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 Waking Sun

The Sun sleeps through the winter, slumbering in the darkness, the cold keeping her brilliance at bay. The sparks dance around her in slow, near-frozen movements, carrying her through the long months of hibernation.

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As the year changes to another, as the season shifts, the sparks come alive. They draw her forward, remind her of the cycle, of the returning spring. Each won moment of daylight gives her strength to shine bolder.

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As the fires drive away the slowness of the cold, her focus returns. Every day she triumphs further in the skies, drawn in by her desire to warm up all the creatures she swore to nourish and protect.

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The veils are breaking, daylight increasing, warmth wrapping the world in its embrace. Spark by spark, won hour by hour, summer approaches.

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The Sun is returning.

The Sun of course begins her return long before our human-decided year-change, but the New Year is still a good moment to take a deep breath and appreciate the approaching spring and summer. Daylight wins more ground every day.

All the best for the New Year 2016, may the Sun light sparks in you!

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 <Crystal> Pure (blkbrow)
Hair: Lamb. Love – Variety/Ombre/Eccentric
Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sun Year glowing eyes
Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Nierika Eye Makeup gold & Pin Me Down – Tiken 3, Lip Markings 4, Liner 1
Nails: Beautiful Freak – Lucrezia
Body: Maitreya Lara & Slink Hands & Feet
Body Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Name of Light
Accessories: .Enfant Terrible. Emma’s Halo & Veil Gold at We Love Roleplay
Necklaces: .Enfant Terrible. Decor Armor Necklace gold
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Night of the Fireflies*
Poses: N/A | Musa – Fantasy Pose 057 | PoseMonster – Vamp 4 | Kirin – Hera Pose 1

The Sun in Selidor

The sun in Selidor is always warm. The eternal summer embraces all visitors, inviting them to rest on the soft grass and to watch the wonder that is summer sky.

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The magic runs deep in the veins of the island, not a remnant of the incarnated gods, but a living, breathing, growing presence. Selidor has a spirit of its own.

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It whispers words of beauty to each new deity taking shape in its arms, words of truth from the realm where magic flows as easily as air.

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“Be all that you are, creature of elements, spirit of growth. Breathe in experiences, embrace changes and always, always face the sun.”

The Fallen Gods Inc. 8th Anniversary Festival week has officially started off! The roof top of the temple hosts an Eternal Market featuring wondrous things for sale (or as gifts), the Fortune Teller inside the temple is still offering free Infinity Sidera avatars for both men and women that find their match, and the week is full of events! Today there’s a live music concert by Phoenix J at 2PM SLT, more schedule details here.

Scene: Eternal Market at Selidor

Body:
Skin & Appliers: Fallen Gods Inc. – Sidera Infinity PG at Fortune Teller in Selidor
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body | Slink Hands & Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sharon Mesh Hair Sidera at the Eternal Market
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment

Outfit:
Outfit: !deviousMind – Hekate Diamond Sheer* at the Eternal Market
Necklace & Earrings: House of Rain – Ouija Set* at the Eternal Market
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Infinite Halo & Fireflies* at the Eternal Market

Poses: Kirin – Athena Pose 1 | Picture This! Jewelry Model 2 | Kirin – Hera Pose 1

The Touch of Infinity

Infinity does not call. It does not lure or tempt like its cousin Destiny. It does not reach out, or set goals. It doesn’t consider itself to be a goal either.

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Infinity simply is. It breathes, it feels, it exists. It connects. Thoughts, concepts, realizations, revelations. It has all the time in all the worlds, that is its nature. There is never any rush, for understanding and comprehension arrive in their time. In the right time.

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Sometimes it even connects people in addition to their thoughts. It allows them to awaken each other, to feel that golden spark within, the light we carry, nourish and sometimes — too often — simply hide. At such a touch we feel the world shake, views change, life paths form. Old empires fall for inner revolutions, new foundations are built.

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All for that brief touch of Infinity we can find in ourselves. That brilliant spark we can feel in the connection to others, the glow in the lover’s eyes, the peace of mind in natural silence, the mystery of our lives fully realized, if only for a moment.

