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Skyplatforms in NeoVictoria SIM

We Have Many Levels

The simulations in Second Life reach almost 5,000 meters.  Since the SL viewer has a maximum draw distance of 512 meters, that gives makers the option to create skyplatforms.  Last year, the Lab added the ability to change the environmental settings at different elevations.  For the project,  that meant that we were able to create new planets at different elevations, or new locations to our characters’ homeworld of planet NeoVictoria.

Below are the current platforms and a little about each location.  All are 360-degree panorama (equirectangular) snapshots were taken using  SL Viewer 6.4.23.563579 – Second Life Project 360 Capture.

The pictures are currently hosted on the Flickr platform because it has the ability to support the 360-degree effect.  Click the photo to open a new tab that allows an interactive engagement.

The Visitor Center and Skymall

Here are the first places players visit when they teleport to the estate.  It’s out-of-character (OOC) and offers information on what folks need to begin roleplaying with us.

The Port City of NeoLondon [the landlevel]

This is the main roleplay area.  We have made a lot of additions to create the effect of a port city surrounded by rolling hills.  On this planet, the light is cast by the moon.  It is a twilight world.  The NeoVictoria SIM has free character rentals and the Machinima SIM has pay-for rentals.

NeoLondon Junkyard and Skyship Port

This is the shipyard, Skyport, and junkyard for NeoLondon.

NeoLondon Fairgrounds and Forest

A favorite place to celebrate the solstices, this location also has extensive forests, secret caves, and sacred trees.

Letwick, Planet NeoEdinburgh

Colonized by people from the highlands of Scotland on Old Earth, NeoEdinburgh is an ocean world with few large landmasses, but thousands of tiny islands.

Strand War Memorial, Planet Greenwell

This planet was almost completely destroyed at the end of the Strand War. This sector of the city has been left as it was at the end of the war and now acts as a museum and memorial to the struggle.

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 3

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 3

Time: 21 April 2018 from 3 to 5 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: MadMechaMessah

Players: MadMechaMessiah as Leander Hatfield; Paisley Dawes as Idalia Weed; melonnyvix as Melonny; and Hmmmph Stevaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Undertaker and the Widow depart from NeoLondon to visit the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling Mister Hatfield’s impressive collection of funeralia.  They discover the people of the fairelands have unique customs of their own …urns used for stew …urns used for pets …at least the Undertaker made a bulk sale for one customer’s personal pet cemetery!  As for Miss Black and her strange ailment? The Healer and the Auditor remained sequestered with the poor female.  Let us hope Mister Hatfield’s services won’t be needed too soon!

[Pictures to follow in the future.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 2

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 2

Time: 20 April 2018 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; MadMechaMessiah as Haskell Faustus; Snowjob as Ramu Suzuka; LadyLyndon as Jane Black; Asil Ares as Asil Clockwerk; melonnyvix as Melonny and Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Healer from NeoLondon visits the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling her Sleepytime Jam, only to discover one of their members may have been infected by a dark shadow. Will the Auditor be able to find lore in the Library that will aid Miss Black, or will the shadow devour her?  Can Hmmmph and Melonny start a friendship based only on drink and weapons?  Is the mysterious Ramu Suzuka really blind, or is it an elaborate con?  Join us and find out!

Fun Fact: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Good Emporiums are known throughout the Sidhe Empire; they have stores on all the Sidhe worlds, as well as several of the fairelands.

[Pictures will follow at a later date.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 1

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 1

Time: 19 April 2018 from Noon to 2:30 PM
Location: NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM] & Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: AsilBBB as Cerridwen~in~Chains; MadMechaMessah as Haskell Faustus; Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler; and LadyLyndon as Jane Black

Event Description

The NeoVictorians open a portal between the Sidhe Empire and the famed merchant realm of Athenaeum Arcana in the fairelands.

