Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Quest - Fantasy Faire 2018


"Come on down to the Faire," they said.
"There are wonderous things to be seen."
They hadn't lied, there was more in this Tiny Town than met the eye, particularly at your eye level. The creatures which tended to make this Town their home were deminutive in stature, but certainly not in personality. Around you they crowded, each chattering away merrily, all encouraging the same thing. Not to remain safe in the town, but to venture further afield, to take on an adventure. To take on a quest. Who could resist such a challenge?

You were never one to shy away from a challenge, and this? Moving against a force as despicable as the unweaver... With your friend ever closeby, cheering you on, you would answer this call. "Head north!" The first clues told. Strange creatures left behind, cheering and dancing, toasting the escapade with something they called 'Wootberry Juice', you had to wonder who you would meet along the way, and how this adventure would change the way you see the world, and yourself.

The voice in the North resided in Erstwhile, a place caught between others. Few came here with the intention of staying long, it was a nexus, not a terminal.
"You're fortunate to find me here..." murmured the voice in the North, her eyes flickering across the information board, announcing the arrivals and departures.
"The light here grows short, soon the ornithopters will take flight, and I must be gone. Your journey here has been smooth sailing thusfar, long may that last, for all our sakes. Come, they are ready for us to board. We journey on, we journey East."


The ornithopter landed through clouds of water vapor thrown skyward by the innumerable waterfalls in Falls of Hope. Traversing the woven pathways of rock was a daunting challenge, each footfall potentially leading to a slip, a fall, and nothing more. The voice of the North looked back longingly at the departing craft, then nodded onwards. "Wait..." you called... "There's someone down there, and an easier way to get there."
"Oh... that looks much safer!"
Two far from short zipwire rides later and there she was, the voice of the East, surrounded by Flamingos.
"Well met my friend from the North", the voice of the East was zephyr light as she spoke. "And well met stranger, welcome to my lands. What is it you seek here?"
That was indeed the question, the clue intially had been clear, and the North had taken control from there. Thinking back to the words of the Wootdrunk, you had it, the true cause.
"We're here to work against the Unweaver."
Turning to gaze out across the open water, the voice of the East raised a hand to shield her eyes, spying out the way. "Then let us move on... we must head South, there is information we will need."


In the dark depths of the south lay the library. Here, amid the whispers, the gathering band found the voice of the South. Coming out of the shadows between great walls of books, she greeted eveyone with a silent nod, gesturing toward the broken brick where sunlight and mists filtered in. There they could talk. "You can have come for only one reason as the two of you are here." The voice of the South mused, "Welcome to you both, and your companion."
"So pleased to meet you.." you manage to say, somewhat exhausted by the long journey. "There is knowledge here we need... to further our quest agains the unweaver. Can you help direct us?"
"I can do more than that." Pulling volumes from the shelves and rearranging themin what was apparently the correct order, the voice of the South confirmed. "Now that things are in order here, I can accompany you, the knowledge you need is within me. Do not fear, I shall share it with you as we walk to the West."


By a quiet inlet of the western seas, the voice of the West drifted serenely on wings the colour of twilight. "It is time?" were the words of greeting as you approached, flanked on all sides by new companions, combined knowledge and conviction driving you on.
"It is time. The unweaver will not win. We will challenge it at every turn, with your help."
One powerful beat of those wings and she rose. "Agreed. The words have been spoken from all corners of the earth, the air, the water, the fire and we have the knowledge we need. Let us proceed."

The trials that followed tested every ounce of skill and strength. One by one, your companions knowledge opened the way, and they were left behind, swearing to meet you again. Then, there it was, the final test. Through all the long journey, you had learned as you walked. Learned as you talked and shared with new friends. Evolved and changed, you were not as you were when you began. Now, the unweaver beaten back, a wealth of rewards was at hand.


Goodness me! Are you still with me? Welcome to the feeling at the end of the quest - except I'm not showering the prizes on you, you have to make your way to the TP point of any of the Fantasy Faire sims and complete the quest - you have until at least the end of the 7th before these beautiful worlds fade back into the mists! I'm blogging from the Masked Ball celebrating the Faire, and us just reaching a total (so far) of $45,000. That's not Linden Dollars. Thats USD for the Hope Lodge in Nairobi! I hope Elayne Diavolo will not object to me borrowing and sharing her sentiments.
 WE fight for those who fought and won, WE  fight for those who still fight and we stand by their side, WE fight for EVERY voice that was lost.. here with us they are NEVER SILENT!!!!

