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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!

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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