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The Goblin King has arrived at Fantasy Faire!

The Goblin King is visiting fantasy Faire today!

The Goblin King
The Goblin King

If you find him in the Fairelands and say “I CLAIM THE GOBLIN KING AS MINE” then he will have to give you a gift of something to free himself from your claim on him.

Check his SLfeed for clues to his location through out the day

With many thanks to Loki Eliot!

Meet Our Sponsors: Fuubutsu Dou

Nya Alchemi, the owner and creator of Fuubutsu Dou and the sponsor, designer and builder of YoZakura.
Nya Alchemi, the owner and creator of Fuubutsu Dou and the sponsor, designer and builder of YoZakura.

Nya Alchemi, the owner and creator of Fuubutsu Dou and the sponsor, designer and builder of YoZakura, shares with us her reasons to join the Fairelands world maker crew, her beginnings as a SL creator, her love for the historical and mythical tales and her favourite Faire memory!

You are both sponsoring Fantasy Faire and building one of the Fairelands: YoZakura. What made you decide to join, sponsor and contribute?

I enjoy to be needed, to be of service to others.
We can be confident that all our efforts here are well received and appreciated. RFL Fantasy Faire allows us all to contribute our unique talents and watch it grow into something that makes a difference for many people.
Many of my friends and family have had cancer become a part of life.
I cannot express how cancer has affected me in words well.
My heart could drown.
Only by joining with like-minded people can I feel strong enough to support others or face it myself.
We have to take care of each other, you know.

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YoZakura Entry – Picture by Nya Alchemi.

How was YoZakura born? What inspired it, what is its story?

YoZakura is based on as lovely a celebration of life as can be imagined. [夜桜 / YoZakura ] – means “NightTime Cherry Blossom”.
I wanted to go with 夜桜幻時物語/ YozakuraGenjiMonogatari, but I think the majority of guests would not understand.^^ Hanami festival is dear to me. We are reminded that nothing lasts forever. Appreciate, celebrate the beautiful life around you.

What are you bringing to the Faire this year?

Since I was working on the sim build I am able to present some new structures and garden accessories. I hope to see them populating SL as they are my donations to RFL!

YoZakura - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
YoZakura – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

How did you begin building in Second Life? What inspires you to create?

I was terribly lonely and homesick after moving to USA. In exploring SL to find places I missed, I was introduced to the RP community by my friend Yasyn Azemus. He is a builder for a popular traditional Japanese RP Sim. Friends would gather and chat as he created something the group was going to use. I also wanted to participate in helping people enjoy a happy time while they spend time together here. He was generous with information, resources and his time to help me discover that I also had a purpose here. Kindness from other people inspires me to try to do my best also.

YoZakura - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
YoZakura – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

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

Most items I make are historical artifacts of old time. Fantasy creations are refreshing for a creative spirit!
As a child I was more fascinated by the traditional stories of enchanted items and curious islands where these creatures lived. I do my best to keep some lighthearted superstitions close ^_^

YoZakura Floating Island Dragon - Picture by Nya Alchemi
YoZakura Floating Island Dragon – Picture by Nya Alchemi

Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most in this year’s Faire?

Oh yes! There was the sim “Shifting Sands”. I do not know what the intention of the creator was. Maybe I interpret it oddly. Well, it was brilliant. I left the Faire impressed by all the builds but that Sand… haunted me little bit.

Because I was crazy slow to keep up with the pace of others, I’d often go off and read or play. My nick name when I was a kid was “Snail Feet”. I was reminded on that Shifting Sands sim that our time is finite, do your best to leave your mark. There was also a giant foot, like a threat of a swift kick to get moving. So I look forward to motivate somebody else to do something positive!

Thank you for allowing me to participate in RFL Fantasy Faire!

Thank you, Nya, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you for joining the magicians that bring the Fairelands back to life every year!

YoZakura Docks - Picture by Nya Alchemi.
YoZakura Docks – Picture by Nya Alchemi.

