Saving Siluri: Quirk & Co. Adventure

“This is it,” Al-Epzi whispered, although the blindfold kept the Messtic from actually seeing anything. Perhaps he felt his surroundings from the yarn.

“Ye sure?” Duncan MacTavish asked, more out of reflex than doubt. He was already busy figuring out how to cut the damn thing down.

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“Yes, this is the Amulet of Shiny Things. It is needed to liberate Siluri from the confines of the Dread Fish Tank.” The Messtic kneaded the ball of yarn in his paws, forming cryptic patterns with the yarn.

“You’d think that she’d be more careful after that business with the damn tuna net,” Symeon muttered, keeping his one good eye on the surroundings.

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If the Fiji Purrmaid had heard her companions, she would have surely commented on how it is not her fault that her beauty is irresistible and captivating to the degree that she finds herself as the captive more often than not. As it was, she was fluttering with the white fish of extravagant fan tails of feminine wiles in the bejewelled tank behind the Oracle Rise.

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“I could drop the weight in too, you know,” suggested Bruce, the Brisbanian Barbarian. “My Siluri’s a full-grown Purrmaid, all curves and tail. That little fish can’t replace her.”

“Now now, Bruce, you know very well what Al-Epzi said: a tail for a tail, fair exchange.” Ringmaster Quirk poked a hole in the fish bag to let the small creature into the tank. “Issymbolic or some such.”

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“A spiced mouse, Miss Siluri?” Vinny offered a snack to the rescued Purrmaid. “I hope the water’s nice. Bastet insisted on the flowers. It’ll all be alright now, see Bill and Steve are keeping watch. ‘n the little monster’s trying to row. We also-”

“Shh, Vinny. Everything’s fine. We’ll be soon out. Just… just hold onto those mice still for a bit?” Siluri splashed in the scented water bowl restlessly. No matter how fierce and primal the tamed cat really was, she doubted it could actually row a boat. She crossed her soft paws and wished Al-Epzi and the Ringmaster had an escape plan.

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There was a crash of breaking glass, a splash of something big and the boat shook as the giant fish raised it up. Al-Epzi held the Amulet of Shiny Things for it to see, the sparkles luring the giant forward. The last sound floating in the still summer air was Clawed Maude’s. “You call that big? We had bigger fish for snacks back in Texas…”

The feline heroes of The Quirk & Co. Travelling Sideshow have been adventuring in my mind since the Tag! Gacha, and they can still be won in lassitude & ennui’s main store (except the exclusive mystery prize). The mystical amulet is also by lassitude & ennui, available in the current round of We Love Roleplay. The fitting scenery hails back to this spring’s Fantasy Faire: the miniature oracle and the rowboat were hunt prizes, but the temple will be for sale in Fallen Gods Inc. main store later. The particle effects by Cole’s Corner are actually auras and supposed to be worn by an avatar, but they worked beautifully as rezed magic, too.

Feline Heroes: lassitude & ennui – The Quirk & Co. Travelling Sideshow*

Fishies: Anc Ltd. – Frilledfish mistwhite, fish shop daughters: antique tank & symbiosisfish albino rezpet | !Ohmai – Bloopie Goldfish Bag (white)

Scene: Fallen Gods Inc. – Odyssey~ Pearl Submerged Temple & Odyssey’s Fate Oracle Miniature*

Mystical Amulet of Shiny Things: lassitude & ennui – Sunna Necklace gold/black*

Boat: FF2015 Wildehaven Rowboat | Bowl: Pixel Mode – Flower Bowl

Magic Effects: Cole’s Corner – “We are Groot” Aura & Pixie Dust (in fish tank)*

Azure’s Search for Normal People

Never content with just one world, Azure had long ago mastered the skill of landwalking. The first shifting had been awkward, her new-shaped limbs as useless as a baby fish tail, shuddering on reflex instead of control. But she had learned since. She had learned well.

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She taught the craft now to the other curious mermaids, how to control two narrower, more angular tails, how to balance upright on them, how to survive in thin non-supporting air instead of the stronger embrace of water. How to transmute sea shells and coral into human body ornaments and wrappings.

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It was perhaps the biggest challenge of them all, to learn which parts of the body should be wrapped in decor and which not, but after the initial mistakes and a lot of landwalker observation, Azure was now confident she had it right. If she could just find landwalkers with a normal skin colour instead of this one endless tribe of sand tones, she’d be happy. 

