They arrived on boats, rowing or sailing with determination.
They swam through dangerous oceans, tirelessly snorkeling forward.
They floated down peaceful rivers, sightseeing while traveling.
The cleverest ones even used improvised parachutes.
They came to see faraway relatives, to exchange news and catch up.
They came to meet new friends, to admire art.
They came to pay respect to the Great Heroes of Legends.
Or to shop for items not available anywhere else in the realms.
Or to enjoy delicacies out of our world.
They came to play and adventure.
To have a moment of silent soothing peace with good companions.
Perhaps to even fall in love a bit.
Most definitely to snuggle in romantic scenery.
And eventually, at the end of the day, they came to enjoy the music, to sit down, have a cup of coffee and watch the view.
They came to watch the Fairelands, to live in them for the brief time they are connected to our world. As everyone should.
The critters visited the Fairelands this year. If you didn’t, you have still a couple of days left of completely stolen time. The official program has ended and the Faire is technically speaking over, but unofficially the portals stay open until the magic fades (and the Linden Lab removes the sims). We cannot guarantee when that will happen, but we are guessing a few extra days.