Are you excited? We sure are! For the fifth year in a row the Fantasy Faire will be celebrating with some of the best designers, role players and enthusiasts of the fantasy life in the virtual world.
This year the faire will spread across 8 sims, each sim with its own theme. The sims have been created by some of the top designers in Second Life. The sims are not meant to be thought of as separate place but as one wonderful connected faireland. Here are the sim themes:
Crimson Fields (by Laufey Markstein) – The field of Oblivion will be built as a homage to Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series, and will feature a central, gothic and ominous dark tower, in a wide open field of overgrown thorns and scarlet red roses. The stores builds will hint at the long-gone remains of similar gothic structures, roof-less, with time-eroded stone walls entwined in overgrown rose thorns.
The DragonSpire (by Khyle Sion) – A barren land of stone and crystal, hiding its lavish secrets beneath the shell of the earth. The native Goblins, Drow, Dwarves and Nixies reside in the fruitful tunnels, lorded over by a Dragon and his horde. Veined with phosphorescent ores, freshwater streams and exotic fungi, these deep caverns hold remnants of a lost civilization.
Evensong Woods (by Searlait Nitschke) – Resting in the treetops of is the elven enclave of Yuale Nura. Bathed in moonlight, the homes glow warm in the deep blues and purples of a winter’s night. A light dusting of snow gives the impression of undisturbed slumber, but perhaps all is not as quiet as first impressions suggest.
Lotus Valley Dream (by Marcus Inkpen/ Sharni Azalee) – The spirit world touches the material plane in this garden of bonsai trees and waterfalls surrounding an ancient pagoda. With such mystical elegance everywhere you look, this is a place to still your mind and connect with the magic within.
|Lotus Valley Dream|
Lumenaria (by Kayle Matzerath) – A vast City with lots of colorful houses, shops and a huge castle where the main streets meet. A tribute to the sun and all the golden harmony it brings, the city of Lumenaria is a beacon of hope to any who seek refuge from the dark.
Magnificat (by Alia Baroque) – The Relay Royales kindly invite you to their summer palace and gardens for a week of divertissment, plays, games and leisure to Celebrate Life and Magnify our Souls.
Ravenshard (by Mayah Parx) – Where beauty has lost its perfection to a collection of twisted shards reflecting the wondrously literalistic minds of Burton, Pratchett, and Dahl. The lands will be distinct.
The shops anything but square, and some may even have feet! Be warned. It’s funky, it’s fun, and it’s anything but straight! MadPea Store is on this sim!
Titans Hollow (by Elicio Ember) – The cliff city of Caras Calar dangles high above ground, suspended from the fickle rock formations. The Structures are made of a filigree of crystal, wood and metal, and hung with gigantic chains from the columnar cliffs giving the appearance from below of huge floating lanterns. The sunken valley over which the city hangs is forested with strange vegetation and irrigated from waterfalls plunging from the sheer cliffs. Legend has it a battle between ancient gods created this strange scenery.
Explore fantasy-themed builds and buy unique designs from the more than 140 merchants participating to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Second Life. Take a moment to watch this amazing video and see what it's all about:
MadPea is proud to be a production partner on the Key of Hope Hunt. The hunt is written by David Abbot who wrote the Treet TV series The Blackened Mirror. The hunt will be a two part fantasy adventure that will take the player on an exploration of the eight Fantasy Faire shopping sims before heading into the hunt itself. The scripting for the HUDs, the puzzles and the special effects have been created by our own Fuzz Difference, Voidheart Mistwalker and Zachh Barkley.
The hunt sim itself has been designed by Ryan Verwood, the co-creator of Solarium and is an immersive story space full of challenging puzzles and plot twists that delight and surprise at every turn. The Hunt begins on the 23rd of April.
See you all there!
Read the Official FF BLOG.