One day she would be free of dreams.

||These lands of Gor were forever in their set likes of balance; set with rules that were continue on for eons to come. The Red Witch always held this concept to mind before, during, and after each exchange – whether it ended in bloodshed or led to better days. A woman was she who bore what she shouldn’t and toted in turn the dawn of new time. Many rivers would run red, with skies cast in a dark vacant of the Central Fire. Surely the shadows may dance amongst the flames which gave them life; ensnaring bones to ensure their passing into the next day and thereafter. The Red Witch had seen through many eyes, across several lands, and she’d see many more.||

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So, with the whispers dispersed to all parts of the SL grid, surely everyone is anticipating the reveal of The Secret Affair, organized by the lovely Manna Montana Volcatius. As featured the creators of Pucca Fire Caster, !gO!, [Keystone] and The Annex are but of a few of the imaginative minds partaking in this grand reveal of the opening theme being Game of Thrones! Opening April 6th, the public will be able to immerse into the realm of the Seven Kingdoms themselves and don the styles favouring their beloved characters. Shop between an array of beauties that will be up for grabs, as well test your hand with gachas that will be also available. Also don’t miss the fourth season premiering on the evening of the same day, so the world can continue watching the fate lines of characters brought brilliantly to life for our own wicked entertainment. Be sure to visit The Secret Affair poster below, so you can visit the official page that include fellow brilliant bloggers and their take on styles made exclusively for this event! Enjoy and hope to see you across the Narrow Sea!

 

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Base (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Eyebrows: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Eyebrow 04 (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Makeup: +Nuuna+ Makeups v12 (tintable)
Mouth: Loudmouth – Alli
Mouth applier: -Glam Affair- L.M. Appliers – Romy 4-1 @ Skin Fair 2014
Hair: *Milk* Hair ~ Fossil *Reds*
Tattoo: -UtopiaH- Sweet Sacrifice Tattoo + SLink Hand Appliers
Hands & Feet: SLink – Female Elegant & Feet Womens Natural Barefeet

Clothing
Dress: !gO! Shae Dress @ The Secret Affair
Cape: PFC – Northern Cape – Winter @ The Secret Affair
Sandals: SLink Ilena Sandals Gold

Accessories
Horns: [Keystone] Wildling Horns – Golden rope – RARE @ The Secret Affair
Headpiece:
[1] PFC – Dragon Slayer – Tiara (gold) RARE @ The Secret Affair
[2] The Annex – The Kraken Collection – Headdress 3 @ The Secret Affair

 

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Momento mori.

||These days that melt into night – mesh within their memories of time’s passage. As the Thassa swallows the Central Fire this day, the Red Witch found her mind waging war upon blessed body. It was the evening haze which always brought with it phantoms of haunting thought; for reflection of life was unfortunately a human flaw. She pondered on how the underground had become stable for the most part; although an eerie quiet was cast over trade routes. Imports and exports transitioned to new lands found and settled in as base, yet she could not shake the dawning of a change in her bones. It was the lingering of a presence that cast goosebumps along flesh, if not placed senses on high alert to remain vigilante. Nonetheless, with yet another chapter sadly coming to a close, a bloodied hand tucked that book away to pull forth another and paint pages red. It was becoming progressively worrisome that a veil had been cast over her occult precognition, yet she continued forward as a nefarious plague.||

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Base (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Eyebrows: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Eyebrow 04 (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Eyeliner: [ni.ju] Dusk . liner – neko
Mouth: Loudmouth – Alli
Mouth applier: -Glam Affair- L.M. Appliers – Romy 1-3 @ Skin Fair 2014
Hair: little bones. Eden – Reds @ The Chapter Four – 1oth edition
Hands & Feet: SLink – Female Elegant & Feet Female Mid

Clothing
Top: *MUKA* ColdShoulder Black
Pants: villena. – H/W Leggings Spliced Black V1
Vest: *On A Lark* Solstice Cape ~ Black
Belt: LaGyo – Rope Belt Black
Scarf: -Entente- Depp Snood

Accessories
Backpiece: [CerberusXing] Katana Kanzashi (Silver) RARE @ Luck Of The Irish Gacha Fair
Cuffs: [The Forge] Viking Bracers (Black Leather) Common
Blunt: [NikotiN] Joint Blunt v.4
Mouthpiece: *NAMINOKE Sakura Mouth #4 @ Luck Of The Irish Gacha Fair
Headpiece: [Keystone] Vie Antlers BETA – Release To Be Announced

Lay me down, and wash this world from me.

