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Vote for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2017!

It’s now a month to go before the start of this year’s Fantasy Faire – so if you are looking for ways to fill the time, perhaps you can begin to think who you would like to nominate for the positions of King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2016!
The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2016!

Last Year’s King – The Goblin King – together with Queen October Daye and their esteemed Chancellor, The Last Unicorn, have laid down the insignia of their high office so we have …

The election of this year’s King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

When it comes to Fantasy, we all have our favorite characters. Some may be good – Gandalf or Harry Potter, Belle or Menolly. Or maybe we love the dark side – Maleficent or Steerpike. Or maybe we enjoy the conflicted – Jamie Lannister or Mrs Coulter.

Whoever is your favorite, you have a chance to nominate them and perhaps see them crowned as King and Queen of Fantasy Faire at the fabulous Fantasy Faire Ball!

What do I do?
First of all, use the form below to nominate your favorite male and female characters.

THE NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 12 MIDNIGHT AT THE END OF SATURDAY 22nd APRIL.

We will choose the top five male and female characters, and there will be a final vote-off during the Faire itself.

Then the winners will be announced at the April Showers Costume Ball on April 30th.

So who will it be? Corwin or Aragorn? Arya Stark or Nanny Ogg? Tyrion or Frodo? The White Witch or Agatha Heterodyne?

Nominate your favorites today!

But what about your favorite non-human (or human type) characters? Don’t they get a chance too?

Of course they do! There’s an election for Chancellor – and this is for your favorite character who has no elements of human appearance. This means that Ariel (mermaid) and Mr Tumnus (faun) could be King and Queen, but Archimedes (the owl, not the scientist) would be nominated for Chancellor.

So will your Chancellor be Teremaire or Ratty (or Mole, Toad or Badger)? Will it be Reepicheep or Pegasus?

NB Characters should be chosen from works of fantasy which can be written or graphical texts or films, TV or radio shows. We want to be broadly inclusive of genres – thus fairytales, high fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, vampire sagas (and others) will all be classified as fantasy.

The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2015!
The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire in 2015!

Please note – last year’s winners, The Goblin King, Queen October Daye and The Last Unicorn, and the winners from 2015, Lord Vetinari, Granny Weatherwax and Greebo the cat, all from the works of Terry Pratchett, are NOT eligible for election this year.

 

A Suitor for the Queen: Updates

Saturday, April 30th
The Final Challenge- Suitor for the Queen

In an atmosphere charged with tension the Court gathers once again, The Queen’s Guard Pelinor calls for attention.clears her throat… “Lords and ladies, courtiers and courtesans, please attend Queen’s table as Her Majesty wishes to knows the results of our efforts in testing out the would be suitors… among other things. We also have some insights into a few mysteries that have had us perplexed of late, I’m sure each of you has some concerns to voice regarding the path Her Majesty has embarked upon.”
Bump Wumpole places his gloved hand on the hilt of his bone axe as he looks around the room at those in attendance. In his short time here, the old king has learned many things about the Queen and her subjects… and of the bees drawn to the honey. He recalls with discomfort his own courtships; young dwarven maidens parading before a monarch. “This be no way to find a mate. For where is the jewel hidden among so many flowers?”… he shakes it off and attends to the Queen and her table.
Lady Malada informs the court that she has researched Prince Kelmor and his Kingdom of Alabaster and discovered that they do not exist. That there is no record what so ever. Once again the accusations fly, The Queen then brings up the question of the Necklace and the sword that were found in the possession of the orc. Lady Pelinor produces the necklace and the two are put together, forming a heart. The Queen holds them letting it sway from her hand, slowly becoming hypnotized by the movement. It was then that the Queen’s Guard Pelinor let the court know that it was the Prince’s sword that slew Northman. Chaos ensued as the Queen called for him to be removed from her presence. King Bump jumps on the table to fight the Prince.

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Prince Kelmore glares around the table coldly before turning to look back at the queen, “You asked me a moment before if I was working with the Dark Prince. I can honestly say I am not.” He leaps from his chair, grabbing the sword in hand and raising it to the sky, “I….. AM…. The Dark Prince!” A magic bolt crashes down to dissipate the disguise and reveal his true, dark form. A bright orb of swirling light form around him.
He points his sword at the Queen, “Here! Now you see me for who I am! The thing you despise and claim threatens you because of my dark origins! Do not think I was not sincere though in my courting! Many a night I’ve gazed upon you from below, desiring your hand but knowing you would cast me off only because i am of the shadows! But now you have seen! You can feel affection for me!” The Dark Prince demands that she make her choice.
The Queen speaks telling all “I believe I will choose the Bard Gage! He has been wise and true. Let us do a simple ceremony Pelinor and have done with it” Gage Colinsgrove would have swept her up in his arms a tthat moment, were the Dark Prince not still standing on the table…..

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The Dark Prince declares that if he can not have her, than noone can, and lunges, The Queen’s Guard swings into action and the lords and ladies all join in the fight untill the Dark Prince is driven from the Pavilion to fall into the firely lava below.
The Queen seeing the Dark Prince fall to his death, realizes that this has solved her delima, and decides not to wed anyone, but instead invites her suitors to make their homes in he court.