You at the start: 
Skin: :[P]:- Vyrian :// Nineve   L$ 1349
As you may know, not only are skins from Vae at Plastik beautiful, but they come with seventy four thousand bits to add and tweak the look making it fit anything and everything you own. 8 Eyebrow shapers, 3 system eye options, 3 mesh eye options, Body and head appliers for the range of mesh bodies, additional applier options for Femboy and Added Muscles, 3 system makeup tattoos, appliers for nails and EARS (which is a new one on me!) and of course, two system skins, with and without brows. Amazing as ever.
Pools of Ethuil

Tattoo: Endless Pain Tattoos Thyra Black L$ 325
Unisex, this tattoo looks good on everyone! This pack comes with the tattoos in all their forms in Red, Black and White. System tattoo layers and appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature and Slink.
Severina

Dress: Silvan Moon Designs - Fantasy Faire X Travelers Set-Dress, worn here with all three parts, Dress, Overskirt and Sleeves. Options for three standard mesh sizes XS, S and M, Maitreya and Slink. This, along with comparable male clothing are part of the deluxe version of the House of Garland Quest pack, available at the TP point of each Faireland Sim for L$ 350

Shoulder pal: Cheer Shoulder Companion V.1.0
Also part of the House of Garland pack - this little guy is your companion throughout the quest, once you find him!


Voice of the North:
Earrings: Zombie Suicide - Crystal Swirl Earrings L$ 199
These lovely earrings work equally well with system and mesh ears. HUD driven options allow you to choose from eight different swirl colours, and 8 complimentary textured crystal colours.
Willows of Nienna

Skin: :[P]:- Fantasy Faire RFL Low Lag Avatar 2018  FREE
This beautiful creation includes a system skin, 3 eyebrow shapers, appliers for Belleza, Maitreya (worn) Omega, Slink, Mesh eyes, System eyes in addition to the lovely Gilded Fae Hair and Gilded Fae Tangle Horns
Pools of Ethuil

Gown: !!!Silvan Moon Designs!!! Moonstone Gown Set-Crimson L$ 350
Excellent textures give the look of real fabric drape. Shown here are the Upper dress and Skirt. The pack includes helpful alphas, and options for Skirt, Upper dress, and Sleeves for Hourglass, Maitreya and SLink.
Aetherea

Crown: Yokai - garden of roses crown L$ 99
Pretty little black crown stuffed full with red roses.
Tiny Town

Pictures taken in Erstwhile


Voice of the East

Skin : ~Jeanette's Joint~ RFL Angels Skin (Female ~ Explicit)
This beautiful skin is one of the prizes you can expect at the end of the House of Garland Quest. Three system skins are included - explicit and modest female skins, and a male skin too. The prize comes with Omega appliers for your meshness, an eyes applier and a halo!

Tattoo : -Endless Pain Tattoos- Ivar  L$ 425
Excellent as always, the Ivar tattoo is a mixture of traditional tattoo motifs, from celtic knotwork to dragons, mandalas as runes. System tattoo layer included, along with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature and Slink.
Severina

Necklace: [Harshlands] FF X Necklace - RARE - Mer Realms
Gatcha gloriousness! The detail on these is seriously amazing. 100% donation to RFL
Willows of Nienna

Dress: Mishmash Fushion - Something True Gown - Gold Green -  L$ 100
This totally beautiful gown comes with mesh options for eBody, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, standard mesh and Venus.
Falls of Hope

Pictures taken in Falls of Hope

Voice of the South

Hair ornament: Attitude is an Artform - Orbb D'Ariquelle L$199
Supercool spider in the hair goodness - an excellent addition to Stephen, the spider I've been RPing as living in my hair for years.... ANYWAY. This hair slide doubles as stylish weapons, has 3 metal texture, 12 bead colour options, and four bento weapon hold poses!
Athenaeum Arcana

