Armada Sings a Siren Song, Calling You Home

7/24/12  at 9:55 AM
Armada Breakaway
Photograph by Victor1st Mornington

Armada Breakaway is a floating steampunk pirate city in Second Life, scrapped together from the bones of old boats and swarming with brigands of all types and creeds.

Armada Breakaway is inspired by China Mieville novel, "The Scar." And you can become a part of our story. If you thrive in bracing ocean air (or ocean water, if you happen to be a mer), why not consider joining this close-knit community?

There is no land whatsoever in Armada, which makes for some creative living quarters. Residents live on boats, or airships moored above, or diving bells below. Exploring the city is a constant adventure, as there are no 'roads'. You'll learn how to scramble about as you get your sea legs. It's not such a harsh life, though. We have a thriving nightlife, pirate antics, a surprising array of shops, a coffee house, fine dining and special events. Armada is not far from New Babbage, and a sister city to Mondrago.

Come visit us.Wander about, explore, be surprised, say 'Ahoy!' to others you meet. If you think you'd like to make your home in Armada Breakaway, drop by our Welcome Center for rental information, or contact Vernden Jervil, Commodore of Armada.

Armada Breakaway
Photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

The Nevermoor Hedge Maze

7/21/12  at 10:05 PM

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” Asked Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” Replied the cat.
“I don’t much care where-“
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”

       -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.



As you pass the twisted metal gates you enter another world beyond the skyline and Victorian homes of Steelhead, into dense forest and moss covered cobble pathways. Sunlight breaks through the thick canopy lighting an otherwise dark walkway through an otherworldly place where the ancient forest holds its own secrets.

A mesh of dark gothic Victorian visions of Poe and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Steelhead Nevermoor is a darker fantasy forest theme from the rest of the city. If one cares for seclusion in the woods, you can find yourself… or lose yourself in Nevermoor. During remodeling, the Southwest entrance was converted into a hedge maze, adding to the mysteries of Nevermoor. In the end of the maze you can sit down and have tea at the hatter’s table as his special guest. There are twists and turns and nothing ever stays the same, as the hedges are moved periodically so you can return again and get lost all over again.

-          TotalLunar Eclipse – Steelhead Estates Co-owner and all around mad builder