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Nesting in Nysaris

From Gwyneth:

There’s something about Nysaris that invites folk in. And I don’t mean the usual Faire, ‘Welcome! Everything is for sale’! invitation. No; there is something far deeper inside Nysaris, a city built around a goddess of hope. 

Sciathán Bán attached himself to me

The Realm had such a Classical Greek atmosphere that I was surprised to find myself in the company of a white raven. Since Apollo began the practice of shooting the messenger when the (white) raven who brought him the news of a lover’s infidelity had the audacity not to peck out the lady’s eyes, the god cursed all ravens to be black from that moment on. I’d hesitate to venture into a place like Nysaris if I were a kvitravn. For now, I’m calling him Sciathán Bán, because it’s a silly play on the Irish poem Pangur Bán. “Pangur” just means “cat”, and “bán” is “white”, so I checked with Brán for the word for “raven”— which I failed to pronounce after half a dozen attempts. He suggested “sciathán”, which means “wing”, instead— and that, it turns out, I can pronounce, with practice. I’ve made it clear to him that we are avoiding Apollo at all costs. 

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Meet Our Sponsors: Belle Epoque & HarshLands

Janire Coba and Kadaj Yoshikawa, the world builders and sponsors of Nysaris

Janire Coba, the creator and owner of Belle Epoque, and Kadaj Yoshikawa, the creator and owner of Harshlands, are the world builders and sponsors of the Faireland of Nysaris. Kadaj tells us about their world building experience of this year, describes how Nysaris was born and what its underlying story and lore is, and reminds you of the special Nysaris region hunt!

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