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Friday, July 31, 2020

Gorean Reads – The Legend of Torvaldsberg

The new release from Kegel Clothing is making me wish for cooler weather. Summer is great, but I'm starting to miss the cozy Fall and the excitement of the Holiday season approaching as the weeks go by – can anyone relate?
“Torvi” is the newest arrival at Kegel. A gorgeous dress with a comfy fur boa is all we need to travel in style and face the harsh weather conditions of the Gorean north. Torvaldsland, a region of the Gorean map located between the northern forests  and the frozen lakes, has its own special merit and it's often compared to the Vikings' culture on Earth. Legends, tales, myths, mysteries and lost treasures are part of this regions' unique culture which gave Tarl Cabot pause throughout his adventures in the fantasy novels.
 
The legend of Torvaldsberg is one of my personal favorites. It is said  the founder and first Jarl of the land, the great Torvald, sleeps inside the
Torvaldsberg mountain, waiting to rise until he is needed. The 17000-feet high mountain resembles a spear blade and is covered by ancient runic lettering throughout an extensive network of caves. Weapons and armor can be found inside the central chamber, but the most precious artifact of all is the War Arrow.
Bearing the sign of Torvald, the War Arrow was later used to rally the men of Torvaldsland and the surrounding areas against an army of Kurii. Hrolf of the East was soon one of the men carrying the War Arrow in the war against the Kurii, disclosing to Tarl Cabot that his real name is Torvald. If Hrolf of the East is indeed the great Torvald, he would be at least 1000 years old – much older than the 600-year old stabilization serums. Another Gorean legend tells us that every 1000 years, a great warrior is brought to Counter-Earth and changes the world in ways never imagined.
The discussion continues to this day: Is Hrolf of the East in fact, the great Torvald? Why would the Priest Kings to single this man out? Was he the last great warrior prior to Cabot's arrival in Gor?


"Lemonade" Hair from pr!tty (Free - Group Gift)

"Druid's Sigil" from Rainbow Sundae (L$150 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition* Now Closed, Please Visit Mainstore. Includes Bindi, Face Paint and Texture HUD with 10 Metal Texture Options and 10 Gem Texture Options)

"Torvi - Green" Gown from Kegel Clothing (L$180 - New Release. Includes Gown for Maitreya and Fur. Available in Blue, Red and Green. Fatpack Available for L$700. Original Ad HERE)

"Sword of Paragon" from Eagle Designs (L$638 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition* Now Closed, Please Visit Mainstore. Includes Back and Hip Sheath and Draw Sets with UM Scripts and Resize HUD)



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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Don't Stop

I did it again – after my zombie-killing craze, I ended up exploring remote urban locations in Second Life®. It's rare for me to step outside of my comfortable fantasy world of raids and role-play, but sometimes curiosity takes the best of me. Over the last week, I found great clubs, shopping areas and gorgeous urban-themed regions with thriving role-play communities.

This was a great opportunity to showcase a couple of new releases from The Forge and Tentacio, and (virtually) live the best city life. Don't believe me? Check this out!



"Jenna" Hair from DOUX (L$375)

"Helena" Outfit from The Forge (Available at The Epiphany Event, Gacha Machine. Commons: Jacket with Bra or Shorts with Garters in 12 Colors. Rares: Jacket with Bra with Texture HUD or Short with Garter with Texture HUD. Texture HUDs Includes All Color Options to Mix and Match in Multiple Surfaces. For Legacy and Maitreya. Original Ad HERE


"Lady Pain Collar - Black" from Tentacio (New Release. Includes Top and Collar for Maitreya and Legacy. Available in Black, Red and White. Original Ad HERE)

"Coachella Fanny Pack - Black" from Tentacio (L$199 - New Release. Includes Fanny Pack with Copy & Mod Permissions. Available in Black, Brown and Red. Original Ad HERE)

"Nicole Boots - Black" from The Forge (L$199. Includes Boots for Maitreya. Available in 14 Colors. Fatpack Available for L$599)
 
"Hoops" from Scandalize (Free - Group Gift, Group Fee: L$100)

  "Cali Sunglasses" from INSANYA (Old Group Gift) 

"Coffee" Cup from Luas (Old Group Gift)

 
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Monday, July 20, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2: Bringing PS4's Last Glory to Second Life®

The Last of Us Part 2 was the most anticipated video game of the year and many agree, this is the best game of the current console generation. With top-notch graphics and an award-winning narrative, Naughty Dog delivered a cinematic-style gaming masterpiece for PS4.
The Last of Us, a survival horror game played in a third-person perspective, was originally released June of 2013 and tells us the story of Ellie, a brash young woman with a rare immunity to a fungus turning humanity into zombies. Constantly scavenging the area for weapons and items to replenish her stock, the protagonist navigates through a post-apocalyptic United States and a broken civilization. The Last of Us Part 2 picks up four years after the first release with a violent turn of events. Breathtaking landscapes invites players to explore deserted buildings and survive zombie-infested areas with brutal combat. Although the violence might became unbearable and disturbing for some, The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part 2 are my favorite video-game series of all time and I can't wait to see how a third sequel will play-out in Sony's next-generation console (PS5).




