Hello. It’s me again, the Fairelander. If by some small miracle you are reading this message, then perhaps you will understand my plight.
Perhaps you, too, still set your Scroll of Teleportation for Junction, only to see a blinking cursor above a nameless ocean. Perhaps you, too, still wake up giddy to greet the morning at Midas, only to rub the sleep out of your eyes and realize that Ishtar’s Gate has drifted away with the Mists. Perhaps you, too, adjust the pieces of your complete Her Highness’s Treasures gacha set, only to feel a profound emptiness—a void where something should be.
In my case, that void is the blank page I now hold in my hand, one page among many that I found washed up on the steps of Midas minutes before the Great Bongs of Doom sounded and the Fairelands vanished into the aether.
A seductive question, perhaps the most enticing combination of word or thought that could be conjured. Once asked, it captivated; either by focus and endless longing, or through purposeful, eternal avoidance through fear of what may, or may not be possible.
As the sun baked down on Midas, the news spread like wildfire that Fantasy Faire exceeded their goal of 40K and surpassed it at 60K, thanks to an anonymous donor. Local chat was quickly filled with Fairefolk in celebration mode, and as tears of happiness streamed down my elven cheeks, we decided to do the next best thing. Shopping!
There are some incredible stores on the Midas Sim. Kynne and I found ourselves in the deviousMind store and after much “Ooohing” and “Ahhhing” we settled on these gorgeous Ishara Snake Silks. Continue reading The Midas Touch→
Somewhere within the ancient city of Midas a hungry power stirs. A power the city was once named after. He awakens, and the city is not golden enough for his taste. Too much green. Too much growth. Too much life. He knows just how to fix that… with a Touch.
The goddess of life and growth, Ishtar, will not stand by and let him ruin her hanging gardens. She calls upon the Fairelanders to help her in this fight. Will you answer?
Alia Baroque is caught between the battle of wills of these two ancient beings, sworn to follow the designs of whoever wins.
Join us in Midas today at 4 – 6 PM SLT to pick your side and choose what will happen to the city.
Two special edition skin-sets will be available as donation rewards: one at the kiosk supporting Midas, another at the kiosk supporting Ishtar. Minimum donation to receive a skin is 990 linden dollars. You can choose to support one of the sides, or even both, for these skins will never be available again.
Since my first Fantasy Faire in 2014, and in the five subsequent years I’ve been blogging, helping with LitFest, working together with friends on collaborative writing projects for the Faire, and even helping with sponsoring regions and offering little bits and pieces of world building, I’m amazed with the sheer scope of the event. I love not only the little details of each region, but the beauty of regions viewed from other regions.