The children of SEE attend the auction to bid against the Rift Knights for the Horn. In the preceeding discussions and during the auction, things get particularly tense and friction rises between all present.
The Rift Knights said they would listen to the Childrens evidence about the Fractal creature, but ONLY if they handed over the horn at the auction, otherwise they would no longer be allies and they would consider the Children theives for bidding against them for the stolen horn.
The Children countered that they would hand over the horn if they won,ONLY once the Knights had listend to the Fractal creature and their evidence.
So a stalemate. When the Children won the auction the Knights still pleaded with them, like sore losers, to hand over the horn claiming it was a simple matter of Right and Wrong. The Childrens point was how can it be Right to destroy a creature they believed was an emodiment of the Knights ancestors.
The Knights departed with threats that the ritual to destroy the Fractal creature would go ahead swiftly with no delay.
Earrings & Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Fisk – Silver – Faire Store
While in 2019 I was able to follow the annual Roleplay, it wasn’t til last year that I was able to explore much more of the Faire. What is tricky though is trying to find one particular highlight, almost impossible given the size and marvelous works of creativity we were presented with!
I thought it would be more realistic to go through my snapshots and pick out a number of them instead. One region that’s missing here is Kurak where the 2020 Roleplay took place, well that’s still to come in another post, because there so many they deserve a post of their own.
The children experienced a series of loud noises and flashes of light while at their camp, similar to those near the Fractal rift creature that they had captured. Worried that perhaps it was escaping the went to check it was still contained.
The cobbled together trap seemed to be straining a little, but was holding the creature, for now.
To everyones surprise it started communicating with them, with halting, slightly confusing speech it gave them some clues to find the missing Professsor. It also seemed to thank them for capturing it, although it was difficult to tell why that was.
The children took the references to tombs, statues and books and worked out where the professor may well be found.
A dark cave at the top of a steep set of stairs is the entrance to a dark passageway leading to a tomb.
Sure enough the professor was found among some very strange carvings on the walks. The professor tells how he had not been kidnaped but instead ran away and hid in this tomb, when he was attacked at the camp.
He reveals that this tomb is what he had intended to show the children. The inscritions on walls talk of peices of a horn scattered across the rift, that when assembled, opened a portal for the previous inhabitants of the Rift Valley to escape a great evil. The portal was destroyed after they departed to prevent them being followed.
Loochies Tomb Analysis Notes:
The Tomb of Truth: The Goddess stands holding justice high and looks out towards the resting place of truth.
The People of the Smethyst lived a life of peace and were with thelands. Using their magic derived from the mystical lines in the earth the Amethyst people creat the Horn of Azibo.
With this power artifact the winds of time and place could be harnessed for the good of the lands and it’s people.
But the @)$@*! @(!_(#$* ****#@* *@*$*$#* @*$*#)(*% It drained their lay and made them wea+. *!@(@$_!#* (@*$*#) eated at gateway to the other worlds and set forth to !(!$)(*#&*)~#!
The people of the Amethyst remained under the ***** until a new High Jahl was ******. The High Jahl executed a plan to use the Empires Rift Gate to lead the people to escape.
And once the last of the Amethyst people was safely through the Rift Gate the HOrn of Azibo was destroyed standing ******** . All but one pece of the Azibo Horn were found and are not hidden across the Amethyst waiting for the day when our sins will be forgiven.
The Tomb or Contrite: The High Jahl and his queen stood tall and proud. These two figures watch over us all.
The Tomb of Sin: Where darkness dwells and hatred grows, in it’s centre the sins fester in sorrow.
Everyone returns to camp to compare the information the found at the tomb with the Professors notes.
Each year Fantasy Faire presents a number of Blogger Challenges. This is my attempt at “My New Shiny”, finding a new shop/creator you love.
This one isn’t *entirely* new to me, it’s more a revelation of discovering how much more they create and its amazing!
I liked the look of the eyes and skins that were generously left in the blogger room so I thought I’d have to check out their store. There was a couple of things I didn’t realise however: 1. I’d been to the store on my marathon lap of the Faire on Blogger day and said I’d come back. 2. I already had some of their creations in my inventory.
The prefix of all their items “:[P] :” nagged at me seeming familiar so I searched my inventory and came up with this outfit. I was very surprised since I’d acquired it at Cyber Fair 2020 and hadn’t realised they did other fantasy genre stuff. These “Angelic” bracers also showed up, again another surprise.