It takes about 25 hours to complete The Last of Us Part 2, but you might be hungry for more action after finishing the game. Just after one day of completing the game, I created my own Ellie in Second Life
® and went out to hunt zombies on post-apocalyptic regions. There are some fantastic regions in Second Life® which will satisfy your zombie-killing needs in spectacular, realistic environments. A portion of these regions also have role-play communities - be prepared to see how easy the character creation process is; for some regions, it is easy as clicking a “Join Group” button.
Grab your shotgun and get ready to survive the zombie apocalypse.


 Grimly's Bloodbath & Beyond

Zombieland USA 

Temple of The Mane 

The HitBox 

Kingsport 

The (R)esistance 

Black Mamba Dead Walk 


"Yuna" Hair from Taketomi (L$345)

"Open Shirt Rolled Up with T-Shirt - Fatpack" from Addams Clothing (L$1299)

"Power Play" Jeans from Blueberry (L$250)

"Gimme Shelter" Fatpack from Reverie (L$250L)

"The Last of Them" Arm Tattoos from Flaws/Old Treasures (L$250)

"Bounty Hunter" Pose + Shotgun from Juxtapose (L$250)

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Friday, July 17, 2020

GE Maps - V 237.0

◣◥◣List of GE English Sims - Female Fighters Allowed◥◣◥ 

Please visit GE Maps Headquarters and subscribe on the Subscribe-O-Matic to receive the updates (no group space needed) 

Updates
 ✔Added:
✔Topanga Forest - Topanga Forest✔Torca - TORCA✔

  ✖Removed:
✖Badass Bows - Jarlsberg (English & German)✖Kyrie's Mercenaries - Marple✖Trade Post - wood island II (English & German)✖Dante's Cove - Folsom Pines✖Home and Hearth - Marple✖Tarnwald - wood island II (English & German)✖Hulneth - Wild Meadow✖Clan Midgard - wood island II (English & German)✖Dorf Axe - Forest of (English & Dutch)✖Ki'Kara Panthers - Wood Island (English & German)✖

   ✎Corrected/Updated:
✎Black Roses Outlaws - Isla Mariposa (Updated Rules)✎Outcast Outlaws - Nordstrand (Updated Rules)✎Shekinah Arani - Eyedreams (Updated Rules & New Location)✎Port Falworth Trading Post - Eyedreams (Updated Rules)✎Topanga Canyon Village - Topanga Canyon (Updated Rules)✎Three Barrels Outpost - Dusty Sands (Updated Rules)✎City of Varn - CITY OF VARN (Updated Rules)✎Skaďi Dreyma Vikings - Shining Island (Updated Rules)✎Three Moons Wagon Camp - Sunset Blues (Updated Rules)✎Black Panthers - Dusty Sands (Updated Rules)✎Sa'ng Gretuk Panthers - Topanga Canyon (Updated Rules)✎Talender Moon Panthers - Dusty Sands (Updated Rules)✎

   Outlaws/Marauders 

Black Roses Outlaws - Isla Mariposa 

Dark Sword Outlaws - Sword Death 

Legendary Of Gor - Hedwigs Hollow

Norvillian Outlaws - Norvillian 

Outcast Outlaws - Nordstrand

Saints of Gor - LR Weapons

The Nameless Bandits - Northern Lights Bay 

Torca - TORCA

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Mercenaries 

Blackwater Mercenaries - Crimson Cove

Black Larls Mercenaries - Aika (English & Italian)

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Pirates 

Black Wrath Pirates - Village of Gimli

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 Traders 

 Mel's Landing Trading Post - Jungles of Gor

Port Falworth Trading Post - Eyedreams

The Gorean Exchange Point - TMP 

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Villages 

Aria's Song Isles - Bonaire41 

Couthy Estate - Tharnock Hills 

Hafen Schendi - Jarlsberg (English & German)

Halin - Wood Island (English & German) 

