The Keeper of Untold Tales

The Keeper of Untold Tales

 

Every story has a Narrator, even the really old ones.

How did they go about making sure each tale ended up having one, even if the stories were untold?

They would force a soul into a scroll, and as the words were written, the soul would alight with the new knowledge. A simple touch would activate the soul into telling the tale written on the fine papers.

As years went on, and less practiced the art of soulbinding, these souls were tied to more and more scrolls. Some would have up to 20 scrolls bounded to them.

In time, as with many things, this was all lost in history. People forgot about the soul bound scrolls, and the tales yet to be told.

The Keepers of the Untold Tales became bitter things. They had given up their eternal happiness for a greater cause, only to be left dusty on a shelf somewhere, forgotten. The bitterness gave them their own power of sorts, to appear without writing on their scrolls. People often mistook them for wraiths or banshees, history having forgotten their true purpose.

They are often seen near forgotten temples, library ruins and dismantled schools.

To look upon them is rather eerie, as they either just stare, or look like they are speaking, but no words every come out.

To lay a Keeper to rest, all you have to do is write a tale on one of their scrolls. When done, hide it in a safe place.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Blossom Maiden in Stiletto
Mesh Head – Genus Project – Strong Face Gift001 – N/A (Past Group Gift)
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Redux
Skin(BOM) – Stix – Kamala in Snow Tone/No Brow – Group Gift
Eyes(Mesh) – The Stringer Mausoleum – Spectral Fox Eyes in Blush – *NEW & Exclusive* @ Enchantment
Eyebrows – Minx Legend – Tintable Midlength Eyebrows – L$30
Eyelashes(Applier) – Madame Noir – Madame Lashes – Group Gift
Eyeliner 1(BOM) – The Stringer Mausoleum – Rockaliner 01 in Black
Eyeliner 2(BOM) –Squeek! – Eyeliner in Black – FREE @ Shop Free*Style
Eyeliner3(Applier)- Velour – Susana Makeup Pack 1
Makeup(BOM) – LuluB – Kitsune in Red – *NEW & Exclusive* @ Enchantment
Lipstick(BOM) – Adam & Eve – Geisha Lip in Red
Bloody Hands(BOM) – Fallen Gods Inc – Bloody Touch
Tattoo(BOM) – La Malvada Mujer – Dream on Tattoo – *NEW & Exclusive* @ Enchantment
Outfit – Fugue – Melody Kimono-Style Mini Dress in S001 – *NEW & Exclusive* @ Enchantment
Collar – The Stringer Mausoleum – Mischief Collar in Silver – *NEW & Exclusive* Common Gacha Prize @ Enchantment
Hair Adornments – Butanik83 – Kitsune Hair Ornaments – *NEW & Exclusive* @ Enchantment
Hairsticks – The Stringer Mausoleum – Mischief Hairsticks in Silver- *NEW & Exclusive* @ Enchantment
Scrolls – The Stringer Mausoleum – Keeper of Untold Tales – *NEW & Exclusive* Rare Gacha Prize @ Enchantment
Lights – The Stringer Mausoleum – Spirit Lights in Evil – *NEW & Exclusive* Common Gacha Prize @ Enchantment

Pose by Pose Monster

Monday Eyeful – Eye Effects by Birth

Helena Stringer - Pixel Mythos - Monday Eyeful - Eye Effects by Birth

This week on Monday Eyeful, I am showing you eye effects from Birth. Not many designers make things that augment your eyes, but I really do enjoy the ones I end up randomly finding.

These are from Birth called Glimmer Eye System. You need the base system to be able to use the Eye Effects.

They are priced at L$150 per pack of 2 Effects, with 2 packs to collect. When I say 2 Effects, I mean the Type is the same, but you get one animation that is already coloured, and the other is a tintable version.

I ended up taking Some Gyazo Gifs of the effects, so you can see what they do, as pictures don’t do them justice. Also, it really is much cooler inworld live.

 

Glimmer Eyes by Birth – Standard Effect that comes with the base system

 

100% RFL Charity Spellbook Effect by Birth – Coloured Effect Version

 

100% RFL Charity Firehands Effect by Birth – Coloured Effect Version

The one this I really like about the base system, is there is a BOM set included, so I am actually wearing my own eyes, Shifting Sands, which are what the effects are layered on top of.  The best part about the base system, is you have pupil options. My Shifting Sands eyes are pupiless, so this allows me to change the look of my own creation, adding pupils, changing their size, adding shine type, then putting the effects on top.