So off to their Faire store I went and found some more lovely items this staff, spell book and beautiful skin.
I’d already decided I was going to go with a light look for this when I’d put on the armour and found it was set to white. This skin was just perfect match, since the outfit can be made sheer, I could show it off wonderfully.
This hair is also available at their Faire store, in association with TRAP (who I confess I don’t know of, so something else to check out!). It comes as a single rigged piece or multiple parts you can position yourself. It comes with multiple huds for colouring differed parts and metals.
The First of two Fantasy Faire Masked Balls that will be happening during the Faire. A great time was had by all I’m pretty sure! I captured a collection of some of the weird,wonderful and fantastic avatars that were in attendance.
Centaur family dancing:
Stunning collection of characters you only see in SL and only ever at the time at Fantasy Faire!
The S.E.E discover the Professor that had something to show them has been kidnapped, or left of his own accord, it was unclear. They argued about that for a while, before Tepic came back from a shrine where the rift knights were, apparently they had some information. Everyone headed to the shrine and spoke to them. The knights told the Explorers they’d have to try and examine the Rift creature safely, by using a distraction of someone large.
Obviously not everyone was keen on this idea, particularly the larger people present! With it being potentially very risky if not life threatening. Still they had to go if they were to make any progress in their investigations.
They were able to get close enough to get some results from their magical energy scanners, suggesting the creature was being sustained, or animated, by the power of the leylines that ran through Amethyst Rift.
I attended the interview with Fiona Fei, creator of the Faire Region Ling Xaio Long, being interviewed by Zander Greene and what a fascinating story it was.
Fiona was born in China, but moved to the USA when very young. One lasting memory of her childhood in China was of lotus blossoms and this love of the flower stayed with her through school.
Comment from Fiona: My thesis was on charcoal shaders in graduate school, which inspired the art currently in Second Life. The lotus blossom imagery stayed with me till now, being featured in my ShuiMo art in SL.
Trained as a painter, she starts with sketches and translates them into the 3D environment. Many of the textures that make up the region she physically painted and scanned for use in the build.
Comment from Fiona: I sometimes use photography of my 3D art installations to play with the illusion of 2D paintings. I try to present them on traditional Chinese scrolls to add to that effect.
She likes to play with the transiton between 2D and 3D, not just making environments such as this one, but also then photographing them making 2D art of something that’s actualy 3D.
The idea of the region is based on a Chinese proverb:
“Painting a dragon and dotting it’s eyes”
The Chinese version of the proverb is Hua Long Dian Jing (画龙点腈)
This is the story of an artist that was so skilled at painting dragons he didn’t finish pictures, he always left the last brush-stroke unmade, for fear that the dragons would come to life.
She used the limited pallette of white, black and red partly because in this form of physical painting, dyes were originally scarce, but also because it focusses on the form. There are large areas of white because it’s how chinese artists show distance or space. The choice of red was deliberate because of being important in China. Red represents luck, good fortune and overall positivity.
She saw an advert for Second Life years ago that said it was a place where she could create or be anything. The draw was the ability to create in real-time, spending a lot of time in sandboxes, challenging herself and later others in building competitions.
In my pictures I took inspiration from the white background of the region and made my avatars body the canvas. I created a plain white skin on which to apply inks, in the form of tattoos.
Yesterday The Society of Extraordinary Explorers began their roleplay by telling tales of experiences and myths to set the scene for what antics are to come over the following week. Read more about The Children of Stories here.
Lets see what mischief they get up to next! You can keep up on the Updates page.
I am not a “pink” lady, anyone that knows me, or just a glance at my flickr or past posts will testify. However I’m not adverse to a bit of purple now and then.
This post was going to be called “Pretty in Purple” when I was putting the outfit together and I thought I’d find a suitable setting in the Faire. When I found myself in Paer Thura and felt this was the perfect place.
This ripped denim outfit from Dark Fairy Fashions seemed to hit the spot. Rough around the edges like me and in the right colours for when I’m not feeling so dark and inspired by the bizarrely beautiful location!
It leaves plenty of skin on show which just begged for the right tattoo. Fortunately Nefekalum has just the thing also at the Faire.
Top: Dark Fairy Fashions – Heather Top (Bark) – Faire Store
Jeans:Dark Fairy Fashions – Liri Jeans (Garden)- Faire Store
Tattoo: Nefekalum Tattoos – Willow (Violet Edition) – Faire Store