Meet Our World-Builders: Haveit Neox

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Haveit Neox, the designer and builder of Poseidon’s Abyss.

Haveit Neox, the artist and builder behind our Arts & Entertainment sim Poseidon’s Abyss, shares with us the story of this marvelous mer-world, his growing involvement with the Faire, his love for fantasy and SL architecture’s possibilities and his favourite Faire memory involving flamingos!

This is your second year in the Faire-builders: last year you created the fantastic art installation in and around the Palace of Tears, and this year you have built the whole Arts and Entertainment sim. What made you return and go so much bigger?

Thank you for the compliment Sonya! Elizabeth Tinsley had extended the invitation about half a year ago to participate in Fantasy Faire 2015. When she contacted me in early March to confirm, I could not have predicted she would offer me a whole sim to develop. It is one of those extra joyful moments when you gasp! I was actually still in the middle of building another world on one of the LEA sims when this surprise arrived, yet I felt confident in getting them both completed by the deadlines. A little panic never hurts.

Interview Haveit Hoop Stage
Hoop Stage at Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Haveit Neox.

How was Poseidon’s Abyss born? What inspired it, what is its story?

When Elizabeth informed me that the water depth at the Faire would be set to 40 meters instead of the standard 20 meters, I knew instantly that I would take advantage of including an underwater world. There were several things she needed on the sim: a place to show an art collection (I made 2 floating galleries on the ocean, 2 sunken galleries on the seabed, and 1 aqua theater in the shallows of the continental shelf. For that large room of the theater, I asked Elizabeth if she would show her sculpture there, and also asked Lilia Artis if she would hang her marine series on the walls.)

Elizabeth needed a stage for performances which I placed in the heart of the sim. She also wanted a place for the hunt, and a clearly visible path leading to my neighbors. All of these requirements helped me shape the layout of the sim. I began building the living fish galleons in a sandbox along with other elements for the ocean’s surface. The abyss itself had to wait until I had access to the sim. Gauging how far away to place the elements from each other underwater so that the murkiness would read effectively, had to be done on site. I learned that my original plan for a crack in the seafloor would have been far too narrow. By opening the gap to a wide trench, the water veils the creatures and their habitat as I had envisioned.

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Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Justen Tyme.

There was help for the sim’s name. Moeuhane Sandalwood suggested ‘Poseidon’. Then Lilia Artis completed the idea by adding ‘Abyss’. Now, when people arrive and see the name of the sim, there is no mistaking that there is more underfoot than they might have otherwise realized. Fantasy and myth of course, also inspired the plans for the sim. Deep waters were the realm of Poseidon. Terraforming the abyss uncovered the god’s long lost palace. Entering a new age, Poseidon awakens.

The story: 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.

Interview Haveit Poseidon
Poseidon – Picture by Haveit Neox.

How did you begin creating art in Second Life? What inspires you, what brings you most pleasure in creating?

I began with a cube! Even after 5 years being in SL, rezzing the simplest plywood cube remains so enjoyable. I’m an artist in real life. But I cannot produce there what has always been a deep interest for me… building cities. In Second Life, you have the tools to do this. In addition, there are no constraints of gravity. Builds do not require practicality. They can be functioning cities and simultaneously artworks. One of the things that excites me are the plans for the simple hoop stage I built. During the 10 days or so of the Faire, live performances will take place there. I’ve seen a couple examples, and they are awesome. Thanks to the performers and the audience, the city will truly become alive.

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Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Justen Tyme.

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

What I love about fantasy is how it broadens real life with its mystery. In Second Life, it is no longer an unlikely story, but rather very much a part of our environment without gravity, and without any limitations to imagination. As children we are introduced to fantasy. I loved it for its magic, for its color, for its stories. And I still do.

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Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Caitlin Tobias.

Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?