Hair: Wasabi // Mayra Windblown Mesh Hair  L$ 250
Two versions included Mayra, and Mayra Windblown as shown here (Included are also options A for small heads and B for large heads of both). 20 HUD driven regular colours and 15 colours with emphasis on the roots.
Aetherea

Necklace: ~Lantian/Flox~ Faceted Drop Necklace, dragon purple - L$ 199
Very pretty faceted crystals on a delicate silver chain.
Sanoria

Skin: Sinful Needs - Reverie F Amethyst - Waxed - Jet Brows L$ 1875
This skinpack includes a system skin, ideal for those like me who keep their system head! 3 brow colours and a no brow option. Omega Applier for the skin for all manner of mesh bodies. Other tones of this fantastic skin are also available at the Faire, with 25% of their purchase price going to RFL
Severina

Tattoo: Fallen Gods ~ Balance Sak Yant, Gold
This is another of the fabulous prizes you receive at the end of the House of Garland Quest. It comes with three system tattoo layers, so you can choose to wear it all, just on the front, or just on the back. Omega appliers are included for each for your meshness.

Gown: .:Senzafine:. "Lothiriel" Gown - Faith L$ 295
Very pretty gown in tones of purple and blue, HUD options to alter the colour of the ribbons and accessories Gold or Silver. Mesh options for the gamut of available bodies.
Willows of Nienna

Voice of the West

Hair: Analog Dog - Amanda FANTASY  L$ 300
Beautiful long braid, alpha layer included. HUD options allow you to choose from ten preset colours, or go wild with the RGB colour picker!
Falls of Hope

Forehead adornment : !TLB - Ryu Dermal + Tattoo L$ 150
Tribalesque forehead tattoo with dermal piercing. Two system tattoo layers included to change the style of the tattoo, one more and one less. Catwa HUD included. Also included is a HUD offering 16 'metals' and 27 colours for the 'jewel' in the piercing.
Severina

Skin : ~Jeanette's Joint~ RFL Angels Skin (Female ~ Explicit)
This beautiful skin is one of the prizes you can expect at the end of the House of Garland Quest. Three system skins are included - explicit and modest female skins, and a male skin too. The prize comes with Omega appliers for your meshness, an eyes applier and a halo!

Tattoo: :[EvenTide]: Leopard Spots GOLD
This is a prize from the House of Garland Quest in the Fairelands. The prize contains this frankly amazing glittery tattoo, with appliers for Slink, Omega and Maitreya. 25 System tattoos are also included so you can access the range of different spot placements.

Dress: :[Plastik]: & .Storybook. :// Areanae Dress RFL Dark   L$ 349
Beautiful geometric pattern on these dresses, the pack includes the dress in three different tones of purple, Dark - shown here, Mid and Light, for Maitreya bodies and another three for Hourglass bodies.
Pools of Ethuil

Wings: *Elite Equestrian* Beltane Bento Wings (Animated, Texture Scripted) This prize pack - from the House of Garland Quest - contains these very pretty wings and via the included HUD, 15 different texture options including some very pretty colours!

You at the end:
:[P]:- Fantasy Faire RFL Low Lag Avatar 2018  FREE
This beautiful creation includes a system skin, 3 eyebrow shapers, appliers for Belleza, Maitreya (worn) Omega, Slink, Mesh eyes, System eyes in addition to the lovely Gilded Fae Hair and Gilded Fae Tangle Horns
Pools of Ethuil

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Symphony of the Sea - Fantasy Faire 2018

The shores of Ardessa seethed under skies still glowing with the warmth of day. This was a magical place at the most mundane times, and the golden hour of twilight was far from that. Bare feet sank into wet sand, the roiling waters sweeping close to her gown as she strolled toward the cavern.
This was the place. The source of so much life. Dank rocks, far from being scoured clean by time and tide, provided a foothold, which was all life ever really needed afterall. Twice each day, the sea poured into the cavern, flushing rockpools, sending the fronds of anemones swirling. Sharp spines, necessary for protection out in the wilds could soften here, under the benevolent luminescence dripping down the walls.
The cavern itself formed a natural amphitheatre. Acoustics came courtesy of the sea spiders, their webs spun from stalactite to craggy overhang, the glowing orbs of their eggs adding temporarily to the atmosphere. "Perfect" she murmured, surveying the scene. Carved into the rocks there was seating for the orchestra, the soft strains of which could be heard approaching from the land. As the tide receded, so the sands would dry, providing all the space the audience would need, continuing on out into rockpools and the depths for those who could not leave the water. Crystals within the cavern began to hum, resonating more and more with each crash of waves as the time approached. The Symphony of the Seas was about to begin.

