Growth of a Forest Fae

They begin their lives as petite fae, dancing with the lights on the bottom of the forest, on its waters and moss-covered hills. Their wings, their magic, can barely hold them afloat, but as they explore, as they dance, their enchantments grow stronger.

They practice by flying higher, landing on branches as large as roads, walking on them with tiny steps until trying to reach the higher foliage again.

On their way higher they begin to grow. The forest is ancient and it takes them years to fly up, years as they grow in size and magic. The foliage begins to thin, small beams of light tease them, lure them higher.

Then one day they break through the leaves into the light and touch the dawn. It is a blinding moment after the safety of the dark embrace of forest shadows. Blinding moment of growth when all the roads are not only open, but non-existent. Sky is open, sky has no limits.

The last weekend of Fantasy Faire 2017 is upon us. The official event program ends on Sunday, but we will have a six-hour closing party on Monday to wrap things up thoroughly. The Fairelands stay open for visitors through May 4th, so feel welcome to stay, explore, shop and quest!

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Fairelands Junction.

Petite: Fallen Gods Inc. – Night Sparkle* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Skin, hair, outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Spirit Opal Aura* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Valkyrie Ocean Aura
Poses: Astalianda – Infinity 1 & 5 | Exposeur – Underwater 1 | NanTra – Defying Gravity 2 | Astalianda – The Spirit of Faire

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Living at The Rose

The statues at The Rose are alive. You wouldn’t know it at first glance as they stand on their pedestals, pose in their carefully selected spots, frozen in moments of activity. You wouldn’t — couldn’t — guess, but it is true. Their sculptor imbued them with life and spirit full of humor and mischief.

The moment you glance away, they end up giving merry buntoinettes unicorn rides and playing Fantasy Football with pigeons. When you glance back, they’re gone, only the sudden breeze revealing that something incredibly fast zoomed by. The breeze and a faint eeeeeee-sound in the wind.

When playing with their flesh-and-blood friends, they often pretend to freeze back to statues again. That way you might see statues where there wasn’t any yesterday, nor will there be tomorrow. When asked, the blame is always on the Magician tending to The Rose. The statues couldn’t move on their own, after all. Especially not in the Fairelands.

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Rose.
Statues by meadowWorks at The Rose.

An Unexpected Party

Today is the day. Today we celebrate one of our founders, a true visionary whose imagination shaped ours, whose dreams turned to life in vivid colours and sounds and emotions. 

Today we will hold a party in his honor, a tribute, a feast: a completely Unexpected Party, even! There will be food involved, and music, and fireworks.

Today we gather to celebrate Middle Earth in the closest realm we have to the Shire. Won’t you join the celebration?

Today is Tolkien Day in the Fairelands. Come join the Literary Festival events, Tolkien readings and of course the party at The Hill! Schedule can be found here. 

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Hill

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Deirdre* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine
Eyeliner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta gold
Gown: Silvan Moon Designs – The Light of Sarin at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Gilgalad
Flowers: Naminoke – Gingko Gold at Fantasy Faire: San Mora
Wreath: BOOM – Nature’s Crown goldenrod
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Glamour Glitter & We Are Groot at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Set at Fantasy Faire: The Rose

She Walks on Water

She walks on water, each step barely dipping pale toes in, causing small ripples. Each ripple sprouts life, drawing forth plants, flowers reaching up to the daylight, up to her. 

She walks on water, and the flowers bloom with magic, swirling in the breeze like fireworks, delighting in the footsteps of Spring.

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool

Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Sky Blossom Set* at Fantasy Faire: The Hill
Skin: Pink Fuel -Doll V2 Vamp Pure Black Brow
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body, Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Magika – First Light
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion
Outfit: Spyralle – Starseeker Costume with Nebula* at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Poses: Poseidon – Alchemist 1 at San Mora | ~Mythril~ Her Grace 12 at The Rose

 

Petal’s Shopping Trip to the Fairelands

“Hai! ‘m Petal, ‘n I live with Ladybun ‘n Magician. They’re always busy in the Fairelands this time of year, so I decided to see what the fuss is about. Turns out there’s a lot of fuss! Also, fuzz. ‘n hats! Mr. and Mrs. Croaklet said this particular colour compliments my fur tone.”

