Time Flies

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Wow, so its almost Christmas!  Time has flown by quickly this year.  I have had many personal changes; some sad, some exciting.

Phantom Rose, too, has had many changes this year; some sad, some exciting.

On the sad side, I made a very difficult decision to leave Inworldz, closing up all my stores and my sims.  And then of course this year Inworldz closed.  On the exciting side, I expanded Phantom Rose into several other grids!

“So exactly what the heck have you been doing for Phantom Rose, these days Lannorra?” you ask.  Not as much as I would like to, is my reply.  LOL.

So here is a summary of where I am and what projects I am working on:

 

Great Canadian Grid

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The Great Canadian Grid is my flagship location.

Phantom Rose with a subtle steampunk flair!

What’s new?

I added a freebie store at the Boutiques at the Square!  There you will find many customized freebies for your holiday decorating.  You will recognize the bones of these items mostly from the Linda Kellie collection, that I have re-textured, colored, added animations and otherwise made a bit unique.

Coming soon!

I will be adding some 24/7 quests for visitors to earn some unique prizes.

Although not new, I want to remind you that Phantom Mists is open and is the official home of Mermaids of the Mists!  It has a full sim of underwater delights for Mermaids, Mer folk and Divers to explore!  Marine life, coral reefs, ship wrecks, Mermaid Dance pavilion with an original Mer dance animation that I made and more!

 

 

 

3rd Rock Grid

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3rd Rock Grid Phantom Rose Egyptian Adventure!

What’s New?

I am almost done with the scripting for the characters needed for the Interactive aspects for this sim.  The Case of the Missing Mummy, has a collection of NPC, mesh and cutout people that guests are able to “talk” to.  Each character will have valuable information about the mystery that could lead a guest to finding the Missing Mummy and winning a trophy and medallion.  The characters each have their own personalities, with various levels of helpfullness.  Some give up their clues easily, others will be evasive and annoying!  Perserverence is the key.

While the mystery is not completed and implemented yet, the sim can still be visited.  There are balloon and camel rides, and many sites to discover.  The only build not completed is the Lotus Rose Palace, which needs work on the inside.  Due to RL issues, (my parents illnesses/passing and a physical move), I have been running behind my original time table.  But I do hope to have the Mystery up and running in the first quarter of 2019.

 

 

 

 

Digiworldz Grid

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Phantom Rose at Digiworldz!

What’s New?

Um, well… nothing.  My tentative plans are to make a 1920’s, Great Gatsby style Phantom Rose.  At this point, all I have done is the Logo.  LOL.  So many projects… so little time.  🙂

Right now my PR var is a sandbox, where I work on small projects.  But as I finish projects that are in progress now, I hope to free up time to start on a new version of Phantom Rose.

 

 

Discovery Grid

My work at Discovery Grid is not about Phantom Rose.  Long before I conceived the idea for Phantom Rose, I had a castle named Dragons Heart.

So at Discovery my land is Dragons Heart and I have been puttering around making a castle and Dragon’s Lair, etc.  Its an 8×8 var, which is HUGE.  I had no idea how large til I got it and realized just how big that is!  I have to teleport around the var as its too big to just fly.  However, it gives a ton of water space for boating and lots of area between builds.

What’s New?

Well, I have been working on the Medieval like Village called South Port.  It’s coming along and been fun.  I am mainly using freebies that I customize and some things I buy.  Low stress and comes together more quickly.

The Castle is mostly done and the Dragon’s Lair is impressively sized!  I do not have a TP system in yet, but feel free to stop by and see what I have been doing.

 

 

2019

I hope to get the 3RG Mystery up and running this winter.  I have some other very interesting things in the works, but it’s too soon to talk about them.  But there is a big news thing coming…  hehe.  You will just have to keep checking my website at:   www.phantomrose.com and my blog to see what I’ve got up my sleeve.  🙂

Thank you to all my friends and those who are interested in my work and Phantom Rose.  My website will be reaching a milestone anniversary of 12 YEARS in 2019!  Phantom Rose in Second Life opened its doors to my first renters in July 2007.  It has been my pleasure to share my creative vision with you all.

Wishing you all a Happy and Joyous New Year!

Warmest Regards,

Lannorra Sion

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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 – Iworldz February!

Phantom Rose Opera House

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Due to the Holidays and the closing of Second Life Phantom Rose, I have been very busy trying to juggle everything.  January was my month to tend to some RL things and also get back to creating at Inworldz.  I am pleased to say things are really shaping up!  I have added significantly to Mermaids of the Mists at Phantom Mists; fixed many of the bugs at Dark Nights and with the Lewt system, due to the conversion and moves.  Added a new Pagan Drum Circle in Phantom Nights.  I have some new products out and we have a packed calendar for February!

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On Thursdays, DJ Drax is at Rock the Dock!  Join us at 4pm IWT for a laid back event on the dock in the beautiful Phantom Rose harbor. DJ Drax spins a mix of Rock, pop, comedy… you name it. He loves requests. Come as you are and lay in a tube or dance on the dock.   http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Rose/249/159/22

 

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Starting out the month, its Laissez le bon temps rouler – Let the good times roll!  Oh yeah.  Join us for a Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration Party at the Big Easy Jazz Club at the Vieux Carre in Phantom Rose.  Fireworks, free masks, dancing, and more!   http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Rose/229/73/22

 

 

 

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You don’t have to be a Vampire to fall in Love with the Phantom Rose Graveyard!  Join us for a beautiful Valentines Ball at the Phantom Rose Graveyard.  Phantom Rose has the Quark Dance system with bot partners!  No one left on the sidelines 🙂  Come enjoy the beauty and intrigue that is Phantom Rose.