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But no matter how far she had searched she could find no blues and the sand-skins kept raising strange structures wherever she had visited and burning small fires in them. Kneeling was also commonplace, but Azure assumed it was to show off their superior limb control. If she could only find normal people things would be easier: they would explain the landwalker oddities to their mer-cousin, those normal blue people.

The Draco Odyssey/Laguna skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is available in We Love Roleplay event. Azure’s skin was the scaled version underwater and smooth when rising to the surface. The mask by Senzafine, octobra by ieQED, fishnet dress by FDD and the Nereid dress by lassitude & ennui are all from the current round of The Fantasy Collective, conveniently themed around mermaids. The hair by Exile is available in Collabor88.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Jellyfish Weed Crownleaf, Hydra Anemone Indigo 20 Tentacles | Fantasy Flora – Fantasy Sea Grass Light Blue & Fantasy Bubble Plant Blue | Chair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tentacle Chair

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Draco Odyssey/Laguna Scaled Marks Awake & Smooth* | Eyes: ~*By Snow*~ Midnight Eyes II Indigo* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Windsong | Tail: !deviousMind – Undine Electric Blue | Hands & Feet: Slink

Outfit 1: Mask: Senzafine – Morgazh Mask* | Bra: ieQED – Octobra Gold | Collar & Bracers: Luas – Revenge Set

Outfit 2: Dress: FDD – GS Mareena Fishnet Tunic Silver | Face Chains: . aisling . – Xanthe N1 Gold

Outfit 3: Dress: lassitude & ennui – Nereid Dress* | Jewelry: House of Rain – Bring On the Dancing Horses Jet/Gold* (rings not available anymore)

Poses: Part of the tentacle chair. | Exposeur – Underwater 7M | {Imeka} – Lulu-Pose 3

Golden Gaze

It’s the golden eve, the heat of day having exhausted every living thing, the rays of sun slowly drawing out the very last pieces of focus and coherence, leaving behind only lazy lounging instinct, the primal indulgence of basking in the sun.

goldengaze3csThere’s luxury in the warmth, delicious decadence in the heat where the only reason to adorn one’s body is for decoration.

goldengaze2csThe haze shifts perception into rose-gilded illusions, into acute sensitivity of each pearl pressing against warm skin, the stark contrast of shade and sun like cooler stripes painted on the world.

goldengaze1csLuscious, opulent, intoxicated from the warmth, the delightful incoherence affecting the vision until the whole world is gold. Gold and the scent of dreams.

The corset dress with all the pearl accessories by !deviousMind and the mask by Alchemy are both available in The Secret Affair. The boots by lassitude & ennui are currently available in We Love RP and the bed by Kalopsia in Genre. The hair by EMO-tions can be acquired from Hair Fair.

Scene: Bed: Kalopsia – Le Lit de La Marquise (Gold)

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Hair: .:EMO-tions:. – Envy | Eyes: IKON – Immortal Eyes Parchment | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Casual

Outfit: Corset Dress with Pearls: !deviousMind – Satine La Rouge Pearl | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Marquise Boots Cream* | Mask: Alchemy – Dreams Filigree Mask Cream 

Pose: !bang – Taurus 4 | Part of furniture.

The Forest Spirit

Can you see them? Dancing just at the edges of your vision, flickering within the embrace of the trees. 

forestspirit1csNot everyone can. Not even all of the druids. It takes a special attitude, special attuning to the forest before your eyes open.

forestspirit2csBut when you do, when your mind is finally relaxed enough, accepting enough, they are everywhere. Joyous, carefree, soothing. Even curious.

forestspirit3csFrom that moment on you will never leave the trees, no matter how far you might travel. The spirit will always be there, at the edge of your vision. Dancing.

The gown by Evie’s Closet, headdress by Alchemy and jewelry by .Eldritch. are all discounted at the moment in We Love Role-play. The skin by Jalwa and the makeup by +Nuuna+ are both from Skin Fair, which opens on March 14th. The hair by Exile can be won from The Arcade.

