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Election Special! The state of the polls – Saturday am

In sensational news from the polls for the election of the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire, Severus Snape has overtaken Willie Wonka !

Yesterday Willie Wonka was strongly in the lead. But now, Severus Snape has surged ahead!

In the race for Queen, Margo Hanson has consolidated her lead over Princess Leia Organa.

In the race for Chancellor, Hedwig and the White Rabbit are closing the gap on Rhiow the cat (who has gained NO votes since yesterday). Has the cat lost his momentum? We’ll find out tomorrow when the results are announced during the Live Auction.

Who will win? Only YOU and your Lindens (I mean votes!) can decide.

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Join us for LitFest Tour No.9: The Spirit Pool

The Goddess who watches over all who travel here
The Goddess who watches over all who travel here

We will be visiting The Spirit Pool
Friday, April 28th @ 5pm & 8pm SLT
Saturday, April 29th @ Noon SLT

The Spirit Pool (Kayle Matzerath)
Since the beginning of time, The Spirit Pool has served as a resting place for weary adventurers and lingering souls that are not quite yet ready to cut their ties to the physical realm. Mermaids and other seafolk use the pool for gatherings and a constant flow of visitors keep it a popular place for trading.
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The many corridors lit by this Lady of the Lamp
The many corridors lit by this Lady of the Lamp

Please note: you do not need to use any of these ideas; feel free to write about anything in this region.

Do souls really linger here, or is it a myth to cull the gullible?

What creatures roam these endless halls?

What feeds the yellow vines?

What lives in the mysterious cavern?

A mysterious cavern underwater
A mysterious cavern underwater

Participants are invited to submit pieces written as part of LitFest Tours, or inspired by the Faire Lands, to be included in “Tales from the Fairelands” on the Fantasy Faire website and possibly to be read on Fantasy Faire Radio by yourself or one of our volunteers.

Work may be submitted at any time during the Faire, and we recommend that it be submitted by 11pm the day after each destination cycle has been completed in order to be considered for inclusion in “Tales of the Faire Lands” posts while the Faire is open. Individual writers retain creative ownership of works submitted.

Is the current shrine built on the remnants of an earlier city that housed the Spirit Pool?
Is the current shrine built on the remnants of an earlier city that housed the Spirit Pool?

Compositions of poetry or prose can be submitted in one of two ways:
1. Email to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com
2. Drop a notecard into the LitFest Tours Submissions mailbox at Fantasy Faire LitFest home base on Kakushi Pasu

The Song of the Spirit Pool

The Spirit Pool by Kayle Matzerath, Fantasy Faire 2017

Since the dawn of the First Age, when the peoples of the world started counting the passage of Time, we have been here. Keepers of the waters; guardians of Life’s Way; shepherds to those seeking rest as their Path leads to the gates of Beyond.

Carved from the living rock above the waters and below the outspread arms of the Goddess, our halls are open to all, from above or below the waves. Like time itself, our waters flow outwards from their beginning in the hills, passing through tunnel and channel as they seeking the Spirit Pool, while the ebb and flow of landfolk and seafolk mark the beat of the citadel’s heart.

The Spirit Pool by Kayle Matzerath, Fantasy Faire 2017

To some we are a place of commerce, folded between land and sea. To those seeking Answers or uncertain of their way as their years wane, we are a place of Sanctuary and peace. The waters of the Spirit Pool offer rest and clarity of vision and thought to those who seek either.

As the world turns, so we have seen the rise and fall of many; but while the years fall like leaves from a bough and the ages unfold as the petals of the flower, we remain. These walls, ancient before the world grew old, tire not. Though countless thousands of feet have walked our piers and halls, the stone beneath them does not fade nor wear. Our banners do not fade.

The Spirit Pool by Kayle Matzerath, Fantasy Faire 2017

“Timeless” some might call it; but that would infer we have escaped time. But how do you escape something to which you’ve never been held in thrall? We simply Are; and that is why the weary, the lost, the lingering souls caught between one realm and the next, find their way to us.

