Corvis – Vintage Astronomy Statement Makers.

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Feature: *pm* Vintage Astronomy Rugs – Corvis @ The Coven

There are only 2 (3 if you count today) to get your butts down to the Coven and pick up Paper Moon’s earings of the rugs I have been vying for my whole Secondlife for. Astronomy rugs! I literally wiggled all over after the Fantasy Faire seeing these. I admit I lost a bit of Omph after the fair. It was a lot and a lot of conversations etc. I fell behind in blogging and I fell behind a lot everywhere.

Sometimes I want to remind people even in real life, just because it’s your favourite pattern and it’s called a ‘rug’ doesn’t mean it’s destined for the ground, darling if it’s your favourite get that on a table display it and be proud those who judge you for what you do with your rugs are those who are too afraid to make a statement.

SO whether you’re a statement maker like me, or you actually like rugs for a floor, go get yourself some Astronomy rugs to help your dreams anywhere in your second life.
Table: Jian – Conqueror’s War Table
Blood: + Hemomancer’s Aura (upper leg L) + {aii}
Flower: + Deception Flower Bloody + {egosumaii}
Chairs: *_*C-Outlet*_* Melie Chair

Also at The Coven is the *pm* Vintage Astronomy Rugs. 3 different rugs with vintage illustrations of 3 different constellations: Leo, Canus, & Corvis. Only 2 LI as rezzed. Adds a perfect sense of otherworldly charm to any home decor, or a touch of darkness to bring comfort to your dark dark souls.

 

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Colour of Clarion

earingFeature: *pm* Clarion Drop Earrings  @ The Coven

*pm* Clarion Drop Earrings are available at The Coven, Clarion Drop Earrings; a beautiful pair of earrings with gemstone shards suspended by wire in a teardrop shaped wire earring. They come with a HUD to change both the metal finish and the gemstones. Over 17 different gemstone finishes and 7 different metal finishes.

After Purchase the notecard provided will offer with information about how different metals and gemstones can have different properties.

For ages I have watched people use these long ears for elves and I’ve wanted to smack them, but this isn’t an elf, this is a fae; and she has this turquoise thing going on with her frequently.

 

Why I Relay

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It might be hard to believe, but none of my immediate family on one side has never had cancer. That side of my family I never met and so I knew my grandparents died of a hearth malfunction and old age.

But on the other side my Grandmother had Breast Cancer that was the cause of her death, and my Grandfather had a tumor in his brain. I Was too young to really remember my grandmother on that side, she didn’t speak English and I didn’t speak her native tongue, what I knew was she made wonderful pastry, she loved to watch Xena and she used a lot of garlic in her cooking. My grandfather was another story he lasted longer and was actually murdered – the cancer tumor in his brain would have killed him, but no the care taker who thought he had a lot of money did. I knew my grandfather until I was thirteen. Around that age two years before I had been diagnosed with a deadly disease and a disability. I was told at a very young age that at 15 I was going to die.

By the way I didn’t. When forced with mortality in such a young age, it really alters your idea of life and death I never felt bad for my grandparents dying of cancer, and the term cancer in my own life grew to be very synonymous with my own disease. I wasn’t afraid anymore nor in Canada at least I didn’t pity anyone who had cancer. Cancer patients had a chance. I was just told I was going to die and I didn’t have a choice. I won’t tell anyone what I have but Death the chance of just not waking up one day is still very real.

My own mother went into Microbiology to study cancer and I grew up trying to oppose it. I was an academic rebel I didn’t want to do anything typical for a long time probably because death just is my best friend these days.

I’ve actually become a successful (not like money successful in anyway HAH!) successful Environmental Scientist. My supervisor calls my program “Soil Organic engineering.” we could call ourselves engineers some days. But we’re not anything like engineers, and the only thing we will save is lives before they get Cancer. I tried to go to medical school as my mother wanted me to. I did for 2 years I was in an intensive program and I found I wasn’t interested in the live body, and not recently dead bodies either. I quit and I moved on to the arts kid, and I didn’t do well there. And then I took up some environmental Sciences.

I  know how hard it is to be a researcher every day. It’s not sunshine and roses and it’s hard to get funding and companies want to get in on your work if you will have their opinion in the paper. People pay you off sometimes. OR your institution makes conditionals (I lived through this one recently). All in all I will not be curing Cancer.

What I can do is to support it, and perhaps it’s harsh that I’m not attempting to cure cancer because someone in my family died and mostly for scientific process, but we all have our own ways of doing things. Sometimes I think it’d be easier if I just suffered through anatomy, but I didn’t and it’d make much more sense in donating money to Relay than going back and wasting 40k to 80k trying to get my doctorate in medicine, only 1/8th of that usually goes to research (fun facts).

