Life Goes On…

My last post was in April and I announced that my stores were all closing at Inworldz, as I had made the decision to pull up stakes there and let my multiple sims go.  There were a myriad of reasons why I was leaving.   Although, Inworldz was my focus for years, I had fully joined the metaverse and had land in many opensim grids.  I had often told my friends… “I do not want all my virtual eggs in one basket”.

Now as most of you know, Inworldz has closed down.  😦  It is very sad and although I had left, I still felt apart of the grid.  I gave a lot of my time to Inworldz.  I spent a year of my life volunteering my expertise to help make the Inworldz Roleplay Hub.  It was a wonderful project that so many people worked very hard on.  I also, volunteered for several Inwz birthday projects, most notably for the Magellan Sea Community.  I lived there and served on the board for a number of years.   It is a sad day that a grid with so much going on has closed.  But Life goes on…

The Metaverse

From the beginning of the opensim grids, I made it a point to try and support their progress.  I was an early resident of 3rd Rock Grid and the New World Grid (now known as the FrancoGrid, I beleive).  I wanted Second Life to have competition.  I had felt for a long time that they were too expensive and they did not care about their customers.

When Inworldz came on my radar in 2009, I joined them with an alt, as I did in many grids first.  Then in 2010, Lannorra joined and rented a sim.  Inworldz was rough back then but it kept improving.  By 2012, I decided to bring Phantom Rose there, in preperation for leaving Second Life.  I built some great stuff at Inworldz and I was very happy for long time.

But the opensims were still less expensive for land and what I loved to do more than anything was make new environments.   Exotic ports of call beckoned to me and I could not resist!

 

Great Canadian Grid

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I found the Great Canadian Grid when I did some hypergridding from Digiworldz.  I met some great people and their land prices were really really great.  I could not resist and decided to buy land and start a new Phantom Rose with a brand new theme.  All new builds or custom changes to existing builds.  This time Phantom Rose has gone subtly Steam Punk.  There are balloon elevators, steam elevators, a huge eiffle tower like central construct.  I let my imagination soar and I am very please how its turning out.  Although, I managed to finish most of the main sim (there are 4), and am officially open, I was never able to do a huge Grand Opening, as my RL just will not settle down!

Here are a few pictures.  Please come visit, as the pictures cannot really give you the true scope of the buildings!

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I cannot say enough about how fun The Great Canadian Grid is.  The people are so nice and welcoming.  The Grid owner, Roddie, is very responsive to his residents and gives a lot of value for your land fees.  They have an active social scene.  Not to be missed, Monday Night Party, where Roddie plays the tunes and the fun is garanteed!

During my time of building at GCG, they had an outage.  Roddie was doing some super maintenance and upgrade, so the grid was down for a couple weeks.  During this time, my interest was caught at 3rd Rock Grid again.

 

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They still had first sim pricing that was very inexpensive and I could not resist that temptation!  So I started a turn of the century Egyptian theme sim, and decided it would be a Phantom Rose Adventure sim.

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The Duke and Duchess of Phantom Rose went on an exotic adventure to the Pyramids.  I have had a lot of fun building that and decided towards the end of the build to do an interactive Mystery!  Well that has delayed the opening since my real life got very busy with my parents being ill.  So most of my virtual life has taken a back seat to that for over a year!

Here are some pictures:

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There are pyramids with archealogical digs (and NPC archealogists); a museum, the Rose Lotus Palace (the duke and duchess’ home while visiting), the Victoria Hotel, where many english visitors stay, the Souks (shops), bath house, the Midnight Oasis ballroom with dance machine and music 24/7, the docks, Hadji’s jazz bar, Camel rides and Balloon rides and coming soon the interactive mystery!

So I hope to finish the Mystery of the Missing Mummy soon.  It involves getting clues from various characters.  If you solve the mystery, the official Diplomat for the outer Cairo region, will give you a trophy and a prize!  I still have a bit of work to do so, check back with my blog for the Grand Opening, when I have finally finished.

 

Discovery Grid

Recently I also joined the Discovery Grid.  I am doing a dragon/pirate kind of theme.  I have an 8×8 variable region (OMG SOO BIG!) and plan on pirate boat battles and Dragons flying around.  I have not gotten very far… I do have a castle up for Drax and I, a huge Dragon cave, the start of a town…  Discovery has all their lands connected by oceans which is pretty cool.  It takes a long time to fly or boat anywhere but its very rewarding to see what people are doing from a boat.  My var is called Dragons Heart… feel free to boat or fly thru anytime.

