Official opening of Phantom Rose Grid Jan 24!

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A year in the making, Phantom Rose Grid is officially open on Friday, January 24, 2020!

The website has been updated and there are 9 regions ready for visitors, with more to come in 2020.  The orignal Phantom Rose sim has been recreated as the Welcome area, along with new Regions.

 

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A recreation of the first Phantom Rose from 2007-2015 Second Life.  Many of the most beloved builds are there, including the iconic Opera House, which was the site of so many new performing artists in Second Life.

 

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First created at Great Canadian Grid, Phantom Rose Steam Region (2×2) is an expansion of that subtle steampunk take on Phantom Rose.  An homage to Jules Verne, one of my favorite authors in my childhood, I am planning on bring you Mysterious Island and Journey to the Center of the Earth this year!

 

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A greatly expanded version of Phantom Rose Egyptian Adventure at 3rd Rock Grid, Phantom Rose Nile (2×2), has so many activities, free (legal) gifts and interests to explore!

 

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Phantom Rose Ocean is a new region (4×4).  For merfolk and divers, there is a large underwater area featuring Atlantis.  Teeming with aquatic creatures, wrecks and ruins, this is a divers paradise.  At the Marina there are boats, jetskis, kayaks, tubes and swimmers hub.  Ride over to Tiki Bar Island, Couples Cove or the Diveshack.  Coming in 2020, the new surf beach with surfable waves!

 

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Phantom Rose Nature is another new region (2×2).  There is white water rafting, power boats, kayaks, donkey rides up the mountain, hang gliding, horse ranch with rideble horses, hiking/horse trails with trail maps, Zen Garden meditation retreat and rock climbing (with unique rock climbing poses by Lannorra)!

 

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My friend Tenshi Engel has a 2×2 Region called Sanctuary. His Satyr Farm and Winery are a must see!  From the Satyr farm crops, Tenshi has developed a wide range of products all available for free to his guests!  Amazing food platters, olive oils, wine of all kinds, pies, cookie platters, breads, honey, spices, and much more.  He has a “store” with all kinds of products as gifts and of course the massive spread at the Winery.  His creativity is boundless.  Although not one of the Dimensions of Phantom Rose, I am proud and pleased to have him with me at the Phantom Rose Grid.

 

In addition to those regions, I also have both of Linda Kellie malls; her original and the newer mesh one, Clutterfly.  I am slowly adding to Clutterfly, other legal freebies I find as a resource to new people in the Opensims.

I am hard at work to open the next region, Bayou, which is a reimaging of my Phantom Rose at Inworldz.  It shares the same theme as my lands there – an emphasis on my role play group Dark Nights, New Orleans and the bayou, but I have made some huge changes.  I hope to have that region open by summer.

All the open regions can be accessed via the Inter-Dimensional Portal (IDP) found at the Welcome area.

I hope you will come check out the many Dimensions of Phantom Rose!

 

Warmest Regards,

Lannorra Sion

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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

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 Opera House Lastest Production in Second Life

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Phantom Rose Opera House – Second Life

The theater troupe is hard at work on our latest production, The Phantom of the Opera – Interactive.  Its a unique new take on an old story with lots of audience participation and in some cases, the audience is a part of the action!  Think of it as: The Phantom meets Rocky Horror Picture show.

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Our theater troupe pauses for a picture.

We will be doing a preview of a few scenes coming up in October, so please watch the calendar, as you do not want to miss this special presentation.

We still have some of the supporting roles open, so if you have ever wanted to get involved in the theater, now is a great time.  Please contact either Tenshi Domenici, Opera House Director or Lannorra Sion, Owner/Creator, in Second Life.

Phantom Rose (Second Life) Turns SIX YEARS OLD!!

Wow, six years have gone by so quickly.  When I first created Phantom Rose in 2007, I had a mainland sim that I called Dragon’s Heart Province.  It was a pretty medieval sim with castles around a huge Cove right on the sim edge.  But like many creators, I was frustrated with the limitations of owning a mainland sim and wanted more control.  So I came up with a new concept.  A “Gothic Romance” theme, as I described it.  My inspiration was taken from the glorious stage play, Phantom of the Opera and from the many vampire books I read, chief among them, tales from Anne Rice.  So I built my vision of a beautiful, peaceful land, with a slight dangerous edge.  The Opera House was the physical and metaphorical center of Phantom Rose.  It housed the Phantom’s Lair, my homage to Phantom of the Opera and over the years has been the starting place for many performers in Second Life.  In my first several years, I was blessed with the help of Bartolomeo Weatherwax, a knowledgeable fan of Opera to run the Opera House.  Bart did many wonderful shows and was a huge reason that the Opera House flourished.  I have been so blessed over the years with wonderful friends and SL family.  As the economy of  Second Life has gotten challenging, I consider it a major feat that Phantom Rose still exists and still offers performers around the globe a free place to get started.

I have planned quite a number of events for July, in celebration of this major Milestone in Phantom Rose’s history.  Just Dance! will be presenting a beautiful Ballet this month.  It will be offered twice in different times to hopefully give many people a chance to see it.  It will be performed at the Opera House Sky Stage and there will be limited seating.  I’ve also planned several lightshows, which in the past have been so popular.   Please check the calendar from the website for more information and show times.

I hope to see many of my friends and supporters this month.  Please stop by even to just say hello.

Warmest Regards, Lannorra Sion