Last night I attended the Centaur Bazaar at Necrum Moon and to be honest it was the most beautiful and sedate roleplay I’ve seen in a long time. Usually to make a storyline or plot you have an antagonist of some kind, or situation that raises tension, suspence or excitement. This roleplay was totally different, there was no storyline, it was just a marketplace with people happily trading goods and wares in harmony.
[13:02:03] Ava Bloodrose Delaney (Ava Bloodrose): You know what folks? This has been the most beautifully sedate rp I’ve seen in a long time. Other places there’s always some kind of friction as part of a plot or not. Tonight this has just be lovely to watch.[13:02:30] Julala Demina: ((thanks Ava)) 🙂
[13:02:41] Brytestar (Bryte Starlight): ((Thank you Ava!! <3 hats one of my favorite parts about it))
[13:02:45] MiroAIIB: ((come visit us at AOC some time, ava))
Jail ‘n’ Bail is a tradition at Fantasy Faire, whereby a well known resident ends up being arrested by the Pawlice (not a typo) on some spurious charge and people make donations into charity kiosks to pay their bail/bribe the Pawlice. Yesterday was the turn of Julala Demina the owner of Jinx who produce a line of Centaur avatars.
Arriving at it’s shores the island seems deserted, the only path open to her was into the darkened cave entrance, so cautiously she enters.
Going forward the path widens and there is light ahead, emerging at the bottom of a hillside, there appears to be a marked trail of red stones to be followed.
One cavern after another eventually brings her to the summit of a large rock formation, one of several.
There are bridges joining the stony peaks, dotted with wooden huts, so maybe not so deserted but a least no-one is home right now; she can continue her journey to the brightly coloured sails across the water.
Come see what else lurks in the caves under Clouded Mountains, the location for this year’s Quest. The Quest starts on 25th April, for more details see HERE.
Yesterday was a Fantasy Faire FilmFest event with Strawberry Linden being interviewed by Saffia Widdershins and Chantal Harvey.
They discussed a range of topics around making videos in SecondLife. These included what does and doesn’t class as Machinima (the making of videos by capturing virtual world images and animations). It was very informative and interesting, including some very useful tips and talk of features long gone. Did you know there used to be a Record button in the viewer that let you capture the screen as video? I didn’t! Maybe we need a campaign to reinstate it via Jiras for Feature Requests! We also saw some of the first videos that Strawberry made.
Strawberry was apparently asked a lot where she got that colour catsuit when she released the video. Turns out it was actually Black with Materials enabled and it was the club lighting that created the fantastic effects.
Saffia asked if Strawberry had trouble finding Bollywood dance in SL back when the video was made. They weren’t very common and the one used was actually a different type of dance that just worked s well with Bollywood music added.
You can watch the recording of the interview with Strawberry HERE.
Slowly the hunter creeps through the tunnels, looking down on the cavern below. This darkness is her home now, her appearance blending so well with the surroundings she’s almost invisible.
People think wearing black makes you invisible in the darkness, but they’re wrong. Black can make you stand out because darkness isn’t black, its just an absence of light. You just need to blend into the surroundings, with or without light, which her skin does well in these tunnels.
Oh yes..the Boots, I love them! They come with 13 colour options for the boots and straps with 3 options for buckles. You can see them better in my last post The Explorer, but the HUD has just the right dark green to work for this photo too.
I always like to dress appropriately to the setting, for whatever I’m doing in SL, even if I’m just an observer. Yesterday was the first part of this years Children of Store Roleplay, which was no exception. So here’s some better photos of what I was wearing, which included a couple of Faire items that you should check out.
Each time the Fairelands return, the Childeren of Stories gather to solve a mystery and save the Fairelands from the agents of The Unweaver once again. This year it revolves around Huntros Mine. In tonights beginning of the story, Tepic, Star, Niki, Taylor, Freya, Winter, Lillith and others told stories of the historic founding and myths of the mine, as well as it’s Union of Sniffers (Magic miners). The stories also told of children having dream-like memories of other places and the Guardians of the Fairelands (references to previous roleplays), including talk of the Unweaver and it’s helpers, the Shadows.
The storytelling came to a close and the Children and onlookers moved to the town square where the Mayor of Hunros was going to make an announcement.
The news was not good. The Mayor told everyone that they would no longer be mining magic using Sniffers to find it, but with machines to mine directly from the source. The Sniffers would be “Re-educated” to use the machines when they were constructed. Obviously this didn’t go down well with the miners! Re-education begins tomorrow at 1pm SLT, so make sure you come along to see what happens next!
Of course you can’t do any kind of exploring without the proper equipment, so you can get your own at the camp:
Last year I began my explorations at the region where the NeoVictoria Project was based, this year though since I’m also selling some stuff at the Faire, I’m starting from where my shared store is located.
As with any of my other Wanderings it was on foot, only resorting to flying when I fell off stuff. This way I feel you experience The Faire at its best.
I was awed each time I crossed into the next region, they are all so varied and beautifully crafted every year. Somehow this year I managed to make it all the way around the square the Faire makes on the works map, with just minutes to go before the Faire closed for pre-opening region restarts.
I’ll have plenty of FaireLands inspired stories for you over the coming weeks I’m sure, but today I simply have a collection of teaser photos.