 

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Um, well, er… yeah, I got land there too.  LOL.  Yes, its a sickness.  They had an incredible deal that I could not pass up.  So I have land there and a future plan of maybe doing a Great Gatsby themed Phantom Rose… with bootleggers, flappers and all that Jazz!!

Realistically, I have no idea when I will find the time.  So for now, my land is a sandbox.  sigh… so many projects, so little time.

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Whew, so that is a long over due update for my followers.  My time is limited still, but I hope as the many things in my RL settle down, you will see me in one of my many worlds.  I love each and every grid that I build on.  To me, grids are like my kids… you love them all for different reasons and you can never choose between them…  And I hate hearing, Mom loves you best!  No, I love you all.  Smiles.

 

With Warmest Regards,

Lannorra

 

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New Products at Phantom Rose!

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I know I have not posted in quite awhile, but RL Holidays and Family illness kept me very busy.  However, I was working and I am pleased to announce that Gilt – Mermaid now has its first line of Mermaid fins and Mermaid Hair!

Lavish is my first offering for Fins.  And come in several colors:

Aqua

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Red

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Blue

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Each set includes flexi fins for back, arms, legs and tail fins.  There is a detailed rope belt, with mesh sea shells and flexi ties.  You have your choice of a modest scale top or detailed Mesh shell nipple covers.

Each outfit has a coordinating Mermaid Hair that is sold separately.

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Each wig has a Jeweled Prim starfish hair ornament with flexi streamers.  The flexi hair moves nicely underwater and has optional face light.

The Lavish series also has two Goth Fins available.

Black

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Purple

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These Fins have same pieces as the non-goth fins, but the details include Spiders.

There are two wigs that are sold separately for these sets:

Black

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Purple

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They both have spider detailed shell hair ornaments!  These flexi hair wigs also include optional face light.

I have been wanting to bring my customers my vision for Mermaid Fins for some time and I am so happy that I can finally announce their arrival!  I am working right now on the first Lavish Merman Fins… coming soon!

Thank you to my many customers.

Your support means the world to me!

Warmest Regards,

Lannorra

Phantom Rose joins The Great Inworldz Discovery Tour

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I am pleased to announce that Phantom Rose estates has joined the The Great Inworldz Discovery Tour!  This tour has 22 sim stops on the latest map.  Phantom Isles is stop #4.  Each stop lets you disembark and explore the area.  Then you simply click the boat rezzer to continue on your way!

 

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I have set our stop up at the big island in Phantom Isles.  There are two docks.

 

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The first dock has the Tour’s official temp rezz boat, graciously provided by Bridget Jennings.  This boat takes a captain and 2 passengers.  First click the sign on the beach if you are starting the Tour from Phantom Isles.  Then simply click the box on the dock, to rezz your boat and receive instructions on how to use it.

 

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The second dock is for anyone using their own boat and want to dock and explore.  The Port of Phantom Rose (2 sims away) also has a rezz area for sailors to put in their own boats.

estate-block-mapHere is a simple block map of the estate layout.  The tour will take you to Phantom Isles.  If you sail there (vs TP) you will come into the estate from the Iz’s Oceans.  Phantom Mists is the first sim and has extensive underwater development, perfect for Mer folk and divers.  You can either enter the Port of Phantom Rose and sail thru Phantom Nights or you can choose to sail the open waters of Phantom Dreams, past Pirate Cove and into Phantom Nights to reach Phantom Isles.  Phantom Rose is my flagship sim.

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There you will find the Phantom Rose Opera House, The Ruins, The Vieux Carre, Serenity Beach Tai chi, Rock the Dock, rental homes and much more.

 

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I hope you will take a tour thru the extensive sailing sims available at Inworldz and that you will choose to visit Phantom Island at the Phantom Rose estates!

Warmest Regards, Lannorra

Phantom Rose Estates: Phantom Rose, Phantom Nights, Phantom Mists, Phantom Dreams, Phantom Isles and Phantom Seas

Gilt Stores & BellaDonna Fashions

Phantom Rose Inworldz Lewt System

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Months ago, I mentioned that I had invested in the Lewt System (by Goblin Wares).  This product allows a creator to totally customize a Role Play (RP) Quest/Craft system.  It includes the ability to add a game economy with Merchants along with the items you put out for guests/members to collect and craft.

