Armada Breakaway Harvest Dinner

11/21/11  at 12:21 PM


The Feast takes place at Fort Livingston, Armada Breakaway!

Report from the Fleet Week

  at 2:01 AM
2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands 

Another spectacular fleet week has come and gone, providing much fun for all the people of the Steamlands and beyond. Almost all the nations have been part of at least one event and everybody looked happy in the end.

The week opened on Sunday the 13th with the opening Ball at the Fleet Week Headquartes of En Garden Island, in Winterfell Anodyne. It was a great event, organized by her bunnyness, Miss Eilidh McCullough, and with Miss Soliel Snook DJ'ing.  Over 50 people showed up, and we cannot forget the Armada Scoundrels who  sailed in on a barge while making quite a racket with their steam powered marching band for everybody enjoyiment.


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

The same day the Shipbuilder Exhibit opened. It was simply amazing. Mr. Marcel Ghostraven assembled the most fantastic group of gifted creators of Steamers, Ironclads, Airship, Sailing Vessels and Submarines. Some of the vessels presented were previews of new products or were made available on the market during the days of the exhibit.


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

Among so many vessels, I'd like to mention Victor Morington's impressive replica of the SS Great Britain, a steamer with 5 schooner-rigged masts, spanning almost 100 m.

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

On Thursday the Shipbuilder Exhibit area, that extended to Winterfell Laudanum, Winterfell Absinthe and Winterfell Eventide, saw an impromptu party among the ships, with Miss Patty Poppy DJ'ing.

The Battles 

This year we had two fighting events: the Sailships Battle, that premiered at the fleet week for the first time, on Tuesday and the classical Ironclads Battle on Thursday. Sir Cee Edman and Litta Nightfire were in charge of both events.

Sailships Battle

The pirate nation of Fair Winds dominated the sailships event, with Uante Viper who won both battles and  Evvva Viper who sunk Uante in an aftermatch.

Ironclads Battle

In the Ironclads Battle the Caledon Imperial Navy (Wrath Constantine, Rachire Andel and Geoffrey Xenobuilder) won the day and the New Toulouse Corsairs made the news with their fleet of one man little ironclads. They gave a hell of a fight and Gabrielle Riel got an honorable mention for being a die harder as one can be !

The Fleet Review 

Traditionally the peak of the week, the navies of the different nations show themselves at their best to the cheering crowds. This year's event, mastered by Lady Oriella Charik saw the navies of Armanda, the DeS Confederacy, New Babbage, New Toulouse and Winterfell, sailing in formation on the review field in Winterfell Libris and Winterfell Undertow.


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlsnds


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlsnds

After the Review, the nation of New Toulouse offered a ball to all the fleet week's participants aboard a beautiful paddle steamer.

2011 Fleet Wek of the Steamlands



The Shipbuilders Awards

With such a terrific exhibit and everybody deserved to be a winner. Many difficult decisions and the voting has been spread on very many names.

Here are the results:

Submarine Class

A battle to the last vote between Jenne Dibou’s Barracuda and Ford Denja’s Leviathon. Both have collected also vote for best overall ship of the Fleet Week and were clearly very much loved.

At the end … for just one vote ...
  • Jenne Dibou’s Barracuda gets the shipbuilder’s award 
  • Ford Denja’s Leviathon gets a well deserved Honorable mention



Airship Class

Clearly Jenne had a great fleet week because …

Jenne Dibou’s MTF Baloon wins the Shipbuilders Award
Lexx Bondard’s Airship Aurora get a honorable mention 




Ironclads and Steamers

A most fought class … many vessels got votes and many more deserved to be awarded. But at the end one came on top and …

  • Sidney Arctor’s Monitor gets the Shipbuilder Award 
Honorable mentions go to 

  • Loken Jewell’s Stingray 
  • Aeolus Cleanslate’s Clockwinder’s Postulate 



Sailship Class

This class saw three ships coming with the same number of votes, while a fourth builder got more votes than the others but spread on many ships, so four honorable mentions are awarded :

  • Marcel Ghostraven for his Golden Dragon 
  • Razi Soyinka for Drakwenwerke Alliance Class Frigate 
  • Mean Martina (Martina Lawsey) for her Black Pearl 
  • and Evvva Viper for her Grand Galleon, Goelette and Schebeq 



and last but not least ...

