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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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