An Unexpected Party

Today is the day. Today we celebrate one of our founders, a true visionary whose imagination shaped ours, whose dreams turned to life in vivid colours and sounds and emotions. 

Today we will hold a party in his honor, a tribute, a feast: a completely Unexpected Party, even! There will be food involved, and music, and fireworks.

Today we gather to celebrate Middle Earth in the closest realm we have to the Shire. Won’t you join the celebration?

Today is Tolkien Day in the Fairelands. Come join the Literary Festival events, Tolkien readings and of course the party at The Hill! Schedule can be found here. 

Pictures taken in Fantasy Faire: The Hill

Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 Vamp
Mesh Parts: Maitreya Body & Slink Hands
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Deirdre* at Fantasy Faire: The Rose
Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine
Eyeliner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta gold
Gown: Silvan Moon Designs – The Light of Sarin at Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Gilgalad
Flowers: Naminoke – Gingko Gold at Fantasy Faire: San Mora
Wreath: BOOM – Nature’s Crown goldenrod
Particle Magic: Cole’s Corner – Glamour Glitter & We Are Groot at Fantasy Faire: Dawn’s Promise
Poses: ~Mythril~ Her Grace Set at Fantasy Faire: The Rose

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

The Gods of Sand, Stone and Gold

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There is a place within the Fairelands made out of sand, stone and gold. It glows under the blazing sun, lazy breeze bringing in scents from the desert.

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Sand swirls in patterns against the columns, an embrace of hot air surrounding the ancient stone, brushing against the hieroglyphs as to write its own story.

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Gods form out of the heat: gods of black marble and gold, gods of desert and river, gods of life and death. They stand guard against the disruptions of time, their stone shapes wrapped in eternity.

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There is a place within the Fairelands called The Golden Delta. Won’t you come over and visit?

Fantasy Faire is still open this weekend, Sunday is the last official day. If you haven’t yet visited, it’s time to go!

Scene: The Golden Delta in Fantasy Faire

Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Gold PG Scales* in FF The Golden Delta
Loin Cloth & Headdress part of the Gold Skin Pack.
Eyeliner: Fallen Gods Inc. – Soul Markers Simple Egyptian Khol
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body & Slink Hands/Feet
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Cleo* in FF The Golden Delta
Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment
Collar: The Forge – Pearl Collar in FF Dangarnon
Necklace: Empyrean Forge – Arcadia in FF Serenity
Anklets: Bliensen + MaiTai – Dreki* in FF Lucentia
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Sorcery (Fire)* in FF Lucentia

Poses: {NanTra} Eternal Beauty 3 & 6 | Kirin – December Pose 5 & 2

The Other Depths

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There are strange creatures swimming in the depths of OtherWorld. Creatures born as colourful as the world around them, camouflaged within the plants, breathing in same bubbles of magic as the plants fluttering within the currents.

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They form symbiotic relationships with other creatures, embraces of friendship and support, each lending strength to another in ways the other does not possess. They do not garden, they nurture. For them life flows in one stream that each brings something unique to, for them there is no separation of self from the world, for them they are all one. For them all is life.

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If you have not yet visited Fantasy Faire, it’s high time! If you happen to be a mer-creature, I warmly recommend the seas of OtherWorld for you.

Scene: OtherWorld in Fantasy Faire
Tube Sponge Set & Eggplant Set* new releases by Cerridwen’s Cauldron, in FF OtherWorld

Skin: .:Soul:. Gen2 F – Ranitomeya – [FF2016]*  in FF Blackmoor
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Kai* in FF The Golden Delta
Mesh: Maitreya Lara Body, Slink Hands & Feet, Logo Alex Head, .:Soul:. Uni Ears Blix
Tentacles: Storybook – Chasm* in FF Dangarnon
Anklets: Bliensen + MaiTai – Dreki* in FF Lucentia
Tiara: Bliensen + MaiTai – Farfalla Tiara* in FF Lucentia
Particles: Cole’s Corner – Sea Smoke (Mage)* in FF Lucentia

Poses: {NanTra} Defying Gravity 4 | Picture This! Submerge 5 | Musa – Fantasy Pose 43

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

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