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20 May 2009
You might have noticed I've not been posting much in the last few days. The reason is that I've been busy elsewhere -- guild duties, none the less.
As part of GoMa's mission 'To Protect and Serve the Community, throughout the Cavern and Ages', I've been working with others to set up an outpost for the guild in another of the worlds to which explorers have dispersed -- much as we did in There over a year ago.
Just a few weeks ago, a new island chain was discovered in the far north of this other world. The land seems stable enough, though there have been recent reports of minor earth tremors.
The islands' inhabitants are friendly and helpful. Though the community seems caught in a time warp (Victorian era, I would say), some of the technology is intriguing and will repay further investigation.
On the main island is a village of sorts, with cottages reminiscent of those in Ireland, a pub, a village square, and a large building whose use I have been able to secure for GoMa.
What intrigues me most, though, is the island chain's name: Devokan -- the D'ni word for 'hope'. Is that just a coincidence? Or is there some deeper link?
Things are happening here -- a story is unfolding. If you'd like to visit the area and see it for yourself, here's the SL url:
Some photos of the area, taken in the early morning light:
Devokan village square, showing the inn at the back, and the chapel to the right
View across to Oddenfen Island (the ship can be sailed round the islands)
GoMa building from the south
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