Its a complex, yet easy to use system for the creator.  It requires a lot of thought and planning.  You need the items, recipes of ingredients needed to craft these items, “nodes” that allow participants to gather the resources needed, and crafting stations used to make each item.

Whew!  Yes it is a lot of work, but it has been fun.  I wanted to offer guests and group members some RP activity 24/7, where the time zones didn’t matter, nor did having anyone else with you.  Lewt can be done alone or with friends.

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You must be a member of the Dark Nights RP group.  It is free to join.  Once you have done that, you will be able to use the portal up to the members only area.  On the first level you will find a teleporter that has the Lewt area destination.  Taking the TP lands you here at the Lewt welcome center.  There you will find information, examples of some of the advanced lewt items, a note card giver that gives a complete list of recipes available and the upgraded Lewt Magic containers for sale.

You will see a book on the shelf that you will click to receive your starter kit.  This contains a free basic pouch.  It is not necessary to upgrade, but Magic ones are quite special.

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Upgraded Magic Containers for Purchase

 Your starter kit will also contain free tools to wear when crafting and beginner recipes to walk you through the process.  You are given Overview, Instructions and Advanced Lewt Note cards.  You can also take the note card with the complete list of recipes to date.  I recently added a brand new item, Voodoo Skull Staff.  And remember, there is NO cost to participate.  The resources are all there to find and once you get them all, you can make the item for free.

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Voodoo Skull Staff with hold animation!  Also glimpse of the top of the Demon Table.

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Witch/Druid and Voodoo Tables

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I put a lot of great details and high quality textures on them.

So, now you ask… How do we get this great Lewt, Lannorra?  All you do is find the Lewt resources that are placed around the estate and harvest them.

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Here is a picture of a Ravenwood Tree, with two raven nests.

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Here are two Metal Mines.  You will find multiple resource nodes.  This is because once a resource is harvested, it disappears and goes dormant for a period of time, in order to keep people from “camping” a resource.  Once that one is gone, you need to go find others to complete your list of ingredients.

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This is a basket of cloth that you can search for just the upholstery you would like for your beautiful carved chair:

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Advanced recipe items.  You must find the recipe to make these.  Hint, check around the Lewt area for these.

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This is what the recipe scrolls look like… when you see one click it!!  Collect all you can find so you can make more great Lewt!

 If you are wearing your pouch or magic container, you can gather the resources and they will be used when you craft the item at the end.  Once you have resources it is often necessary to use several crafting stations.  For example, you collect Ravenwood logs, but will need to craft them into planks to use to make your item.  In that case you will need the wood sawing crafting station:

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For now all the crafting stations you need are at the Lewt Starter area.

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However, soon there will be crafting stations in other areas.  I try to make things logical.  So if you are looking for a recipe for a Demon Table, I hope you will think to look at the Demon area for that and some resources.

I hope I have whetted your appetite and you will drop by and try out the system.  I will add new items as time allows.  I also still have two hunts that are offered 24/7 also.

Vampire Blood Hunt (gather blood drops) and the Demonizer Hunt (harvest lost souls of ghosts).  Quest information is available at the Dark Nights Welcome area and the first floor of Bon Temps Mansion, which also has examples of all the prizes you can win if you complete the hunts.

(PS.  I am now working on Merfolk Lewt, stay tuned for more on that!)

Dark Nights Welcome area IZurl:

http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Nights/51/101/22

Warmest Regards, Lannorra

Phantom Rose Estates: Phantom Rose, Phantom Nights, Phantom Mists, Phantom Dreams, Phantom Isles and Phantom Seas

New Ballet Debut at the Phantom Rose Opera House – Inworldz

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I am so pleased to announce the debut of our first Ballet at the Phantom Rose Opera House on Feb 28, 2016 at 1 pm PST.  Conceived and Directed by Tenshi Domenici, with stage and costuming in collaboration with Lannorra Sion, 50 Shades of Grey – The Ballet is an artistic performance of virtual ballet with chosen tracks from the writer and director.  Inspired by the best selling book and film.  An edgy new production, elegant, surprising… Don’t miss it!  IZurl:  http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Rose/165/75/22

Take a look at our sneak peek video:

 

The Ballet will encore on March 27, 2016 at 1 pm PST at the Phantom Rose Opera House, Phantom Rose sim, Inworldz Grid.  See IZurl above.