… roll of drums … 

The 2011 overall Shipbuilder’s Award in the Third Fleet Week of the Steamlands goes to ….

Jenne Dibou’s for her Steam Barracuda !!!


The Races

The Races traditionally take place on the closing day of the Fleet Week, just hours before the closing ball. Wildstar Beaumont supervised the races, with the assistance of Oriella Charik and Tai Galicia as field officers.

Tall Ships Race

Robin Spocket , from the Armada Scoundrels was the winner, in front of Admiral Bridget Jennings, from Antiquity

2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands


Submarines Race

The winner was Kimika Ying who terminated ahead of Jimmy Branagh is an incredibly fast final, both representing New Babbage


2011 Fleet Week of the Steamlands

The Uniform Ball

The tradition wants the fleet week to close at Piermont in New Babbage, with the Uniform Ball. This year it was definitely a blast with a confirmed attendance in the 70s and unconfirmed reports that more than 80 people have been spotted at the ballroom.


fleet week formal uniform ball


That's all folks ! Good bye from the 2011 Edition of the Fleet Week of the Steamlands. See you next year !

Busy Weekend In Steamlands Windjammer Race , Piermont Ball , Aether Salon

11/19/11  at 4:08 AM
Today
SATURDAY November 19th
3rd Annual Fleet Week Continues
Please Join The Steamland Nations for these Most  Beautiful & Exciting Events

* Windjammer Race, 12PM SLT.
Tall ships and wind-powered vessels to compete in this yachting race around the sailing field, before cheering crowds gathered on viewing stands. Trophies will be on hand for the winners.
SL wind powered class and non-SL wind powered class will compete in different events
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Competitors are invited to test the race field in the days before the event
Organizer : Wildstar Beaumont
* Submarine Races, 2PM SLT.
 The finest submariners - and their daring mechanical marvels - will line up to compete against each other in this underwater tournament. The Public won’t want to miss this epic event grid-wide famous for its underwater dirty tricks. Appropriate dress is encouraged.
* Contact Wildstar Beaumont for more information
- The Fleet Week Team
Tonight November 20th
* 3rd Annual Formal Uniform Ball at Piermont Landing , 6PM SLT.
 The public is invited to attend a inter-Steamland nautical-themed Ball hosted by Breezy Carver at Piermont Landing in New Babbage. Naval uniforms for officers and sailors are encouraged.
Shipbuilding awards and race winners will be honored.

Sunday November 20th
Wait There is More .......
All are invited and Indeed Welcome to the 31st Aether Salon: VICTUALS! presented by Miss Ceejay Writer. Kitchen technology took great strides in the Victorian era, thanks in part to discoveries by Louis Pasteur, Gale Borden, George B. Simpson & many other great minds. Learn about surprising changes in food preparation of yesteryear - & how you can bring a bit of vintage techniques into your kitchen.



 






Hell Race

11/17/11  at 8:19 AM

The following is an announcement from Captain Static - listen up, you lot!

Think you have the nerve and cunning to beat the Devil and Davy Jones at their own game? Hell Race is an annual event created by yours truly to test me crew and see what they are made of. Its a race on the seas fraught with dangers and peril. Its a race where luck and nerve are the only ways to beat your opponents while avoiding eerie fog, unspeakable fires, clever traps, and huge obstacles... basically, all your worst fears at sea.

All this on a remade turtle who's loyalty may not be with you. Welcome to the nightmare I say and good luck to all who dare. The winner gets a trophy and a Rum on the house. Do you have what it takes to survive Hell Race? Join us if you dare.

