Surely You Jest

#51 Surely You JestShe twirled and leapt in time to the soft music filling the garden, her one person audience sitting entranced. The music came to a close with a long drawn out note and the woman ended the dance in a graceful bow. Princess Ryn blinked a few times before her face split into a huge grin and she clapped.

“Jes that was wonderful! I’m sure everyone at mother’s dinner tomorrow night will love it!”

Jestina stood and gave the princess a small smile. “Surely you jest princess. That is to be a formal dinner, wouldn’t they enjoy my harp playing instead?”

#52 Surely You Jest - PrincessRyn shook her head emphatically. “No way! It is a dinner only for her closest friends and a few of my aunts and cousins. Mother told me to pick something that would appeal to both the older and the younger ladies. I know for a fact my aunts and cousins adore your dancing. As does Mother and almost anyone who’s seen you dance I’m sure!”

Jestina gave a small curtsey and said, “As you wish, Milady. Should I ask someone to play the music while I dance?”

Ryn thought a moment. “Can you use the magic to create the music again?” Jestina nodded and Ryn continued, “Definitely use the magic then. While many have heard you play and seen you dance, few have seen you use magic. They’ll be trying to figure out how you did it for months. Who composed the music anyway?”

“Mother did. She’s no longer able to dance and so has turned to her next favorite passion. She is thankful for your family allowing her the use of your piano.”

#52 Surely You Jest - JesterRyn grinned again. “Saves me from having to practice. You know how terrible I was. I am much happier to let your family be the entertainers.” She stood and hooked an arm through Jestina’s pulling her back towards the castle. She began to talk about costumes and entrances.

Jestina smiled and allowed the younger girl to pull her along. She had given up the fight of keeping her distance from the princess a long time ago. They had practically grown up together. Her whole family and much of her extended family had served Ryn’s family for generations as their Jesters. Many royals only had one or two Jesters, Ryn’s family had come across Jestina’s and seen how talented they all were and offered them employment. Even those of her family not gifted with talents for entertaining worked for them in other areas of the household.


Hey guys! Whew I have to go back to doing single person posts. Between taking the time to do two looks and find locations and poses and such and my net being a pain, my postings per week are dropping. 😦 Good news though! My internet company is aware of how bad the net is (apparently a lot of people have been complaining) and they are going to be working on it soon. We live in a small town, but hopefully that doesn’t mean they’ll put us off.

So for this post I really wanted to show off all the lovely things I’ve gotten from Fair Play! Fair Play is a new event on the grid where the theme of the fair is based of off games. July first started this round and its a beautiful setup based on an old celtic game from the 13th Century called El Mundo. It was a boardgame for four players and each chose a season or element. I will be going and taking pictures of the beautiful setup later this week. Fair Play is different from many monthly events because it is open all the time, the theme will change periodically but may not be on a monthly basis. Also each store has exclusive items out that you will only find at Fair Play. You can find more information as well as a vendor map on the website. The landmark will be below in the credits. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed my little story!


Credits for Princess Ryn:

Mesh Body/Hands – Slink Physique, Slink Casual Hands

Shape – Mine

Skin – Van Luck Valkyries – Penelope Skin (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Hair – enVogue Hair – Alice – Browns

Nails – Dark Passions – Ahoy Matey (@ My Slink Obsession July 5th – 22nd for 75L)

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Devil

Gown – Lybra – Tempest  (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Crown – Dirty Stories – Lost Crown in Silver with Black  (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Collar – Plastik – Vite Collar – Gem from the Faded Pack  (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Earrings / Hair pin – MdiModa – 00D Gacha – Gold Rares  (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Bench/Pose in photo 1 – DoggMatta – Elven Stone Bench  (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Pose in Close-up – Marukin – Closeup Jewelry-Lip Series – Pose 1 (Her store is under construction and her items are not on the marketplace. The creator’s name is valencia.southard )

Credits for Jestina: 

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual, Slink High Feet

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape

Skin – Lumae – Swan – Bare in Tone 2

Hair – Magika – Mint

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Devil and Vibrant Blue

Mask – Chimeric Arts & Fashions – Jester in Black and White (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Neck Corset – Alegria – Neck Corset Isabel in Black (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Dress – Immateria – Vampire Crusades Dress (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Collar / Cuffs / Ankle Cuffs – Plastik – Vite – Gem from the Lush Pack (@ Fair Play – El Mundo)

Pose in Photo 1 – Something New Poses – Dance of the Nile Pose 5 (@ Olala Event in July – Gacha costs 30L and has 5 common single poses and 1 rare couples pose.)

Pose in Close-up – Something New Poses – Dance of the Nile Pose 2 (@ Olala Event in July – Gacha costs 30L and has 5 common single poses and 1 rare couples pose.)

Location – Umbral Photography Sim

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One thought on “Surely You Jest

  1. I don’t know how people are able to get two looks together for a picture…. one takes me centuries it seems LOL What I did find is that asking in the blogger group for anyone who is up for a photoshoot helps… that way they come dressed for the event too 🙂 I enjoyed the story and love love love the thought of magic music! ❤

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