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Ye Olde Faire in Camelot #5: ???

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Ye Olde Faire in Camelot #5: ???
Group:Keepers of Avalon
Swap Coordinator:NaughtyElf (contact)
Swap categories: Themed 
Number of people in swap:8
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 27, 2013
Date items must be sent by:October 25, 2013
Number of swap partners:1

The faire is coming to town! Come one, come all but don't ignore the call!

Note: Please read over this swap carefully, it's not complicated I just like to explain everything with as much detail as I can, but make sure you read all the criteria before signing up.

Well my amazing Keepers, it seems there are foul deeds afoot at the faire. (In other words I was looking over all the past "Olde Faire" swaps and realized I went from #4 to #6 and never did a #5. So, that being said our #5 swap happened a little while ago only you did not realize it at the time...let's venture back and see what has transpired).

This is (technically) the 5th in what will be a series of swaps based on the old traveling faires. Whether gypsies, a troupe of entertainers or players, whatever names they were called by, they would set up tents just on the outskirts of town and sell their wares, read fortunes, play instruments, and entertain! They would also sell things for the children, potions to cure aliments, weapons, jewelry and so much more. Just a simple faire but something new and exciting nonetheless!

Your experience continues here...

After writing home about your new experiences, telling your family you are off to see your country as part of an acting troupe, and mention how you had your fortune told as well, you realize that you need at least a new tunic or two to take with you on your journey and maybe some breeches.

So you check your money pouch to make sure you have enough left to buy some clothes, not to mention all your most treasured personal affects are in there too got to have those while travelling and...WAIT! Where IS your pouch?! Oh bugger it all, it must have been stolen, but where and when?!

You KNOW you had it at the paper maker's stall but you have also wandered extensively around the faire since then. You need to get it back as some of your most beloved items are in there along with all your coin. As you are trying to recall the events and faces from tonight's faire, something triggers a memory, a scene...that's it, you think to yourself...now you know what to do!

This will be a simple swap. For this swap you will send your partner a nice pouch, filled with some old coins (if you have some about 3 or 4) and some trinkets your character may be carrying on their person. Maybe a charm from a bracelet your mother wore, a small folded note from your beloved, or just any bits a bobs (at least 4) you can explain as important to your character, be creative!

As for the pouch try making sure it is of some heavier material like velvet, leather, suede or heavy cloth. I don't want the gauzy see through pouches being used for this one as it is supposed to be something you would wear on the outside of your clothing or in your pockets. So it should look durable (but it can still look nice too). I know you are all creative geniuses so I don't have to worry about that.

Also, you will send along a letter explaining what you realized about the theft and how you caught the thief. Be sure to explain the contents of your pouch as well and why they mean so much to you.

For those of you who wish to go the extra mile, and there are many of you, especially if you have participated in the previous "Olde Faire" swaps maybe there is a tattered tarot card in there from earlier this evening, or a quick recipe tucked away from your sale you wanted to send to your mum or maybe a small bottle from the apothecary's stall. It's up to you. Extras are never required just a good job on the actual swap is enough but I like to give ideas for those who will send extras anyway.

I hope many of you will join this swap, you should receive some amazing "pouches" and learn more about your partner! I also hope many of you will have fun playing around with ideas or maybe even try making your own pouches if you are able.

This is a group swap so everyone should be trustworthy and should have the minimum rating of 4.9, which is the group requirement. I will say this now - if you flake on a group swap you will be dropped from the group. Also, if you are going to be late even by a day please pm your partner to let them know it's just common courtesy...I understand life happens!

I will allow plenty of time to research/craft/complete as I know life can be a bit hectic.

Any questions or comments, please leave them below or pm me.

Have fun with this and let us entertain each other as there is still plenty more faire to enjoy!


NaughtyElf 09/ 8/2013 #

After this "Olde Faire" we will get back on track with #9. I am thinking about doing 10 swaps in all for this series and then maybe going back and starting them over again...any thoughts?

NaughtyElf 09/ 8/2013 #

Oh and this pouch can be kind of smallish esp since we have international swappers but try to make it at least a 3 x 3 inch size or larger as you need to be able to put some nice goodies in there.

Atropos 09/ 8/2013 #

I havn´t participated in the last rounds,but this sounds awesome. Just one question: With old coins, do you mean historical ones, like from the Romans or just old dollars or unusual currencies?

NaughtyElf 09/ 9/2013 #

The coins are not even a requirement really, just a thought if you have some around. But they can be anything, current, old, foreign, or unusual.

Hope that helps! Let me know if you have anymore questions for me.

loriglen 09/ 9/2013 #

Just wanted to throw this out there: Woot! KoA is back!

loriglen 09/ 9/2013 #

I have a question for everybody...how do you feel about items that have plastic components? Plastic is not authentic to medieval times but I think it's getting harder and harder to find things that are fitting...basically only metal, paper, wooden. So for example: a small ink pen (plastic barrel), buttons (plastic or metal and plastic), etc. Do they count for this kind of swap or should we leave them out? Know what I mean?

NaughtyElf 09/16/2013 #

I think as long as they don't look obviously like cheap plastic, like stuff you would get form the $1 bins, then that's ok, there are some plastic and resin items that have that vintage or older feel to them that would work. Try to get at least 1 item, like a key or coin that is metal though and fabric items always work too, But I think they would be all right Lori! Anyone else have thoughts to this?

Moominbrooke 09/21/2013 #

You could alter it to look like not-plastic?

NaughtyElf 10/ 1/2013 #

I think that would be fine @moominbrooke

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