The Necromancer’s Call

The Necromancer's Call

One of my favorite skin designers is Fallen Gods, Inc and when I saw the Nekromantia gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival, I immediately knew that this was the photo I wanted to take using it.  This particular skin is the Lord of the Shadows (Coal)* skin.  In addition, I’m also wearing the Deathcall tattoo in Acid*.  The clothing that I’m wewaring is also from Fantasy Gacha Carnival, created by !gO!.  The podium is from an old Apple Fall/An Lar gacha set, but all of Apple Fall’s old gacha machines are currently on sale for L$25 per pull at their main store!  Full credits are below.

Cape | !gO! Homo Sapiens Cape – Gray (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Kilt | !gO! Homo Sapiens Kilt Boy – Black RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)

Hair | Damselfly Rayburn Tuxedo
Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc Deathcall, Aura Acid* (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Eyes | Fallen Gods Inc GLOWING eyes
Skin/Applier | Fallen Gods Inc Lord of the Shadows, Coal* (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | .:Soul:. Uni Ears – High Elf

Pose | Le Poppycock Inverse Profundity

AF/AL Ritual Podium (Gacha)
Fanatik Caves Set

Tribal Shaman

Tribal Shaman

Over the past few days, Alchemy has released a pair of incredible gachas that compliment each other extremely well.  At first, I was a bit disappointed in the first one at Fantasy Gacha Carnival until I realized that the bottoms for the outfit in it actually fit my avatar!  That machine also has the headdress and mantle that I am wearing in the photo above.  It’s worth noting that that machine has three different (rare) lion mounts with matching (common) companions available as well.  The second machine, at The Secret Affair which opened yesterday, features a series of panther mounts with matching companions.  The leopard mount is what I chose for this photo.  To complete the tribal look, I chose the Eldir body paint from Ghost’Ink, which is also at the current round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.  Full credits are below!

Headpiece | Alchemy The Shaman – Stag Horn Crown – Leopard RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Mantle | Alchemy The Shaman – Bore Tusk Bantle – Leopard RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Necklace | United Colors Tribal Necklace
Loincloth | Alchemy The Shaman – Bone Skirt – Leopard RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Mount | Alchemy The Huntress – MOUNT – Leopard (Gacha at The Secret Affair)

Body Paint | Ghost’Ink Applier (TMP) :: Eldir Red RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Hair | Exile From Yesterday Naturals
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Location | Skye Glas

A World Below

A World Beneath the Waves (Low Res)

I am proud to be an official blogger for the Fantasy Faire, and as part of being that, they have asked us to complete a series of blog challenges or memes that tie into the event.  Today, I’m doing the My New Shiny challenge, which is to blog about a store that you previously didn’t know much about.  I’m so happy to feature meadowWorks, created by Garvie Garzo!  One of the things that I love about meadowWorks (besides the exquisite craftsmanship in their sculpture) is the fact that rather than having the minimum of 2 Relay For Life donation items for the Fantasy Faire, they have a stunning [NUMBER], in addition to also having a Relay For Life “Gotya” (gacha) machine and a one-of-a-kind sculpture in the silent auction!  This scene features 4 different pieces from meadowWorks in addition to a lagoon rock from Mer-chandise Cove, plants from Cerridwen’s Cauldron, kelp from Balderdash, and rocks from Jammin!

Mer Tail | Mer-chandise Cove Father of Pearl
Hair | Wasabi Pills Jay – Sorbet * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose Rock | Mer-chandise Cove Lagoon Single Rock (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)

meadowWorks Apparatus of the Ancients * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Waterhorse * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Dolphin Bubble Fountain * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Legend of the Dolphin Fragments * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Starburst Duster-Worm
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Hydra Anemone
Cerridwen’s Cauldron Water Underbrush
Balderdash Kelp Forest
Jammin Rock Outcrops

The Prince Beneath the Waves

The Prince Beneath the Waves

The Fantasy Faire opened less than a week ago, and has already raised over L$4.4 million for Relay For Life, making it the highest-fundraising event of this RFL season so far!  I am proud to be an official blogger for the event, and as part of being that, they have asked us to complete a series of blog challenges or memes that tie into the event.  Today, I’m doing the Faire Folk challenge, which is to create a character from the Fairelands using mainly items from this year’s Fantasy Faire, and photograph the character in their home sim.

