Saturday, April 23, 2011

Aianna reading "the Warrior Princess" for Relay for Life


Storytelling is an old art, almost lost, that in Second Life has found a new renaissance.

Aianna is a veteran and a star of SL storytelling. Her debut in July 2007 filled almost two sims and since then she has told her stories in too many occasions to be counted. She has read original work, poetry, classical fairytales and also told stories made on the moment for the audience.

For this Relay for Life event Aianna will read from "The Warrior Princess" the first novel of her own fantasy series "The Valley of the Ivory Swan", the same featured on her successful debut, almost 4 years ago.


Sunday 24 April at 11am SLT, the Kingdom of Alurel : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Alurel/122/159/23

Monday, April 18, 2011

Aether Chrononauts Auction for RFL


Miss Inish Karu, on behalf of the team of the Aether Chrononauts, the RFL team with representatives from many Steamlands Nations such as Antiquity, Cala Mondrago, New Toulouse, Seraph City, Winterfell and Zeppelinheim, has organized an auction of naval items at the Battle Dock of Antiquity Port Royal.

The auction will run all week until the times given, which are for the Friday finale with our live DJ Rylee Artful

Items include:
  • Amethyst Coronation Set: Necklace, Earrings, Ring, Bracelet and Brooch 
  • Duke Orellano Cape, 
  • White Mink Pirate Mer underwater house, 
  • Mer full Avatar and 
  • shell bed Logboat, driveable, can self drive by reading channels 
  • 35 gestures from Pirates of the Caribbean, 
  • Curse of the Black Pearl 
  • Old thatched cottage: easy rezz, mod/copy 
  • Strong boxes bursting with coin: 6 x 250 coin and 1 x 150 coin 
  • Old Kitchen, mod and copy 
  • Pilots uniforms 
  • 4 hours of DJ Rylee for any party or event 
  • 4 breedable bundles and TWO Ameratto horses. 
  • Tjalk Naval Combat boat spd compatible. 
  • Cannon, combat very realistic animated, copy and spd compatible. 
  • TSS Bilander (not yet released) be first to own one. 
  • SSS Polacre ship. 
  • Framed Pictures all work originalwork, clock and barometer, 
  • wall shelf Relay set, 
  • necklace and earrrings 
  • Duel cutters SPD/DCS 
  • Guitar, Martin D-35 Acoustic Guitar 
  • Sword and sheath SPD/DCS 
  • Cutty Sark figurehead 3 prims, mod/copy 
  • Dona Alicia Conference Room Set, 20 pieces, 36 prim total

Visit the Antiquity dock all week and dress up your best pirate outfits and come to dance and bid for the final hour next friday !!!



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Good Bye to the Fantasy Faire

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it was just great !
Thank you to Ember and all the others who made it such a great event !

Saturday, April 9, 2011

a Review of the Fantasy Faire

the Fantasy Faire is coming to an end. It has been a great event. The sims are stunning the shopping fantastic and the events great fun. Still today and tomorrow to visit.

hera are some images to convince you if you have not yet been there :

Fantasy Faire Central


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Main Stage


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Enchanted Mysts


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Fantastical and Magical


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Exotic Worlds


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Sea of Mer


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Nemo Revisited


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Dark Mirage


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Forest of Shadows


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Forest of Light


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a larger collection of images from the Fantasy Faire is available in my flickr

Thursday, April 7, 2011

4 years in Second Life

Today is my Fourth Rezzday :



Wildstar as a Noob at Book Island

About 1 year old, at the 2008 RFL Clothing Fair - this has been my portrait pic for several months




Around the time of my Second Rezzday, on the deck of the Star of Christmas. My official icon on the many sites where I have an account for more than one year



At 3, at Star Port, trying Ralph Moncalm's costume


today, at the Fantasy Faire

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fantasy Faire Featured Shop : Trident

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Trident is a featured shop in the Enchanted Mysts sim of the fair. It displays a variety of items: goreans, barbarian, medieval, pagan, ships, plants and trees, jewels ...