These pictures were taken in the Fantasy Faire sim Ardessa All items are 100% donation to Relay for Life. So far we have managed to raise a record breaking ELEVEN MILLION L$ which is out of this world amazing. One night for a cancer patient or their family in the Hope Hostel in Nairobi can be covered with L$1500, so we are making a REAL difference. Come home, come relay!

Antlers: FF2018 - The Willows of Nienna - Willow Antlers L$ 50
This gatcha item can found now in gatchas at the TP point of Faireland sims. There are mementos available for each of the sims, a really lovely way to remember them!

Circlet: SoG Reminders of Hope Circlet - Free
Secrets of Gaia - Quest Prize. By completing the Fantasy Faire House of Garland Quest (Quest pack available at the TP point of Faireland sims), this is one of the huge number of excellent prizes. Delicate and pretty, this circlet embodies the Faire - clue's in the name. We are all about hope here!

Skin: :[P]:- Vyrian :// Nineve   L$ 1349
As you may know, not only are skins from Vae at Plastik beautiful, but they come with seventy four thousand bits to add and tweak the look making it fit anything and everything you own. 8 Eyebrow shapers, 3 system eye options, 3 mesh eye options, Body and head appliers for the range of mesh bodies, additional applier options for Femboy and Added Muscles, 3 system makeup tattoos, appliers for nails and EARS (which is a new one on me!) and of course, two system skins, with and without brows. Amazing as ever.
 Pools of Ethuil

Tattoo : -Endless Pain Tattoos- Ivar  L$ 425
Excellent as always, the Ivar tattoo is a mixture of traditional tattoo motifs, from celtic knotwork to dragons, mandalas as runes. System tattoo layer included, along with appliers for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature and Slink.
Severina

Dress: Infinity_Sofia Dress Black  L$ 300
This is a truly grand gown! Beautiful gold trim around the top of the bust. There is a pose included within the gown - so bear in mind when buying - though it can be masked with an AO or poser if you are buying to take pictures! My other gown purchase from Infinity has two gowns, with and without the pose, but this is no mod, and has the pose.
Falls of Hope



Friday, May 4, 2018

Desert Dance - Fantasy Faire 2018

Life in the Sanorian desert was one of extremes. The dunes extended for thousands of miles, it was said. Few who took it upon themselves to venture far into their barren expanse came back to tell the tale. There had been a great civilisation here once, so the ruins told. But over how many centuries had it reigned? How quickly had it fallen?
These things had been lost in the sandstorms of time. Many of the people had been lost too, or had left by ship if they had the means to do so. Those who remained had not cared to maintain the day to day ways of the great civilisation from which they were descended, not in any great depth anyway. There were far more important things to take up their time, scratching the surface of the ever encroaching sands to farm what crops they could, building shelters for themselves and their animals. Adaptation was a harsh lesson, easy in its way, but harsh nontheless. Those who could not adapt, who tried to force the world to fit their previous experience of it were doomed to failure. Those feted to succeed were those who could look around themselves, see the nooks and crannies, areas in which shadows pooled, cool and refreshing even at the height of the sun. As it was there that life began, and there life was maintained with no need for intervention. Those who discovered this grew strong, and carried her with them, so there she revelled.
Once the sun began to fall, and shadows lengthened, she had more scope. Soon the heat held in shifting sands would dissipate, sinking lower and lower. Walking across the dunes she liked to feel the grains of sand between her toes, a tactile comfort which dancing across the heat haze of day could never hope to provide. The shimmering sunset glinted on the sea, igniting the fire in her eyes. While ancient ceremony had been lost and temples had fallen, the people who remained clung on to their beliefs, and so she endured. Civilisations would build up again, she had no doubt. People would come, develop, grow. From the sands, greatness would emerge. You could trust her on this. In the desert, you could always trust the Djinn.

