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

Born of Starlight

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Frost spirits are born in small globes of ice, slowly formed of snowflakes and a touch of bright stars. When they open their eyes, the stars are the first thing they see, so their light will spread through the little spirit, filling it with the only glow that can pierce the wintry darkness.

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New snowflakes begin to form around the spirit, created out of the cold starlight, dancing in joy and celebration. Some of these flurries spread out and fall until they condense into a new globe of snow-glow, a new frost spirit.

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When the frost spirit is strong enough to break free, they will simply move through the ice globe for there is no capturing light. In mere moments the sphere is but a bauble in their hands, a small trinket that they send out into the skies to create new spirits.

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Once free, the frost spirit will embrace the cold air, dancing between the stars and the wintry earth, spreading the starlight on the black ground and dark trees, covering them all in sparkling white snow.

Scene: {anc} Glass Ornament Pods at Tannenbaum

Frost Spirit:
Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Frost + Ice PG* at We Love Roleplay
Hair: .Olive. the Flutterby Hair RARE
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Wight
Snow Particles: Cole’s Corner – Snowglobe Aura, Snowstorm Body Glitter, Snowflakes Dancers*
Body: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet

Poses: {anc} Glass Ornament Pods (1, 2) | Astalianda – Snowstar | *ED* Adina 03

 

The Surfaces of Light

Sometimes the sea is lit from above. The light slides lower within the waves like it had a will of its own, like it was stretching or reaching. Like it is calling.
watersprite1bsThere’s sparkles there, dancing patterns, delightful in their motions, alluringly restless and alive. The calm steady embrace of the sea feels too quiet, the soft glow of the plants too subtle, even the rougher currents of the storms too steady.

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Sometimes when the light reaches down, I reach back. I glide higher, feeling it envelope me, taking my hand, pulling me higher. I can hear its whispers and all the warnings of my elders fade away.

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Up there — up here — everything is light! The colours, the strange water around me called air; so delicate, thin and light to move through. The colours overwhelm me, the dancing bright things floating higher… always higher. Just like I did, reaching for the surface despite warnings.

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I wonder, if I reached even higher, would my gliding reach another surface, break another barrier, bring me to yet another lighter place? How many surfaces are there? How many worlds can we find if we just keep on swimming up? Always, always up.

It is the fifth day of Fantasy Faire, the first busy weekend is behind us and therefore this is now the perfect time to go shopping. Remember that you can window shop all the RFL vendors in here!

Fairelands Junction is mostly an underwater mer-realm this year. It is also sponsored by Cerridwen’s Cauldron, so its landscaping includes plenty of sea flora from the Cauldron. You can go shop for fantasy plants of your very own in Wildehaven Marsh. The little sea sprite is the latest petite avatar in the Faire-exclusives by Fallen Gods Inc. The older petite Faire-exclusives are also available for the duration of the Faire, all set in Odyssey. All the mer poses are by Yo Bailo and can be found in Wildehaven Marsh.

Scene: Fairelands Junction by Saiyge Lotus at Fantasy Faire | Plenty of Sea Flora: Cerridwen’s Cauldron

Sprite: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sea Sprite* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Orion Petite Hair Aquatic

Poses: Yo Bailo – Mer Pose 13, 6I, 7r