We would like to thank all who donated and came to see our roleplay. Thank you.

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Gage 6,500L
Kelmore 6,400L
Vindonus 4300L
Bump 3300L
Zarg, 800L

Favors 4100L

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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A Suitor for the Queen: Updates

Friday, April 29th
Revelations

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Queen Comet speaks quietly with her guests as they arrive back into the hall. Lady Malada checks the place settings and tests the food as always, looking over the remaining suitors gracing the dwarf, King Bump with a smile. However, the tone for the evening is quickly set as Lord Linn frowns at the prince who usurps the chair King Wumpole was in last night.
Prince Vindonus Lianelis looks at the Prince who sits across from him, his eyes narrowed but no other expression on his face.
King Bump Wumpole bows deeply and requests of the Queen, “I do hope you will allow me to attend this evening’s affairs armed, My Queen. Considering recent events I think it would be wise, if you indulge me.”
The Queen allows this and turns to ask, “Can anyone of our party report what happened last eve after the guards and court went down to the pavilion below?
Bjorn Reports

Queen’s Guard Bjorn Tindómë steps up to the table “My Queen, Captain Pelinor has sent me to inform you and those present that an orc has been found and questioned as he was dragging off the body of a Northman, presumed to be the one that had come to court you who has disappeared. This orc let slip that he was working for the Dark Prince, and that his plan was to acquire all of Twilight Illusion by marrying you. Lord Linn, Prince Vindonus and Lady Zemira were there. ”

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Prince Kelmore tapped his fingers lightly on the table, “That is most interesting. So the dark prince has been paying attention to this courtship after all, closer than originally thought.”
The court broke in to questions and accusations Lady Cia asked “Do we know anything of him? It seems it has made off with one, possibly two of your suitors, Has anyone heard anything of the Baron Bard?” As if on cue, Bard Gage appears with an accusation for Prince Vindous, “Is it, Prince? For it would not be possible if two of your retainers were better swordsmen.” Arguments over who was where, and other suspicions about behavior break out around the table.

The Bard Accuses

Lord Faulkes notices that the flying accusations were making the Queen tense, and calls for a toast to the Queen. The Lords and Ladies follow suit and a round of toasts is given. Lord Faulkes notes with a frown that some of the suitors are slow to toast the Queen.

This pleases the Queen, but she asks further about the events of the following evening. The dark witch, Lady Lexie noted “A little bit of dark magic could certainly help clarify the suitor’s intentions, Queen of Lightness”. Those around offer what they know, and further speculation begins. Prince Kelmore and Prince Vindonus start discussing the fact that Prince Kelmore has arrived without his sword for the first time. Prince Vindonus states, “One would think it might be lost or,” he hesitates, his smile wider, “possibly found by another?”

Qυεεŋ Coмεŧ turns to question Prince Kelmore, “Prince Miliandrovic, who is your father? I would like to know why I do not know of you and your history in the many lands of my acquaintance?” Prince Kelmore responds, “Has it been llost? Gracious, what a terrible notion! I shall have to check when the festivities are concluded! With all the foul that hast befallen the Queen and her court thus far, it worries me for the safety of my belongings. Treachery fouls the air….” He turns towards the Queen and smiles, “Neither was your kingdom until I arrived here for the faire. The kingdom of Alabaster is set far off to the east, My father, King Brula, has ruled the kingdom for many generations. Mostly human in nature but assorted races living among the people.”

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Prince Vindonus reveals “Last night was most interesting Tari, once the orc was killed we went through the belongings and found a couple of very interesting items” He questions the Queen about the necklace that Prince Kelmor had given her telling all that the orc was in possession of the other half. The half that the Prince swore he never takes off”

Prince Kelmor sneered at the Elven Prince, “I see. So first you question me on my sword and now my necklace that has been ransacked from me. I see who it is that fouls the air with their dissension. You speak of examining jewelry, but has any asked what the Lord Faulkes was up on his eve to leave him in such a state? Or perhaps enlightened on the Bard with his absence? Seems the dirty hands sit across from me, but Prince Vindonus just kept the smile on his face and relaxed stance. “The reason I brought your sword missing up, is that an exact double of that sword was also found with the necklace. It seems to me that one item would be interesting but two of the items which are so obviously yours in the hands of someone connected to the dark Prince can be …..damning. You still have not answered about the necklace.”

The accusations flare again prompting the dwarf King Bump Wumpole to stand on his chair and declare, ” tis plain enough to see what i gave you, my Queen, a very large ruby of no small worth. It seems some of your suitors do not comprehend the requirements of royal gift-giving.” He folds his arms, looking cross, “Conflagrations and flapdoodle simply to confuse you, my Queen! Listen not to these silver tongued upstarts and pretenders, I implore you.”

Queen Comet then drew the evening to a close suggesting we retire for the evening and until she could see the Captain of her Guards.”

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