Maybe what I study will benefit cancer sometime I mean it could be. But I’m not wired to solve cancer. I’m wired to protect and rejuvenate soil from conventional farming.

That is why I relay.

 

Credits:

Head Dress: .a. Arius -TIARA- RARE
Horns: :[P]:- Trinket Horns :// Full
Hair: Moon. Hair // Sparrow
Shoulders: .aisling. Meave -Collar-
Cuirass: [LAB737] Dragoon Cuirass
Belt: PFC~NinjaStuffs – Ninjutsu belt
Skirt: Pure Nature Skirt – Purple Maitryea @ Fantasy Faire
Ankles: PFC~Hermes’ wings

The Stones Mushilu Stones

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Stones: My Gear Stones :Mushilu @ We ❤ RP

Hair: [RA] Sophie Hair
Horns: :[P]:- Trinket Horns
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cleo~ Hazel Eye
Make-up: L’Etre – Matte lipstick [#10]
Necklace: .aisling. Meave -Collar- RARE
Top: Alchemy – The Wilds – Outfit Corset – Obsidian
Shoulders: Alchemy – The Wilds – Outfit Shoulder
Skin: :[P]:- Wylde Skin (Femme):// Axl
Skirt: [sYs] ISIS skirt (Maitreya body) – black/red
Boots: UC_Mimi_boot_Maitreya_Lara_black

I used to be… a Saint?

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Credits:

Stones: My Gear Stones :Mushilu @ We ❤ RP

Hair: [RA] Sophie Hair
Horns: :[P]:- Trinket Horns
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Cleo~ Hazel Eye
Make-up: L’Etre – Matte lipstick [#10]
Necklace: .aisling. Meave -Collar- RARE
Top: Alchemy – The Wilds – Outfit Corset – Obsidian
Shoulders: Alchemy – The Wilds – Outfit Shoulder
Skin: :[P]:- Wylde Skin (Femme):// Axl
Skirt: [sYs] ISIS skirt (Maitreya body) – black/red
Boots: UC_Mimi_boot_Maitreya_Lara_black
Hair: .Olive. the Pearl Hair
Horns: :[P]:- Trinket Horns
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Roma~ Steel Eye
Make-up: Action Liquid Lips / 1.0
Necklace: :[P]:- Bone Necklace [Fem-Short]:// Black
Top: *pm* St. Monica Chest Armour: Laurels @ We ❤ RP
Skin: CURELESS [+] Morphine
Skirt: !gO! Drow Girl – Apron
Boots: Storybook – Furiae – Leg Guards – Trident

 

I’ve been complaining forever to my best friends that I can’t play my favourite character since Ozryn closed. Granted Cendre was never in Ozryn, but I realized that I could do something with her when Sohma released this armor. I’ve been pestered to bring our Unseelie into game, but never had a reason to. The St. Monica Chest Armour can bring out your colours, or easily for those of you albino’s wash you out more. Comes with a HUD with  five colour designs associated with it! Play with your inner Fae, or your inner Art Attack with the St. Monica Chest Armour.

 

 

Mooncrest Vale, Tour – Faliri River Mere areas.

“Below the Twins runs the Faliri River, cascading down the face of the cliffs that hide the entrance to the Fae Hollow.”

 

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All along the riverbed Mer are known to roam, from the ocean beyond and further inland.

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Mooncrest Tour – The Community, class time

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It may seem like I’ve been dancing around Mooncrest without a sign of any other life forms, but it’s not. I’ve been taking photos in the wee hours of the night when everyone is already sleeping or gone to work. But I’m not innocent, I have spied on the others in this community, I’ve asked to take their pictures. And now I’d like to introduce you to a few.

I’ve been to a lot of ooc meetings before for ic reasons and for ooc discussion. I remember I used to go to a lot of them when I started rping on sl, and continued until the end of the ‘old’ days of roleplay sims and I learned things. I stopped going to them when the people leading the meetings were repeating information I already new, and the people leading/teaching were not teaching, they were just c/p notes taken by someone else, or they didn’t know how to ‘teach’.

The second day of my time on sim I was invited to the ooc healers class. I was hesitant a first, but I thought the only way I was going to get to know the community was to go to the community events. I’m glad I did. I learned more in Ashildr (mystybaker) ‘s first aid class for an ooc meeting about medieval first aid than I have in three years in SL Roleplay ooc classes.

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Just a few of us in the first aid class

Of course that’s not to say sim combat classes are not somewhere you learn things, in fact if you can get into your sims combat class do it, combat is the place where you will likely screw up majorly if you don’t understand a sims combat system.

I won’t give up too many of the things that Ashildr offers in her classes because then you wouldn’t need to go, but a few points that I think the incoming possible community needs to know about the sim healers system itself.