This really means you can end up with so many options for eyes in your collection. This system, and it’s addon effects, can really help you make your look unique. I normally start my look with my eyes, and go from there, and now I can really make them the centerpiece of my who ensemble.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Lightbloom in L.E. Fantasy Light – Fantasy Faire Quest Prize
Mesh Head – Catwa – Freya Bento/BOM Mesh head – Group Gift
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Redux
Skin(BOM) – Stix – Cosmos FF05 Green – *NEW and Exclusive* @ Fantasy Faire
Eyes(BOM) – The Stringer Mausoleum – Shifting Sands Eyes in Salansa – *NEW and Exclusive* @ Fantasy Faire
Eye Lenses(BOM Enabled Mesh) – Birth – Glimmer Eyes
Eye Effects(Applier) – Birth – Spellbook and Firehands Effects – 100% RFL Charity Item @ Fantasy Faire
Eyelashes(Applier) – Venge – Cosmic Lashes – 100% RFL Charity Item @ Fantasy Faire
Necklace – Rise Designs – Mythos Necklace w/Hud – 100% RFL Charity Item @ Fantasy Faire
Butterfly – 3rd Eye Perceptions – Nose Butterfly w/Hud

Poses by Le Poppycock @ Shop Free*Style

Monday Eyeful – Beautiful Creature Eyes by Rainbow Sundae

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This week on Monday Eyeful, I am showing you eyes from Rainbow Sundae. Another new to me store, which is sort of the point of this feature, me showing you eyes from places you might not know too.

These are from Rainbow Sundae called Beautiful Creature Eyes.

They are priced at L$150 per pack of 6, with 2 packs to collect. System/BOM and Omega Appliers are included in the pack. These are 100% charity items for Relay for Life at this years Fantasy Faire.

_Rainbow Sundae_ Beautiful Creature Eyes - Pastel

I have been enjoying the look of these on a mesh head that you can manipulate the eyes to be rather large. I think they are striking, and can be used for many different sorts of creatures. Great for Roleplaying, and fantasy looks.

I’m also wearing a few other things from Fantasy Faire. The crown is from Ambix and the Tattoo is from Even-Tide. Both are 100% Relay for Life Charity Items.

I was so happy to learn Even-Tide was still around. It is hard trying to check up on all your friends, and all the stores, when you come back after such a long break. So many people are resurfacing as well. It feels like a good time to have come back, even though the reasons for so many inworld right now aren’t the best.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Schlicht in Night – Wearable Texture Tester
Mesh Head – Lelutka – Erin Bento/BOM Mesh Head – 30% off Sale
Head Materials – Lelutka – Default Hud Materials
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Redux Body
Body Materials – Blaxum – Natural Body Shine
Skin(BOM) – Ritual – Elspeth Skin in Qine Base – L$100 on Sale
Eyebrows – J!nx – Shaped Eyebrows V2 in Black
Mesh Eyes – Omega Solutions – Scripted Omega Mesh Eyes (For Omega Appliers) – L$50
Applier Eyes – Rainbow Sundae – Beautiful Creature Eyes – 100% RFL Charity Item @ Fantasy Faire
Eyeshadow(BOM) – Izzie’s – Fae Eyeshadow in Purple 09 for Lelutka
Lipstick(BOM) – Stunner Originals – Lipgloss Colorful 4
Tattoo(BOM) – Even~Tide – Wisps Tattoo in Fantasy D – 100% RFL Charity Item @ Fantasy Faire
Dress – PurpleMoon – Isolde Dress in Black
Crown – Ambix – Chrysalis Crown in Glacial – 100% RFL Charity Item @ Fantasy Faire

Body Lights – Blaxum – Dim Lights – Part of Materials Pack
Poses by Le Poppycock @ Shop Free*Style

 

Crystals!!!

Helena Stringer - Pixel Mythos - Crystals

Very rarely do I blog in the H&G category. I actually have never had a home in sl, prims are precious. Even with the 2 sims, and all the mainland I have, I just always thought it was silly to waste the prims on a home.

I do have urges every once in a while, and sometimes things are just too cool to pass up. That is what these huge Crystals are for me. Something really cool, that I wanted, and didn’t care if I had a place for them. I will eventually put one out at my store desk, or in my work station(which is where I photographed these).

CELESTE - Crystal Clusters

If you want some random crystals for yourself, then you have to head on down to Ostara’s Alter Event. These are the New and Exclusive item from Celeste.

If you are up to a slight, not so challenging challenge, there is this really cool globe thing, that Celeste has out for their Hunt item. It is only L$5, and the eggs in the hunt are rather huge and easy to find.

Celeste - Globe

If you would like to see what else is at the event, there is a wonderful gallery, with all exclusives, plus all the L$5 Hunt items.