And the power in my veins.

||In the depths of dreamwalking, the zenith split as a maw with jagged teeth – only to shatter and scatter. A gaping nothing held, while the lands of Gor held its breath for what may follow after. Quite the silence before the storm, with the eruptions beams of white and blue piercing down into the Counter-Earth. The Red Witch found herself blinded, before light and flames engulfed entirety. A struggle for breath came forth, as her entirety was assaulted by tongues of fire – the burning sinking beyond flesh to gnaw upon her soul. She heard her own anguished screams ringing in ears, before the physical was ripped asunder, leaving her weightless and lost. Perhaps this was the experience of death while in slumber, such remained unknown. Until of course, she felt plucked and prodded, with a body renewed. Yet her fingers flailed out to press into viscous walls which held an odd elasticity. With nails now curling she began to tear the material asunder; tumbling forth from what she glimpsed was a pod. A horror briefly lit up mystic hues, with the idle bio-luminescence shedding light to the underground she lay in. While eyes adjusted, the Red Witch was much too rooted in shock, even as Mul crept forward to assist in her cleansing. A new generation of the Hive was to be tended to.||

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So, with We Love Roleplay! in full swing, everyone has also become aware of three other events: The Chapter Four is in its 11th Edition, being a monthly shopping event that opens the 4th of every month and Oneword, which is a bi-monthly event in its first round. In regards to The Chapter Four, it consists of 4 rooms: 1) Gacha, 2) Buy 1 for 2, 3) Under 100L$, and 4) Half Price. So, if anything, you get deals and sales aplenty from a wonderful selection of designers. As for Oneword, it is new to me, and I came across it while shuffling through a couple favourite blogs. The word they’ve selected for their first round is Tragedy, with each designer having to create an item, whether clothing, accessories, or poses that translate the meaning to them. Featured is the Electra gown by none other than the lovely *{Junbug}*. For those not aware, Electra is known throughout literature as the main character of two Greek tragedies, which bear her namesake – so this dress is indeed Grecian and all the more beautiful for the vengeful story it bears. Be sure to keep an eye out for more information and future rounds, by clicking here for Oneword, and clicking here for The Chapter Four. And now, to hop back to We Love Roleplay!, for the theme displayed and exercised this round is that of ‘Druids‘. Such a mystic power is held around the enigma of what and who these priestly beings truly were, even to this day. We may fantasize or hold theories, but nonetheless, I thoroughly love how this 10th round came together. Shown is Alchemy‘s Druid Headdress, which includes a full HUD to change all three sets of horns and adorning jewels and Aii‘s Anima Halo, available in a pack that has Bronze, Gold, Ivory, Onyx, and Silver to hover at your back. Lastly, to sneak in that third event: The Fantasy Room, brought to us by the same team which brought you The Gorean Room. It is a monthly event focused on bringing new releases for all of us roleplayers, whether in the form of clothing, hair, weapons, accessories, poses, decor, and the like for as little as 50-70L$. Shown is Moragh’s Crown by [Keystone], which I find signature of Nia/Aymee‘s intricate headpiece style. Hope everyone enjoys and basks in their own collection of goodies! Merry travels and safe paths!

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Aria Skin (Asia tone) Combination 01 @ The Arcade – March 2014
Hair: MOON {Hair} Paper Cuts – Reds @ The Chapter Four – 11th Edition
Tattoo: -UtopiaH- Haunted Tattoo & SLink Hands Appliers @ Whore Couture Fair 3
Hands: SLink Hands Female – Elegant
Feet: SLink Feet Female – Mid

Clothing
Dress & Shoulder Drapes: *{Junbug}* Electra @ Oneword 

Accessories
Headpiece: Alchemy – Druid Headpiece @ We ❤ Roleplay! 10th Round
Crown: [Keystone] Moragh’s Crown @ The Fantasy Room
Collar: KRUX – Female Tribal Collar
Bangles: [EY:NO] Mess Bangles (gold)
Halo: Aii – Anima Halo @ We ❤ Roleplay! 10th round

Blow me away.

