Thursday April 20th
The Elemental Speaks at the Spirit Pool
As the veil to the Fairelands lifted, the Envoys of Seamaide arrived at the Spirit Pool. They were joined by citizens from other realms. After giving elemental sacrifices to the Gods in a ritual led by the Lord of the Wylds, the Envoys sought guidance. An earth elemental answered their call, and with the help of travelers who were able to speak to the stone creature, it gave the group the following dire warning:
“The taint,” it said slowly, its voice sounding like stone being dragged across stone, “is a threat to all lands. Already it makes its way even to the waters here. You have little time.” It looked over its shoulder for a brief moment. “Seek out that of earth, wind, fire, and water. Work them together as one, for only their energies together can heal the taint. Be quick. In ten days, the taint will spread. It will spread to more than your small isle. And beware. There are those who seek to stop you in your task.”
“Heal the waters; heal the lands,” he said as he began to dissipate into dust, the magics that sent him to the Spirit Pool now waning. “Ten days.”
Friday April 21st
The Cure Takes Teamwork
The Envoys of Seamaide convened at the Spirit Pool for a second time. This time, they were joined by citizens from other lands who offered suggestions for their quest to find artifacts of air, fire, water, and earth.
Perhaps the taint that threatens the world has softened some hearts, for the citizens of Seamaide seemed more tolerant, more caring. After much discussion among the Envoys and Fairelands citizens, the group split into teams, each heading off on its own to focus its investigation on a single element.
As the Envoys scattered in the four directions, their whispered needs carried on the winds, “Come, all citizens of the Fairelands. Choose an element and be part of a team that works to find the cure.”
Saturday April 22nd
An Evil Lurks in the Skies
Today, the Envoys of Seamaide reconvened at the Spirit Pool and met up with more citizens from their realm who had just arrived.
The Merfolk and other water creatures were particularly concerned about the taint in the water in Seamaide, going so far as to call it poison. The tales the new arrivals shared were terrifying: Seamaide and the world, just as the golum had predicted, were being killed by the taint. The group quickly assembled all they could find in the Fairelands and asked for their expertise.
As they continued to learn about the taint and how they might stop it, the group couldn’t help but notice that something dark and BIG loomed overhead. The Envoys were relieved that one of their own…
…was there to help protect them from the evil circling overhead.
As the morning turned to high noon, the Envoys of Seamaide, once again with the help of kind Fairefolke, continued their quest to find artifacts for all of the elements.
Their gazes never shifted far from the evil that seemed to watch them from its territory in the skies over the Spirit Pool.
Sunday April 23nd
Clues in the Quest Revealed!
Today, the Envoys of Seamaide gathered for a fourth time at the Spirit Pool.
The group took notice that all are becoming more and more weary. Yesterday, after investigating what may well be a strong clue in one of the pools, one of the Envoys known as Rue showed signs of breathing distress and today seemed to have developed very itchy skin.
The Lord of the Wyldes felt certain Rue had discovered an important Clue.
Other Envoys also were showing signs of fatigue and nervousness, even unsettling dreams. A traveler from another realm rendered aid in trying to resolve what two clues may be: one that should lead to an artifact of Earth and the other that should lead to an artifact of Fire.
The Envoys have set out to search the vast structures of the Spirit Pool. They are certain that therein lie the artifacts.
They have spread the word that all Fairegoers who are quick of wit should come as soon as possible to help them unravel the clues and find the artifacts. The cure depends on the help of everyone in the Faire Lands.
Monday April 24th
The Quest Clues Have Been Revealed!!
For the fifth day in a row, the Envoys of Seamaide met at the Spirit Pool. The group noted that their comrades were looking ever more weary. Yet, there was cause for hope this day, as they were certain they’d received two reliable clues to the location of the earth and fire artifacts.
Once again, the mer female Rue had taken to the water and had come back with a report that she had found something of interest, a spot she believed might hold an artifact. Sadly, the woman could not remain underwater long enough to make out clearly what might be in the spot she’d located. The taint was just too overwhelming for her. She was forced to seek shelter for the night to recover from the effects of the poisoning.
The Envoys were joined by a beautiful creature with wings. After listening to the tales the Envoys told, she took to the air in search of the artifact of air, for which the Envoys believe Laila is receiving guidance from the voices in her head.
By evening’s end, the Envoys held out more hope of finding the artifacts, for they had come narrowed down their search to the four clues they received.
Water: “In the old entrance of Tir fo Thuinn, what you seek is hidden away.”
Fire: “Seek the Goddess; she will light the way.”
Earth: “Seek the path to the Tuatha De Danann, but beware of leannan sidhe!”
Air: “It is always in the hands of the Goddess.”
The Envoys felt certain that all of the artifacts would be located in the area of the Spirit Pool, and they have sent out their comrades in search of the artifacts. Join them and help the Envoys find the cure for the taint spreading across the lands. There are only five days left to save the world!
((Note: Search the Spirit Pool sim for the artifacts with the Seamaide roleplay symbol on them. If you find all four and RP at one of the remaining scheduled Seamaide RPs at Fantasy Faire—check the schedule!–to demonstrate you have the items before the grand finale on the 29th, you will qualify for a special, unique gift only for those who participate in the Seamaide quest and RP.))