Something remarkable happened a week ago, as the sim developers were being given their plots of land. While building, I saw an enormous pink bird foot plant itself in the water. I cammed up to see a flamingo tall as the cloud level. And there were more behind her on the neighboring sim. At first, I thought my neighbor had mistakenly rezzed her bird in my ocean. But then came another, and another, one using the stage I’d made as a bird bath. Before I could lower my eyebrows, Alia Baroque gave a friendly welcome and explained the tradition of the giant flamingos making a path over the entire Fairelands. As the birds approach each sim, the builders join in to fly as a group to welcome the next sim down the line. I already knew that Fantasy Faire would be a unique experience, but this took it to the next level… people sharing in the fun and celebrating what is to come. The sense of community support is widespread.

The Flamingos March Through Poseidon's Abyss - Picture by Sonya Marmurek
The Flamingos March Through Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Sonya Marmurek

As the builder of the Arts and Entertainment sim, one of the things I’m most anxiously awaiting are the performances slotted for the stage at Poseidons Abyss. I’ve been awed by the rehearsals. Having flown over the Fairelands since building began, I now look forward to finally getting a chance to explore its impressive territory. I’ll do this by slipping on my shopping shoes, and heading forward.

Thank you, Haveit, for taking the time to talk with us. Thank you for adding your magic to the Fairelands!

Interview. Haveit. Abyss
Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Haveit Neox.

Welcome to the Fairelands!

The portals to the Fairelands are now open, the camouflage enchantments dispelled, the whole continent of fantasy worlds awaits visitors to come and explore, enjoy and perhaps shapeshift into one of the Faire Folk.

Fairelands Junction - Picture by Wildstar Beaumont
Fairelands Junction – Picture by Wildstar Beaumont

FAIRELANDS JUNCTION | SLURL
Sponsored by Cerridwen’s Cauldron.

Fairelands Junction (by Saiyge Lotus) hosts portals to all the other Fairelands, hastening your trip should you not wish to sightsee and explore. This year the Junction is half a mer-realm, so make sure to explore underwater!

Aurora - Picture by Wildstar Beaumont
Aurora – Picture by Wildstar Beaumont

AURORA | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by NeoVictoria.

Aurora (by Beq Janus)On a world plunged into ice age, men of science seek answers in the etheral shimmering of the planets energy field. Meanwhile the Mystics tell tales of the unweaver at whose feet they lay the blame for their ice-age, their hopes for salvation lie in legends of heroes, ancient tales of lands across the dimensions, their faith hangs on finding the lost knowledge that can bring forth the confluence. The two factions, poles apart in their beliefs are about come together as myth and machine meet beneath the Northern Lights.

Ichi-go Ichi-e - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Ichi-go Ichi-e – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

ICHI-GO ICHI-E | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by The Looking Glass.

Ichi-go Ichi-e (by Sharni Azalee)Let your imagination fly you to a land where anything is possible. Walk on water among pink clouds in this surreal landscape where large sakura flowers and other exotic flora tower over you in a beautiful dream forest of pinks and grays and fawn.

Odyssey - Picture by Caitlin Tobias
Odyssey – Picture by Caitlin Tobias

ODYSSEY | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Fallen Gods Inc.

Odyssey (by Alia Baroque)“As you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that your journey be a long one, filled with adventure, filled with discovery.” Barry B. Powell, Classical Myth

Poppetsborough - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Poppetsborough – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

POPPETSBOROUGH | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Dandelion Daydreams Factory.

Poppetsborough (by Luna Barak/Alrunia Ahn/Kyra Reiter)Enter a storybook world with the emphasis on the book. Have your favorite stories pop to life as you walk into the book and become the characters of your favorite fairytales.

Spires of Andolys - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Spires of Andolys – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

SPIRES OF ANDOLYS | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Dwarfins.

