Monday, August 17, 2009

Aurora Town

For almost two years Aurora Town has been my other home in Second Life, beside Winterfell. I found it during a couple of weeks while Miss Serra was restructuring Winterfell and I was temporarily homeless, and I have rented a house ever since.

The day I found it Lewis, the owner of the place, took me around for an hour to show me the place. It was a great customer service and it was difficult not to me hooked. In the following months I came to know Lewis' RL and SL wife, the sweet Lilliana (hard to say about someone that introduced herself as a vampire and tried to bite me the first time I met her, but she is sweet :)) ) and Lilliana's sister, Danielle who has become one of my very best friends.


Aurora Town was my base on mainland. It used to be cover almost all the sim of Fafnir, and part or Gorynich, in the Southern (Korean) continent. The southern continent is probably the less developed of the Linden land masses, but it was still a great area for exploration.
Aurora Town was on the Western arm of the continent while the lost paradise of Faeria, in the sim of Huin was in the eastern arm, so it was natural to explore across the sim from one place to the other many times, and even if neither place was on sea, more than once I started from one or the other side to explore the coast of the Korean canal, which is dividing the continent.

But probably the very best moments have been hundreds of games at the Greedy Greedy table that have become a popular place for so many of my friends. And it is also worth mentioning Aianna's bedtime stories that for many weeks have taken place with great success in the Aurora Town Tiny Village.

In the past months Aurora Town has seen some nasty neighbor drama (part of which was a quite interesting blog war. The posts of either sides have been removed as part of an armistice, but I think it is a pity because they made quite an interesting reading about social interactions in SL :) ). This is probably one of the reasons that convinced Lewis and Lilliana to abandon the old sims and to move to a new area in the landmass of Zindra (the adult continent)

It was a bit sad to see the old town on fire, as part of the moving process, and all the portions of the town going away one by one.

the Old Aurora Town on fire

the Old Aurora Town on fire

Anyway, the move is complete by now. The last cargo airships have left the old Town and have  docked in the new one, which covers in full the sim of Paceglen and partially Sporbus.

I know that I am going to miss Fafnir and the Southern continent, but the new Aurora Town looks nice and Lewis and Lilliana and Danielle put a lot of effort there and they deserve the best luck.

My house has moved into the new Aurora Town as well, and I have kept it, so, now I have a home in the adult continent. Oh well ... It might be interesting .. One never stop to learn after all   *grin*

So long



Dagon Xanith said...

I got fond memories of hanging out with you in Aurora Town I am sorry I am tired and haven't been able to login in SL just too tired these days to handle SL right now but I miss you, Alphatest, Aurora, Mykyl, Hunter and all the beautiful things in SL and the classes, concerts. I am just in weird place right now and my brain can't handle it right now.

Wildstar said...

take your time, FD.
We will be here waiting for you when you will be reeady

Aurora Town said...

Did I really try to bite you Wild? LOL Probably a new Toy I wanted to try out. Thank you for writing this piece I enjoyed it! You brought to mind some fond memories and some not so fond, if you know what I mean (LOL). All in all we are totally excited about this new chapter in our Life in Aurora Town. Lewis and I are touched by the Story, so happy you decided to move with us and so honored to have you as a friend:) Now all I have to say is what time is the next greedy, greedy game?!

Wildstar said...

you did Lilliana!
Lewis had just convinced me to get and wear the DCS meter and I had just choosed to be "human".
You arrived wearing the "vampire" tag and Lewis said "look Lilliana ... human!"

I guess a human noob was too irresistible ! :)))