 

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New addition to Phantom Nights – Pagan Drumming and Dance Circle! Join us for an hour of drums, dancing and just hanging out at this lovely natural setting with just a touch of magic.    http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Nights/159/92/22

 

 

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As I mentioned previously, Tenshi Domenici, my Opera House Director in SL, has agreed to provide his expertise at the Opera House here in Inworldz!  I am so excited to have him here and his first production, “50 Shades of Gray – The Ballet”, is ready.  This elegant and edgy Ballet is the start to a brand new season of shows at the Phantom Rose Opera House.  It will debut on Feb 28, 2016.  http://places.inworldz.com/Phantom%20Rose/165/75/22

Hope you will join us this month!  You can check out our calendar on my website, http://www.phantomrose.com.  For more information, IM Lannora Sion in world.

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:

Phantom Rose

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Phantom Nights

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Phantom Mists

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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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Phantom Rose Opera House at Inworldz

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

Phantom Rose Second Life Turns EIGHT YEARS Old!

Hello to all my Phantom Rose friends and family.

July marks the 8th birthday for Phantom Rose in Second Life(SL)!

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Back in 2006, I had most of a mainland sim named Gabara, and I called my area, Dragon Heart Province.  There was a huge cove and I built a medieval-ish area, with pretty castles that I rented out.  It stayed mostly filled and I made some great friends along the way.

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Cove, Dragons Heart Province

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Entrance to Jousting and Fencing area

But Mainland was always problematic… fugly neighbors, griefers, lack of control over your land, Linden owned roads and abandoned land, etc.  So I started thinking of owning a private sim.  In the summer of 2007, I decided to rent a sim and see how I liked it.  It was expensive, but since I was renting and had no up front costs (those huge set up fees that LL charged) I felt it was worth the experiment.  So that July I rented a sim and Phantom Rose was born.

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I wanted to give my renters privacy and I love water, so I came up with the idea to give each castle its own island complete with a private beach.  I wanted to make it easy for people to know what was open, so I designed a central landing point with a rental “board” that was oriented to the sim in north, south, east and west.  I put the rental boxes for the castles on each side correspondingly.

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Now when I started to design Phantom Rose, I wanted to do something different.  Since I have always been a big fan of 70’s gothic romance books, Anne Rice vampires and Phantom of the Opera… I came up with an idea of a gothic romance sim.  I knew I wanted an Opera House for the Phantom, but I also wanted the spooky factor, so I built the Graveyard first.  I found some cool scripted piranha fish, that actually will bite you and simulate blood in water… so cool.  They went into the Graveyard cove.  The Graveyard came out really well and has been visited by 100’s of people over the years and was voted in the top 10 gothic graveyards in SL, according to the slGoth Magazine. (great magazine, btw)

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I didn’t build the Opera House til last.  It was very intimidating build for me.  I was so afraid it would end up being lame or just not majestic enough.  But over the years, I have had many compliments and great positive feedback and although it is a simple build, I think it has its own granduer and beauty.  Many visitors never find the Phantom’s Lair that lies beneath the Opera House, which is such a shame, since its one of my most favorite spots!  It even has a moving wall.

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So after the launch of my new sim, I was gratified to have many new renters.  Around December 2007, I was offered an opportunity to buy a sim from an old friend who wanted to sell.  The price was right and I decided to jump for it.  This necessitated my rebuilding the entire Phantom Rose in a month and moving all my renters.  Yes, you heard me right.

So I developed a strategy where I got the raw file from my landlord and applied that to my new sim.  Then since I had built everything on the island, I copied each build and set it up on the new sim.  Quite an endeavor.  Then once Phantom Rose was totally recreated, I moved my renters.  It was a huge undertaking that I am proud to say went VERY smoothly.  And I didn’t lose any of my renters in the process.

Over the years, many things changed. I closed Dragons Heart and sold the mainland.  Phantom Rose evolved.  I took out some of the castles and moved my elopements to the sim to help pay for the enormous land fees in SL.  I added Pirate Island and the Mermaid Grotto, the Cathedral, the ski lifts to Skate Mountain, and many other things.  And I branched out to other V world grids, like Inworldz, where I built a new, different Phantom Rose. (see website, http://www.phantomrose.com).

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Mermaid Grotto

But the central hub of Phantom Rose, has always been the Opera House.  I am very proud that the Opera House has been a place of acceptance and creativity for many, many new artists for Eight Years… And it still stands after all this time!   My favorite time for the Opera House is Christmas!

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I have forged many great friendships thru the Opera House.  You all know who you are!  Smiles.  Eight years… they have flown by.  I celebrate my 10th SL Rez day this August!

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I want to thank all of my supporters thru the years.  I hope you will all take time to stop by Phantom Rose for one of our birthday events or just to visit.  This next 3 to 4 months will be very busy for me.  I have a lot of RL going on.  So if you don’t see me around, don’t worry.  I am still watching over Phantom Rose and will be in and out.

Warmest Regards,

Lannorra

Phantom Rose Inworldz – Magellan Sea Community

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Phantom Rose is a proud member of the Inworldz Magellan Sea Community.  I was accepted as a member and moved Phantom Rose to a space in the Southern Magellan area several years ago and have been very glad to become a participating member of this wonderful community.

This past year I have been honored to be asked to serve Magellan more formally as its latest Community Liaison Officer and to contribute some articles to their Blog.   I have already posted two articles; one a administrative “catch up” blog to bring members up to date with the latest committee information and just today, an update on the state of sailing for Inworldz.

I will be re-posting these articles to this blog also.  I hope you will find these posts interesting!

Lannorra