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

More Changes – Phantom Rose SL

“There is a season, and a time to every purpose….

A time to build up, a time to break down

A time to dance, a time to mourn…”

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After over 8 years of continuous operation, it saddens me to announce that Phantom Rose in Second Life will be closing down in December.

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The Phantom Rose Opera House was one of the first of its kind that opened in Second Life, hosting many new artists both in Opera and other types of performances. My website, http://www.phantomrose.com has some videos and many photos.

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Due to the much greater cost of Second Life, I have finally “hit the wall” financially and I can no longer justify trying to pay such a large amount of money here, when at a more reasonable rate I have more prims, more land and more creative opportunities at Inworldz where I have also been set up since 2010. You may have seen some of my posts about it. Last year, I split my website into either SL or Inworldz on the splash page and my blog serves both grids.

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It’s sad to have to close Phantom Rose SL. For over 8 years it has been my home, my creative muse, a wellspring of numerous friendships and the place of so many great memories!

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I want to give all of us one last Christmas season at Phantom Rose SL. To that end, we will be doing a 12 days of Christmas event bonanza!   I hope many of you will take the time to come say goodbye to Phantom Rose SL!

I will be kicking off the celebration on Dec 1st with a fan favorite:   A Trans-Siberian Christmas music Lightshow! Check out our calendar on the website for all the events, concluding with a Snow Flake Ball at the Opera House on the 12th. I have also designed a commemorative Phantom Rose ornament that I will be giving out as a free goodbye gift to all our visitors. I will be closing Phantom Rose on 12/27/15.

It has been a joy to offer you my creative vision. And the many kind words of encouragement from so many of you, have meant so much to me!

Phantom Rose lives on at InWorldz – 5 sims of my creations and more immersive than ever. Stop by and see what I’ve been up to.

 

With Warmest Regards,

Lannorra Sion

Owner/Creator Phantom Rose

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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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 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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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 SL – Upcoming Events!

We have two exciting events coming up this weekend!

Friday 2/20, 8pm SLT @ Market Square on Phantom Rose

(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Phantom%20Rose/235/245/23)

 “MARDI GRAS TIME AT PHANTOM ROSE MARKET SQUARE”

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Come join us for a wonderful Party with Rides, dancing, whack a Pirate and more!

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It’s CARNIVAL time!!

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Tressa and Rhoan will be hosting this fun event.  Please IM Tressa Beaumont for more information!

Then on Sunday 2/22 @ 1pm SLT, we have our Monthly Lightshow!

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Join us for the romantic and beautiful music of

Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli set to our fabulous Lightshow.

If you haven’t been to one of our amazing Lightshows, you are in for a treat!

Held at the Phantom Rose Opera House

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Keep an eye on our event calendar from our website, http://www.phantomrose.com.