Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Fantasy Faire: Ombiasy Rakoto of the Owl Tribe

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STORYLINE: In the treetops of Madagascar, nestled amongst the vibrant leaves and swaying branches, lies the colorful village of the Owl Tribe. Their shaman, known as Ombiasy Rakoto, had long white dreadlocked hair and white tribal markings on his purple skin. From his staff swung a shrunken skull, a symbol of his power and connection to the spirits. Perched on his shoulder was the watchful white owl Kijabe who acted as his eyes and ears. Together, they kept a vigilant watch over the village, protecting their people from the evil Unweaver. But one day, a darkness fell upon the village, and the Unweaver's shadow crept closer. With his people in danger, the shaman knew he had to act fast. Summoning all of his strength and magic, Rakoto and Kijabe set out to battle the Unweaver.

I was inspired by the wonderful and colorful Africa inspired sim, Khumbla. I haven't seen a sim quite like that before at Fantasy Faire, and I look forward to seeing more creations by Novus Ascending. Something else that blew me away, was the Dobs Witch Doctor Staff. This is no normal staff, ...sure it has several animations built in from hold poses, to magical spells, and knocking people on the head... but what really is next level, is animesh! It moves... fabric, ropes, feathers, and skull all swing gently in the breeze. Just a wonderful effect. It makes my mind hurt to consider how it was animated.  ....Because the tribe of Khumbla live in the trees, I had the idea to combine the idea with the Owl mask and Owl pet. 

Sadly the Faire is ending today, but there is a lot to celebrate. Once more, the Fantasy Faire lived up to all the hype and then some. It raised $119,536 USD for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Well done Faire organizers, designers, vendors, entertainers, shoppers, gamers, adventurers, and role players. Kudos to you all!

On him, Ombiasy Rakoto of the Owl Tribe:
Pet: CKit Falconry animesh Eagle Owl_Small [Animesh](Fantasy Faire: Spirits Crossing)(550L)
Mask: CERBERUS .:C:. + ::BP:: - Gloomgrove Owl Mask [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Sialdor )(599L)
Cloak: DOBS Dry Grass Cloak, Male Fit [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Khumbala)
Staff: DOBS Witch Doctor Staff [Animesh](Fantasy Faire: Khumbala)
Tattoo: Wild -Body Paint :Mayan Tribe: [bom](40L)
Hair: NO.MATCH NO.FUTURE. (male) [mesh](200L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M MMMA_1108

Khumbala ~ Sponsored by Novus Ascending, Khumbala

You can read more about the sim's creation here: 

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