Monday, April 23, 2018

Why I Relay : Fantasy Faire 2018

Sometimes, it feels like this.
Walking alone on a narrow path,
Through unknown woods with no end in sight.
Surrounded on all sides by predators,
Perfectly designed to rend flesh from bone, spirit from body.
The only lights to guide the way are those you carry with you.
This view is truth, and illusion.
Under the sun, the lion holds sway.
Claws, teeth and mane all strong, ready for the fight.
Scars of battle no source of shame.
Along the path this pride of predators stalk.
Never ahead, nor behind;
This is your strength, by your side at each step.
As night falls, the wolves come.
Through the darkness the pack move as one,
Near silent shadows amongst the trees.
Howls of belonging, not of pain.
Along the path oft untouched by moonlight,
Ever circling, never leaving,
Their piercing eyes guide the way.
This view is truth - at times it may feel as though you walk the path alone,
Fear and pain your only companions, in all hours of the day and night.
This view is illusion - the strength of lions is within you,
The power and will of the pack are working around you, for you, in the darkest of hours. 
In this fight you have us all, even when you feel alone.
This fight we are winning, one day we will have won.
For those we have loved, and lost,
Light a candle.
Illuminate the path.
Together, we fight on. 

This is why I Relay. Money raised to research ways to fight cancer. Money raised to support those facing cancer, to make sure they are not fighting alone. In this, the tenth year of the Fantasy Faire, the money raised is for the first time allocated to a specific project. The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi holds the only public comprehensive cancer treatment center in Kenya. People travel from all over the country to access care, however without somewhere close by to stay, this may mean sleeping rough following treatment, which could put people off seeking treatment at all. The KNH Hope Hostel will provide free temporary housing and integrated hospital services for the cancer patients and their caregivers, house an on-site resource centre with cancer information, offer a place to rest during the day, and serve more than 1,000 cancer patients annually. This is our project this year, we want to raise as much money as we can to make the Hope Hostel a reality as soon as possible. Cancer doesn't care where someone lives, help us fight it wherever we can!
Come and Relay with us! Fairelands Junction

The last image was taken in the Fairelands SIM Astrids Nemeton Here, for L$ 100 you are able to purchase a floating candle, edit to add a memorial message or name to the description field, and have it float with the others in the beautiful SIM for the duration of the Faire. A beautiful tribute, shared love and loss burning bright. All candles will be returned before the Fairelands return to the mists.

All items are 100% Relay For Life donation

Antlers: ::Static:: Andouiller - Vintage Key {Forest} L$ 395
Four different options included, Beaded, Bone, Feather and Vintage Key. HUD controlled colours 9 options for beads, 7 options for feathers, three options for keys and three options for bones.

Hair: !!Firelight!! FH2 - Busty Rigged Mesh Hair - Rainbow - Karya Gen2 L$ 300  
Includes a colourwheel hair tinter HUD and a Rainbow HUD giving options for 24 rich, full effect colour styles, and 24 wispy colour styles.

Skin: [NM] - Mortal - Fairy - Female - N1 -  L$ 300 
Excellent system skins , 6 options (3 different cleavage each with and without brow) 21 different appliers for mesh bodies and heads. Shown here with Maitreya body, and System head.

Necklace : [HarshLands] FF X Necklace - ULTRA RARE - Her High Faireness  L$ 49
This is a GACHA item, one of three Ultra Rares available. Super pretty, this one has a gentle glow.
Willows of Nienna

Dress: Partners in Crime - Clementine Dress {Coral} L$ 249 
Pretty, subtly shaded gown with options for Ebody, Freya, Hourglass, Isis, Maitreya, Physique and Venus mesh bodies. 
Willows of Nienna

Nails: DP - Koffin Nails - FatPack - Sleek & Somber  L$ 290
As shown previously - but a better picture! Ten fantastic colour options - appliers for nails - HUD driven for both finger and toenails.

Wearable Candles: .~DN~. Candle Invocation  L$ 200 
Three options included, a typer, a no script always on version, and a scripted version. The three candles slowly rotate around you at different heights.

Wolves: *UI* 3 Wolves - L$ 199
Includes three howling growling wolves, Black, Grey and White. Scripted sounds, click on and off.
Falls of Hope

Lions: Blue's Honey Do List Shop - Unity Empire Lions Updated L$ 200
Includes Male and Female Lions. Admittedly, this was an impulse purchase - but look! Who could pass up these beautiful lions?

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