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Who will be King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire?

In the run up to Fantasy Faire, we asked you to select your favourite characters from fantasy to be chosen as King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire.

Well, the nominations are in – and your five top selections are ready to move forward to the vote. Let’s find out who they are!

Vote for the King!

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As you’ll see, we have two characters from the Girl Genius universe – the Wulfenbachs, father and son. Will they split the vote and let another candidate in?

From Discworld we have the Vetinari, Patrician of Ankh-Morpork. All powerful and more than a little sinister, will he be the people’s choice?

Lord of the Rings supplies the Elvish candidate for King, Legolas, while our final candidate is Tyrion Lannister from A Song of Fire and Ice / A Game of Thrones. Tyrion is the sole representative of this fantasy element – but with Lannister gold to back him, no-one would rule him out!

Vote for the Queen!

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The Queens represent a similar range of fantasy genres – but now we have fairy tales popularised by Disney – or is that the right term for the anti-heroine Maleficient?

From Girl Genius we again have two characters – Agatha Heterodyne and Queen Zantiabraxus. Will they split the steampunk vote?

From Lord of the Rings we have our second Elvish nominee – Galadriel. And last, but definitely not least, we have Granny Weatherwax, that source of common sense and magical skills (not to mention headology) from Lancre in the Discworld.

Vote for the Chancellor!

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The Chancellors are drawn from a similarity variety. There’s the Genie from Aladdin (immortalised by the late, great Robin Williams in the Disney movie), and there’s Greebo, Nanny Ogg’s cat from the Discworld (nursing a secret passion to be ginger).

Once more, there are two Girl Genius characters nominated: this time Krosp (our second cat nomination!) and Vonn Pinn – looking human but really a clank – that world’s robotic forms.

And finally, from the Lord of the Rings, we have the Ent, Treebeard.

Which will you vote for?

You can visit the vendors and place your vote in a special gallery under the waves at Poseidons Abyss.

OR you can pay via Convio.

Read more about how to vote here.

Tall Tales with the Weasels – help celebrate Mouse Day in Poppetsborough!

The Anniversary of the Mouse is being celebrated today from 1 to 3pm SLT in Poppetsborough.

Celebrate Mouse Day
Celebrate Mouse Day

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 and 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.

You can find out more about the Weasels and Poppetsborough here!

Champion of the Faireland: Britomart, the Warrior

This year’s Fairelands Hunt – the Lost Land – sends you on a search for the Ten Champions chosen by the Bard Queen to mentor, protect and instruct her daughter, the Princess Flora. Each day the Faire is running, we will be introducing you to a different Champion. They all have stories to tell … and some of these may give you clues to help you find them!

Britomart, the Paladin
Britomart, the Warrior

Britomart, the Warrior

In the desolation that was the land after the fall of the Round Table, some knights held to the true way and devoted their lives to redressing wrongs, and protecting the weak and defenceless. First among their number was Britomart.

Little is known of her origins. Some say she was the daughter of Nimue (who some call the Lady of the Lake) and Merlin. Others said that Nimue seduced Bedivere, Gareth, Lancelot or even Arthur himself. Those who loved her less claimed she was the child of a farmer who had his way with the Lady of the Lake. Certain it is that Britomart would never speak of her origins or, indeed, her past.

All that is known is that after the last great battle, the Battle of Camlann, where both Arthur and Mordred were slain, a warrior on a white horse began to be seen, a knight of peerless chivalry and courage, and matchless skill in all feats of arms.

And this warrior was Britomart.

Britomart was the peerless warrior, the brave and beautiful knight whom no man could match in tourney, whether jousting or in the melee, where she unhorsed more knights than any, save Lancelot in the days of his glory.

She wore no crest or lady’s favour, and although her armour and her horse suggested wealth, she would sleep as peacefully in a cottage as a castle and spoke kindly to all. Her greatest weapon was her sword, which some jealous men claimed was enchanted. When she heard this, she offered to fight her accusers with their blades exchanged. Britomart always gained the victory.

When the Princess was born, the Bard Queen summoned Britomart and instructed her to teach Princess Flora all she knew of feats of arms and chivalry.

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Champion of the Fairelands: Duban, the Doctor

This year’s Fairelands Hunt – the Lost Land – sends you on a search for the Ten Champions chosen by the Bard Queen to mentor, protect and instruct her daughter, the Princess Flora. Each day the Faire is running, we will be introducing you to a different Champion. They all have stories to tell … and some of these may give you clues to help you find them!

Duban, the Doctor
Duban, the Doctor

Duban, the Doctor

Duban was a Doctor, at a time when Doctors were believed by many to be sorcerers, especially if they were unusually successful and skillful. For this reason, legends grew up around the Doctor and his abilities — not unconnected with his use of snakes in healing.

Duban was born to a jiniri and a Doctor in an ancient stone town of tall towers on the edge of the desert. As a child he journeyed with his father on long excursions into the heart of the desert to treat the people who lived at a remote oasis. In the town, his mother taught him the ways of her people, including how the venom of snakes could be harvested and used to make cures for different diseases.

It was a study that fascinated Duban, and he began to study new cures, and how the venom could be mixed with herbs and plants to create antidotes, vaccines and potions that could bring restful sleep, healing dreams or — when all else had failed, as sometimes it must — a peaceful death.

Over the years his reputation spread beyond the desert, and his desire for new learning, as much as the commissions he received, drew him to new lands. Marshes delighted him in particular, and he discovered in marshlands a whole range of new plants that could be used as astringents and antiseptics.

He would treat all who needed his help, regardless of their income — something that many times put him out of favour with the wealthy who would have preferred to reserve his services just for themselves. But Duban quietly, calmly, and compassionately continued his work, treating his patients both physically and mentally.

So he remained till summoned by the Bard Queen to teach his medical skills to her daughter, the Princess Flora, and also to act as her physician. But the Bard Queen understood that Duban would not confine himself to palaces. All who needed him could call, and he would answer.

You can also read this page as part of an online book here.

Will YOUR photograph appear in the Fantasy Faire calendar for 2016?

Fantasy Faire Calendar Competition
Fantasy Faire Calendar Competition

Fantasy Faire “Dream of a Lifetime” Photography Contest –
to create the Fantasy Faire 2016 Calendar!
~ ~ ~Benefiting Relay for Life of Second Life ~ ~ ~

We are looking for the photographs that best capture the spirit of each of the thirteen sims – and the winners will be included in the Fantasy Faire 2016 calendar (with credits for the photographers) that will be created in Second Life, and in real life using Lulu.com, and sold to raise money for Relay for Life. So this year, people really will be able to take the Faire home with them – and share it with their friends and family too!

But … thirteen regions … twelve months. What of the thirteenth region? That one will be the photograph that – in the opinions of the judges – best encapsulates the spirit of the Faire, and it will appear on the cover of the calendar.

For full details, see our Calendar Competition page. And to see the entries this year (and the entries that went to make up the 2015 calendar), visit our special Flickr group.