Despite two sim crashes, problems with SL at large, and a tornado in my backyard, day 3 of the Faire has raised over L$250,000. Also, we learned a few things; Evie can bring in the bucks even when her sim is offline; Saffia looks smashing as a Mer even in leg irons (tail irons?); The Captain has the Lindens on speed dial; And there is no challenge we can't meet working together. Yeah, we knew that last one already. You all prove it everyday. This is Relay. And its what making a difference looks like. - Zander Greene, Friends Fighting CancerYesterday as we were exploring the dark secrets of the Forest of Shadow, Saffia Widdershins was being clapped in irons and jailed. I am very pleased to tell you all that she is not only free and at large once again, but that her generous friends raised 50,000 L$ to secure her release by the jailers. Today, as she celebrates her freedom, we move on to the desert delights of Dark Mirage.
Photos by Judith LeFevre
The stores here are held in individual buildings each in theme with the arabian feel. More than any of the sims before you get the impression of uniqueness that is inherent in the nature of such cities in the real world and captured so well here. I would no be surprised to look again and find that they are no as unique as I felt, but the sim is assembled so expertly that reuse and duplication is not evident and the entire place is pulled tightly together in a strong pervasive theme.
Amongst the many merchants we find gorgeous body art, AOs and animations, glorious gowns and sensual silks. As you head east along the top edge of the map your eyes are drawn across the lake. A delightfully dilapidated fountain gushes water in an overgrown scrub garden, and two beasts of burden, the camel and the donkey stand watching you as you walk by.