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Champion of the Fairelands: Ala, the Priestess

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!

Ala, the Priestess
Ala, the Priestess

Ala, the Priestess

Some say that in her native land, Ala was the Queen — but she surrendered her crown because of her love of magic.

Her father was a powerful ruler of many regions. He chose as his favourite wife an alusi, one of the supernatural forces that guard human lives. From their union came Ala, but no sooner was she born than her mother faded into sand that was caught up by the wind and blown away.

Ala was raised by her father to be his heir, but from her earliest days she was fascinated by magic. It is said that when she was still a child, she enchanted a snake that would have bitten one of her baby brothers (born to a lesser wife). The snake became wrapped around a sapling, and was fixed there. The high priest ordered that the sapling be cut down and given to Ala as a wand.

Despite her father’s efforts, Ala grew up to be the most powerful magician in the land. The priests set before her the possibility of growing yet stronger by study. If she would give herself to the priesthood, they would teach her all they knew.

Ala held this a price worth paying. She renounced her claim to the throne and gave herself to study instead, so that to her natural gift was coupled with a deep and wise understanding. Her thirst for greater knowledge grew, so that she travelled the lands, studying and learning from all peoples and all recorded knowledge.

When Princess Flora was born, the Bard Queen summoned Ala and instructed her to teach the Princess all she knew of magic in all its rich hues.

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

Meet the Champions of the Fairelands!

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!

To get you started … here is the introduction to The Book of the Champions.

The Book of the Champions
The Book of the Champions

This is the Book of the Champions of the Princess Flora.

When the Princess was a child, the Bard Queen gathered the ten champions from across the Fairelands to be Flora’s teachers, champions, and companions.

Each was chosen for their gifts and abilities. Over the years, they taught her, mentored her, and loved her.

Princess Flora
Princess Flora

But they could not save her from the Unweaver.

Stolen by his proxy, Ayaz Ata, the Winter King, she vanished from the Fairelands and became forgotten in the minds of human and fae.

The Champions rode out to find her and to bring her back, but one by one they were lost.

Your task, brave hunter, is to find the Champions. They are scattered throughout the Fairelands. Take what path you will, but find them all. Hear their memories of the Princess so that she might be restored to memory and returned to the Fairelands.

The Champions
The Champions

You will be able to buy HUDS that will enable you to join the Hunt and all the games it involves at the Landing Points on every region.

 

Hints about the Hunt with the release of a new trailer!

For all of you eagerly anticipating the start of The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land, today sees the launch of a new trailer (for international release).

It contains intriguing hints of new characters introduced to the franchise, as well as the return of old favorites such as the Bard Queen.

So – what do you think of this latest installment? Are you looking forward to getting to the Fairelands and starting to hunt? Let us know in your comments!

Seriously – The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land will be starting on April 23rd and running till May 3rd. It has an intriguing storyline, with characters and plot drawn from myths and legends across the globe, and it has an amazing array of gifts.

 UPDATE: See Cinders Vale interview Aisling Sinclair about the Hunt on Happy Hunting!

The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land

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Stories are a vital part of the Faire, and we are always looking for ways to share stories with the Fairelanders. One of our favorites is through the Hunt, which offers rich rewards (generously donated by our fantastic merchants) for those who take the path of the Hunt to its conclusion.

This year, we have a rich story to tell, of a lost land, a forgotten Princess and her ten missing Champions.  A Queen will share her most precious possession with you, the Hunter, in one last desperate bid to recover her lost child. But is everything as it seems, or are there layers of mystery, magic and compelling characters for the Hunter to discover?

Once the Faire opens, you will be able to purchase a HUD that will enable you to take part in this adventure for yourselves.

And in the meantime … here is a taster of what is to come:

The Hunt Goes On!

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Although the Fairelands are fading back into the mists, there is one sim holding onto the grid for just a little bit longer: The Palace of Tears sim stays in existence, open and alive for a week still, all the way to May 18th.

This means that you can finish the second part of the hunt at your own leisure within the Palace. The hunt HUD vendors will sell HUDs that cover only this second part of the hunt, since the first part will become impossible to work on once the rest of the Fairelands are gone. Obviously the HUDs you purchased during the Faire will continue to work as well.

Come solve the puzzles, admire the art and enjoy the last Faireland of year 2014 for just a little bit longer!