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I contacted the owner of Trident, Laufey Markstein and I asked him a few question about what inspires him and his creations in SL


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"My first experience in SL was in the gorean environment. I knew about it before SL, and apart any other features, it's a vibrant, richly described fantasy world that can benefit from data from over 30 books.


That inspired me immediately to learn how to build and create all kinds of "everyday life" related items, from blacksmith sets to farmer tools and fields, ships, houses and all the things you'd expect to see in a gorean small town or village, especially the "Torvaldslander" ones which are very similar to earth Vikings."





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Lofey continues ...

"I am however a medieval reenactor and history enthusiast in RL, and my creativity quickly expanded to encompass everything ancient to medieval, trying more and more to keep a realistic tone in the designs,  while of course conceding to SL mechanics and "roleplay" requirements.


While I've so far created items associated with northern or pagan-barbarian environments, I really like all genres, and it's just a matter of time, and completing my current projects, before I expand more into roman, arabian, or even piratesque themes."




Of course I look forward already to the piratesque themes Lawfey is going to address !


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Among the items offered in the RFL vendors we can find jewels and a variety of viking objecs: a statue, an helm and two shipwrecks.

Here is one of the shipwecks burning after a dangerous crossing of the contested waters around the Blake Sea



You can find Trident at
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Enchanted%20Mysts/83/42/22

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fantasy Faire Featured Shop : Arx Loricatus

Arx Loricatus ! A shop no naval captain should miss ! Your one stop shop for every weapon you might need aboard your ship.


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Guns, long firearms, short firearms, an impressive collection of swords: you name your need and you can find it at Arx Loricatus.


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The shop belongs to Mr. Dogma Trevillon, and has its main store in the beautiful Antiquity sims

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Among the object offered in RFL vendors one can find swords, pistols and guns.


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Last but not least, there is a big 24' carronade, worth a ship of the line. Here is yours truly, testing the big gun aboard the Star of Summer.




You can find Arx Loricatus in the Nemo Revisited sim at
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nemo%20Revisited/68/23/22

Sunday, April 3, 2011

the Fringe Renaissance Fair

Beside the kickoff the the Fantasy Faire, another major event taking place this weekend is the Fringe Renaissance Fair.

The fair is set up in the sim of The Four Pines and it is beautifully built. A gorgeous walled villaged filled with shops, vendors and event areas


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Over the duration of the event,  jailings of many famous avatars will take place and visitor can drop by to contribute to bail them out of jail (or, alternatively, throw then rotten cabbages ;) )


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Other events are spread all over the weekend. Yesterday there was a nice jousting tournement


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The fair continues and concludes today, so hurry up to visit !

Fantasy Faire Featured Shops : the Golden Oriole

Strolling among the shops of Nemo Revisited, at the Fantasy Faire, one cannot miss the Golden Oriole - Antiques and Curiosities.


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The shop by Mr. Oriolus Oliva presents a wide variety of Steampunk merchandising and peculiar building.


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Mr. Oliva graciously chatted with me for a while and told me about what's behind his creations and what inspires him. He told me that even though his exhibit at the fair has a steampunk flavor, because of the theme of the sim, "I am not really a steampunk creator. I am European from Hungary. My builds are following (from not too close) the past styles of my county's architecture"


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He continued : "every age before the electricity has the fingerprint on my builds and creations - but I never copy any real structure or style. I always follow my own way and build my own world"

Mr. Oliva also creates droids, mechanical toys and medieval objects. His sim, the more than stunning Verdigris, is an amazing blend of ages and styles. "Every real city has a long past - and I made one for my own sim, Verdigris as well. :) I tried to simulate the timeline of a living town - with old, medieval bases, ruined walls - and a new age's traces with it's additions and changes on them"


From the golden oriole - Verdigris


In the vendors at the fair, Mr. Oliva present a wide array of objects, including a lamp, a clock, an armillary sphere and a beautiful mansion


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You can find the shop at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nemo%20Revisited/191/107/22