“Ladybun always dresses fashonably for the Faire, so I did, too! Flower in the eye has been on top of the trends this year, I know, I read blogs! …well, at least look at pictures. …browse flickr once a month?”

“It’s otterly important to feel like a princess as often as critterly possible. ‘n to sparkle! Big things to carry on your head are gud, too. Ladybun always has stuff on her head, sometimes more than on her body! Just like me! ‘s gud critter dressage. Dress-up. Dressing?”

“Like so! Nothing else needed, perfection! All ready for my big date now, just need to find a romantik location…”

This year the Critter Adventures in the Fairelands advanced to the next logical level: fashion blogging. You can’t blame Petal, those are some fancy things to wear!

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Mudrana | Opal Flight | The Spirit Pool

Petal: !Ohmai – Sea Otter Avatar Silver Pelt
First Hat: F&M [ Oblivion ] * Impollinating Attitude* at Mudrana
Second Outfit: Naminoke – GoldFish Sprite & Rafflesia Flowers* at San Mora
Third Outfit: Spyralle – Starseeker with Nebula* at The Spirit Pool
Fourth Hat: Bliensen + MaiTai – Kira Tiara/Crown* at The Spirit Pool

The Flavors of the Fairelands

As the Fairelands return and open the portals to the mundane realms for the eleven brief days of magic, so do their denizens, the Faire Folk. Some of them are warm and sunny like unicorns on a summer day, but some gather shadows around them like a cloak, sliding through the fog in the darker corners of the land.

There is always necessary contrast there between dark and light, magic stemming from all living emotions, the good and the less-so. There is an invitation to all beings no matter their allegiance, a call to come and join your kind. For no matter the flavor of your spells, we all belong together in magic. We all belong together in the Fairelands.

Fantasy Faire is now open (April 20 – 30, 2017) and as usual, it’s full of events! If you’re interested in shopping, there’s the shopping catalogue. If you’re interested in roleplay, dance performances, Literary Festival, DJ parties or any other events we so often come up with, check the Faire Happenings daily! If you just want to get all the landmarks, this is your page.

Fairelands Junction – Portals to all of the Fairelands

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: Raven’s Perch
Skin: .:Soul:. Gen 2 F Gyouko – Ceredil at Fantasy Faire: Mudrana
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: +Spellbound+ Velvet // Natural Ombres & Dips
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes – Passion
Dress: !dM deviousMind – Datura Silverthistle* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Headdress: !dM deviousMind – deerCrown Moonstone at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Sea sorcery (Mage) & Firefly Starfield* at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Pose Pack at Fantasy Faire: The Rose

The Gods of Sand, Stone and Gold

Gold1bs

There is a place within the Fairelands made out of sand, stone and gold. It glows under the blazing sun, lazy breeze bringing in scents from the desert.

Gold2bs

Sand swirls in patterns against the columns, an embrace of hot air surrounding the ancient stone, brushing against the hieroglyphs as to write its own story.

Gold4bs

Gods form out of the heat: gods of black marble and gold, gods of desert and river, gods of life and death. They stand guard against the disruptions of time, their stone shapes wrapped in eternity.

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There is a place within the Fairelands called The Golden Delta. Won’t you come over and visit?

Fantasy Faire is still open this weekend, Sunday is the last official day. If you haven’t yet visited, it’s time to go!

Scene: The Golden Delta in Fantasy Faire

Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gold PG Scales* in FF The Golden Delta
Loin Cloth & Headdress part of the Gold Skin Pack.
Eyeliner: Fallen Gods Inc. – Soul Markers Simple Egyptian Khol
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands/Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Cleo* in FF The Golden Delta
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment
Collar: The Forge – Pearl Collar in FF Dangarnon
Necklace: Empyrean Forge – Arcadia in FF Serenity
Anklets: Bliensen + MaiTai – Dreki* in FF Lucentia
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Fire)* in FF Lucentia

Poses: {NanTra} Eternal Beauty 3 & 6 | Kirin – December Pose 5 & 2