I chose to create a merman and photograph him in the Fairelands Junction sim.  Saiyge Lotus of Balderdash has done an incredible job of creating Fairelands Junction and turning it into an underwater masterpiece this year.  The main component of the avatar – the tail, pauldrons, and wrist guards – are actually not from this year’s Fantasy Faire.  They are part of a limited edition set that was created by Mer Betta and auctioned off at the 2011 Fantasy Faire.  A few days ago, I was shocked to receive appliers from Opal Lei, the Mer Betta creator, to use the tail with the Mesh Project body!  Their other tails at the moment do not have that – it’s a special thing for this limited edition set – but I hope to see more of their tails have that option in the future.

This year’s Faire is well-represented in the avatar, though.  Even~Tide created the body scales, Tir Na Nog created the crown, The Stringer Mausoleum created the horns and eyebrows, Wasabi Pills created the hair, and Empyrean Forge created both necklaces.  Even better, with the exception of one of the necklaces, all of these items are Relay For Life donation items, meaning that 100% of their purchase price is donated to the fight against cancer.

Fantasy Faire ends next Sunday, May 3rd.  Make sure to stop by before the Fairelands are gone for another year!

Tail/Shoulders/Wrists | Mer Betta Melite-Polaris (Limited Edition)
Crown | Tir Na Nog King Neptune Crown (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Horns | The Stringer Mausoleum Mocklet Horns – L.E. Gothpire (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyebrows | The Stringer Mausoleum Mocklet Brows – L.E. Gothpire (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Necklace | Empyrean Forge Manawa Necklace – Lavender (Left) (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Necklace | Empyrean Forge Razortooth’s Charm – Silver Engraved (at Fantasy Faire)

Hair | Wasabi Pills Jay – Sorbet * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Scales | Even~Tide FF Dragon Scales – Light * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Face Markings | Fallen Gods Inc DRACO Marks, tintable overlay
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose | Kami-Hitoe Mermaid AO3-Dance with the Wave

Location | Fairelands Junction

The Tinderling

The Tinderling

Cerridwen’s Cauldron has long been known as one of Second Life’s premier creators of fantasy plants, trees, architecture, and so much more.  They recently branched out into creating avatars – the Tinderlings!  These adorable avatars come in both petite and normal avatar sizes, and they even come with a mask on a stand for you to place in your home.

The Forest Tinderling, RFL Edition * is dressed all in purple, the official color of the Relay For Life.  In the photo above, I am wearing the larger version.  In addition to the Forest Tinderling, there is also a mushroom version available, with both versions being Relay For Life donation items, meaning that 100% of their purchase price goes to the Relay For Life.

One of the incredibly cute features of the Tinderlings is their ability to fold up into a little pile of wood with a button click on their HUD.  Then, when you’re ready for them to, they jump up, like I did in the photo above.  The rest of their animations can be taken care of by any standard AO.

I photographed the Tinderling on Wildehaven Marsh, one of the Fantasy Faire sims.  Designed, built, and sponsored by rynn Verwood of Solarium, Whildehaven Marsh features a village-like setting around a central marshy area.  The quality of the build is absolutely stunning.  Make sure to visit it and the other 12 Fantasy Faire sims before the event closes on May 3rd!

Avatar | Cerridwen’s Cauldron Forest Tinderling, RFL Ed.* (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)

Location | Wildehaven Marsh

Fantasy Faire Is Almost Here!

Why I RelayRelay For Life is something that I have been involved with in Second Life for many years now, on many different levels.  One of my favorite RFL events of the year is the Fantasy Faire, which opens tomorrow at 9 AM SLT!  I am proud and honored to be one of the official Fantasy Faire bloggers for this year.  Fantasy Faire has asked its bloggers to do a couple of blog challenges to help foster the community.  This post is Why I Relay.

