Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool
Stepping into The Spirit Pool is like stepping into a cool past made out of marble. Built along simple and neo-Classical lines, the sparsity broken up by lovely potted plants in a vivid shade of yellow-green, The Spirit Pool is a balm to souls over-wrought by the excesses and overwhelm of the Faire. Built around a central square, the covered store area gives way to an open air courtyard protected by high walls. The scale is enormous, especially when you look up to see the somber statue presiding over it all, her arms outstretched. Similar, but smaller, statues dot the walkways holding lamps aloft to guide the way from shop to shop. Water flows throughout, adding to the sense of cool calmness and drawing the eye toward the deep pool which makes up The Spirit Pool. I particularly like the effect of the long banners cutting up the smooth white with a stream of patterned blue. This is also one of the few builds with regular seating, in the form of lovely marble couches with curving arms tucked against the outside wall of the promenade.
In the heart of the sim is a more open area meant for gatherings and sun catching, framed by two teleporters which can take you into the depths of The Spirit Pool. It's a simple and sandy realm, with a few large shells and some enormous seaweed. The feet of the colossal pillars which support the heart of the sim dig deep into the sand, and scattered around them are enormous pieces of marble fallen from above. Several dance areas, one open to the surface and one tucked away, can be found if you wander around. Returning to the surface drops you in the center with a lovely view of the horizon over uneven blocks which form the backdrop for a book sprouting tentacles. In the heart of those glowing blocks is another seating area, this time arranged around a central block; I can imagine senators debating and gesticulating here, lit by the sun.
My Callista's Closet (The Spirit Pool) gown, with it's quasi-Grecian lines and thoroughly un-Grecian slits, is perfect for this formal yet cool setting. The fabric is richly patterned in gold, and I love the detailing on the shoulder brooches with their ribbon details. This is one of my favorite necklines, swooping without being too low cut with a lovely framing of my clavicle which really makes portraits perfection. It comes in standard sizes plus fitted for Belleza, Maitreya, and Slink. It also comes with a tiara I'm also wearing, a pair of Slink sandals, and some fairy wings. Taken together they're a lovely look.
My jewelry set come from Bliensen + MaiTai (The Spirit Pool), and they are really fun dragon claws which grasp around the neck and upper arm. They come sized for men and women, and since they're a single mesh peace they are a breeze to resize. They come in a ton of metallic and dark shades, and I found them a breeze to put on and really enjoyed the slightly uneven effect of the claws clenching, showing bands of skin in between their edges. I tried to match my Verocity (The Spirit Pool) trident to my jewelry and got close. This is also a single mesh piece - a trend I really appreciate since I'm smaller and rounder than average! I was able to make it small enough to fit in my hand while keeping it's existing length, which I really appreciated. The starfish and net touches are just a ton of fun as well, making this fun both as decoration and something to threaten invading forces with! This and more are available at The The Spirit Pool through tomorrow, so get your wriggle on and check them out!
Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Hair: Exile, First Dance
Crown: Callista's Closet, Tiara (Fantasy Faire)
Eyes: .:Soul:., Oculos
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Ears: .:Soul:., Uni
Body 2: Slink, Body & Hands & Feet
Nails: La Boheme, Abalone
Wings: Sax Shepherd Designs, Filigree Wings
Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai, Grasp Collar and Armbands (Fantasy Faire)
Weapon: Verocity, Oceanus Triden (Fantasy Faire)
Clothing: Callista's Closet, Fantasia (Fantasy Faire)
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai, Sidonie Pumps
Location: Fantasy Faire, The Spirit Pool
Windlight Settings: TOR, MIDDAY Nostalgik
Water Settings: Phototools, Ship Light
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping