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
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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.

Daylight Saving Time Change

Please be advised that as of this Sunday (March 31st), the part of the world that has not gone over to daylight saving time (and usually does) will move to DST, so that the regular time difference between your respective time zones will be restored.

Please keep this in mind for any events you may wish to attend on Sunday or you’ll show up an hour late and Bugs and Tealkie will have eaten the snacks.

The Wellspring Rejuvenated

The Wellspring is the central area in Faerie Mere. A mysterious lake that wells up from the depths of Faerie that pours out into the surrounding lands via four separate waterfalls, thus spreading its magical energies to the surrounding land.

Recently, the Wellspring was severely damaged and its beauty marred. But thanks to the efforts of our wonderful Fae, the Wellspring has been renewed and is more beautiful and magical than ever before.

Let yourself be enchanted by the images below or, better yet, come and enjoy the source of all Fae magic in all its glory here.

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Daylight Saving Time (NA)

Please be advised that this Sunday morning (March 10th), the clocks in most parts of North America will move an hour forward for Daylight Saving Time; this includes SLT (Second Life Time).

For people in other areas of the world, this will mean that the events will happen one hour earlier than you are used to.

Time Differences (offset from SLT as per Sunday)

  • United Kingdom & Ireland: SLT +7
  • Western Europe (CET): SLT +8
  • Finland, Baltic States, S. Africa: SLT +9

The European Union will move to Daylight Saving Time on the weekend of 30/31 March, at which points the offsets will return to their normal time span.