the Blood King: Daily Updates

Sunday, May 1st
A Prophesy Fulfilled: Grand Finale

Today the heroes returned to the site of the prison of the escaped Blood King, so as to battle him, and save all of creation from his evil and rage. Belial tried to strike a deal, but the heroes were not having it.

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Garret helped to carry the body of the old gypsy in, as Martine felt that she deserved to be there for the final battle, win or lose. Respect.

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The Blood King called up many terrible creations and blades of blood. Most were injured, but fought on until suddenly, the Old Gypsy rose! She was now the angel that she truly had been, made to wander the lands for her role in the creation of the Blood King in that long past battle in Hell, and thereby given another chance. The rage and hatred of the angels that fell, and her own, and the blood of angels and demons together created the terrible foe.

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The angel called upon the warriors to stop fighting..that hate could not defeat this foe.

The prophecy was finally understood, and Garret, revealed to have been a demon who had contributed blood, handed over the sword to the Angel who now faced the Blood King with it, and just…touched him. At that time…it…thanked her! And the spirits of all the fallen angels from that battle all were free! All that anger and hate…gone. Hatred could not defeat the Blood King..only love.

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Of course, Belial then jumped down from above, to run off laughing with a bone of the Blood King…crying out that the others had done his work for him…and something to the effect of…”SUCKERS!” The angel called him Snake Boy and attempted some fleas on his person, but without hatred…then she proceeded with the rest of the angels to heaven.

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The End.

 

The Gloom of Echtra: Updates

Saturday, 30th April
Wake The Dragon

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The children, the Guardians, and travelers from beyond the Mists in the Faire joined together to reawaken the Dragon of Time and restore health and happiness to the land.

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There were tribute stones for the charity of giving was just one way of helping restore the Dragon of Time to its proper state. But there was more to it than that, for they would sing, tell stories of summer and winter, siblings, and life to warm the Dragon’s Heart.

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The First sigil appeared quickly showing that our efforts were not in vain nor our sacrifices wasted.

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The crowd, lured by the excellent Bard Zander Greene, began to grow and soon a second sigil appeared.

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As more tribute was given and stories were shared the more magic began to fill the frozen salt cave where the dragon slumbered.

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Soon the Third and Fourth sigils appeared in rapid succession as stories and tribute flowed into the mystic stones and towards the Frozen Dragon. Once again all the wood burned away leaving only stone, but the fire continued to burn without any fuel beyond our hopes and magic.

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The warmth filled the cavern melting the icy barriers covering the salt and giving everyone hope. They were also very hopeful that the dragon would be friendly and not hungry after its long slumber.

The Guardians told them not to fear, that the dragon would be full of the joy and warmth that they were feeding him and the tribute would appease him. The Final sigil appeared after 100,000 gold pieces had been paid in tribute to restoring the Dragon.

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With the Final sigil in place the Dragons heart would now begin to be warmed, but we would not do this deed alone. Reunited in the air above the bonfire, the Winter Prince and the Summer Princess were finally reunited in elation and relief.

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The Gloom that had consumed the Grey Prince had been nearly washed free of him and he once again resembled the Winter Prince. But the healing was not done yet. The Dragon of Time needed to be restored.

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With the overwhelming power of their tearful reunion and the memories flowing through everyone powering the stones, the Dragon of Time soon breathed again. Time had been restored to the land and the long dreary Gloom was over.

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The Sun returned to Echtra and the clouds parted. The Children saw their realm in the warm light for the first time in what could have been centuries.

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They extended their thanks to everyone who helped them throughout their many trials. In total over 125,000 was tributed to raising the Dragon, 52,000+ to restoring the Summer Princess, and 20,000 to Summoing the Grey Prince before we knew he was truly the Winter Prince. With the donations made to other RP vendors the Children of Echtra managed to raise over 210,000 through sharing their stories.

Thank you all for joining us in this endeavor. We could not have done it without your aid. May the winds always be fair, and the Earth steady beneath your feet, travelers.

 

The Gloom of Echtra: Updates

Friday, 29th April
Calling The Summer Princess

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The Gloom was thick and the light from the torches could barely be seen through the thick fog and dreary skies of Echtra. We gathered around the former statue of the Princess and brought forth tributes to her memory.
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Even Avariel of the Air Stone gave some of her apples so that the seasons could return to the realm. Dogstar, satisfied that we had all the pieces in place set up several magical stones that we could power to summon forth the Summer Princess once again.

