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

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 Purple Season

It arrives after the Freezing Teal, the season of Purple. It spreads slowly over the realm, colouring each spore and shroom with it. The Season Changers have already shifted their skins, their markings turning to reflect the current growth plans.

Each line, each symbol, number, cipher on their skin represents a change still to take place, a shift they will conjure into being. With each realm alteration a line vanishes, leaving just pure purple behind. When the plane glows in radiant hues of various purples, their skins will be free of designs and their work will be done.

With Fantasy Faire on the horizon I’m feeling understandably purple. (Psst, the blogger applications are open until April 15th.)

I also wanted to draw your attention to an event ending this weekend: Filling the Cauldron. You can still catch some of their epic entertainment schedule today and tomorrow. I’m sure you want to support more fantastically purple plantlife growth on the grid, right?

Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Orb Slime Set*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Amethyst* at We Love Roleplay
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pi Gold RARE* at the Gacha Guardians
Hair: Exile – Finding You
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Dazed Dancer Aura & Mushi Chain Dancer*
Poses: Musa – Gown Pose 3 | an lar – The Naken Series 3 | Infiniti – Better To See You With 2

Born of the Sea, Staring into the Sun

They are born of the sea, the Guardian Drakes of the Sunny Shores. Born of the sea, staring into the sun. As their eyes ignite from the brilliance of day, their flames burst forth, patterning their blue scales with gold.

Magic weaves itself into wing shapes on their backs, into bits and pieces of decor around their forms, into a halo of a crown declaring their status. It covers them in its embrace: energizing, glamouring, clarifying.

In the end the Guardian Drake is draped in magic — channeling, breathing, radiating the glow — and is ready to leave the depths of the sea to embark on their journey to the Sunny Shores. To guard, defend, protect. To illuminate.

 

Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Draco Water* at Skin Fair
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink hands & feet
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Fallen Gold Royale* at Treasure Chest
Extra Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Elegance* at We Love Roleplay
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Hair: Magika – First Light
Wings & Bracers: lassitude & ennui – Seraphim*
Outfit: !dm deviousMind – Wicca straps & Garona skirt*
Headdress: .Enfant Terrible. Emma’s Halo Gold
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Eternal Flame Set & Fireflies Beam Aura*
Poses: Kirin – Burlesque Poses/Cane Pose 1 | (marukin) [nadja] 1910 | Astalianda – Fallen 5

In the Realm of Frost

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Every winter is born in the Realm of Frost, condensing from the nights of old, their lingering breezes and gusts of cold air. Some winters barely catch a touch of frost, others pack themselves full of snow. But all of them need to be broken free before they are born.

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The Frost Daughters estimate, evaluate and finally decide when a winter is ready to be freed. They keep an eye on how cold its sphere becomes, how active the glittering blue lights are, how big it grows. 

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When they feel it is ready, all it takes is a touch and the frost cracks open the shell that held the cold in check and the winter is ready to begin.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Starbud Fungus & Winter Underbrush*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Frost Ice*
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Thorns White* in The Bloody One Hunt
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Exile – Pick Up Lines
Outfit & Crown: !dm deviousMindShiva Ice Queen* at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Snowflake Aura Set & White Walker Smoke*
Poses: Exposeur – Back to Black 1 M | Picture This! Magi 2 | an lar [poses] The Naken Series Three

Dragons Dream

dragon-whelps-1bsWhat do dragons dream of? There are many theories and suggestions, many answers even from the drakekin themselves. Some claim that it’s gold, some say conquest, some higher planes of magic, perhaps simply the joy of flying.
dragon-whelps-2bsIt may or may not be all of those things, but one dream always returns: the one where they are whelps once more, just specks of magic floating around within their very own plane of slumber, the one where they live before they are born to a more physical form.
dragon-whelps-3bsThey remember their guardians and caretakers, the warm glow of golden magic that they so hard try to reproduce in their hoards. They remember the humanoid feminine beauty, one of the first things they ever see and therefore try to recapture.
dragon-whelps-5bsThey dream of the gentle sway of flora made of magic, feeding their existence with each radiant spark of colour. They remember fluttering their small wings, floating on the currents of arcane energy.
dragon-whelps-4bsWhat do dragons dream of? Gold and magic, beauty and flight. Dragons dream of beginnings, dragons dream of endings, dragons dream of eternity.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Floating Tuberplant v2 Set*
Dragonlings: lassitude & ennui – Dragon Whelps* at Gacha Garden
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Eclipse*
Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Eir Pure Gold RARE & Eros Real Gold RARE at Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Exile – Cold
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Metal Bikini: Luas – Melina Bra & Thong Maitreya Golden
Crown: Aisling – Malika (halo)
Particle Magic: Cole’s CornerFairy Gold Dust & Night of the Fireflies*
Poses: (marukin) [volition] back of a bird | Astalianda – Fallen 3 | Exposeur – Underwater 4