Scene: Athan

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Meenakshi Salt Black Brow* | Hair: Exile – Rain 14 Wild Fusion | Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Face Tattoo: +Nuuna+ Fen Green | Hands: Slink | Nails: Beautiful Freak – Galaxy*

Outfit: Gown: Evie’s Closet – Nimue Gown Illusion | Headdress: Alchemy – Druid Headdress | Jewelry: .Eldritch. Caird Set 

Poses: .Infiniti. – Better To See You With 2 | Exposeur – Back to Black 2 (x2)

The Tower

Sometimes it’s all about security, of strong walls and gates, of narrow staircases leading higher, easily defensible positions.

queen2csSometimes it’s about the vantage point, of being able to see further than others, to have the whole picture in one glance, to enjoy the vision.

queen3csSometimes it is a test, of having the perseverance to climb all the way to the top, to reach the treasure. We all know instinctively that only the most cherished things are kept there, protected by the whole of the tower.

queen1csThe one thing we often forget is that sometimes the towers are not places to escape from or to break into. Sometimes they are the foundation of our strength, enhancing our ability to see far and true, keep unwanted matters away from us. Princesses might be locked in towers, but queens stroll as they please up and down because they know better. 

The gown set by Senzafine (the dress and the overcoat are two separate pieces) and the jewelry by .:ellabella:. are available in the current round of We Love Role-play. The crown by Remarkable Oblivion can be won in the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Location: Annon

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Zahida Coven Salt* | Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Dream of Paradise | Hands: Slink – Elegant 

Outfit: Gown & Overcoat: Senzafine – Solveig Gown Set: Overcoat Onyx, Gown Silver* | Jewelry: .:ellabella:. – Nahimana’s Winter Necklace & Earrings* | Crown: Remarkable Oblivion – Sylver Crown

Poses: {Imeka~} Reika-Pose 2 | aDORKable Poses – Sunny 3m | {Imeka~} Katie-Pose 1

Awaken

The statues line the sides of the bath house, sculpted into aesthetically pleasing poses and forms, the nudity both a declaration and invitation to the visitors to do the same, to drop their garments, their covers and relax.

statue3dsThe black marble seems almost warm under the sun, tinted by the golden rays, the embrace of the heat of day. Maybe some of the statues were sculpted with this in mind, to look up at the source of life, to bask, to admire, to be grateful.

statue1dsEveryone drops their armor here, even the soldiers. The delicate chains wrapped around the statue’s neck must be there for decoration or offering. Perhaps the statues are seen as the spirits of the bath, watching the people relaxing.

statue5dsOr perhaps the said statues happen to awaken when the prey is relaxed enough. Awaken and keep trophies after.

The skin by Fallen Gods Inc., necklace by .Enfant Terrible. and the hair by *Milk* are all available and discounted in the new round of We Love Roleplay that just opened. There’s also brand new appliers for the whole Materica line of skins in the Fallen Gods Inc. main store, huzzah!

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Roman Bath* | ~Libertine~ Legends, Table* (the decor in the middle picture)

Statue: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Materica Black Marble* | Eyes: +Nuuna+ – Nuuna’s Creepy black eyes | Hair: *Milk* Hair ~ Queen of the Court* | Necklace: .Enfant Terrible. – Decor Armor necklace silver* 

Poses: {Imeka~} – Katie-Pose 4 | flowey. it’s a time machine | {Imeka~} – Katie-Pose 3

The Dance of Sparks

The dance of energy, the sparks between objects, the gravitation toward some, the repulse from others, so like synapses flaring to life.

stardust1csNo words, no definitions, no limitations. Reach out, pull back, slide, glide: dance. Feel. Live.

stardust3csAll the power you could ever need is in your fingertips: not out of reach, never out of reach, within you to find and discover, for you to free to flow.

stardust2csThe final frontier is not a distant future, imagined possibility. It is in you for you to face, explore and learn. For you to dance in.

The Psychic skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is currently on discount in We Love Roleplay. The petals that I used as modesty meteor pieces are a new main store release by Zibska.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Space*

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Psychic XX Orbital Gamma Lust* | Hair: (fashionably dead) – Swept Away (dyed) | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Eyes Violet 

Outfit: Petals: Zibska – Fran* | Particles: Fallen Gods Inc. – Ring Particle Maker

Poses: Musa – Fantasy Pose 038 | Musa – Fantasy Pose 039 | Exposeur – Underwater 5