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The First stone was activated swiftly giving us hope. The Children however had long forgotten the blessings of Summer and Winter. We had to tell stories of the Beauty that had been deprives and tales of siblings to reawaken the magic within them.
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Tales of siblings lost, the hope for the future, the feel of grass and warmth. The sight of the stars beyond the clouds, these were all things that they had forgotten. Even the Bees in the Summer that would make the honey for their mead were forgotten.
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Dogstar of the Lesser Sidhe knew that we were getting close as the tribute and memories began to return. He approached the stones and touched them feeling their warmth. Druids and priestesses visiting from afar could feel the magic flowing through the air.
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Suddenly the magic erupted into a brilliant light that filled the children and everyone with memories of Summer and and Winter. Some were overwhelmed, but they all continued to use their energies, tributes, and words to call to the Summer Princess.
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The Light of Summer Pierced the Gloom in a way that the torches and the Guardians could not. Even Helfgar the Fox Wounder could see its brilliance radiating from the highest tower.
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The children kept sharing their stories and even Bard who had been performing for the ritual shared a heart felt story of her own lost sibling. Soon the magic errupted shrouding everyone in an explosion of light and brilliance.
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The Summer Princess had returned floating above her statue. She told her own story about a deal she had made with the Dragon of Time. She had grown tired of seeing her friends grow old and die, so she asked the Dragon to stop time for them. The Dragon said that to do this she must enter his mouth and be consumed.
She accepted and the act froze the Dragon of Time in the cave below. With Time frozen, and Summer gone, the Winter Prince tried to take the mantle of Summer into himself and keep his people happy.
He fell into a melancholy that spread a dreary Gloom throughout the entire land. Only by warming the Dragon and restoring time can the Realm of Echtra hope to truly defeat its curse and restore time and happiness to the realm.
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We must gather on Saturday at 1 pm to awaken the Dragon of Time and restore Echtra to its proper glory. Join us in song, story, and tribute as we light the fire that will warm the Dragon’s Heart.

 

The Rise of the Blood King: Daily Updates

Saturday, April 30th
The Release Of The Blood King: Finding A Hero

Today the heroes went to face the Blood King, as he escaped his prison in a shower of magical crystal. Belial was laughed at for holding the sword, and Martine took it, but had tripped. The Blood King created blood minions, and they protected him from any further blows by the heroes.

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Samantha suggested throwing Mr. B, aka Belial, at the Blood King, and Belial mostly ran clear, screaming out, see you around suckkkas!” Chylde called him a coward, and when she fell, Strix tried to protect Martine. The Gypsy was run through, and fell, and bled terribly of her wounds. Chylde went in to help her. Sam beat on the Blood King with a mace. Chylde grabbed at his ankles, and Martine ran him through with the magical sword, but was struck down in a shower of gore! Curious Q drew down on the Blood king, though all attacks were so far seeming almost entirely for naught, though Strixges again stabbed him in the chest. Chylde by now was unconscious, and Martine lay in a wounded ball bleeding on the ground.

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Martine cried out for a retreat and threw a spell to slow the Blood King and freeze his minions for the moment, so that all might regroup and return to the fight. Kheira picked her up and took her to safety, as Curious Q rescued the downed gypsy, and for the moment, they all fled.

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Four minutes….

As the Faire will close soon, later today – or perhaps they will stay materialised a bit longer as has happened before! – this will be my last blog-post for this years amazing experience.

I’ve enjoyed exploring, taking pictures, the parties, the Quest, the literary Festival, meeting people, shopping and trying to make videos of all the wonderful things I have seen.

Fantasy Faire 2016 - In the deep waters of OtherWorld

Admitting I have not blogged as much as I had planned, but then…real life happened and if anything….I can tell you it was a blessing and a joy to log in to the Fantasy Faire after a day of sitting in a hospital waiting room. Yes, this years Faire was more than ever a reminder to me why Relay for Life is so damn important. It hit closer to home than I wished it would.

My thanks go to all of you visiting, shopping (and thus donating), the creators and sim designers, the lovely people in the group chats, the photographers, the party-people, the artists….well, all of you!

I will miss the Fairelands, till they will appear again in 2017….till then, I have made this video, The Fantasy Faire 2016 in 4 minutes, as a memory and to look back at. I hope you enjoy it too.

See you all next year, be safe, be good and..be you!