New Babbage Relay for Life Auctions!

6/29/12  at 8:32 AM
It's that time of year, folks! New Babbage is offering up its best and brightest to provide you with services or items you never knew you wanted until now! The Person auction will occur at 5:00 SLT Saturday, June 30th, at Piermont Landing just before the Illusions Ball. The Thing auction will occur at 1:00 pm SLT Sunday, July 1st, also at Piermont Landing, and also just before a dance (DJed by Loki Eliot).

See the comments below for the semi-firm lineups for each auction. Hope to see you there!
The People Auction:
The People Auction:

Bookworm Hienrichs - New Babbage Wiki Work
Need ideas for your biography in the New Babbage Wiki? Want to gather your posts together into a complete story, but don't have the time? Bookworm Hienrichs will be your Wiki Worker! Just send her your requirements or half-baked ideas, and she'll flesh them out!

Blackberry Harvey - DJ Services
One two hour event personally DJed by me, subject and theme of your choice, date and time to be negotiated. Venue can be Huxley Hall, Wilde Hospital, CocoaJava Cafe, or any site provided the land owner is on hand to change the music stream. A 1500L value at my already discounted rates!

Junie Ginsburg - Portrait
Custom portrait taken by Ms. Ginsburg. See for examples.

Tepic Harlequin - Urchin for a Day
Everyone knows there is an urchin City living alongside and among Babbage's streets, but not everyone knows much about it! We will give you an introduction into urchin life, where some of the hideouts are, what they do during the day (and night!), where free food can be found, and some of the underground routes around the City.

You will be kitted out in the best free urchin outfit that money can't buy, and shown round by Tepic and possibly others... if they can be found!

Who to avoid, who to run from, who to go for in times of trouble, all basic information if you are to survive the mean streets of New Babbage - when you are too small to look over most of the walls! This and more will be part and parcel of this highly valuable package tour.

This is a unisex prize, in the world of the urchin, it doesn't matter who you are, if you are young, and new to the City, the resident urchins see it as their duty to give you a helping hand - also helping with any supplies, money or tradable goods you might have brought...

There will be much walking, some running, and possibly some wild chasing about!

On the practicality part, the introduction will be at the mutual agreeable time between the purchaser and Tepic (and other urchins as available), and may possibly be split over several days depending on that bugbear rl... Time zones, Tepic is European based, so mid-day sl time is a good starting point. Though it is listed as a day, it is expected to cover several hours of fun and games. not a full 24!

Mumsy Abigail Sharp - Dance
Feeling brave? Bid for a dance (at a future date) with Mumsy Abigail Sharp herself!

Victor Mornington - The Voice
My Voice to read a short story live on microphone or on a stream feed...

Saffia Widdershins
Buy Saffia, and choose between: 1) An exclusive shopping trip, with Saffia taking you around the grid to stores you may never have heard of; 2) An tour of exploration, finding beautiful, out-of-the-way places; 3) A home makeover by Saffia and her team, with the option of appearing on Designing Worlds.

Jimmy Branagh - Custom Bust
Ever wanted to be immortal? Cast in stone for all the world to admire through the centuries? Good luck with that!
But, Jimmy Branagh has a solution for you! He will create a Romanesque-style bust of YOU in mesh for all of SL to worship in the years to come. The high bidder at auction will receive an authentic likeness of themselves (within reason, of course) such as an Augustus or Victoria would be proud to display, and enough copies to blanket the Steamlands.
Unfortunately, due to time constraints this item is limited to humans only.

Mosseveno Tenk - Custom Building
Mr. Tenk will come to your house and build custom fitted mesh windows to replace your old ones.

Mr. Biggins - Adventure!
Buying Biggins will win you (and, if you want, your build) an appearance in our next Designing Worlds Babbage show.

Rowan Derryth - Exclusive Salon
The Thing Auction:
Bookworm Hienrichs - Picture
Own this striking image of the Grand Canyon, taken during one of Miss Hienrichs's rambles through the American Southwest. This will be yours exclusively--it may be displayed elsewhere, but never sold.

Penny Dreadful - Flying Chronometre
Certified, one-of-a-kind "Flying Chronometre"

Nathaniel Lorefield - Buildings
Two Victorian shopfront buildings are available. Shop 1 is 42 prims, shop 2 is 34 prims. Both are two-story edifices, with substructures to sink into the ground. Perfect for combining work and a place to live!

Nymlet - Steampunk DJ set
A extraordinary set for your club, or to bring with you when you are out playing. Featuring a nice wood-panneled DJ boot with double gramophone spinners (also a version without them for less primusage) A amazing Teslain-ducted spinning gear dance floor AND a Gramophone radio with over 50 preset stations and the ability to put your own streams in.

Rogue Dalton - Steampunk Doll
Exclusive RFL Steampunk doll from Rogue's Posh Emporium.

Obscura Benoir - Spinning Wheel
Bid to own the fabulous spinning wheel recently created by Obscura Benoir. Take care of your surplus coal by spinning it into gold!

Skusting Dagger - Picture
The Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge Number 79 is an excellent representative type of the Hudson River Railroad Barge, and she survives in original condition. She is a rarity based not only upon her historical significance and social impact, but also upon her pristine state of preservation.

Nightshade Sixpence - Skybox
Ever lose track of time when you're working in your skybox? With this amazing giant pocketwatch, now you'll never have to root around for a clock or watch while you work inside its comfort and privacy!

Stereo Nacht - Tickets
The Wulfenbach Consulate is holding a limited-attendance dinner with Baron Klaus Wulfenbach. Two tickets are available for New Babbage citizens to attend! Be ready for delicious food and stimulating conversation--and don't be surprised if something... mysterious happens along the way.

Dr. Obolensky - Angel of New Babbage Jet Pack of Awesomeness
Tired of flying without any good means? Think your entrances and exits need more style and drama? The ANBJPA comes with: Wings that extend for flight, an accurate clock so that people behind you will always know what time it is, fancy fire and smoke from not one or two, but *three* exhausts! And of course, this one-of-a-kind version has fancy textures, a gear halo, lighting effects, and best of all, an angelic choir to announce take-offs! You know you want it.

Macknight Culdesac - Airlift and Platform
This elevator travels through the air using four small propellers. The controls are quite easily mastered; simple choose your destination from a menu. The owner of the elevator can assign destination names and elevations. As with most elevators, motion is limited to the vertical.

Included with the Air Lift is an Air Platform. (Without a destination, the Air Lift would be rather pointless, don't you think?) This Air Platform is suspended aloft by the force of four large steam-driven propellers.

Also included with the Air Lift and the Air Platform is a calling station, rather similar in size and shape to a manhole cover. Touching this calls the Air Lift to the nearest defined stopping level.

Amadeus Hammerer
PJ Trenton - Picture

The Great New Babbage Bar Crawl

6/3/12  at 2:35 PM

Get your crawl on in New Babbage between June 1st – June 30th!

In New Babbage, drinking is the only activity that rivals building as the national past-time. To celebrate National Drinking Month, 21 bars have hidden 21 bottles for you to find. Can you find them all before you pass out?

We take no responsibility if your typist decides to play the home version of this hunt along with your avatar.

Tonight Piermont Landing is Proud to Present ....

6/2/12  at 8:32 AM
Please Join us for this Truly Magical Night 
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Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany

Once upon a time, the historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth collected fairytales in Bavaria, which were locked away in an archive until now … here is one of the newly discovered stories – The Turnip Princess
Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years
sneak peek of One of the Very First Newly Found Fairy Tails 
The Turnip Princess: 
a newly discovered fairytale