Event Gallery

Credits

Building – Bad Unicorn – Eden Building
Wall Backer – Plastik – Huna Wall Panel #1 in Shinna
Crystals – Celeste – Gradient Crystals in Green 1, Aqua 2 and Yellow 3 – *NEW & Exclusive* @ Ostara’s Alter Event until April 19th

The numbers correspond to the configuration of the crystals, not so much to the sizes. Or that is the way it seems to me. They are Copy/Mod, so you can change the sizes anyway.

Hair Fair 2016 – Lightbloom

Lightbloom

My Daughter wanted me to be a Fairly Princess Ballerina today. I don’t always have the time to give in to her wanting to use my avatar as a personal barbie doll, but I found a wee bit of time today. I knew just the perfect outfit in my inventory, that would suit what I figured her aim was. While it might not be pink, haha, she was ultimately thrilled with all the goodies in the outfit pack. I never let her actually take over my avi, she is far too young, but she sits as close to me as she can, and oversees the whole outfit creation. This is a bit more tame, compared to others she has created, which suits me fine. If she had her way, I’d always be in pink, bows and ruffles. There would never be a spot of blood on my digital person again. The Horror!

Helena Stringer - Pixel Mythos - Lightbloom

I have always worn my own hair creations, ever since I decided that a Hair Designer was what I wanted to be. That being said, I don’t normally blatantly hawk my creations. They are simply worn and credited. Sometimes I will write a funny store story, but I don’t go “Oh, I made this, go buy it.”

So here we go . . .

Oh, I made this totally awesome hair, go buy it!

Haha, I am only saying it because it is one of the 5 styles I have created for Hair Fair, a yearly charity event, that I have participated in since the beginning of my store. A portion of every style goes to Wigs for Kids. That isn’t just my own styles, but every style that is on the 4 sims we hair designers are populating this year. There are also the traditional bandanas, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity. I have 5 of those at the event as well.

Onylarra-Main-

I thought I’d add this hear, since this is one of the few posts I didn’t do a headshot. This set was released for Enchantment in May, and I did already blog it on my other blog, Free*Style, but it fit today’s theme perfectly, and the girl oooo’d and aaaaaah”d over them. She had much fun with the colour change huds. She always likes the Plastik items, cause they have a bagillion options(tho she still only ever picks pink, usually).

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Lightbloom in Dirty – Charity Item @ Hair Fair
Mesh Head(Eyes/Lash) – Genesis Lab – Alice 2.0 Smile Head – Common Gacha Item
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Body Applier – Genesis Lab – Fluture Body Applier All Tones – Free
Lip Applier – Genesis Lab – Royal Lipstick – Common Gacha Item
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Applier – La Boheme – Mehndi Accent Gold Nails
Outfit – Bampu Legacies – Sugar Bell Ballerina in Green
Jewelry – Plastik – Onylarra Set w/Colourchange Hud
Wings – Plastik – Dene Wings Lowered W/Hud – Ultra Rare Gacha Item
Particles – Cole’s Corner – Summer Solstice in Gardens Colouration

Poses by Belle Epoque
Location – Varna Londe

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Hair Fair 2016 – To Dance with Familiars

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One of my favorite things is to take fantasy elements and try to make them work for my ethnic looks. I get saddened when I see written content, blatantly stating that certain genres of characters should only be of certain body types and skin tones. I will admit, that before coming an official blogger for the Medieval & Fantasy Grid Crier group, my styles fell in 3 categories. Modern, Bumble Bee/Panda or Drow. When I was a drow, I was often the dark ashen skin colour. My Bumble Bee and Panda Girl looks were always with my regular dark toned skin. I will admit that I would go ethnically asian every once in a while. There was one skin maker in particular that I enjoyed, so would get her stuff for kicks every once in a while. I don’t tend to like looking at the traditional geisha looks on dark skin, that does seem really odd to me. I will wear other asian inspired clothing as I normally am though.

This is just random blabbery, for no particular reason. I haven’t been bashed or anything.

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I took these shots at one of my favorite places in second life. It’s called The Outer Garden, and they just completed a reworking of 2 of their garden levels. So I decided to go exploring.  I fell in love with this one little area off the main track, and decided to do a mini, on location shoot for today’s post.

Adoness is at Hair Fair this year, with 3 new styles. I chose to show you my favorite of the selections, which made me feel all warrior woman. It is a mixed mesh style, with the braid being rigged, but the upper part of the hair being modifiable, which is super nice if you like wearing mesh heads. I just used the default shaved hairbase in the hud of my Catwa head, and tinted it to make sense with the hair.