Hidden Forest - Hidden Forest 

Hunters Island - Hunters Island 

Jad - Black Coast 

Loch Couthy - Loch Couthy 

Mirkwood Bay - Mirkwood Bay 

Northern Lights Bay - Northern Lights Bay 

Nykus Village and Forest - Westwald

Oasis of The Kaiila - Province Rarn (English & German)

Oasis of Two Scimitars - Two Scimitars Oasis 

Saphronicus Stronghold - Amalthea

Secret Paradise - Secret Paradise 

Thalestris - The Lakes (English & French)

The Outback of Red Rock - Dog Island

The Village of Gimli - Village of Gimli 

Tiveria Town - Hunters XX

Topanga Canyon Village - Topanga Canyon

Topanga Forest - Topanga Forest 

 Torvavik Village - Valkyrie Forest 

Three Barrels Outpost - Dusty Sands

Valnor - Valnor Isle 

Village of Arainn Seidr - The Ruins 

Village of Minus - Treve and Minus

Village of Talender Moon - Talender Moon

Village of Whispering Moons - Talender Moon 

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Cities & Port Cities 

Argentum Mines - Silver Mines 

City of Treve - Treve and Minus

City of Varn - CITY OF VARN 

Port Lydius - Applegate 

Shaba - Meteor Garden 

Tharna City - Tharna Julinee

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Torveslanders 

Asgard Wrath - Little Bay 

Skaďi Dreyma Vikings - Shining Island 

Sparrow Song - Rockford 

Stygia - Caitlins Cove

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Wagon People 

 Three Moons Wagon Camp - Sunset Blues
 
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Pani People 

Koxinga - Chained Isle 

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 Mambas

Na'ga Tribe - Tabor Fields

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Panther/Taluna Camps 

Black Panthers - Dusty Sands

Ikerei Tribe - Siba 

Ja'Lina Torvis Panthers  - The Ruins 

Kuela ja Keihas Panthers - WideWorld Lisboa

Kwani Ahleena Tribe - Meteor Garden 

Mahina Jerag Panthers - Westwald

Sa di Sani - Valkyrie Forest 

Sa Ki Fori Panthers - Hrimgar 

Sa Me Arquana - Jarlsberg (English & German)

Sa Me Pyrana - Siba 

Sa Tor Vofa - Secret Bay 

Sa'ng Gretuk Panthers - Topanga Canyon

Sa'Pasheen Panthers - Mirkwood Forest 

Shekinah Arani - Eyedreams

Talender Moon Panthers - Dusty Sands

The Last of The Sha'Sheku - Mirkwood Forest 

Tor tu Ja'Hesa Tribe - Secret Bay 

Tri'Moon Panthers - Bastion of Aracena

Valkyrie Torva Panthers - Valkyrie Forest 

Veck Jerag Talunas - Jungles of Ushindi

Ve'ra Eshe Panthers - Serena Rainbows End

Wa Ngao Talunas - Jungles of Gor 

Wolf Black Panthers - Siba (English & French) 

Zima Ak'am Panthers - Isla Mariposa

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Misc. GE Groups 

Degalbi - Saphira

Gorean Campus - Gorean Campus 

GE Maps - CHOICE ISLAND 

Sacred Sardar - CHOICE ISLAND  

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Special Thanks to:
 Aethi Palisades (Creator of the GE Raid Mapper Hud)
Yuroki Uriza (Creator of "List of Gorean Sims" Notecards)
Daimos Baarer (Creator of the GE Maps Server-Client Delivery System)

Charle Macbain (Creator of the mesh version of the GE Maps)
All of those who send me notecards, landmarks and messages to help improve the GE Maps :D
 

Feel free to comment below in this post if you would like me to add a group/sim to the listings.
 If your having problems opening the notecard inworld, please clear your cache and log back in an empty low lag sim (example: Breakers Point ) 

If your having problems opening the rules and landmarks embedded in the list, please check the link below:  Embedded Notecards not Functioning and follow the steps to fix the bug.

Please visit GE Maps and subscribe to the Subscribe-O-Matic to receive the updates (no group space needed). 

If you wish to receive a copy of the GE Maps Server-Client System, please send a notecard to PewPew Zero.  This system is available to Sim and Group Owners only.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

News Recap: Linden Research, Inc., to be Acquired by Investors; SL Renaissance Festival kicking off Sept. 25 - Huzzah!

