Merry Yuletide

We here at The Faery Crossing are happy and thankful that you have been on our journey with us. Whether you have been here for years or just joined this week, we are honored and overjoyed to have you as part of our Fae family.

There is no such thing as a perfect year and every year will bring hardships, disappointments, pain and anguish, just like every year will bring joy, happiness, smiles and love. Often, sadly, the hurt lingers far longer than the joy and we send our hearts out to all of you.

Where pain, however, is often found in great setbacks and impactful events, joy and love are most often seen in the smallest moments: a drawing from a son, daughter or niece or nephew; a much needed hug from your spouse or your parent; that beautiful morning that promises magic… these are the moments that count.

Wherever you are, whoever you are: from the bottom of our hearts, we wish you the most blessed of Yuletides and a wonderful , joyous and magical new year.

~The Faery Crossing

Lend Us Your Pens!

Or at least your keyboards. The Magic Messenger is created by and for the Fae of the Faery Crossing, so we would like your input for the next issue. The guiding themes will be Yule and Winter Spirits (alcoholic, ephemeral or otherwise).

We rely on your imagination to keep making this wonderful periodical, so please share your stories, jokes, poems, recipes, and whatever else you can think of with us.

You can submit your content:
• Inworld: send to Bugs Larnia;
• Via e-mail: send to fcmagicmessenger@gmail.com

Hope to see your writings soon!

The Summer Edition of the Magic Messenger is out now!

The summer edition of the Magic Messenger has been released. Read stories and poems, catch up on the adventures of Sylia and Temna and peruse the latest news of the Faery Crossing – and there is plenty!

The Magic Messenger is available online here. It it also distributed via inworld notice (wear to read) and can be picked up from newsstand locations at the Plucked Wing Tavern, Merry Meeter Manor and The Welcome Center.

Happy reading!

Community Spotlight: Madrigal

Walking through Madrigal, there is no place where your skin is not warmed by the gentle glow of the sun. If Summer were ever to settle down, it would be in this land of green grass and white beaches. Entering from the north, I come through a peaceful hamlet where Fae are busy watering their plants or lounging around the central pond. They greet me and wave merrily as I pass. Looking to the east, I see a temple on a hill, content under the shadow of the majestic white castle over in The Faery Crossing.

The Song of Summer
Continue reading Community Spotlight: Madrigal

Important Changes to your Second Life Account: Tilia

Merry meet, dear Fae,

Linden Labs are implementing changes in the way your US$ balance is processed. Basically, this impacts the link between your account’s US Dollar balance and an external balance method (e.g. PayPal or Skrill).

Please note that this does NOT impact regular L$ purchases. If you only spend money to buy L$ inworld, the information below will not be applicable to you.

In short, Linden Labs set up a subsidiary company to handle their credit payments. This company is called Tillia and they have some requirements. We will provide you with links containing details, but here are the bullet points.

  • Tilia is a full subsidiary of Linden Labs – i.e. they own the company;
  • You will need to provide Tilia with Name, Address , Date of birth and
    (for US citizens) Social security number or (for non-US citizens) a copy of a government issued ID (passport, driver’s license, EU ID card, etc.);
  • You will need to submit proof of the above by photocopy of, e.g. a utility bill, bank statement, etc.;
  • If you have already verified your ID with Linden Labs earlier, it is likely you will not have to do this again; if Tilia requires additional information, you will be contacted;
  • If you are under 18, you are not eligible for this service – you will still be able to participate in SL in all regular ways;
  • If your account is inactive for 12 months, Tilia will begin charging a fee. This will not happen when your US$ account balance is 0$ (so this fee will not lead you into debt);
  • There will at this time be no additional fees (other than the changed fee announced earlier and the aforementioned inactivity fee);

Linden Labs and Tilia have provided several links with information. We highly recommend you peruse them and check the forum. We will list the links below.

Links:

Now, in addition to these links, we encourage you to get informed in other ways. Again, if all you do is buy L$, this should have no impact on you.

Love & Light!

Stories Needed!

Merry meet!

For the Summer edition we are looking for your help. Please send us your stories, poems, jokes, riddles, pictures and quotes.

Themes are Summer (of course) and Tales of 1001 Nights, but feel free to deviate from these. If you are not submitting your own work, please make sure you stay in line with copyright law. Submission guidelines are attached to this notice.

Send your submissions to Bugs Larnia or via email to fcmagicmessenger@gmail.com

The deadline for the summer edition is July 14th.