I relay for many reasons, but the main one is that I can, while so may others can’t.  Like many of us, I’ve had people close to me who have heard the dreaded words telling them that they have cancer.  Some are still with us, but others are not.  One of my good Second Life friends was Madame Maracas.  We lost Maddie to cancer on September 8, 2010.  I have since set up a memorial park in her honor in-world, and enjoy going there to visit and see the photos of her.  I also have an aunt out in California who is currently beating the odds.  Six years ago, she was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer.  She is still with us, and actually I will get to see her and her husband next week.  I can’t wait to talk to her and see how she’s doing.

The Battlemage

The avatar that I am wearing is comprised almost entirely of items from this year’s Fantasy Faire, with many of them being Relay For Life donation items.  In addition, the gorgeous gazebo that I’m standing in is also new for the Faire, and was built by Sharni Azalee, who sponsored, designed, and built the Ichi-go Ichi-e sim at the Faire this year.  Full credits are below!  Since the Faire is not yet open, though, I’m not allowed to provide SLURLs to the sims.  I will go back through tomorrow once the sims open and add those.

Jacket | [Gauze] Alchemist Jacket * (at Fantasy Faire)
Pants | [Gauze] Alchemist Pants * (at Fantasy Faire)
Necklace | OtherSkin Aesculap Necklace Full * (at Fantasy Faire)
Pauldrons | [Gauze] Alchemist Pauldrons * (at Fantasy Faire)
Bracer | [Gauze] Alchemist Bracer Left * (at Fantasy Faire)
Boots | [Gauze] Alchemist Boots * (at Fantasy Faire)
Sword | Fallen Arms Forge For the Living * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Staff | [Gauze] Alchemist Staff – Power * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Daggers | The Dark Fae Dragon Dagger Bands Brown * (at Fantasy Faire)
Mount | White Oak Equines Silver Dapple Unicorn * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)

Hair | Wasabi Pills Jack – Licorice * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | MANDALA Steking Ears Season 5

Pose | {Pose Maniacs} Kenzo 1

Gazebo/Globes | The Looking Glass Enchanted Gazebo * (at Fantasy Faire)
Trees | The Looking Glass Twinkle Trees * (at Fantasy Faire)
Kobold/Sign | The Dark Fae Fantasy Faire Kobold * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Ground | Fanatik Lofoten A Summer

Wizard of the Aurora

Wizard of the Aurora

I didn’t intend to do a fantasy post today since I just did one yesterday and with Fantasy Faire opening next week, there will be a lot more of that coming up, but then I saw this gacha set from ISON in the round of TAG! Gacha that opened last night.  Though the rares are a dress and a woman’s necklace, the commons are this incredible fortune teller’s tent set, and I knew I had to play and blog it.  I added Ohmai’s music box from the current round of Create Your Own Tarot as a little accent piece on the table underneath the blankets.

I’m wearing a mixture of things from a few different events.  My hair, headpiece, and armor are from the current round of We ❤ Roleplay, the boots are FATEstep’s color-changing version* of the boots I blogged two days ago, and the cape is from Create Your Own Tarot.  Full credits are below!

Cape | Lar’s Workshop Magician Cape :: Red (at Create Your Own Tarot)
Pants | Tableau Vivant Leather Skinnies
Headpiece | Le Forme Idryl Headpiece Silver (at We ❤ Roleplay)
Armor | ALEGRIA Ausel Armor Jacket SILVER (at We ❤ Roleplay)
Boots | FATEstep Turner Boots* (at The End)

Body Paint | Ghost’Ink Applier (TMP) :: Solen
Hair | Damselfly Bram Dark Blondes (at We ❤ Roleplay)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked

Pose | Lar’s Workshop Magician Tarot Pose (GIFT at Create Your Own Tarot)

Aurora | REAL Nature The Real Aurora
Trees/Ground | Studio Skye Enchanted Woods
Fireflies | Botanical Firefly Emitter

!Ohmai Tarot Music Box – ‘The Magician’ (at Create Your Own Tarot)
ISON Traveling Star Coffee Table (medium) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Curtain Kit 1 (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Fortune Set (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Fortune Teller Table (teal) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Fortune Tent (tan) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Hanging Lamp (gold) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Pillow Set 2 (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Rug Set 1 (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Table Lantern (gold) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Wooden Chair (light) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Wooden Chair (medium) (for TAG! Gacha)
ISON Traveling Star Wooden Chest (medium) (for TAG! Gacha)