All items shown are 100% donation to Relay for Life. These pictures were taken in the Fantasy Faire sim Sanoria

Hair: Wasabi // Mayra Windblown Mesh Hair  L$ 250
Two versions included Mayra, and Mayra Windblown as shown here (Included are also options A for small heads and B for large heads of both). 20 HUD driven regular colours and 15 colours with emphasis on the roots.
Aetherea

Eyes: !TLB - Aed Eye  L$ 200
HUDs included for Catwa, Lelutka, and Omega. Also if you don't have a mesh head, but like me, don't mind mesh eyes, theres another HUD by which you can control the colour of each eye independently, there are 12 colours possible for each eye. Great!
Severina

Headchain: !TLB - Kur Headchain  L$ 150
HUD offers three different colours of metal, silver, black and gold. There are 16 different tonal options for the scales in the headchain, so you get a wonderful iridescence rather than one colour.
Severina

Skin: [NM] - Immortal - Cleavage - Brows - Severina
This skin is a prize in the House of Garland Quest at the Fantasy Faire - You can get the Quest Pack from the TP point of all Fantasty Faire sims. This gift includes male and female skins, female includes six system skins - with and without brows for three cleavage options, natural, cleavage and corset. Also included are a huge number of appliers for mesh bodies and heads.

Tattoo: Fallen Gods ~ Balance Sak Yant, Gold
This is another of the fabulous prizes you receive at the end of the House of Garland Quest. It comes with three system tattoo layers, so you can choose to wear it all, just on the front, or just on the back. Omega appliers are included for each for your meshness.
 

Necklace : [HarshLands] FF X Necklace - ULTRA RARE - Demon  L$ 49
This is a GACHA item, one of three Ultra Rares available. This one is delightfully creepy!
Willows of Nienna

Outfit: [ SAKIDE ] Ashryn Top and Skirt - Cream L$ 180
Lovely delicate patterned cream outfit, with a very low cut skirt at the back! XD
The Bazaar Dungeon

Swirls : Tai'Dyed - Mandelbrot Edge 05 Nebula Dance Costume L$ 325
These amazing adornments can form a swirling dancing avatar, as a full body alpha is included. The costume can take up all your attachment points - I know, I maxxed out! The pieces each slowly change colour, shifting through teal, blues and purples.
Sanoria

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Haven of Words - Fantasy Faire 2018

The Halls of Story were a dream, a dream within a dream, or simply such stuff as dreams are made on. This was a land conjured up firstly by words. In the years that followed, by paint daubed on walls and gradually, over time, by ink until eventually its existence was woven anew by tiny squares of light grouped and shaped into characters which breathed life into the Halls.
In this incarnation, the world outside was certainly dreamlike, the view from the upper balconies was truly something to behold, out as far as the horizon where the lilac sky kissed the lavender sea. Each year the library which made up the main chamber of the Halls grew bigger, the shelves had more depth to hold the increase in volumes, large and small. Some stories were short, only a page, in crayon or spidery ink, while others ran to folios, their words and illustrations bound in the finest silk. Like all libraries, the serenity of this peaceful refuge belied the world ending battles contained within its pages.
At times, the weight of words was too much. No matter the beauty cocooned within, there were terrors too. When the world leaned in that direction, for a time, so did their tales. This was when she was glad she was the author of her own story, tied to the tales of others no doubt, but master of her fate, captain of her soul. This was when she would leave the words of others behind, to walk in the wonders of the world. Lofty silence but for the low resonance of crystals left far behind her now, strains of music from the distant Fairechilde carried to her. As she walked, she wove the narrative of her own story, fresh pages washed clean by the salt of the sea.

These pictures taken in the Fantasy Faire sim Halls of Story So far, we have raised L$ 10828782! The Fairelands are here until the 7th, please, go RELAY FOR LIFE! All items shown are 100% donation to Relay for Life.