Darkness seeps.

||The last phase of recovery presented itself in the suspension of oneself within ones own mind. Day after day was the Red Witch becoming more of a solitary creature, with her loyalists and mighty word casting across the lands like a veiling storm. With dreams and visions reigning hell upon her subconscious self, the conscious reality always left her in a state of calculated thought. In being both a strategist and analyst, now was not the time to put down her guard in the least – for with a companion gone, it was the severing of some sources and only a small margin of profits. To depend upon another was not her way, so no harm done to finances . No, the harm was now to lash upon her flesh, with the gruesome hands of men seeking to grasp. In the base of Myrmidon, the Red Witch was to organize her thoughts and strive on to ensnare more souls to the underground. Her black market trade and occult ceremony were her glory now, and thus it would grow with dark intentions that even the Central Fire may not pry to see.||

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So, it is known that I am a glutton for gorgeous accessories, especially that of headpieces that are both unique and intricate. Aymee/Nia of [Keystone] always exceeds my expectations with her jewelry pieces, especially with her latest release of ‘Zahidah’s Crown‘ that will be available for the next round of The Fantasy Collective this February 20th. It will be available in gold, gold/silver, silver, silver/onyx, and of course onyx (featured above). *Chronokit* has also released a comfortable, liquid mesh coat to further compliment their collection of outerwear, and with the chilly season and snow still here, I am more than thankful to be able to dress the part. In the meantime, hope you’re still enjoying the gacha craze, alongside the latest Genre ‘Fae’ Round! Merry shopping and trading and keep an eye out for the next round of the Fantasy Collective.

[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: .Atomic. Skin {Muse} Supernova – Sugar @ Collabor88
Makeup:
[1] Nox. Noir Liner [Five]
[2] Nox. Rise [Jasper] Blush
Hair: Exile – Collide – Dark Reds
Ears: [MANDALA] Taper Ears – Female

Clothing
Coat: *chronokit* ModsCoat02 Black – New!
Boots: redMint – ePunk Boots No. 05

Accessories
Headpiece: [Keystone] Zahidah’s Crown – The Fantasy Collective – Feb. 20th
Piercing:
[1] random Matter – Buried Memories – Black
[2] *May’s Soul* Nose Chain double black

 

Why can’t I just trade a dream for a way, to peel back the shade behind the gray.

Revelation fall.

|| Solace came in a series of forms, but mainly that of slumber. It was within the cocoon of blanket and one’s own mind that the Red Witch drifted towards the answers she sought. A blank slate awaited her one evening, where a variety of hues rained down from the skies. At her feet was an ocean born from a pool of blue, with every idle drop of a random colour birthing a koi. Each chose to dart off in opposing directions, offering self in sacrifice to become mountains, sylvans, if not a civilization. The Red Witch stood in awe, suspended above calm waters, where the sky completed itself with mesmeric sunset. However, a familiar face was standing on the shore, marked by a wicked crown of jagged black antlers. A palpitation of heart hit her hard, while realization dawned in dark regards upon her face. With an idle shake of that red mane, she deemed the painting of this world  to be left unseen. And thus, she began anew.||

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Just a heads up that Genre has re-opened today with the mystical sharing of ‘Fae‘. As shared in the past:

Genre is a new monthly event that focuses on celebrating the different cultures within SL. With so many creators designing for these special communities, it was high time that they had an event of their own, not only bringing them and their talents to the general populace of SL, but also at a price everyone can afford. Each month a specific genre is chosen along with a theme to help inspire and unify the designers in their creations, with a price cap of 100L per item, each item being new and exclusive to the event (only for the duration of the event at which time you may release in your shop at regular price.) Starting on the 15th of every month and ending on the 12th, people will have a lil less than a month to visit the event.’ So do enjoy and partake of the lovelies while you can!

 

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: .Birdy. Delilah ~Pure~
Makeup:
[1] +Nuuna+ Meta makeup – Gray 90%
[2] C h a r y . Blurred Lines 5
Hair: (Chemistry) Hair – Sirena

Clothing
Dress: Una. Tudor Dress White
Shawl: Part of [Black Pearls] Brienna

Accessories
Headpiece: [Keystone] Emika’s Headpiece @ Genre – Fae
Crown: (epoque) Jagged Tiara – Obsidian
Horns:
[1] 22769 ~ [accessories] Ram Antlers – Metal/Black
[2] aii – Enchanted Lantern Horns
Halo:
[1] aii – Arcana Halo
[2] aii – Hellfire Halo
Necklace: ieQED twig. necklace. bark

 

The Awakening.

||Rich locks glistened as a fresh blood flow – skin an immaculate milk lacquer. The bruises and scars had long since faded from the surface, however in the depths of soul, did the Red Witch have to heal from the corruption that her adversaries had inflicted there. Far and wide did a mystical path carry her – mind, body, and soul – to lands and to people that could aid the battle against the erosion of herself. She had awoken one day, with time having lapsed into days or had it been months? Eyes long since sacrificing heterochromatic beauty to the glaze of mystic white, flecked by gold and red that gave rise to her gift of the Aura Sight gazing to and fro. The interior of a hut with the rich musk of grasslands rose over senses, before all blurred to a plains that expanded beyond the horizon. In a panic, she attempted to stagger and sidle about, truly trying to make sense of this experience. Figures and forms rose in the distance, illuminated by the grand central fire that crowned in the zenith. Family stood idly by, friends waved and gestured for her to join them. And then from the high grasses stepped forth a looming one, and she swore a mirror was placed before her. A revitalized doppleganger stood with gentle hands coming down upon features and frame. And they embraced, seeking to pull the delirious Red Witch from her medicated stupor. Unmistakable bright eyes of her inner self were warm, but sturdy, while a voice urged her to wake up. Myrmidon had taken good care in nesting her in the garden of her own home, but now, from a healing did answers need to be sought.||