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Ashildr 

In class we reviewed two different aspects of healing and first aid, rp basics of first aid and healing for roleplay. And lastly details about each. I’ve left a lot out of her lesson below, simply because I think she does a better way of teaching, and I think any roleplayer should attend. Mooncrest is so fortunate to have such a good teacher with them. And so the two we reviewed :
►1) The divine side of healing
►2) the practical side of healing

It is important to understand that the different disciplines [cleric, shaman, druid, ranger medic, paladin..] will see injury and illness differently.(Ashildr, 2017)

1) Clerics, shamans, druids – will all say some sort of prayer/perform ceremony or ritual before and during healing. This is often times to call their deity, spirit, or elements to aid them, but its also thought to help cleanse space and bless the person before they begin to do practical healing.

2) We tend to stay away from magical potions (in RP) for healing. The reason is, we want people to RP together.

3) There is cause and reaction in play with healing.

4) Be familiar with realistic complications and realistic healing techniques.

All of these points are super important, and often now healers on sims rely on clerical healing, and forget the realms of realism within healing. I often too often see healers click their fingers and you’re healed. I’ve always since then resorted to playing characters that demand to be healed by a practical healer, because I love to see people to put together their knowledge of how to heal things naturally.

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The class got to a point of questions so I pursued the  question that can make or break a sim sometimes.

[2017/03/10 17:50] Ashildr (mystybaker): Any questions on the divine side of healing?
[2017/03/10 17:50] Alva: maybe both divine and the first one
[2017/03/10 17:50] Alva : can any of the classes resurrect characters?- with or without assistance?
[2017/03/10 17:51] Cora Zeami: Good question

[2017/03/10 17:51] Ashildr (mystybaker): Healers have the ability to resurrect but that would fall under the “Major” spells in our rules. Let me pass that to you

[2017/03/10 17:51] Alva: okay good to know ^-^

[2017/03/10 17:51] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): May I interject from an admin point of view? Whether a character or not can resurrect is very much a character by character thing. Some healers can, some can’t, and yes it would be a major working regardless. Also, not only those classed as healers have that ability necessarily.

[2017/03/10 17:53] Niccia Straaf: wouldn’t recommend someone like Fay raising you though… she’d probably steal your soul or some such lol

[2017/03/10 17:53] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): Yes, read the fine print
[2017/03/10 17:53] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): I would also advise, just like with healing, always check with the player via a quick IM
[2017/03/10 17:54] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): some may not wish to be, for whatever reason, so it would simply not be successful if you tried
[2017/03/10 17:54] Siocritter (siobhan.bauhaus): and now *goes back to sitting quietly* I’m done hijacking your class 🙂

[2017/03/10 17:54] Ashildr (mystybaker): Also, there is some benefit to joining a guild and ICly learning to resurrect.. but that doesn’t mean someone unguilded can’t do so. We all have our spells and abilities but within a guild, it (using the term loosely) would involve some sort of team work – e.g. being mentored ICly

 

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Cora Zeami

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Sio (Admin extraordinaire)

I might mention above are two players (one is our admin) but two others were present I forgot to take a picture of Nicca, and Raz another player was there too, but she hid under her alpha simply because Raz is a big dragon, and would make you look at her leg or ass in the smaller than her classroom.

Mooncrest – Elderroot Forest, The Elves

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I know, I know I tease all of you with this photo before, with details soon to come, but here it is. The Details you need to know about the Elderroot Elven Village/City. Let me say first of all, if you have seen any attempt at a wood elven tree village this has to be the best, it’s not laggy and Nicca put this together without flaws. It has rentals within it, and has been one of her original designs for years now! Yeah it’s prim, but honestly I want to see a mesh creator make something better. I think it could be done, but I wouldn’t bet on anyone building something soon.

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From the castle ruins the entrance is here, it’s blendy into the nature, but it works.

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And here we go….

“Within the Elderroot Forest- The most noticeable icons are the Elder Twins. History speaks of them, long before the elves were banished from Lymurid”

Some highlights here were the leaves weren’t spread into oblivion so when you walk up into the trees you will not get too lost because you can’t see your avatar because of the leaves. Also the stairs and walk ways are large enough for two standard avatars to walk by each other. I remember the one tree house house from LAO is hard to pass by someone without falling to your death. And then as well, no one wants to die… not anyone I know well.

“A healer hall sits lowest to tend to any of the forest or beyond that seek aid”

 

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“Near the top nestled in the topmost branches sits a council chamber where many of the woodland sorts gather to keep the forest and vale well tended.”

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“With their return they have only been lightly pruned and encouraged by druids and plant tenders alike to support housing and other structures that there be life within their great boughs once more.”

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“In the upper forest, around the massive roots of the Twins lay the younger but still old forest where one can find all manner of forest dweller”

Mooncrest Vale – Elderroot Forest, the Underdark

“Beneath the Foothills, darkness thrives. A darkness that is just that, but also a way of being.”