Horns: :[P]:- Gilded Fae Tangle Horns   FREE
Beautiful strand strewn horns, free as part of the low lag avatar from Plastik, available at the TP point of each Fairelands sim, and at the store in
Pools of Ethuil

Skin: :[P]:- Vyrian :// Nineve   L$ 1349
As you may know, not only are skins from Vae at Plastik beautiful, but they come with seventy four thousand bits to add and tweak the look making it fit anything and everything you own. 8 Eyebrow shapers, 3 system eye options, 3 mesh eye options, Body and head appliers for the range of mesh bodies, additional applier options for Femboy and Added Muscles, 3 system makeup tattoos, appliers for nails and EARS (which is a new one on me!) and of course, two system skins, with and without brows. Amazing as ever.
Pools of Ethuil

Top : =Kio= Half Top- Delight  Mermaid L$ 199
This top is super cute. Look at the gold. LOOK AT IT SHINE! Love it. The pack includes tops fitted for Freya, Isis, Venus, TMP, Maitreya, Hourglass and Physique mesh bods.
Aetherea

Skirt : Infinity - Broken Style_Ninfa Skirt Green L$ 300
This light and breezy, semi transparent skirt is fastened with a bright daisy. Fitted to Maitreya body, this pack also includes a matching bandeau top.
Falls of Hope


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Aetherean Opposites - Fantasy Faire 2018

Eos brought the dawn to Aetherea, in a place this beautiful, her work wasn't work at all. Sunlight glinted on golden memories of yesterday, illuminating the shining possibilities of today. The dawn was calm and quiet, a peaceful time in what could be an almost impossibly busy place. Marble held the stillness, the pools untroubled by ripples from passers by. The world warmed with the breath of day.
Sunset, in this place, paradoxically existed at the same time as the dawn. Aetherea was just that special kind of place, where opposites not only attracted, but collided. Perhaps that was the truth of its conception, the nexus of being resided here. As the dawn blossomed above, so the dusk bloomed below. The moments of twilight held their own kind of magic, strong enough to make anything possible. In the ever shifting light, in this upside down world, you could dance on air.
Aetherea had a difficult birth, but its beauty is well worth the struggle the world builders and Lindens had! Come and enjoy it! All items are 100% donation for Relay for Life. So far we have raised over TEN MILLION LINDENS!!!

Eos:
Hair: Raven Bell - Chronos Hair 2 [Mystic]  L$ 200
This pack contains, Chronos Hair, Chronos Hair 2, Mirrored versions of both of these, and an Undercut version (and its mirror). HUD driven colours offer 16 different options for pastel to more vivid rainbow tones. Erstwhile
Mask : (*<*) 1313 Cthaeh Mask - Lower LOD  L$ 99
Well damn, this is what happens when your attention slips when blogging! This mask is available in three RFL colours, Pink, Purple and Blue. I had these on a HUD which I forgot to add... Options for the mask include Lower and Higher LOD
The Bazaar Dungeon
Skin : [NM] - Mortal - Fairy - Female - N1 - (Add HUD)  L$ 300
System skins , 6 options (3 different cleavage each with and without brow) 21 different appliers for mesh bodies and heads Severina
Tattoo: :[ET]: FF Magical - Ocean  L$ 50
Pretty shaded tattoo, comes with a system layer, and a HUD, Omega Advanced for your mesh needs.
Severina
Earrings: SoG Goddess Eos
Secrets of Gaia. Ok, hold on to your hats. These lovely earrings, an ode to the goddess of the dawn, are available along with a matching choker as a pack which is not RFL. They are part of a MUCH bigger set, with literally everything you need from your shoes to your hair, all themed to Eos. There are three goddesses however, Dawn, Day and Night, and these are, as a threesome, what is available (heavily discounted from their individual prices) to a RFL 100% donation of L$ 2500 Just don't shout at me when your inventory groans under the sheer number of items included!
The Bazaar Dungeon
Locket:
*OAL* Memorial Locket ~ Eternal Circle L$ 300
On A Lark locket to which you can add photos you want to carry with you. HUD options allow selection of three different metals, Copper, Silver and Gold, each with eleven different gems to choose from.
Aetherea
Dress: *LE* Petal Pearl   L$ 175
Pretty mesh dress, five standard SL Mesh Sizes from XXS to L, and a Fitmesh version too.
Willows of Nienna

