The Fairelands have disappeared beyond the Veil and into the Mysts, but Junction abides. Though this chapter ends, another will begin when the Faire returns. New stories and quests will await those searching for a way to fight back against the Unweaver.
Faire invited Roleplayers to begin telling their stories in 2014. Eight Faires worth of adventures which still move those who joined the tales now.
Every year the storytellers gather around a campfire to share their yarns. Children help quest hunters to find their birds in between adventures. The role-players share the lore of the realms we call home. Victorians greet others over tea or coffee. Game masters invite players to roll the dice. We even provide classes for those new to the idea of role-play and of course curious onlookers, chroniclers and photographers are always welcome to drop in to have a look.
No one in 2014 could have expected that Role-players would raise 2.5 million Linden Dollars in 2020. None of us would have dreamed of hitting that total again! L$2,554,596 was raised for charity in the name of role-play in 2021!
And so, once again, the role-players must thank the Fairelanders who joined us throughout the years. Thank you for staying with us through the highest peaks, and the lowest darkness. Who trusted us to see the stories through despite times when tears flowed the night before the finale. And those who shed tears of joy when we succeeded in driving back the Unweaver for now.
We will return; determined to do even better next year, as we do every year. And with that, the final words shall go to the Bards themselves:
“The Faire is a celebration of the power of Story and of the Fantasy Role Play communities of Second Life. That we are also a venue for such groups to come and share with us their incredible talents for storytelling, and that in doing so they speak to the themes of Relay For Life speaks volumes in itself, for these are things that the Faire would not be the same without. They remind us just how much we have to Celebrate. They give us a space where it is safe for us to Remember. And they show us that together we can Fight Back against the Unweaver until no one ever again need fear hearing the words, ‘You have cancer.’ For all that, and for their companionship along the way, the Faire is eternally grateful.”
Elizabeth Tinsley and Zander Greene
Fantasy Faire 2021