Calling the Celebrants

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We have been invited. Every year the invitation arrives, every year the curtains are drawn aside to reveal doorways, every year the Sound of Life rings in our silenced ears once more. It calls, it beckons, it pleads. Just like it always did. Just like it always does.

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Each of us celebrates the return to the Land We Once Walked On. Some of us simply step through, others sail in with more impressive means, some slink and slither, some arrive with a bang. Some run through the streets screaming, some hiss softly in the passing October breeze.

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It does not matter how we celebrate, what matters is that we all do. For one night, one glorious night a year, all the chains are broken and we are free. Free, and dancing amongst you.

Halloween has arrived to Selidor, and Fallen Gods Inc. has a Severed Sale: -50% from all the Halloween fitting items, including the various Rotten skins (now complete with body and head appliers), clown face tattoos, Trufangs, Dead Man’s Grins, and much more, all now updated to have appliers to make your mesh body all the more macabre!

The blood tattoos by Fallen Gods Inc. are a part of The Arcanum Halloween & 10th Anniversary Extravaganza. The face tattoo is a 10L Sidewalk Sale item, the feet tattoo is a free gift in the same location and the hands are a free prize in the hunt in The Arcanum sim. All include system layer tattoo and an omega applier, face tattoo has system eyes and the feet and hands have Slink nail appliers.

First Celebrant, The Lady in Red:
Scene: ~Libertine~ Justine Grand Divan & My Heart on a tray*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten: Rotting Blood Body & Rotting Grin Head*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, LOGO Alex Head, Slink Hands & Feet
Blood Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gaze & Touch of Blood* at The Arcanum Halloween
Hair: MINA Hair – Lena
Eyes: Astrae . TerrifEyes – Hive at Nowhere! Halloween Game/Hunt
Gown: Sn@tch – Myrna Sequin Gown
Choker: Silvery K. Neck Corset Mesh (Red)
Cuffs: House of Rain – Abyssal Cuffs – ruby/black*
Pose: an lar [poses] Being Miss Red Two

Second Celebrant, The Lady in the Mists:
Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Ancient One Skull, Small Scales*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten, Ivory*
Mesh Parts: Slink Hourglass Body, LOGO Alex Head, Slink Hands & Feet
Blood Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Touch of Blood* at The Arcanum Halloween
Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Dead Man’s Grin 50% White*
Hair: .Olive. the Flutterby Hair RARE
Eyes: Astrae . TerrifEyes – Hive at Nowhere! Halloween Game/Hunt
Gown: -AZUL- Melinda White
Bone Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano – Necklace & Bracelet Bone*
Particle Magic: Cole’s CornerSea Sorcery (Blood), Moonbeam Aura, Soul Reaper Spectral Fog Aura
Pose: .Infiniti. Better To See You With 5

Third Celebrant, The Bound Lady Breaking Free: 
Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Cthulhu Altar*
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Rotten, Coal*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, LOGO Alex Head, Slink Hands & Feet
Blood Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gaze & Touch of Blood* at The Arcanum Halloween
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Aria
Eyes: Astrae . TerrifEyes – Hive at Nowhere! Halloween Game/Hunt
Ropes: -Pixicat- Thorn.Rope RARE
Chains: E.V.E Broken Chains {Connected} Dancing Collar M02 Gold at Shiny Shabby
Particle Magic: Cole’s CornerSoul Reaper Halo, Hand Ward, Spectral Fog Aura*
Pose: {Rook} The Beltane Offering