Dusk Hair, Skin and Tattoo as Eos


Mask: ~ThatChick~ (P) High Queen Masque  L$ 75
You better have an idea in mind for what you want this mask to look like before you put on the HUD, or you too will be in there for hours playing with the seven textures, their full RGB spectrum options, brightness, shine, glow, two sets of gems (each with 30 colour options) and five different gem settings. Not that its a bad way to spend the day!
The Bazaar Dungeon
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai - Aziza - necklace - silver  L$  240
Beautiful necklace, reminiscent of seaglass, each set of beads is carved in a different shape.
Erstwhile
Dress: [EvelineIntheBox] Cherena Flower Green L$ 189
Lovely not too florally floral dress, reminds me of beautiful ivy and light foliage. Comes with options for Freya, Isis, Venus, Hourglass, Physique and Maitreya. Also in 5 standard mesh sizes from XXS to L.
Willows of Nienna

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dungeon Escape - Fantasy Faire 2018


Waking up in the darkness was disconcerting. Eyes open or closed, at first it didn't matter. At first, it was hard to tell if there was any difference at all. It took a little time, then gradually, the edges began to appear. The texture of cold stone, warm stone, dank corners and humid halls opened into an expanse of darkness, thin violet light glinting from the foxed surface of a giant mirror. This had been the way into the dungeon realm; now the reflections betrayed no door nor even whomever stood before it, only the shifting forms of the guards.

It was dangerous to walk the dungeon halls alone, as, so often, it turned out you were not alone at all. Walking with others trapped in the deep was rarely any better, chit chat carried through the darkness and the slightest misstep could shift a pebble, and call down more than spiders...

The longer you remained in the dark, the more you could see. Over time, through exploration, tunnels became familiar. Navigating well worn rat runs with some semblance of safety gave the courage to press on, ranging further into the unknown. The dungeon was bizzare, it seemed to reward bravery. Tunnels blank and dark bloomed with trails of light giving life, however poisonous looking the toadstools might be, it was these she followed now.

The dungeon was bazaar... literally. Strange paths led here eventually, darkness banished by flaming torches, the monotony of stone lifted by banners hanging the colours of the rainbow. It was here she met The Mokki. Even in these heights of the dungeons depths, to find a being so full of light was unusual. Butterflies danced around the essence of sunlight this creature seemed to exude, wise words on lilting melodies keeping them aloft. It was easy and pleasant to pull up a cushion, rest for a while, and listen. The Mokki offered comfort and conversation, and on her third visit, a gift. "The dungeon has no hold on you past the grip you have on it in return..." The Mokki mused, reaching up and wafting one of the iridescent menelaus in her direction. "There is good to be done here in the dark, you bring the light... See?"

The butterflies multiplied as she walked. 'Follow the light' The Mokki said, and so she did, the delicate and ever growing swarm flying ahead, leading the way. Past corridors and alleyways she knew, to those she barely recognised, and through caverns she had never seen in all the long years in the dungeon, yet which had existed all along, intersecting paths she could, and apparently had, walked with her eyes closed.

Were her eyes decieving her? She paused, even as wings fluttered past, moving ever on. Was the lamp at her belt burning brighter? Were those wings reflecting more light? The toadstools at her feet, glowing with more intensity toward the end of the tunnel? Then it was gone, the darkness left behind , no trace of an exit, no shard of mirror to mark the spot. Toadstools here had a benign appearance, no poisonous miasma swirled at her feet. And sunlight. Finally, true sunlight lit her face.


Some excellent news following the Linden Jail and Bail the Fantasy Faire has another week to run!
If you've not yet been - now's an ideal time! Raise those L$, Raise Hope. These pictures taken in Faireland Sims The Bazaar Dungeon and Ardessa

Hair, Horns and Skin: :[P]:- Fantasy Faire RFL Low Lag Avatar 2018  FREE
This beautiful creation includes a system skin, 3 eyebrow shapers, appliers for Belleza, Maitreya (worn) Omega, Slink, Mesh eyes, System eyes in addition to the lovely Gilded Fae Hair and Gilded Fae Tangle Horns
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Butterflies: Wasabi // Butterflies swarm (for photos) - Fantasy Faire 2018 
This is a prize from the Fantasy Faire Quest - more info on that to follow! The HUD for the quest is available at the TP point of all Fantasy Faire Sims for L$ 250
Chestpiece, [The Forge] Plaid Vest (Gold) L$ 250
Beautiful woven top, gives an impression of luxe strength, while delicate straps keep it super feminine.
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Belt: [The Forge] Gatekeeper's Belt, V2, Brown (Female) L$ 250
Stylish belt with copper accessories including a handy dandy lamp if you find yourself in dark places! Resizable too!
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Skirt: Dreaming Thicket - Verbena Skirt & Scarf - Hellebore  L$ 169
Skirts include Alpha, Standard Mesh Sizes XL - XS, Belleza Venus, Maitreya, Slink Physique. So amazing, I was hanging around during set up hoping this would be a RFL item, and yeay it was!
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Hunt for Purple Broccolini