Phantom Rose Inworldz Expands

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Phantom Rose has expanded using the new land configuration called 2×2 or quad sims.  The estate now consists of 4 sims:

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and Phantom Dreams

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Plus a scenic, Phantom Isles!

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Due to the conversion, some of the features of Phantom Rose have moved.

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The Dark Nights Role Play area has moved to Phantom Nights and been expanded!  The Bon Temps Mansion and Demon areas are still in the upper levels, while the Witch/Druid area has moved to the ground.  There is much more to come over time.

Due to the complete overhaul of the area, I am still working on some of the interactive features and getting them back working.

I have added the LEWT System which enables visitors to work on making some very cool items for free!  This is an independent RP and can be used 24/7.  You will travel the estate gathering the resources you need to complete items such as furniture and RP items.

My Gilt Stores can still be accessed by the existing landmarks out there, however they have expanded over the sim edge.  Just follow the markers to the new areas.

BellaDonna, my goth clothing, boot and jewelry store has also expanded and is now offering Male outfits and boots!

I hope you will come visit Phantom Rose Estates.  We are still connected to the Iz’s Oceans and a proud member of the Magellan Seas Community.

Warmest Regards,  Lannorra

Phantom Rose – Inworldz Turns 3 years old!

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This August is the 3rd Birthday for Phantom Rose at Inworldz!   Not only does the sim turn 3 years old, but I just underwent a huge conversion from a full sim to the new 2×2, Quad sims.  So now the estate consists of Phantom Rose, Phantom Mists, Phantom Nights, Phantom Dreams and a scenic, Phantom Isles.  I have been working more than a month to redesign the spaces and even out the primage.  But before I tell you about the conversion, let me give you a little history.

I have long felt that competition is a good thing for products.  And I have lent my support to many of the new grids that started to crop up along side Second Life.  I immediately like Inworldz more than any of the others.  The founders seemed more responsive, they strove to give transparency and legitimacy to their grid and they were further along than others I visited.

I rented land to begin with.  I took time to look around and visit sims and shops.  I liked what I saw.  I told people at the time that I considered my time at Inworldz like a “cottage by the lake”.  A place to visit and have fun.  Not my home, but definitely a vacation home.  Over the time, I decided to get a sim; the pricing was really good and the prims plentiful.  I played around… for long time I was a woodland fairy.  It was a lot of fun and no stress.

Three years ago, I realized that I wanted to expand my Phantom Rose empire and Inworldz was the right place, so I changed the name of my sim to Phantom Rose and started redesigning.  In Second Life, my sim is gothic castles, but here in Inworldz I wanted to do something different, so I decided to concentrate on New Orleans and the bayou.  I felt they gave that decadent, fading beauty that makes a great backdrop for my “gothic romance” theme.  While Inworldz Phantom Rose is not the same as Second Life Phantom Rose, they do share similar elements.

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In both grids there is a spooky Graveyard.  Here is a picture of one part of the Inworldz graveyard.

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They both have a ballroom called “The Ruins”.  At Inworldz, the Ruins is an old mansion.

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And of course, both grids have the Opera House!  I built the Phantom Rose Opera House at Inworldz with inspiration from a real antebellum mansion, Longwood.

The new conversion has given me much more space, although not more prims.  This required some big changes to Phantom Rose.  I have moved the Dark Nights Role Play area to Phantom Nights sim.

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It now has a larger surface play area and still has the upper members only levels.

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I have added the Lewt system quests and also two other 24/7 quests with prizes to keep you busy!  I will do a blog post on the Lewt system at a later date.

I also added some new rental homes

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Captain Jack’s Castle, Phantom Dreams

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Dupre Bayou Cottage, Phantom Nights

I moved Pirate Cove to Phantom Dreams and the Dark Nights bayou is just over the sim line from the Vieux Carre.

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Big Easy Jazz on the Vieux Carre.

I hope you will drop by and visit this month to help us celebrate.   The Phantom Rose Estates is part of the Magellan Sea Community and has access to the Iz’s Oceans.  Many of my Magellan neighbors have awesome sims and its really worth coming out and exploring our area.  Hope to see you there!

Warmest Regards,

Lannorra Sion