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.

Submissions for Spring Edition of the Magic Messenger now open

Merry meet, everyone!

Now that the new year is underway, it is time to focus on putting your next creative ideas to virtual paper. The themes for the spring edition of the Magic Messenger are “spring” and “color“.

So send us your stories, your poems, your colorful recipes for food and drink and whatever else you can come up with.

The submissions deadline is March 30th. You can send your creative output to Bugs Larnia if you are inworld or you can send it outworld via e-mail to fcmagicmessenger@gmail.com.

Rest in Peace, Nacre Swindlehurst

Dear Fae,

It is with great sadness that I bring the news that last Tuesday, the person many of us knew as Nacre Swindlehurst passed away. Nacre was a soul who had seen the world and was shaped by its variety and its joys – and also its hurts.

A few years ago, Nacre lost his wife Kaela (also known to many here), but to everyone’s joy found love again with Banshee. There are no words to describe a loss like that and all the magic of our hearts go out to her in this time of loss.

Nacre was known to many of us as the king of the facepalm pun – a skill he often employed during dances. To those of us lucky enough to sometimes talk to him in IM, Nacre was a warm, open person for whom learning new things was an ultimate joy and who was able to bring forth this knowledge with the happiness it gave him when he himself learned it.

Thank you, Nacre, for sharing your dreams with us. Thank you for giving us your presence, your quirks, your sometimes glaringly bad puns, your warmth and the beauty of your soul.

Go now, my friend. Begin that one last journey that all must undergo alone. We will be here for those you have loved and were loved by in return. You will forever live in our hearts and they are happier places because if it,

Go now. Travel to the white shores. Walk upon the green grass beyond and smile as you see the sunrise. And wait for us there.

Rest in peace, Nacre Swindlehurst.

The Times, They Are A-Changing

Hi everyone!

Just a reminder that this weekend, the clocks in North-America (including SLT) will go back an hour, which means the regular time differences will be restored.

Please keep this in mind in planning your event attendance.

The Faery Crossing in the MadPea Monster Hunt!

After last year’s success, The Faery Crossing will once again participate in the MadPea seasonal hunt. Unsurprisingly, the theme is Halloween and monsters will be hidden all over the grid. The hunt will begin October 20th.

The hunt uses a HUD (available for a small charge), which will randomly send you to one of the participating regions. Using the HUD radar, you can then track down the monsters and score points. Near the end of the hunt, these points can be exchanged for some amazing prizes.

The Faery Crossing will participate with several regions (Faerie Mere, The Faery Crossing and Wildewood, to name a few), but we are always looking for more suitable participants.

For more information, check the MadPea website.

Yule Messenger Submissions Window Open

Merry meet, everyone!

The submissions window for the Yule edition of the Magic Messenger is now OPEN! Please send your stories, poems, jokes and more via notecard to Bugs Larnia or via e-mail to fcmagicmessenger@gmail.com

Deadline: Sunday, December 9
Suggested themes: Winter and Joy

If you submit existing work, please make sure it is allowed under copyright law.

Hope to see your entries soon!

The Magic Messenger Team

Luminosity in the Crossing: one final time

For over eight years, Astoria Luminos has delighted and enchanted the Fae of The Faery Crossing with her wonderful sets of music. So many colors of sound have come at us on the many Thursdays throughout the years, that it’s impossible to describe the magic.

From the drum circle in the old Wildewood Commons, to the Plucked Wing tavern, to many themed locations, we always found two hours of joy away from the world.

So on behalf of all the Fae, past and present, that have walked through the Luminosity events: thank you, Astoria.

Luminosity in the Crossing
Luminosity in the Crossing: One Last Time

Community Spotlight: Ravenfirth

Some say that the land of Ravenfirth started with one little inn that suddenly appeared out of the mists one day. They say that, as time passed, the homely, yet enigmatic nature of the inn began to affect the lands around it, until every corner breathed that air of barely concealed mystery. A layer of calm and beautiful nature, draped over…. something older. Something deeper.

Continue reading Community Spotlight: Ravenfirth

Summer Edition of the Magic Messenger is Out Now!

Hi everyone!

It was already waiting for you online, but the summer edition of the Magic Messenger has been released inworld now as well, so either there or online, you can now peruse wonderful stories, current events and ancient lore, all by and for our Faery Crossing Kin!

So stop what you’re doing and start reading!

Online: The Magic Messenger Summer Edition

Inworld: distribured per notice and available at the newsstands: