Queen, Protector, Priestess, Sorceress, Storyteller, Guardian, Faery, Elf, Myth: I am all these things. For the denizens of the Wylds, I am the representative of light, the definition of beauty, the walking guise of Love Itself.
And so we come to Lughnasadh. Lammas. First Harvest. The Commemoration of Lugh. And the villagers bring me their loaves to bless, mortal and Fae alike, and there are games and tests of strength and mental agility, and the day is golden with barleycorn and wheat, dark with the promise of autumn, and bright with cider apples
We begin at sunrise, which at least comes a little later now it’s August.
Nevertheless, it is a long day.
I am called upon to bless basket after basket of new bread, some of it hot from the oven, some of it hard from travelling, a symbol only of those who must come from far away.
Barrels of grain and buckets of apples, all must be blessed.
And we feast.
So much feasting!
The crows come, with their brothers the ravens, to remind us of the darkening year.
And any who would be wise must listen to them well.
Although my feet do not touch the ground, I am with the folk all day. For someone as energised by solitude as I am, this is a daunting prospect. I am glad to have my trusted advisors, my Consort, and the demifae with me. Kern warms my shoulders with glamour; Cutie makes me drink, quite a lot.
Every song an invocation, every word an acclimation.
Be you blessed, travellers, and sing the sun around
Call the harvest bounty from autumn’s hardening ground
At your festival, sound the horn, calling the people again
Child of barleycorn, newly summer-born
Ripening like the grain, oh
Ripening like the grain
Head: Catwa, Destiny
Ears: Logo, Expressive Elf Ears (with appliers from Lumae)
Eyes: Mesange, Kelpie Eyes (Omega appliers)
Skin: Lumae, Sabine, T4 Fawn / Starlight (A preview, available as part of the Marketplace Buy Now event)
Hair: Emo-Tions, Leni
Headpiece: Lode, Vesna (dry aged)
Dress: Silvan Moon Designs, Lady Nioniel Elven Gown (Coming soon to We ❤ RP!)
Shoes: Deviance, Milady’s Slippers, Spring
Poses (in order):
Plume: Regal 5
F*cking Ninjas: Water Willer 2
Picture This: Summoner 2
Axix: Lady Crow 7
Axix: Lady Crow 1
Picture This: Magi 1
Picture This: Summoner 2
Gate: Ionic, Pagan Poetry Stone Gate (rare!)
Barley: Organica, Barley Field Dry
Baskets of Corn & Apples: Distorted Dream Designs
Basket of Bread for Blessing: Dust Bunny, Wanderlust Bread Basket
Bread Loves in a Bucket: Ionic, Loaf of Bread
Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. I never bless the harvest without it!