A New Chapter for Second Life®   

Linden Research, Inc., announced in a press release dated July 9, 2020, it has signed an agreement to be acquired by “an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager.“ Jyve CEO and Founder Brad Oberwager and Waterfield Group CEO and Chairman Randy Waterfield will soon join the Board of Directors of Linden Research, Inc. The buyout will include Second Life
® and the Linden Lab®'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tilia.

Press Release - Linden Research, Inc. to Be Acquired

Prior to Jyve, an on-demand labor platform for retailers and brands based in San Francisco, Calif., Oberwager has founded and/or run Bare Snacks, True & Good! Snacks, Acumins/more.com and Blue Tiger/Open Webs. On January 28, 2019, Forbes reported an ambitious, thriving company, raising $35 million in funding and reaching $400 million in staffing contracts for its independent contractors aka Jyvers.


The Waterfield Group, one of the largest private financial organizations in the U.S., operates as a financial services company. Trading, investments, banking, and asset management services are offered by the Waterfield Group to customers worldwide.

So what this means for Second Life
®? Assuming we won't see immediate changes, apprehensive residents are speculating on how this acquisition will negatively impact Second Life®, but there is also hope for a bigger and improved platform; Linden Lab® CEO Ebbe Altberg states in the press release "...an opportunity to continue growth and expansion for Second Life® and our money services business Tilia.” Users have flooded the Community Forum with questions and concerns. The “LINDEN RESEARCH, INC. TO BE ACQUIRED“ forum thread reveals 22 pages of  an on-going heated discussion and what the future might bright for the 17-year old virtual world.

Gather around Lords and Lady – The SL Renaissance Festival is Coming!

COVID-19 has yet cancelled another event. I wasn't surprised to hear about my local Renaissance festival being postponed until next year due to the pandemic. If you never been to a (real life) Renaissance festival you are missing out on the fun, and I highly recommend it to all the medieval/gorean/ fantasy role-players. Art, music, food, fun, unique merchants and performances and amazing cosplay are the cornucopia of these social outdoor fairs.
Chances are that this year, you won't be able to attend a Renaissance festival in real life, but there will be one in Second Life
® – Huzzah! Merchants, bloggers and volunteers are welcome to apply at slrenaissancefestival.com on specific dates (https://slrenaissancefestival.com/guidelines/eventtimeline/). The SL Renaissance Festival will be held from Friday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m.  SLT/PDT (8 p.m. EST) to Sunday, Oct. 4, featuring auctions, hunts, a Royal Court Gala and more. This event will help support  the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
 https://slrenaissancefestival.com

Genus is back? Oh wait...nevermind!

Back in April, the GENUS project was forced to shut down operations after a DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaint was filed by an unknown source. On July 4, it was announced the store was back and open for business, but not for long. After receiving a second DMCA complaint, Friday, July 10, GENUS Project's store and inventory were removed from Second Life.


“I got a complaint again. I need to close everything again. I’m going to court and I want to settle this. I think it will take time.”   

 Notice released by GenusProject group
 
Customers now wait for further announcements and the community can't help wondering if this second closure will be temporary or permanent. 



"Xiou" from EscalateD (L$190 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition*. Includes Unrigged Mesh Hair in Duo and Streaks Versions with Resize Scripts, Naturals and Unaturals HUD with 40 Hair Texture Options for Solid and Duo Versions and Materials Options. Includes Style HUD with 18 Hair Style Options)

Stiletto" Nail Starter Pack from Venge (L$349. Includes Mesh Nail Set for Maitreya and Legacy and Starter Texture HUD) 

"Ostara" Nail Polish from Venge (L$112 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition*. Includes 9 Nail Polish Options for Stiletto Nails Only)

"Dreamer - Double" Facial Markings from CHIMAERA (L$187 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition*. Includes Catwa Applier and BoM Layers with Left, Right and Double Facial Markings)

 "Lady Dragon - Red" Gown from (A)MAZE (L$420 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition*. Includes Cloak and Gown for Maitreya, Freya, Hourglass and Legacy. Available in Blue and Red)

"Floral Circlet - Ruby" from Clover (L$187 - We <3 Role-play Event *July Edition*. Includes Circle in Diamond, Emerald, Frost, Magic Crystal, Onyx, Rose, Ruby and Sapphire Versions)

"Wiccan Staff - Gold" from EZ Weaponry (600L. Includes Mesh Staff Sheath, Staff Novo 1.2, Staff for Slave Novo 1.2, Unarmed Fist Fighter, Novo2 HUD and Trigger Gestures. 15%, 40% and 35% Damage Versions Included. GM Scripted. Available in Gold, Silver and Black. Original Ad HERE)

Location: Finian's Dream

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