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    Default Ynys Afallach - Faeblight

    So, at first it was to be my summer dim, but then it turned into the place I love above all others: Avalon.

    Ynys Afallach, that's what the Welsh call Avalon. The literal translation is "Isle of Apples". It is a hidden place, untouched by time.

    You have to part the mists in order to reach it.

    You will then see a circle of standing stones, protecting Excalibur at their center.

    Next to the circle of stones are the apple trees.


    And then you arrive at the inner sanctum, which holds the Holy Grail.


    Across from the sanctum, you will find the last resting place of King Arthur and Mordred.
    (The flag btw. depicts a dragon, for Arthur Pendragon ;) Use your imagination people! )

    I wrote this poem a long time ago. It is my interpretation of the relationship between King Arthur and his son, Mordred.

    The Lament of King Arthur

    A growing darkness covers the lands around Camelot.
    I acknowledge the end of my peaceful reign is near.
    My son, answer your father, why do you plot?
    Why do you try to destroy all I hold dear?

    Father? My son spits, disgusted. No, we are not kin.
    Never once did I believe your love to be real.
    Shame fills your eyes, for I am your greatest sin.
    Your words have lost their power to mend and heal.

    True, Mordred, my advisors marked your birth as a mistake,
    I watched you from afar, but never once your blood I sought,
    Change is inevitable, I've been told by the Lady of the Lake,
    Three fates spin our destiny; just see what they have wrought.

    Greed, lust and power are threads within your weave,
    Justice, honor and the love for my people rule my heart.
    Why must you show me the truth, which makes me grieve?
    The thought of Guinevere with Lancelot tears me apart.

    Betrayal, is that why you came here, at this late hour?
    Destroy all that I hold dear with a few well chosen words?
    Did you enjoy seeing my wife and my best knight cower?
    Are you satisfied, to see how much your action hurts?

    No, Father, change must come, as you have said.
    Today is the day, when the power will shift.
    All your words of love come too late.
    Your lack of trust created a chasm, this rift.

    I feel my life slowly ebb, for my son aimed true.
    Red, hot blood flows from a wound so deep.
    Gawain cries out, and runs Mordred through.
    My son, I whisper, as I reach for him and weep.

    They bore my still form and that of my son,
    Through the mists, to Blessed Avalon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrona77 View Post
    So, at first it was to be my summer dim, but then it turned into the place I love above all others: Avalon.

    Ynys Afallach, that's what the Welsh call Avalon. The literal translation is "Isle of Apples". It is a hidden place, untouched by time.

    You have to part the mists in order to reach it.

    You will then see a circle of standing stones, protecting Excalibur at their center.

    Next to the circle of stones are the apple trees.


    And then you arrive at the inner sanctum, which holds the Holy Grail.


    Across from the sanctum, you will find the last resting place of King Arthur and Mordred.
    (The flag btw. depicts a dragon, for Arthur Pendragon ;) Use your imagination people! )

    I wrote this poem a long time ago. It is my interpretation of the relationship between King Arthur and his son, Mordred.

    The Lament of King Arthur

    A growing darkness covers the lands around Camelot.
    I acknowledge the end of my peaceful reign is near.
    My son, answer your father, why do you plot?
    Why do you try to destroy all I hold dear?

    Father? My son spits, disgusted. No, we are not kin.
    Never once did I believe your love to be real.
    Shame fills your eyes, for I am your greatest sin.
    Your words have lost their power to mend and heal.

    True, Mordred, my advisors marked your birth as a mistake,
    I watched you from afar, but never once your blood I sought,
    Change is inevitable, I've been told by the Lady of the Lake,
    Three fates spin our destiny; just see what they have wrought.

    Greed, lust and power are threads within your weave,
    Justice, honor and the love for my people rule my heart.
    Why must you show me the truth, which makes me grieve?
    The thought of Guinevere with Lancelot tears me apart.

    Betrayal, is that why you came here, at this late hour?
    Destroy all that I hold dear with a few well chosen words?
    Did you enjoy seeing my wife and my best knight cower?
    Are you satisfied, to see how much your action hurts?

    No, Father, change must come, as you have said.
    Today is the day, when the power will shift.
    All your words of love come too late.
    Your lack of trust created a chasm, this rift.

    I feel my life slowly ebb, for my son aimed true.
    Red, hot blood flows from a wound so deep.
    Gawain cries out, and runs Mordred through.
    My son, I whisper, as I reach for him and weep.

    They bore my still form and that of my son,
    Through the mists, to Blessed Avalon.
    What a beautiful poem, to go with a beautiful dimension.

    How awesome it is, to see your evolution in creativity with each new dimension you build. Kudos to you!
    Dimensions on Greybriar and Zaviel


    Baradara@Greybriar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feendish View Post
    What a beautiful poem, to go with a beautiful dimension.

    How awesome it is, to see your evolution in creativity with each new dimension you build. Kudos to you!
    Thanks Feendish! I really appreciate your comments. Avalon has been a favorite place of mine for a long time. I didn't plan this dimension at all, so I guess that helped my creativity to flow freely, since my mind wasn't bogged down by plans or measurements.

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    OMG, I thought from the pictures you must have been using Moonshade Pools! Imagine my surprise when I zoned into Sanguine Shores! Excellent work.

    I've been seeing the starter dimensions get used a lot more, and it's great how creative people can be with them. My own summer project turned into a cottage, of all things. Not quite sure how that happened.
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    This was the first one I stopped in today . So beautiful for such a small space. My summer dim turned into a Chinese shrine dont know how that happened either.

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    Very very creative. Hats off to you.
    60 Defiant Rogue - Faeblight

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    Can't wait to get back from work to check out this beautiful dim...great poem too.

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    Beautiful. =)
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    Aww thanks everyone! Oh and Ynys Afallach is on my alt Caladria.

    And LOL Feendish... my Defiant characters all infiltrated Guardian Territory to get Sanguine Shore! hehe
    Man, I wish I could have seen your face... =p

    Also, it is rather surprising where our Summer dims lead us to, no?
    Last edited by Agrona77; 08-06-2013 at 08:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrona77 View Post

    And LOL Feendish... my Defiant characters all infiltrated Guardian Territory to get Sanguine Shore! hehe
    LoL, so did mine.
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    Wow!

    I have to quote Feendish on this one, "What a beautiful poem, to go with a beautiful dimension."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyonyx View Post
    Wow!

    I have to quote Feendish on this one, "What a beautiful poem, to go with a beautiful dimension."
    Aww thanks Bro! I appreciate your "speechlessness" hahahaha

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