This year, a series of tales will be unfolding directly at the Fantasy Faire itself, with three established roleplaying groups bringing their stories to the Faire. Each will tell a story over part of the Faire; there’ll be opportunities for Faire visitors to become involved, to watch key events in the stories, and to follow the progression of these tales through news bulletins on Fantasy Faire Radio, and through special pages in the Events section of the Fantasy Faire blog.
This is one of those groups.
In Wiggenstead Mooring, in a shipwreck hidden by the jungle, live a group of feral kids who call themselves “The Rickety Weasels”. They ferociously protect the four Guardians of the Elemental Stones, which keep the balance of the Fairelands.
Little do they know that, no far from there, the Shadows are growing stronger and greedier, and that their leader, The Dark Shadow, covets the Guardians of the Elemental Stones. For the Stones could give him Power, and into Darkness plunge the Fairelands forever.
Rickety Weasels Roleplay at Fantasy Faire 2014
The Rickety Weasels roleplay will be starting with the Faire on May 1st 2014, and will progress over five days until May 5th with everyday free-form roleplay and two big planned events on Friday May 2nd starting at 1pm SLT and on Monday May 5th starting at 1pm SLT.
The rest of the time, they will still be present, welcoming you to their home in Wiggenstead Mooring or wandering around the whole of the Fairelands.
Feel welcome to interact with them!
(look for the group tags “Rickety Weasel”, or “Elemental Guardian”, or “Shadow” and if you’re very lucky –or unlucky rather…- “The Dark Shadow”).
Who are they?
The Rickety Weasels are more commonly known as the wild children. They come from near and far, but none agree on how they got here or why. One day, they were simply there. No one knows where they came from, and the Rickety Weasels aren’t offering to tell.
They are playful, and always looking for someone to have fun with. They are mischievous and enjoy playing pranks on the visitors who come to their land, but never mean to offend.
They know that their world is held together by the Elemental Stones. These stones are Earth, Fire, Air, and Water and are watched over by four Guardians. The Weasels see it as their duty to also protect the Guardians themselves in their task.
They are mainly land dwellers and linked to the Fire Stone, but also count in their ranks a few merkids, who are linked to the Water Stone.
Guardians of the Elemental Stones
Strifeclaw, the Guardian of the Earth Stone, is a Dire Panther almost as large as a horse. She spends most of her time in nature surrounded by the animals that answer to her element and removed from the prank-loving, fire-wielding wild children.
All the animals that can’t swim or fly are linked to the Earth Stone.
Miranda, the Guardian of the Water Stone, is a playful, but distrustful young Mermaid. She usually keeps to her waters and avoids large groups of strangers, but enjoys the chaotic nature of the wild children.
Mer-people and all the animals that can swim are linked to the Water Stone.
Firefly, the Guardian of the Fire Stone, was burned horribly as a wild boy and survived. He was chosen by the Fire Stone to act as its Guardian and was reborn like a Phoenix. He continues to live with the other wild children, playing their games and enjoying his second chance.
The Rickety Weasels, goblins and trolls are linked to the Fire Stone.
Avariel, Guardian of the Air Stone, is a Unicorn who is often very befuddled. She comes and goes with the wind, and even she does not know where it will take her. She is the newest guardian and is not entirely sure why she was chosen. She is just happy to see what adventures this new wind has to offer.
Fairies and all the animals that can fly are linked to the Air Stone.
The Dark Shadow
The Dark Shadow has delved in the dark arts for decades in the hopes of conquest. He knows if he can get his hands on the Elemental Stones he can use them to take over the world with his dark powers with minimal effort.
The Shadows serve The Dark Shadow as his private army. They serve him because they have been promised fortune and glory in his New Empire. Because of these promises they come from near and far to see his plans through.
Beltaine is one of the most important ceremonies for the Guardians and the wild children. On that night, all four Guardians must come to a ceremony prepared by the children to perform a hallowed ritual celebrating the Spirit of Summer and renewing of Nature.
Who are the roleplayers behind it?
Like the Rickety Weasels and the Shadows, our roleplayers come from near and far.
The kids are part of several different Second Life communities, brought together by Jimmy Branagh and Myrtil Igaly, including the SL Goonies, led by Loki Eliot, whose sim, Escapades, is a wonderful playground packed with quests, adventures and fun.
Visit in world, here
Join the group here
Or find out about the upcoming events on their website
Our mer-kids roleplayers have their own group, SL Mer-Kids, that you can join here
And they also belong to the group of pirates, nobles, merfolk (and the occasional kraken) located in the kid-friendly Victorian sim Antiquity, which you can join here
Some of our roleplayer kids also come from the “Steampunk Kids” group, founded by the same Loki Eliot, who regularly organizes city-wide roleplay events in New Babbage, for all citizen and visitors. Those roleplay events are called the Babbage Chronicles and you can learn more about the current one here
Join the group here
Or follow on Twitter for news : @BabbageMystery
New Babbage is a steampunk city led by Mayor Mosseveno Tenk and the place where most of the Shadows come from. This is also a lair of avid bloggers and roleplayers as well as wonderful builders.
Visit the sim here
Join the group here
Or learn more about what’s happening on their forum