A portion of all hairs sold at Hair Fair go to Wigs for Kids, so even if you don’t pick up this Adoness style, it is worth it to take a browse of the whole event.

Credits

Hair – Adoness – Astrild in Midnight – *NEW* Charity Hair @ Hair Fair 2016
Mesh Head – Catwa – Nicki Head
Mesh Body – Slink – Physique Body
Skin Appliers – Lumae – Eirtae Skin in Tone 10 Carob/Bare Makeup
Eye Appliers – the Skinnery – Past WLRP Item/Not Currently Available
Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Mehndi Flowers Gold Nails
Tattoo Appliers – Endless Pain Tattoos – Moth 2 Tattoo – *NEW* @ Boys of Summer
Dress – [EvelineInTheBox] – Emilia Broccade Dress – *NEW* @ Medieval Fantasy Fair
Circlet – Deviance – Erulisse Circlet in Light Blue – Common Gacha Item
Cuffs – Plastik – Absole Shield Cuffs w/Hud – *NEW* @ N21

Poses by Eternal Dream – Tallulah Pose Pack
Location- The Outer Garden

This post features an items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

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Growing Temptation

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It is funny how your avatar will evolve, and it feels like it is sudden, when you notice it. I use to collect bumble bee things and panda things, and run around the grid wearing all this super cutesie stuff. I am aware I haven’t worn any of that for a long time now, but I did notice today that I delve more into the fantasy side of things, lately. I did a good stint of urban wear for a good number of years, and while I still wear that for my daily sl tasks, it seems like I am blogging more fanciful things.

Not that I mind in the least. I love trying to make it work with my avatar, and showing others in the ethnic community that it is doable.

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I want to talk about all the things I am wearing, but that doesn’t make for a fun post. I will let you know that this snake is animated, and it’s tail coils around you back and to the side.You can find him in a gacha at the new round of Fair Play.

Banana Banshee has new items, it’s owner back from the realms of the real, where she was attending to her newborn. It is great to see the new creations. These new eyes are so darn striking, and I love that they offer the dark alongside the light versions, for the Sclera.

The tiara is from Noble Creations, and is mod, so I totally modded it to suit my needs. This is what the original looks like:

[NC] - Sakura Blossom Tiara - Enchantment

Credits

Hair – Doe – Rummy 2 Tone – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Skin – Lure – Victoria Skin in Cocoa
Eyes – Banana Banshee – Soul Eyes in Blue – *NEW* @ Mainstore
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Mesh Hands – Death Row Designs – Demonhands
Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Elowen – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Dress – Poet’s Heart – Amaranth in Night – *NEW* @ Totally Top Shelf
Headdress – Noble Creations – Sakura Blossom Tiara
Choker – Nastasica – Animated Snake – *NEW* RARE Gacha Item @ Fair Play
Bracelets – Aisling – Elyan Bracelets in Black w/Hud – Common Gacha Item @ Mainstore
Snake – Nastasica – Silver Choker – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fair Play

Pose by Diesel Works

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Monday Eyeful – Nelly Eyes by Arise

Helena Stringer - Pixel Mythos - Monday Eyeful - Arise

This week on Monday Eyeful, I am showing you a discounted event pack from the Buy Now sale. Arise is taking part in this new project, for how much longer Buy Now will be around, I am not sure. There is currently some drama going on in the designer/event organizer realm of the event. I am not sure how many more round there will be. For now, you can visit the event in a very simple fashion, all you do is visit SL Marketplace, then type in “Buy Now” in search. All the participants will pop up(along with some other random stuff).

The current offering from Arise are called Nelly Eyes.

They are priced L$119 for a pack of 10 colourations. These are discounted, as the normal eyes in the shop normally range from L$59 to L$89 per colour. System and Mesh versions are included in the pack.

.ARISE. Nelly Eyes for BUY NOW

Get this awesome deal while you still can, new round starts June 1st.

Adoness is at the current round of Thrift Shop, which ends tonight. I already blogged the wonderful discount dresses on Free*Style, but as with all Thrift Shops, there is a whole slew of Gachas. My necklace is just one of Adoness’ gacha items. This Gacha in particular comes with these necklaces, with various gems, but also has a forehead adornment that matches, which you can also win.

I’m also wearing a few things from Plastik. They always seem to be in all the things, haha. You will find the new Trellion earrings at N21, as part of a jewelry set, which you can pick up in one of 5 metals.