In the town of NeoLondon, on the planet NeoVictoria, in the Sidhe Empire.
Cerridwen~in~Chains flits like a firefly in her prison of stone, bronze and rune-locked magics.
Haskell Faustus whirls downwards; a tornado of pitch-black feathers.
Cerridwen~in~Chains whispers a thought: “You return, just as the gate to fairelands opens.”
Jane Black felt the black flapping wings the prelude to a good story. “Greetings Auditor.”
“I beg your pardon, Miss. Have we met before?”
Hmmmph stops abruptly as she almost collides with the newcomer. “So sorry!”
“Forgive me but I cannot stay and chat. Distant lands are calling and the portal must be opened.”
Haskell Faustus enters, feeling first the welcoming warmth of the ward, then the soothing cool between the massive stone walls of the towering cathedral.
“Portal?” her brows furrow as she strives to remember what today is. “Ah!!! The Faire. The Auditor…he is opening the portal!!!”
She kens him; as he approaches the organ in the central nave, which controls the machine that she powers …which in turn …powers the city, it would come alive.
Calling on the power, his mind reaching out to Cerridwen to unite and amplify their magic, he chants the secret names of the runes and draws them in the air.
Mesmerized by the beauty of the lights and by the sounds of an unknown spell reverberating endlessly in the cathedral
They make a stable funnel between the dimensions. Slowly, the others would see a portal begin to form in the stone floor.
Haskell lands, the fires licking at his fingers and blazing in his eyes, turning to embers, and then disappears entirely.
She felt her body weaken at the magnificent sight …unknowingly, her hand had grabbed the hand of the woman besides her.
“Miss… Do you have good arms? I am asking because I might faint anytime soon.”
“I should hope so; I’m a swordswoman for hire.”
“Adventure awaits,” he tells them, then boldly steps into the portal and is swallowed.
They step into a different landscape; seeing a familiar sign …they walk through the door.
“Greetings, Travelers. Welcome to Mrs. Chickenstalkers Apothecary and Fine Goods Emporium.”
“What are the odds? The portal led us right to a Chickenstalker’s.”
Her legs tremble… “This is the passage in the book where I faint.” And on that precise last word, she does.
Haskell puts the woman on the couch and accepts the water Hmmmph hands to him. “Here, drink this …slowly.”
Perhaps it is time for Chickenstalker’s famous assortment of smelling salts.
“This must have been her first time stepping through an inter-dimensional portal. First time is always the worst.”
“I will start looking for the salts.” Hmmmph eyes a cabinet of bottles and walks towards what she hopes is her prize.

The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 25

A mechanical fox drops the latest edition of the NeoLondon Times at your feet.  As it patters away it says,

“Read all about the adventure in the Fairelands!”

Our Relay-for-Life Gifts for Fantasy Faire 2016

For the third year in a row, the NeoVictoria Project is proud to sponsor a SIM for Fantasy Faire.  This year, we’re sponsoring the Serenity SIM.

In addition to sponsoring the cost of the SIM, members of our community also made some very special items just for the Faire!

Purchase them at the Relay-for-Life vendors on the second level in our build on Serenity.

Come join in the chaos in Serenity! Comes with optional built-in, bump-driven health meter.
Mesh & prim fantasy skirt set by Tarquin Evermore
Steampunk Clock, by Studio Yue
Clockwerk Box by Studio Yue
Chinese Chair by Studio Yue
Lace Umbrella by Studio Yue

The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 24

A mechanical crow drops the paper at your feet, as it flies away it calls:

“Crom Subh has opened a portal to Serenity in the Fairelands! Read all about it and join the adventure!”

The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 23

The mechanical owl drops the paper at your feet, as he flies away, he whistles, “Latest edition …Secrets of Bison VII Revealed! Hatfield Jailed! Visit the new Townhall!”

The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 20

A dull thud on the doorstep in the early morning announces the newspaper delivery automaton making his rounds.  Its reed-and-brass voice box calls out in the pre-dawn silence, echoing down the cobblestone streets.  “Wake up to the News in the Times!  Advertisements and Entertainment, too!”