There will be three groups roleplaying within the Faire sims, weaving special storylines tied to the Fairelands. We will be following their path here on the blog, but you can also catch them and perhaps even join them in the Fairelands and join the story!
We are delighted that all three groups are returning from last year’s Fantasy Faire. Once again we will have a dark steampunk adventure from the NeoVictoria Project (who last year gave us the delightfully sinister The Revenge of Professor Timmons), a dark roleplay from Sanctuary (who gave us last year’s popular murder mystery Mourningvale Sanctuary), and the Rickety Weasels (who last year presented the exuberant adventure story The Rickety Weasels on Wiggenstead Mooring).
You’ll be able to follow the roleplay stories through the roleplay pages on the blog, and through announcements and news bulletins on Fantasy Faire radio. And there will be special events that you can attend – and sometimes, if you like, join in with yourselves!
So what do we have in store this year?
(This is a dark roleplay from Sanctuary. Some of the content on the linked pages may reflect that)
Once again, the long battle for control of Sanctuary is over and the tyrant Lut has been imprisoned. Now that the dust has settled, the people demand justice. The perpetrator of all our suffering shall be brought before the people for judgement and the origins of the city of Sanctuary shall be revealed.
Long ago Lut, the Sultan of Sanctuary, made a deal that that tore the realm from God’s judgment. This deal Lut has never had to answer for until now. The dark Sultan will be placed before judgment for this deal he made. Will he be found innocent and justified, or guilty and be destroyed because of it?
Did Lut act in the best interest of the people in order to save their humanity and his own, or did his rebellion against the wishes of God serve his own dark and twisted purpose? The city’s dark secrets shall be shown for all to see and sad tales shall be told, but one thing is for certain, Sanctuary will never be the same again!
Sanctuary will be based in Spires of Andolys.
The NeoVictoria Roleplay Group will be presenting a very special series of roleplay events, produced exclusively for Fantasy Faire 2015.
Beginning on 15 April in NeoVictoria SIM, they will bring their story of love and redemption to the Fairelands on Friday, 24 April, when our intrepid band of roleplayers land in the winter-city of Aurora!
Cursed to bring winter wherever he goes, a despairing fae scientist flees the Sidhe empire for Aurora. But fate and love are not so easily abandoned. The shade of his human wife seeks the help of the NeoVictorians and they bring her to the Fairelands, to find her spouse and end the curse.
The NeoVictoria Project will be based in Aurora.
Long ago in an ancient Library cared for by an old man named Jack, a mouse climbed atop a mountain of books and sneezed from all the dust. The mouse fell into Jack’s hands safely, but up above something unexpected and wonderful was happening. A book had opened and a world of paper was being created along with a race of paper beings known as the Poppets.
Jack was delighted and surprised by the many magical things he found in this new world, including a small paper train which took passengers between worlds despite travelling only in a circle, people from other stories and lands seemed to visit this strange new world, though some were friendlier than others.
The Poppets were kind but frail just like their world, and Jack did his best to assist and preserve it. He had unexpected allies from Beryl Strifeclaw and Avariel Falcon, the Guardians of Earth and Air in the Fairelands, whom would visit often and brought children to defend this world of imagination and wonder.
But now tears and holes are appearing in the pages of Poppetsborough, which are corrupting the stories with wickedness and drawing others into nothingness. Is the magic failing? Is some force attacking Poppetsborough? Can a way be found to reverse this before Poppetsborough disappears forever? The Rickety Weasels and their allies will do their best to discover the answers to save Poppetsborough from unravelling.
The Rickety Weasels will be based in Poppetsborough.