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The touch of Infinity centers us, it wraps around us like the comfort of nightsky, makes everything clearer, more focused, more meaningful. It gives us the gift of perspective, of time, of awareness. It breathes into us, within us, until we remember our small part of it. Remember and begin to nourish it again.

It is October again and that means Fallen celebrations! 2015 marks the eighth Fallen Gods Inc. Anniversary, this time themed around Infinity. The avatar in the pictures (except for the mesh body parts, of course) is a full complete packet that you can win at the Fortune Teller in Selidor. There’s an equivalent version for men included in the prize. You can see preview and applier list here. Remember that the traditional Fallen God & Goddess Contest is also going on, and every participant receives an exclusive thank-you skin and has a chance to win even more prizes! Read more details here.

Avatar (skin, appliers, hair, eyes, outfit, particle magic):
Fallen Gods Inc. (collaboration with FAIDA, Wasabi Pills & Cole’s Corner) – Infinity

Body Parts: Maitreya Lara body & Slink hands and feet

Poses: (*chanimations – alchemy_look | Astalianda – Infinity 4 & 2 | Picture This! – Jewelry Model 2 Mirror

The Seasons of Persephone: Winter

Summer was always too short. The time to return took her by surprise every year despite the signs beginning to appear: her skin paled, her hair lost its vibrant colour, the summer greens changed to darker winter tones.

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The butterflies transformed to small spirits, twirling around her, eager to return back to Hades. Flower decorations became chains and bones, metals and gemstones. 

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The blooming lines across her body sharpened into a strong mask befitting the Queen of the Underworld, the one whose name was barely whispered aloud in fear it would call her attention. Call the attention of the one carrying into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead.

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As the nature quiets into its winter hibernation, Persephone returns to Hades: the realm and the god. She returns and she rules by his side until the awakening spring calls her back to the warmth of summer.

The dress by Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] is one of the exclusives in The Epiphany. You can acquire the exclusives by redeeming in your gacha prizes, that way you can get rid of the commons you don’t want and get exclusive shinies in return! The halo by Cerberus Xing is a gacha prize in the same event. The tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. is available in Create Your Own Tarot event, the skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is from Wayward Carnival, the hair by EMO-tions from Hair Fair and the necklace by !deviousMind from the current Underworld round of Genre.

Scene: Annon

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Ivory* | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – The Emperor Complete + Gold Filigree* | Hair: EMO-tions – Stephanie | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink | Body: Maitreya

Outfit: Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] – Jour Reveur Diabolique* | Crown: Aisling – Savage Winter Crown (snow) | Halo: Cerberus Xing – Tsukiyomi’s Halo (Gold + B) | Necklace: !deviousMind – Lasombra – Vampire Necklace Gold/Silver* | Bracelets – Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano Bracelets Gold* | Spirits: Cole’s Corner – Mana Comet Companion, Mushi Chain Companion, Water Faerie Companion*

Poses: Picture This! – Jewelry Model 3 | {NanTra} – Eternal Beauty 8M | {NanTra} – Eternal Beauty 1M

The Seasons of Persephone: Summer

Her mysteries bloom in the sound of birdsong, her footsteps lure forth flowers, her whispered words soothe minds and spirits alike, wrap the world in the warmth of summer.
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Nature responds to her mindset, her feelings, or perhaps the nature influences her thus, but regardless they are one. It is summer and Persephone wanders amongst the trees and flowers, breathing in the scented air after the long winter months in the Underworld.

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The trees sway with her steps, the flowers reach higher to touch her as her steps take her in the dance of delight through her summer realm. Her touch revives and revitalizes the smallest of details, conjures the celebration of life in an orchestra of colours, scents and sensations.

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It is summer, and Persephone celebrates with nature: one months-long delight of warm souls, green growth and the embrace of life. It is summer, and she invites you to join her. Join her while the summer lasts!

The skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is available in the Wayward Carnival, the tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. can be purchased in Genre’s Underworld round and the dress by Fallen Gods Inc. and FAIDA can be won from the gacha in The Epiphany. The Staff of Life by lassitude & ennui can be won from the same event.  The rose accessories by Bauhaus Movement can be purchased from the Seasons Story.

Scene: Home (Private)

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Pure Eden* | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Sage | Hair: Magika – Which Witch | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Persephone Flowering* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink | Body: Maitreya

Outfit: Dress: Fallen Gods Inc. & [FAIDA] – Jour Reveur Intense RARE* | Flowers: Bauhaus Movement – Sissy (Spring) Head & Chest | Staff: lassitude & ennui – Staff of life RARE* | Butterflies: Balderdash – Flutterbye Swarm | Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Sakura Dust Aura*

Poses: Imeka – Lulu-Pose 6 | Kirin – Athena Pose 5 | Kirin – Hera Pose 4

Mielikki, Mistress of the Woods

Mistress of the woods, Mielikki, Forest-mother, formed in beauty,
Let thy gold flow out abundant, Let thy silver onward wander,
For the hero that is seeking For the wild-moose of thy kingdom;
Bring me here thy keys of silver, From the golden girdle round thee.

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Fair Mielikki, forest hostess, Spake these words in meditation:
‘Claws I should be pleased to give him, And with teeth endow the wonder,
Would he not abuse the favor.’

“Swore the bear a promise sacred, On his knees before Mielikki,
Hostess of the glen and forest, And before omniscient Ukko,
First and last of all creators,
That he would not harm the worthy, Never do a deed of evil.
Then Mielikki, woodland hostess, Wisest maid of Tapiola,
Sought for teeth and claws to give him.
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O Mielikki, forest-hostess, Tapio’s wife, thou fair Tellervo,
Call thy dogs and well enchain them, Set in readiness thy hunters,
Let them wait within their kennels.

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Filled with kindness was the forest, Glen and woodland full of greetings,
Tapio showing greatest favor.
Fair Mielikki, forest hostess, Metsola’s bewitching daughter,
Beauteous woodland maid, Tellervo,
Gladly led me on my journey, Smoothed my pathway through the glen-wood.
Marked the trees upon the mountains, Pointing me to Otso’s caverns,
To the Great Bear’s golden island.

All of the above are separate quotes from the Finnish National Epic, Kalevala. I found its translation here, so couldn’t resist just locating the Mielikki quotes for this. To all the Forgotten Realms fans feeling confused right now: yes, Mielikki is an actual pagan Finnish goddess of the forest, her name (and several others) were just happily yoinked and applied into Forgotten Realms.

The gown that inspired me to envision her is another collaboration by Faida and Fallen Gods Inc. and it is available in The Conquest event right now. The hair by Wasabi Pills can be found in the same event. The fennec foxes by +Half-Deer+ are a gacha in Kustom9. Mielikki’s foxes should really be red and northern, but the fennecs didn’t take a no for an answer.

Scene: Home in Ambar (Private)

Critters: Foxies: +Half-Deer+ Fennec Foxes | Birdies: Happy Mood | Bear: Birdy/Alchemy – Forest Babies Bear Cub Sun 

Body: Skin: [KOOQLA] Bisquit . Nude 02 (db) | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Keira Cinnamon | Eyes: IKON – Charm Eyes Forest | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyeshadow: Beautiful Freak – Starcrossed Gruesome Gold* | Hands: Slink Casual | Nail Polish: Beautiful Freak – Romantic*

Outfit: Gown: [FAIDA] & Fallen Gods Inc. – Secrets Green* | Headdress & Earrings: Aisling – Dangara | Necklace: .Enfant Terrible. Magic Ride Necklace Gold | Bracelets: The Muses – Vanha Bracelets Bronze* | Honey: Anc Ltd. – Magician’s Honey Drink | Aura: Cole’s Corner – “We Are Groot” Aura*

Poses: Kirin – Florence Pose 3 | Exposeur – Back to Black 2 M | Kirin – December Pose 2