You will find my horns at the Fantasy Collective. They come in a few sizes, and are fully hudded, so you can switch to match any outfit.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Together Apart in Night
Hairbase – Adoness – Shaved Swirls in Black
Skin – Plastik – Aquamer in Viola Tone/Stargazer Makeup
Eyes – Arise – Nelly Eyes in Plum – *NEW* for Buy Now
Sclera Shadows – Wee Ones – Eyes Shadows
Makeup(Lipstick) – Glamorize – Victorian Vamp Black Lips
Top – Plastik – Vore Top in Noir
Earrings – Plastik – Trellion Earrings(part of a Jewelry Set) – *NEW* @ N21
Choker – Adoness – The Random Choker in Pomegranate – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ The Thrift Shop
Horns – Plastik – Reeya Horns w/Hud – *NEW* @ The Fantasy Collective

Pose by Belle Epoque

Dragon Warrior

Oh, that Helli, she could drive someone to madness. I sincerely hope you all will enjoy her.

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I wasn’t able to participate in the latest round of Fantasy Gacha Carnival, I will hopefully be back in it in August, timeline wise it will work out. That being said, it is still one of my favorite events to both participate in, and go shopping at.

This latest round was themed Scales, Feathers and something else(totally forget but it might have been pearls). Noble Creations made this really nifty female armour set. I feel so shiny in it.

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I think even a warrior princess deserves to have a little bit of bling, so I put on these metal encased orb earrings. They sort of remind me of this incense thing I own, that hands on a planter hook. It has the glass sides, that are all colour stained. These earrings are much like that, and you can even adjust the level of transparency to the glass. Each metal type is sold separately, but they do come with a full hud for different options for the glass orbs. You will find these at We Love Roleplay, which is great for you, cause it means they ate at a discount until the end of the month.

Credits

Hair – The Stringer Mausoleum – Yakumi in Night
Skin – Plastik – Wylde Skin in Tavva
Eyes – Suicidal Unborn – Bleak Eyes in Infected
Lashes – Chemistry – Long Eyelashes – Free
Mesh Lips – Soul – Kisser Lips in Bobbie Grr w/Chomper Teeth
Lipstick Applier  – [a.e.meth] – Sultry Lips
Mesh Hands – [europa] – Khor Hands in Dark Grey w/Texture Change
Top Armour – Noble Creations – Armor Black – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Skirt – Noble Creations – Skirt Black – *NEW* Common Gacha Item @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Earrings – Plastik – Kukiris Earrings in Gunmetal w/Hud – *NEW* @ We Love Roleplay
Wings – Sweet Lies – Astartea Wings 10 – RARE Gacha Item @ Mainstore

Poses by Mien

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/

Natural Calm

LadyLight Koolhoven - Pixel Mythos - Natural Calm

Being part of a family is always great, although I don’t really talk to the ladies of Dandelion Daydreams Factory Sim all that often. They have welcomed us from Pixel Mythos, to their sim, and have given us rez rights. Many pictures have been taken on the sim, and posted to this blog, as well as Free*Style. I always feel comfortable here, and enjoy the nature on my visits. I always find something new, and enjoy visiting favorite spots. It is great for me to be able to quickly rez out an item, that I otherwise would not be able to post, for lack of a proper place to rez it.

Today I have some H&G items from [CIRCA] to show you. The log behind me, is a couples log, with many animations. It has grasses and flowers with it, to make a complete and cozy little scene. The Sleeping Willow in the back is also from [CIRCA], which comes with some grasses at it’s base. Both items you can find at Fantasy Faire, which is officially running until May 1st.

I’m also wearing a few things from Fantasy Faire. There is always so much to discover, to collect, do participate in. I actually take time off, so that I can enjoy it a bit, each year.

LD Forehead Jewelry Ciorcan Sasta
I didn’t take the closest shot, so here is the actual ad for the forehead piece I am wearing.

Credits

Hair – Analog Dog – Omega in Dark Browns – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Skin – Joli – Giselle Skin in Java Tone
Eyes – The Stringer Mausoleum – Shyanne Eyes in Grind – @ Fantasy Faire
Lashes – Jumo – Twiggy Eyelashes
Hands – Slink – Casual Pose
Nail Appliers – La Boheme – Swirling Vines in Gold
Outfit (Garments & Boots) – Jinx – Frieshia in Hot Gold – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Forehead Adornment – Lilith’s Den – Ciorcan Sasta Forehead Jewelry – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Logs – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Couple’s Mossy Sit Log A – 3 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire
Willow Tree – [CIRCA] – “The Dreamer” Sleeping Willow Tree – 16 LI – *NEW* @ Fantasy Faire

Location – Dandelion Daydreams Factory

This post features items from the wonderful collection of fantasy designers who are a part of the Medieval Fantasy Grid Crier group. https://medievalsl.wordpress.com/