On Sunday, May 2 at 4:00 pm SLT, as part of the LitFest program at Fantasy Faire 2021, we gathered in Somniatoris Arx for a conversation with Walton F. Wainwright and Victor E. Eton about the creation of Somniatoris Arx. Here is the transcript of that conversation, held in text.
Aoife Lorefield: Welcome, Fairelanders!
We’re here today with Walton F. Wainwright and Victor E. Eton to explore the creative processes that led to the intricately detailed Faireland, Somniatoris Arx. Wainwright is a storyteller. He’s working with an amazing team. And we have the chance to learn more about how they designed and created this city and its sustaining genius, the Somniator.
The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims – as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to ancient mysteries of Scrimshaw Warrens by Lrriven.
Far below the snowy forests, remains of an ancient power lie hidden in the ice caverns of the yetis. Unravel the mystery of the runes and reveal the story of an epic battle. Learn of the creatures who remain behind and what they guard lest their felled foe rise again. Explore the frigid warrens, find lost treasures, and become part of an epic tale.
The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims – as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to the legendary region of Ostara by Beq Janus and Elizabeth Jarvinen.
“Cut deep into the jungle floor, Her nest she made, her child she bore. And then, as all her kind before she curled up close and moved no more.” – translated from the oral history of the tribes of Ostara
The sunlight blinds you as you step into the valley from the cave between the thick jungle vegetation, stark sun-bleached bones reach into the sky, all along the valley walls you see the ancient temples of the draconic guardians, you cannot be far now, this must be it, the legendary valley of Ostara awaits.
Live Auction is approaching (Sunday, May 9th, NOON SLT)and various pieces of this year’s Fairelands are going to be auctioned off to new happy homes, but what about smaller mementos? Pieces of the Fairelands that don’t require you to own a region to rez it in, or a dragon hoard of linden dollars to win?
Worry not, we have those too! This year’s official Faire gacha – Her High Faireness Treasures Gacha2021 is now out!
Teager, the creator and owner of Teegle, sponsors the Faireland of Isles of Tarrin that she, Monstaar and Ketsui Naidoo built. She talks about the world building process behind these floating islands, shows a veritable hoard of new Faire releases, and speaks of her favorite Faire-related memory.