Never Truly Gone


We are never truly gone. They think we are but stories, old legends, ancient myths. They call us explanations for the unknown, symbols for the various parts of human life, concepts made easier to grasp. We are. There is no telling if we existed first and helped shape these concepts, imprinted them on the human mind, or if the humans called us to being with their devotion and fervent belief. No telling, nor does it matter.

We rose from the sand: shaped of gold, carrying the living sun in our hearts. We rose, we ruled, we faded into stories. That is the biggest story of them all, the one where we faded. They keep telling it, not realizing that with each telling the sun grows brighter, the hawks fly higher, the minions of Bastet step into your homes and demand your worship.

In each purring sound you hear the desert wind, each dawn reveals the rise of the radiant disk held high, in each story you hear more of the truth. We are always here, every sunrise, every nightfall, every soft step in the alleyways, every shriek in the skies. We were never truly gone.

July 15th – 16th is the Relay Weekend in Second Life. There’ll be events around the clock, and of course the whole track to run and explore. The opening ceremony is at 10 AM SLT on July 14th. The event schedule and information can be found here and the Event Day Arrival Center is here. Alia brought back a part of the Golden Delta for the track’s Imagine-region, and sooner than later I had to shapeshift to match.

Scene: Eternity by Alia Baroque, part of the RFL Track 2017

Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gold Pure PG*
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Cleo*
Outfit & Mask: !dM deviousMind – Bastet Goddess Gacha LootBox RARE
Kitties: lassitude & ennui – Mittens cats gacha*
Poses: N/A, part of AO

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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

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

The Memory of the Sea

pearlmemories1csEach pearl is a memory. Some are sparks of joy, leaping within the waves, meeting new friends, swimming in sunlight. Some hold sorrow, carry moments of loss, loneliness, despair. They form within the Sea as all its children experience life. They form within the Sea and the Sea never forgets.
pearlmemories2csWe bear them for her, we beings of starlight and waves, foam and eternity. The pearls wrap around us, moment by moment, heartbeat by heartbeat. We carry the life of the Sea in all its rich beauty, we laugh with dolphins, we weep with whales, we remember the brief flashes of light before the darkness descends, we treasure the long years of turtles, we feel it all.
pearlmemories3csThe Sea is alive, and she never forgets. 

Scene: 
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Water Underbrush V2*
Fallen Gods Inc. – Odyssey’s Oracle & Pearls Shelled on Stand*

Body:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sidera Laguna PG*
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes*
Hair: Exile – Liaison at Collabor88
Mesh: Maitreya Lara body & Slink hands & feet

Outfit:
Jewel Harness: !dM deviousMind – Lola La Riche* at Genre
Bracelets: Mandala – Pearl Rain Bracelets
Sparkly Auras: Cole’s Corner – Cosmic Consciousness Aura (Serenity) & Heat Wave (Mana Burn)*

Poses:
!bang – Taurus 5
(marukin) [automatism] edge of the swallow’s nest
..::Vibe::.. Blissfully Aware 05

The Secrets of Fae Magic

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“Let me tell you a secret,” the lavender fae whispered. “Let me tell you how we fae fly.” She paused, taking to air without as much as a flicker of her petal-covered wings. “The wings have nothing to do with it. Not anymore.”

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“We fae can draw in ambient energies of imagination, we breathe it in, sense it in our surroundings like sunlight on skin. Just like daystar warms us, imagination and inspiration give us power.”

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“We channel it and transform it into magic of another kind, of lights and music, of flight and sparkles, and most importantly; we channel it into dance. We laugh, dance, fly, live. They are the same.”

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There’s no better place to learn to fly and dance than the Fairelands. Fantasy Faire invites you to indulge and experiment with transformations, with magic of inspiration and imagination.

Scene: Lucentia in Fantasy Faire

Body:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Crystal Pure (blkbrow)
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Passion
Hair: .Olive. the Sweetpea Hair RARE
Eyeshadow: Musa – Eyeshadow Wei Wisteria* at FF The Golden Delta
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ammonite
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet

Outfit: 
Dress: !dM deviousMind Arabesque Lilac FF2016* at FF The Golden Delta
Petals: NAMINOKE – Sakura Petal Dress* at FF Echtra
Headpiece Flowers: Belle Epoque { Prue } Headpiece* at FF Breeze
Headpiece Antlers: Spyralle – Lightbearer with headpiece* at FF Serenity
Necklace: Frippery~Spirit of Fantasy Faire* at FF The Golden Delta
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Mage)* at FF Lucentia

Poses: *Eternal Dream* Free Spirits* at FF Breeze

Waltz with Lost Spirits

It is the night of celebration, the night of festivities, the night of freedom. The doors are open, the portals calling, movement from one realm to another as easy as breathing: even for those who do not draw breath anymore.

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The music twists within like a golden spiral of dance steps older than time. Left, right, across the border of reality into another, hop to next one, shapeshift, disguise, mold, become: dance.

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It is the night when everything is normal and accepted and one can ride skeletal steeds through ballrooms, the night when one can waltz with lost spirits and indulge in the sensation of flesh once more.

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It is the night when we all dance, we creatures of grey realms, celebrating the return of flesh and spirit once more. This is Halloween.

Scene:
Garden of Dreams – The Ballroom at the Eternal Hunt
Anc Ltd. – mist cloud [sun gold]
Anc Ltd. – forest lanterns
The Looking Glass – Infinite Love Music Box at the Eternal Hunt
~*Sweet Revolutions*~ Lazy Boo at the Eternal Hunt
deviousMind – Sugarskull Horse RARE

Avatar:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Vamp Pure (blkbrow)
Eyes: IKON – Deadshine Eyes Crimson
Hair: Lamb. – Love
Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ammonite
Mesh Body Parts: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands
Outfit & Parasol: deviousMind – LaCatrina White Wedding RARE
Bra: Dead Dollz – Emmanuelle White at The Epiphany
Bracelets: Mandala – Polly Bracelets White
Red Halo: Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo (blood) at the Eternal Market
Poses: N/A (AO or included in the horse)