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And thus continues the Red Witch’s chapter after her past ordeal of being captured and tortured by the nemesis, and old friend of her companion. I am hoping for further character development, since she has sprung to life all her own in my mind. On top of that, I definitely want more involvement with other gifted writers, if intrigued, rather than just complex NPCs. So, please do not be afraid to send a shout out, or perhaps set up the bridge in which our stories can collide. As promised, here is a lovely ensemble in which I must thank Nia/Aymee Monk of [Keystone] and Jalilah Jewell of .Enfant Terrible. for once again allowing me to show off their gorgeous shinies. The next round of The Fantasy Gacha Carnival is soon to be underway this coming February, with a variety of new goods for all to try their luck at. Featured is .Enfant Terrible.‘s Fashun Crowns and Staffs, alongside [Keystone]‘s Bru’ella headpiece. I am a glutton for any good accessory or two, and these definitely add that pedestal of elegance and finesse. Also a heads up that Collabor88 has also begun a few new session for January 2013! So enjoy and be sure to mark your calendars.

[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: Glam Affair – Mokatana – Europa @ Collabor88
Makeup:
[1] Glance Skins – Lana – Fair – Glossy Lip 09
[2] Nox. Noir Liner [Five]
Hair: Lelutka – Alvina – Dark Red – Jessica
Hands: SLink – Elegant

Clothing
Dress: DIRAM – VICTORIA Dress – Black
Pants: Yasum – Steampunk Leggings

Accessories
Headpiece: [Keystone] Bru’ella – Gold / Ultra Rare @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival – Feb. 1st
Nosechain: May’s Soul – Nose Chain Double Black
Crown/Staff: .Enfant Terrible. – Fashun Crowns/Staffs – Roses Ultra Rare @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival – Feb. 1st
Shoulderpiece: May’s Soul – Apache Set – Black
Necklace: The Forge – Aura Necklace – Red
Shield: Enigma – Shield of Eloise Black (Rare) @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival – Feb. 1st

On the hunt.

||The news of another uprising slithered through home and villages alike like whore with too much time on her hands. Many of her cargo ships had been marauded upon docking in a port city, or word simply vanished on the breeze. Such left a sour taste on the Red Witch’s palate, but it did not diminish her goal of acquisition. If thieves or the like were going to steal what she had already gone through the process of taking, then why not make it a game in determining who was better suited with the title. She rained news down upon those of loyal standing at her side like a freshly fallen rain – wishing to retrieve any identities or direction in which to surge her rage. Many goods were beyond rare, or contraband meant only for her eyes; so a personal game it became. Nonetheless, with her networking about the lands from sea to mountaintop and growing idly day by day, she’d have the news or heads upon her doorstep in no time. This hunt was going to be fun.||

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*Armour: [The Forge] Eldar Armour, Female (Wood) by Deccan Arida
*Scarf: .Enfant Terrible. – Woodland special brown by Jalilah Jewell

 

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*Dress: 22769 – [femme] Forest Elves Queensdress by Paco Pooley
*Crown & Necklace: ieQED – twig.crown.bark & twig.necklace.bark by SigiFaust Resident (sold separately)

 

 

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*Dress: Peqe – Elven – Grey by Inex Hax
*Antlers: from Cellar Door – Avari by Wolfy/Nitestar Albion
*Headpiece: [Keystone] Woodland Headpiece by Nia/Aymee Monk

 

And featured above are outfits inspired by the now opened event known as The Fantasy Collective, with November bearing the theme of The Woodlands. Definitely make time in your sim hopping ventures to immerse and buy to your hearts content all of these exclusive and original designs by amazing and awe-inspiring creators. I personally cannot be more grateful that my fantasy love is begin fed by like-minded talented folk who have taken the time to plan, collaborate, schedule, and design, not only for their sake, but for you, the fellow fantasy lovers.

The Fantasy Collective

 

If your mind is curious, be sure to click the post above for the website. As for in-world, visit The Fantasy Collective located here.