In Severina it rained all the time. Dark clouds were a constant presence, scudding across the sky with the briefest glimpses of moonlight piercing their depths to illuminate the ground below. In this unique ecosystem, in the dark and the dank, strange beings flourished. It was one of these strange beings that Calle was hunting now...
There were rules to the hunt of course, rules were more imporant than even in the dark. You had to close your eyes, turn on the spot three times before counting to ten. Recite Pi to eight places, then spin back the other way again. With all the rain, surfaces were slippery, even with guardians of stone watching overhead, it was a dangerous game to play...
"Ready or not..." she murmured softly, spinning to a halt, her eyes flying open as her voice rose, loud enough to carry through the lands. "HERE I COME!"
Down by the docks in Severina there was always a bounty on the table. Ships brought goods from all over the world, maintaining the feast was part payment for use of the port. A necessity, as in the darklands, under the stormy skies, only one thing grew. The purple broccolino was a contrary beastie, which flourished, watered constantly as it was with crystalline violet drops from on high. More often than not, the mature broccolino could be found at the feast, until the hunting cry was heard...
Little feet, run run running, scampering across the planks of the docks. Through the rain the sound carried, and directed her gaze. The Broccolino's squeak and scurry directed her gaze. The chase was on.
The Broccolino could do more than scamper of course, where would the sport be in that? Under the eye of the guardians the giggling Broccolino could run so fast that the falling drops of rain became an ever moving treadmill, tiny purple feet pressing on each drop for a fleeting moment, giving the beastie the run of the sky. But the sky wasn't always a good place to hide from Calle, sometimes it was better to head to the hidey holes underground...
"Gotcha!" Calle, laughing herself, scooped up the giggling Broccolino, wriggling as she tickled its florets."I win today. Let's get back to the feast."

Pictures taken in Severina. All items are 100% donation to Relay for Life

Crown: Belle Epoque { FF18 Crown }    L$ 199
Super pretty, super regal crown - live your royal life!
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Hair: Wasabi // Mayra Windblown Mesh Hair  L$ 250
Two versions included Mayra, and Mayra Windblown as shown here (Included are also options A for small heads and B for large heads of both). 20 HUD driven regular colours and 15 colours with emphasis on the roots.
Aetherea
Skin: Sinful Needs - Reverie F Amethyst - Waxed - Jet Brows L$ 1875
This skinpack includes a system skin, ideal for those like me who keep their system head! 3 brow colours and a no brow option. Omega Applier for the skin for all manner of mesh bodies. Other tones of this fantastic skin are also available at the Faire, with 25% of their purchase price going to RFL. Severina
Necklace: *~*Illusions*~* Niobium Silumira Necklace  L$ 250  
Pretty colours reminiscent of swirls in petrol. 12 colour options for centre stone on click.
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Wings: []Trap[]&Asphalt  Concrete Riven Wings FF  L$ 150 
Gorgeous galaxy textured wings are animated, flapping gently.
Erstwhile
Dress: .Arcadia. Severina RFL Special Ombre   L$ 297
Options for Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique, Venus, this lovely dark teal shade is exclusively available for RFL at the Fantasy Faire.
Severina
Nails: Dark Passions - Koffin Nails -  Mal-Fire  L$ 150
HUD driven for Maitreya, Omega and Slink, six colour options for fingers and toes on one HUD. Reminds me of Malificent!
Severina
Boots: The Dark Fae's - DraciChic Boots Leather  L$ 199
Options included to fit Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya and Slink mesh. Three HUD driven metal colours, and six leather colours included.
Sanoria
Broccoli:
Belle Epoque { RFL Broccoli } L$ 199
Be your own Broccolini! This set includes the the Broccoli mesh avatar, and a broccoli wearable. Beware - this vegetable is known to run in circles gigglefarting.
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