Each season Faery Crossing is decorated with dozens of benches on which you can rest awhile as you explore the lands. Right now you can wander about and settle on autumn benches and swings, and take lovely snapshots to remember your travels. Some benches are along well beaten paths – others are in quiet spots far from the busy lanes.
This weekend we are starting a weekly hunt… “The Benches of Faery Crossing”. A picture of the special bench each week will be posted.
Wander about and if you find the special bench, save your location coordinates. Don’t share this with anyone else! A different bench will be posted each weekend for you to find. At the end of the season you will be given a chance to send in your list as an entry to our Benches of FC Contest. The top ten scorers will get a prize.
But you don’t have to wait until the end of the season to win something! One of the special benches each month will harbor a gift hidden somewhere on or near the bench, and EVERYONE who finds the hidden FC gift box will get the gift by touching the box.
Just a reminder for our non-US Fae that in many parts of the world Daylight Saving Time will be ending in the coming Sunday (Oct. 31) and that that will impact your offset from SLT until the US goes back a week later.
UK & Eire: SLT +7
Western and Central Europe: SLT +8
Eastern Europe and West Asia: SLT +9
Please keep this in mind when planning to attend events.
Due to reasons (mainly Bugs forgetting) we have postponed the deadline for the Summer Magic Messenger, so please send us your summer adventures, memories, stories, pictures, recipes and more and share them with your fellow Fae!
Have you ever heard about something in folklore and was curious about what it means? Do you want to know more about the Aos Sí, the Tuatha de Danann, the Selkies or the Sluagh?
Now you can!
The Faery Crossing is introducing the Folklore Circle: a chance to gather around the fire for an informally led discussion of folklore topics, under the expert guidance of Toshiro, a folklore author and researcher, who will be happy to guide conversation.
We have created an idea box in the shape of a barrel with a green man on the front (just because we can) that you can find here. Just add your idea(s) in a notecard and dunk it in!
As of tomorrow, most of the US (and therefore SLT) will go on daylight saving time. This means that SLT, as of tomorrow, 2am SLT, will be one hour later. Please keep this in mind when attending events.
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 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.
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.