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The Mists of Avalon

This started as an entry for Enchantment’s photo contest for their King Arthur-inspired round. Together with the Homeric epics, the Arthurian legends were among the first stories I fell in love with in the form of retellings for children and the wonderful Classics Illustrated before I got to the “real” versions of the legends—which of course with the Matter of Britain is a very nebulous thing given how many different versions there are! In any case, of course I had to attempt an entry for the contest given my love for the legend, it was just a matter of picking ONE favourite scene/element. Fortunately, it also had to be one that could be portrayed in SL, which narrowed the field somewhat. In the end, I settled for Arthur’s body being taken away to Avalon. Yes, there should be three queens—I guess the other two are hiding in the back (or front, rather)—and Excalibur is generally back with the Lady of the Lake rather than in Morgan le Fay’s hands, but we are allowed some liberties and personal tweaks. Like I said, there are so many versions anyway.

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In the end, I settled for Arthur’s body being taken away to Avalon. Yes, there should be three queens—I guess the other two are hiding in the back (or front, rather)—and Excalibur is generally back with the Lady of the Lake rather than in Morgan le Fay’s hands, but we are allowed some liberties and personal tweaks. Like I said, there are so many versions anyway.

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The close up is mostly to show some of the pretty things from Enchantment that helped realise this scene. The Morgana cloak from Adam n Eve has a beautiful dragon clasp at the front and goes very well with the Lucia gown from the Muses (not from Enchantment). The Tintagel tiara/crown, which also comes in a masculine version, is an excellent release by Bliensen + MaiTai. And, of course, the sword (and the shield placed over Arthur’s body in the back) are from Old Treasure’s gacha which features swords & shields for famous knights of the Round Table (as well as the Round Table, if you’re lucky!).

Credits:

Body Parts: Maitreya Lara body, Maitreya hands & feet, Vista Diana head, Mayfly eyes
Skin: YS&YS (from Zoe HUD)
Hair: Stealthic Somber
Clothes: The Muses Lucia Black, Adam n Eve Morgana Cloak (Enchantment)
Accessories: Bliensen + MaiTai Tintagel Tiara (Enchantment), Old Treasures Excalibur (Enchantment)
Decor: Jian Pinnance of the Solstice

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