Every year as we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to the Fairelands for a year, we offer parts of them for the Faire Folk to bid on. This Live Auction often leads to crazy bid wars as Fairelanders try to make sure they get a piece of the Fairelands home with them.
This year we have for example the whole Region of wonderfully sunny Breeze up for bids! There’s special FF-marked Black Anubis and The Guardian of the Delta statues, collaboration of Fallen Gods Inc. and meadowWorks. If you’re looking for something smaller (and ten times cuter), how about all the hedgehogs from Echtra? Does your garden call for more statues? Both the Cinderella and Last Hope statues from Dangarnon could be yours, as also the Dark Tower. There’s much more than this available in the Live Auction, the only way to find out if your favourite piece of the Fairelands could be yours is by coming over!
DJ Zander Greene will be spinning right up to — and out of — the Live Auction, which will be hosted by Her High Faireness: Elizabeth Tinsley!
Today, Sunday the third of May, at 4-6PM SLT we will have our traditional Live Auction where we will sell off pieces of this year’s Fairelands, from beautifully iconic details to full sim builds!
We have for example YoZakura sim build, Spires of Andolys packed in one bundle, including the castle, Ravenshold tower, Poppetsborough paper train and station, the Writer’s Place used for the Literary Festival from Sylvan of Spells, Aurora’s jail, Poseidon’s Ride from Poseidon’s Abyss, Wildehaven Marsh dock, Ode to the Sea plazas from Odyssey, and from Ichi-go Ichi-e the sakura tree, the ball room, meditation circle and portal.
For the Faire Folk familiar with our Bus Tradition I would also like to mention that not only is this year’s Rock Lobster Bus up for your bidding pleasure, so are the two previous buses: Atomic Kitties Tour Bus and Love Shack Bus. Take home your favourite Faire memories!
All of this and much more up for bidding tonight at 4-6PM SLT in Poseidon’s Abyss! Come over and make sure the Fairelands never fade for you!
This year we have an incredible lineup of events taking place in the Fairelands.
We have our traditional immersive storydriven hunt. This year the adventure is called: The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land. We have a Literary Festival bringing you writers, readers and literary discussions throughout the Faire. We have dance and particle show performances, DJs, live music, jail and bails, auctions, Pratchett Day, May Day Ball, roleplay, calendar competition… prepare to move into the Fairelands to catch even a fraction of all the events!
Sunday, May 3, 8-9am LitFest: Stories within Stories – the Narrative of the Hunt Saffia Widdershins talks about the narratives and characters she drew on to create the Hunt – from sources including classical mythology, folk ballads, legends from around the world, modern fantasy classics, Breton lays and Japanese anime – and combined them with the legends that have grown up around the Faire. Location: Sylvan of Spells
Sunday, May 3, 9-11am Jail & Bail: Clover and Dru iz Framed! Nuuuuuuuu!! Set dem free!! Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris are no strangers to the inside of a Faireland jail cell. But the evidence will show that these Tinies are innocent. Or at least cute enough to warrant acquittal. Fantasy Faire Radio will be there to report the news. And give it a beat you can dance to.
Sunday, May 3, 10-11am Shining Starlettes Dance Group Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
Sunday, May 3, 11am-1pm Jail & Bail: DwarfinsDwarfins managed to evade the Long Paw of Law earlier this week, but they have been finally caught! The industrious dwarfins won’t manage to dig themselves out of this sentence on their own, come help bail them out! Location: Spires of Andolys
Sunday, May 3, 11am–1pm Roleplay: The Rickety Weasels ~ The Tears of Poppetsborough – Finale RP and Dance The final chapter of an adventure that has been playing out since the Faire opened! Come help the Rickety Weasels and the Poppets save their beloved story-book realm. Music compliments of DJ Madonna Daehlie. Location: Poppetsborough
Sunday, May 3, 12–1pm “Fantasme” by The Night Theater Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
Sunday, May 3, 12–2pm ColeMarie Soleil: Original Music Set & Particle Show ColeMarie Soleil does an encore of her stunning particle show accompanied by her original music. Come over to become hypnotized by the combination of the magical visuals and enchanting music! Location: Ichi-go Ichi-e
Sunday, May 3, 2-4pm Roleplay: Origins of Sanctuary: Lut’s Story (Sentencing (if needed) and a Meet and Greet The Sanctuary RP with the Child of Lut players will conclude the court case of Lut, ending with the final verdict. What is the outcome, and does the Sultan’s line have a future? Or will it disappear into the black hole of that which never really occurred! Immediately following, please stick around and meet our role players! Location: Spires of Andolys
Sunday, May 3, 3:30-4pm “RFL Butterfly Strong” Dance program by JenzZa Misfit Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
Sunday, May 3, 4-6pm Live Auction The Fantasy Faire Live Auction is one of the hottest tickets each year. One of a kind items from some of the Fairelands finest designers. Music provided by Trader Whiplash, the Voice of Relay himself. Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
In addition we have DJ Madonna Daehlie (11am-1pm), Trader Whiplash (6-8pm) and Nyza Stillwater (8-10pm) on Fantasy Faire Radio. Make sure to tune in and listen, just enable the music stream when in the Fairelands or check the FFR information here.