Spires of Andolys (by Jaimy Hancroft/Eowyn Swords)Crooked little fantasy styled houses inspired by the fairytales of your childhood. Centered around a magnificent castle that would be the envy of Sleeping Beauty. Careful though, the castle guards a secret dungeon hidden deep within its bowels where the darkest villains are forever forgotten

Sylvan of Spells - Picture by Caitlin Tobias
Sylvan of Spells – Picture by Caitlin Tobias

SYLVAN OF SPELLS | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Merchants of Dreams.

Sylvan of Spells (by Sweetgwendoline Bailey/Eldowyn Inshan)Enchanted grove where our stories are collected and nurtured by mystic librarians. Books, scrolls and parchment litter the ground, the debris of the Forest of Enlightenment.

Tangleshimmer Grove - Picture by Justen Tyme
Tangleshimmer Grove – Picture by Justen Tyme

TANGLESHIMMER GROVE | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Roawenwood.

Tangleshimmer Grove (by Searlait Nitschke)Deep in the heart of the wood is the secret place of Fairies. Golden light bathes the lush green as flowers dance and the early morning dew lays a glistening shimmer over the world.

Vallacia - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Vallacia – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

VALLACIA | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Epic Toy Factory.

Vallacia (by Mayah Parx)A floating market town, a bustling trade hub where denizens of the Fairelands come to trade for even the most obscure of items. Dark & weatherbeaten, all matter of constructions crisscross the waters to keep this hodgepodge of shacks,stalls and barges afloat. Magical mysteries abound in this haven for traders and thieves alike.

Wildehaven Marsh - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Wildehaven Marsh – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

WILDEHAVEN MARSH | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Solarium.

Wildehaven Marsh (by Rynn Verwood)Settled at the edge of a lake, the village was created centuries ago, as a safe haven for those who practiced magic. An air of abandonment floats over the town now, however don’t be fooled, its magic is still much alive as one can see in the soft glows shining through the ivy covered windows.

YoZakura - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
YoZakura – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

YOZAKURA | SLURL | SHOPS
Sponsored by Fuubutsu Dou.

YoZakura (by Nya Alchemi)In the late hours of the night, visit the Japanese Hanami Festival and dream… Traveler behold As Midnight courts the Moon and Cherry blossoms dance

Poseidon's Abyss - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

POSEIDON’S ABYSS | SLURL 

Poseidon’s Abyss (by Haveit Neox)Arts & Entertainment sim, hosting fantasy art and plenty of dance and art performances. Dive deep into the ocean to marvel at the treasures within!

Ravenshold - Picture by Justen Tyme
Ravenshold – Picture by Justen Tyme

RAVENSHOLD

Ravenshold (by Rynn Verwood)The hunt sim, hosting the second part of the Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land. The snow-clad island stands slightly aside of the Fairelands circle, silent in its solitude. What secrets does it hold?

Roleplay in the Fairelands

This year there are three roleplay groups in the Fairelands, weaving their stories within them: NeoVictoria in Aurora, Sanctuary RP Community in the Spires of Andolys and the Rickety Weasels in Poppetsborough.

You might catch them roleplaying in the Fairelands: feel free to join in! There are also scheduled roleplay sessions when something important for the storyline takes place.

Saturday, April 25, 11am – 1pm: The Rickety Weasels The Tears of Poppetsborough – The Guardians Show the Way The Rickety Weasels have found a lead from the Elemental Guardians of Earth and Air and have been summoned to meet Saturday the 25th from 11 am to 1 pm slt to discover what can be done about the tears that are appearing in Poppetsborough. They have been told to bring their friends because it is only with the help of strangers that the world of Poppetsborough can be spared a terrible fate! Location: Poppetsborough

Saturday, April 25, 1:00pm – 2:30pm: Origins of Sanctuary: Lut’s Story – The Spell is Cast Today at the Spires of Andolys , again the magical community of Sanctuary casts its spells to show the past events in support of the tyrant Lut’s defense. Will the spell be powerful enough to indeed compel him to speak the truth? Join us and see, and once again, be prepared for any residual effects of the sometimes misguided magiks! Location: Spires of Andolys