Nov 25th 7pm SLT at Scars Edge, Armada

Third Annual Fleet Week

11/10/11  at 10:27 AM
The THIRD ANNUAL gathering of
Second Life's Steamland Navies

Shipbuilders Exhibit * Submarine Race * Windjammers Race
Epic Ironclad Battles * Tall Ship Battles *
Naval Review * Uniform Ball
Winterfell * November 13-19



SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
* Shipbuilders' Expo and Shipbuilding Contest Begins
>> Shipbuilders offering nautical vessels and supplies from the Age of Sails, the Age of Steam and and the Age the Never Was will have displays along the piers and wharves of Winterfell Absinthe and Winterfell Laudanum, offering their wares to the Public.
The best vessels will be awarded trophies, and the public may vote on their favorites throughout the week.
[To Apply for a display please contact the Harbormaster, Mr Marcel Ghostraven]

* Exhibit of Naval Art Begins
>> An exhibit of naval themed pictures will take place at the Bright Star Gallery in Winterfell Laudanum
[Artists interested to Exhibit their works, please contact Wildstar Beaumont]

* Fleet Week Opening Ceremonies, 1-3 PM SLT
>> Dancing Around the Fleet - the Fleet Week HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Grand opening of the week with a party at En-Garden Island, Headquarter of the Fleet Week Activities
A semi-formal party where Steamlanders and friends can get ready for a week of fun and competitions
Organizer and Host : Eilidh McCullough - DJ : Soliel Snook

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 6 PM SLT
>> Sailships Battle, Tue 15th
This year , the very first Sailships battle of the Fleet Week history
Unfurl the sails, charge the cannons, wait for the turn … wait … wait .. now! … BROADSIDE!!!!
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - Event HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Organizers and Event Masters : Cee Edman , Litta Nightfire

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17
* Iron Melee, 6PM SLT.
>> An epic naval skirmish fea8turing the navies of the steamlands, slugging it out on the open ocean. Rumor has it that pirates and other mercenaries may be in attendance as well, although reports of mer-creatures trying to sabotage the proceedings are obviously untrue...
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - Event HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Organizers and Event Masters : Cee Edman , Litta Nightfire

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18
* Fleet Review, 2PM SLT.
>> The state-based navies of the Steamlands, in their finest regalia, proceed on a course taking them past reviewing stands on the outskirts of the Fleet Week Sailing Field (Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow). The Public is invited to attend at the HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Inspector General of the Fleet and Master of the Event : Oriella Charik

* NEW TOULOUSE BALL, 3 PM SLT
>> The Community of New Toulouse will host a Ball to relax after the fleet review in their Winterfell Embassy
Organizers : David Abbot, Addison Greymyst - DJ Soliel Snook

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SATURDAY 11/19
* Windjammer Race, 12PM SLT.
>> Tall ships and wind-powered vessels to compete in this yachting race around the sailing field, before cheering crowds gathered on viewing stands. Trophies will be on hand for the winners.
SL wind powered class and non-SL wind powered class will compete in different events
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Competitors are invited to test the race field in the days before the event
Organizer : Wildstar Beaumont

* Submarine Races, 2PM SLT.
>> The finest submariners - and their daring mechanical marvels - will line up to compete against each other in this underwater tournament. The Public won’t want to miss this epic event grid-wide famous for its underwater dirty tricks. Appropriate dress is encouraged.
the Fleet Week Sail Field : Winterfell Libris, Winterfell Undertow - HQ at En Garden Island in Winterfell Anodyne
Competitors are invited to test the race field in the days before the event

* 3rd Formal Uniform Ball at Piermont Landing , 6PM SLT.
>> The public is invited to attend a inter-Steamland nautical-themed Ball hosted by Breezy Carver at Piermont Landing in New Babbage. Naval uniforms for officers and sailors are encouraged. Shipbuilding awards and race winners will be honored.

The latest guide, maps, and schedules of Fleet Week activities will be available at Winterfell Anodyne beginning November 7.

* Contact Wildstar Beaumont for more information
- The Fleet Week Team