Beneath the Goddess’ outstretched arms, within the shade of covered terraces and walks, guided by the lanterns held aloft by the Handmaidens of the Pool or within the waters of the Pool itself, all who are uncertain, all who seek reset before passing beyond the realm of the physical, are welcome here.

The Spirit Pool by Kayle Matzerath, Fantasy Faire 2017

As a trader or traveller coming to this citadel for commerce, you may not see them moving among the people here, but we do. Our promises is to care for them, provide the peace they need so that they may hear their own calling. We do not offer direction; we do not encourage passage one way or the other. Each of those bound by time must make their own choice as to which path they will take.

That is how it always has been, here in the midst of the Spirit Pool, and it is how it always will be. We greet you now as friend and traveller, and offer our halls as a place of trading and meetings. And we will welcome you again, one day, when your spirit is in need of rest and your thoughts in need of focus, when the Spirit Pool calls to you once more.

The Spirit Pool by Kayle Matzerath, Fantasy Faire 2017

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LitFest Tours Part 2: Tales from Raven’s Perch

Raven's Perch, photographed by Alisaundra Andel
Raven’s Perch, photographed by Alisaundra Andel

Over the last week, Fairelanders have been joining tours of individual lands and telling stories about them. These we will be preserving on this website – and some will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from Raven’s Perch.

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Election Special! The state of the polls – Friday am

In the elections for King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy, things are starting to heat up, with the competition tightening particularly in the race to be Queen.

As I write this, a mere FIVE Lindens (oops, I mean votes) stands between Princess Leia Organa and Margo Hanson.

And in the race for Chancellor, Rhiow the cat is being hotly pursued by Hedwig the owl and, a late starter, the White Rabbit. We’re expecting some fur and feathers to fly there!

Willie Wonka still holds onto his lead in the race for King but Severus Snape (who many of you may remember was pipped at the post last year by The Goblin King) is starting to put in a strong showing.

Who will win? Only YOU and your Lindens (I mean votes!) can decide.

The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu
The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu

How do I vote?
We are quite open about this – at Fantasy Faire you BUY votes to ensure your favourites are chosen. The difference in our election is that all the money raised goes to Relay for Life!

Then the winners will be announced at the end of the Live Auction on April 30th.

You will find the election board at in Kakushi Pasu.

You simply choose the box by the image of the candidate YOU want to support … and start buying votes!

Here is the full list of nominees for the position of King, Queen and Chancellor

Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire

chancellor nominees

Don’t delay! Remember our motto – Vote Early, Vote Often!

 

LitFest Tour Special – to Opal Flight!

Opal Flight. photographed by Alisaundra Andel
Opal Flight, photographed by Alisaundra Andel

Join us for a special LitFest Tour at 2pm SLT today to Opal Flight.

The beautiful Arts and Entertainment region, created by Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, has a rich and complex story behind it – and many hidden secrets, which could inspire new stories for you to tell!

Opal Flight. photographed by Alisaundra Andel
Opal Flight, photographed by Alisaundra Andel

Above the waves all is white and bleached and sparse. But the waves hide a rich profusion of life and colour, and we will magically be able to explore beneath the waves.

Join us at the landing point in Opal Flight as we start our journey of exploration!

Opal Flight. photographed by Alisaundra Andel
Opal Flight, photographed by Alisaundra Andel

There will be centaurs.

Your Chance to Vote for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu
The Election Board in Kakushi Pasu

Your nominations have all come in, and, based on your choices of suitable candidates, the Elections for King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2017 are now underway!

How does this work?

We are quite open about this – at Fantasy Faire you BUY votes to ensure your favourites are chosen. The difference in our election is that all the money raised goes to Relay for Life!

Then the winners will be announced at the end of the Live Auction on April 30th.

You will find the election board at in Kakushi Pasu.

You simply choose the box by the image of the candidate YOU want to support … and start buying votes!

As of Thursday morning, the leaderboard looks like this:

LeaderBoard: Thursday Morning
LeaderBoard: Thursday Morning

Here is the full list of nominees for the position of King, Queen and Chancellor

Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for King of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire
Nominated for Queen of Fantasy Faire

chancellor nominees

Don’t delay! Remember our motto – Vote Early, Vote Often!