Sunday, April 26th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm: The Rickety Weasels The Tears of Poppetsborough – Tall Tales with the Weasels The Anniversary of the Mouse is being celebrated today at 1 to 3 slt. The Weasels, the Guardians, and the Poppets will gather to share tall tales about the world of Poppetsborough and how it all began for them. Their accounts may conflict, but come get lost in the world of Poppetsborough for a short time, and hopefully no more terrible holes will appear in our world as we do. Location: Poppetsborough

Sunday, April 26th, 11:00am – 12:00pm: Origins of Sanctuary: Lut’s Story The Sanctuary Amazons will be on hand today at the Spires of Andoyls providing insight into Lut’s deeds from the point of view of the women of the city, how he strayed from his original goal of providing safety to those he’d sworn to protect, those skilled in the dark arts of magiks. The Amazons carry on that spirit by defending the Sultan’s original goal for Sanctuary as a haven for those beings. Are you one of the dark ones? Come and listen to their tales! You may be forever changed! Location: Spires of Andolys

All the times are in Second Life Time.

The NeoVictoria Project – White Wedding

Beginning on 15 April in NeoVictoria SIM, they will  bring their story of love and redemption to the Fairelands on Friday, 24 April, when our intrepid band of roleplayers land in the winter-city of Aurora!

Cursed to bring winter wherever he goes, a despairing fae scientist flees the Sidhe empire for Aurora. But fate and love are not so easily abandoned.  The shade of his human wife seeks the help of the NeoVictorians and they bring her to the Fairelands, to find her spouse and end the curse.

Aurora - Picture by Wildstar Beaumont
Aurora – Picture by Wildstar Beaumont

The Origins of Sanctuary – Lut’s Story

Once again, the long battle for control of Sanctuary is over and the tyrant Lut has been imprisoned. Now that the dust has settled, the people demand justice. The perpetrator of all our suffering shall be brought before the people for judgement and the origins of the city of Sanctuary shall be revealed.

Long ago Lut, the Sultan of Sanctuary, made a deal that that tore the realm from God’s judgment. This deal Lut has never had to answer for until now. The dark Sultan will be placed before judgment for this deal he made. Will he be found innocent and justified, or guilty and be destroyed because of it?

Did Lut act in the best interest of the people in order to save their humanity and his own, or did his rebellion against the wishes of God serve his own dark and twisted purpose? The city’s dark secrets shall be shown for all to see and sad tales shall be told, but one thing is for certain, Sanctuary will never be the same again!

Spires of Andolys - Picture by Alisaundra Andel
Spires of Andolys – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

Rickety Weasels – Tears of Poppetsborough

Long ago in an ancient Library cared for by an old man named Jack, a mouse climbed atop a mountain of books and sneezed from all the dust.  The mouse fell into Jack’s hands safely, but up above something unexpected and wonderful was happening.  A book had opened and a world of paper was being created along with a race of paper beings known as the Poppets.

Jack was delighted and surprised by the many magical things he found in this new world, including a small paper train which took passengers between worlds despite travelling only in a circle, people from other stories and lands seemed to visit this strange new world, though some were friendlier than others.

The Poppets were kind but frail just like their world, and Jack did his best to assist and preserve it.  He had unexpected allies from Beryl Strifeclaw and Avariel Falcon, the Guardians of Earth and Air in the Fairelands, whom would visit often and brought children to defend this world of imagination and wonder.

But now tears and holes are appearing in the pages of Poppetsborough, which are corrupting the stories with wickedness and drawing others into nothingness.  Is the magic failing?  Is some force attacking Poppetsborough?  Can a way be found to reverse this before Poppetsborough disappears forever?  The Rickety Weasels and their allies will do their best to discover the answers to save Poppetsborough from unravelling.

Poppetsborough - Picture by Caitlin Tobias
Poppetsborough – Picture by Caitlin Tobias