THE FAIRELANDS HUNT: THE LOST LAND
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!
As always we are going to have a silent auction that lasts throughout the Faire in the Fairelands Junction: you can browse the items that are up for bid in there and already place your bid. The winners will be declared on Saturday, May 2nd, at 5PM SLT.
The live auction at the end of the Faire will see the traditional bidding wars over various actual pieces of the Fairelands themselves; come join the fun!
JAIL & BAILS
Another long-standing Faire tradition is freeing various wrong-doers (or innocent victims) of the decisive martial power of the Fairelands Sheriffs led by the Commandant Xavian Starsider. The tinies and their dinkie officer additions arrest criminals (often found amongst our world builders and creators) and hold them imprisoned until the Faire Folk has gathered enough ransom in the RFL kiosks to bail them out. Join in the fun, bring some tomatoes to throw!
DANCE & PARTICLE SHOWS
There will be several wondrous dance and particle shows in Poseidon’s Abyss, our Arts & Entertainment sim.
Have you ever wanted to own a piece of the Fairelands? Yes? How about a whole Faireland, one of the fleeting sims full of magic?
Now is your chance.
The traditional Live Auction takes place in the courtyard of The Palace of Tears today, Sunday 11th, 4-6 PM SLT.
The builds for the whole sims of The Faery Court, Hope’s Horizon, Mourningvale Thicket, Blackwater Glenn and Wiggenstead Mooring will be up for your bidding pleasure. That’s right, the whole builds as you see them in the Fairelands.
There will also be parts of the Fairelands otherwise not sold completely, like the Stairway to Heaven and the store builds from Sanctum, the Fish Gates and the Memorial Garden from Heavenslough, the gazebo from Medhir Woods, the Shiva jail from Asperatus, the Wizard’s Tower from the Palace of Tears and the Phoenix Jail that was used to hold Jessica Lyon during her jail and bail.
We are also auctioning off The FaireChylde, the dragon-borne ship that has hosted all the parties and concerts during the Faire. (Feeding the dragon is at your own cost.)
After the Live Auction is over (around 6 PM), there’ll be one more night-long party in the Fairelands, right in the same place in the courtyard of The Palace of Tears. Come join us in the Closing Party as we say goodbye to the Fairelands of this year!
PS. Although there’s no scheduled entertainment tomorrow, we’re not force-closing the portals and the Fairelands welcome you in for as long as the magic that keeps them in here holds. (Aka until the Lab removes them sometime around Tuesday.)
Do you love the Fairelands? Do you love good deals, exclusive one-of-a-kind items and unique prizes? Of course you do!
Our Silent Auction closes today Saturday at 5 PM SLT, make sure your bid is the winning one before that! The Silent Auction takes place in Fairelands Junction and you can window-shop beforehand here.
The Live Auction takes place tomorrow on Sunday, 4-6 PM SLT in the courtyard of The Palace of Tears. This is your one chance to take home a whole Faireland: Hope’s Horizon, The Faery Court and Wiggenstead Mooring are up for bid in their entirety, same as the Wizard’s Tower from the Palace of Tears hunt and many other marvelous pieces of the Fairelands.
Right after the Live Auction there will be the traditional Closing Party in the same spot, our way to say goodbye to the Fairelands of this year, to send them back to their own realm for a year to cocoon and slumber and then return to us the next year in a new shape. Come join us in waving goodbye and wishing them — wishing all of us — well.