Snapshot_112Welcome back, as we continue our Tour of Mooncrest Vale, based on my original tour of the sim the first time I went around. I literally fell down the hole unknowingly into the underdark.

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Are you a drow, are you a shady folk? Well The Torchlight Market is for you! It’s an area underground just for you to lure prey into, buy a pretty necklace for a pretty lady!

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“Look at this! Yes! Heh, heh. Combination hookah and coffee maker, also makes julienne fries. Will not break!”

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“Lightless ones favor the softly glowing depths and others favor the Torchlight Market where the hearty adventurer can find all manner of artifact and odd food, even a nice choice of weaponry.”

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“Urgl, the herb lady, can be found keeping shop there and her wares suit the shadows well. Venturing further one must be well equipped to see well in the gloom or else bring a torch or two for in lower caves linger darker folk still. “

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Somewhere in the twisting tunnels and caverns lies a temple to darker gods and crypts where no one living remembers the names of the interred….. I encourage all of you to go find it for yourself

 

Taxi: Mooncrest Vale

 

 

Mooncrest Vale – A tour/review on the Re-Opened sim.

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Port Endings Village – Port Side

Welcome to Mooncrest Vale where I will be Roleplaying, blogging, chilling out for the majority of it’s time until something happens or it won’t. Mooncrest Vale is the Sim you’ve known someone was going to open but you had no idea when. This sim is dare I say ‘Old school’ and no I’m not talking SL old school Gor. I’m talking the magical moments of Secondlife old school role play sims, magical stories and a group of roleplayers who create stories not for the sake of leveling and being known in sim, but to just make a story. The good ones that until kind of recently closed due to something and scattered most of you to the wind.

Taxi: Mooncrest Vale

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In the Elderroot Forest

I saw the Mooncrest Vale advertisement in RoleplayFinder Group, and I on a whim after Reign of Fire had to close because too many people were leaving and going back to Realms of Fire and Ice Game of Thrones Sim, I was in need of something genuine and most sims I’ve been floating around on I’m not a big enough fan of to write home to my mother to tell her about it.

I’m glad I opened the all in one note card one of the admins sent out. I came to the sim, through here and found Nicca already standing there in the welcome center, the sim looked dead, but granted it was some time in the afternoon, when people often have school or work. I was there at a weird time. I thought about going down to the sim without a sim tag and just walking around. I probably didn’t because Nicca was there.

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Second Section to the OOC Landing Zone area

But when I did in my usual skeptical way (because when your best friend in rl and sl is a sl creator and expects soo much from sims and points out all the flaws, you become a mini him when looking around sims.) I toured I toured this sim from top to bottom I think almost like I was looking for a flaw to turn me off, but what I found was something I haven’t been as excited for since Ehruhi was going to open. Let me take you on a almost flawless tour of the Roleplaying sim Mooncrest Vale.

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First Section of the OOC Landing Zone

First lets review from the landmark I’ve provided you you will end up in the landing zone, it looks rudimentary from the top, but follow that arrow downstairs you’ll understand in the photo above there’s much more to meet the eye. The First Section (that you see just above this paragraph)  Mooncrest have all the contacts up here just in case you have a problem, or question etc. Downstairs if you’re new to the sim or rping in medi-fantasy/rp in general you are offered free Roleplaying outfits for males and females etc!

Here on the Second Floor you find all the information about the sim, the rules, the lore, the races etc. You find free outfits, the sim HUD, the Sim group joiner. And to your right up the stairs you can find a small gacha store!

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The gacha store is supported by players and admins of the sim. Administer and Sim Decorator Sio is the organizer of this and maybe the representative of the mass amount of gacha’s. Still they are quite cheap prices and it brings anything in the store or donation literally turns into something new for the sim or goes to tier.

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Going back out to the second section if you go down to the stairs on the left down the stairs not up them, we come to the sim TP’r and the rentals section. This is where the majority of the adventure starts for you and I both!

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The first option on the TP’r is at the Castle Ruins, near the Elderroot Forest the elves, the underdark and the fae woods! I was still skeptical because this castle was the first thing I saw and I didn’t think about looking back, I was impressed on how gentle and over grown the castle was. From here I’ll provide you with some of the Sim lore about each place I introduce to you, these will be separated into individual blog posts all together. This post hosts part of the Elderoot Forest and the castle ruins.

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   I cannot express enough that the pictures… though I took my time to capture the amazing build done by Niccia Straaf, cannot do as much as you coming to see this sim yourself. There’s more than just what I took pictures of. 

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The castle are old ruins from some distant elven past, very distant….

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Though some unknown sorts have tried to at least keep it up somewhat, keeping the water flowing for the fountains since it is a source of water for creatures and people.

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It used to be a castle overlooking the coast but it was destroyed by invaders long ago…