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EDER D’URU UPDATE – June 8th, 2009

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The following is a reprint of a notecard sent to members of the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life:

The Eder D’Uru Council proudly welcomes Ghaelen Winnikow and the Guild of Healers (GoH) as our newest residents. The GoH is not one of Eder D’Uru’s SL versions of a guild, but one which was begun during the last months of MOUL, based on one of the 20 historical D’ni guilds.
In MOUL, the GoH held peaceful “Circles in Tsogahl” gatherings with music provided by Ktahdn (aka Lord Chaos). After being evicted from the cavern, they continued to meet on their forum and private chatroom, but craved a physical presence. Now they have come to Second Life to create a space for events which are “musical, healing, open-ended, mysterious, inviting, calming, entertaining, challenging, encouraging.”
Ghaelen has just begun modification of the two parcels tucked into the NorthEast corner, but it’s already showing much promise as a peaceful retreat. Although the GoH Outreach Retreat is still under construction, a Guild of Healers event is planned for this Saturday, June 13th (10AM) and will be held on the roof of the new mall.

EDER D’URU GUILDS MEETING HELD SUNDAY – Summary & Chatlog available upon request. Some of the highlights include:

The Guild of Planners is launching two contests, a census, and working on a geocache this month! Whew! What a start to summer! Grab the attached notecard and learn how you can get in on the fun!

The new ferry system, currently being installed will have three lines – the yellow line to run from the main harbor to the neighborhood (under construction), to the great shaft and the blue & green lines to make the rounds of the resident parcels in opposite directions.

The mini-journeys were created to draw visitors to the ED cavern and introduce them to some of our more interesting locations, so that was the focus of the first four. The July Journey will head off that beaten path and introduce visitors to our residents and their own parcels or favorite location in the cavern. To see an example and receive more information on how you can participate, visit the Guild of Publicists pub.

* * EVENTS * *

The June “Journey” is out, now. Please go meet tour guide Emmett Dale in the Post Office:

Every Weekday except Wednesday, starting at Noon & 2:30 PM SLT
Dagda Sideways (Noon) is currently reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
DMom2K Darwin (2:30) will be taking a hiatus until June 29th when she will resume with the Nursery Crime Series: The Fourth Bear.
* These readings are also available on TeamSpeak

Saturday, June 13th, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (SLT)
The Eder D’Uru Council invites you to join us in welcoming the Guild of Healers to Second Life as they hold their first event here – “a metaphorical caravan…following the interwoven complexities of the Silk Road.” Music provided by D’niJ Ktahdn (aka Lord Chaos). As with all their events, it promises to be “musical, healing, open-ended, mysterious, inviting, calming, entertaining, challenging, encouraging.”
SIDENOTE: you can find free quality clothing to dress for the occassion at Yak & Yeti: * There you’ll find Asian clothing from Nepal, Tibet and India for her and him, Buddhist and Bollywood jewellery, casuals and undies, Tibetan furniture – all free. (Donation jar on site.)

June 8th thru 25th
Day classes on Mondays & Thursdays at 1:00pm SLT (Instructor Dagda Sideways & aide Ishtar Roussel). Evening classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00pm SLT (Instructor DeAnn Dufaux & aide Tailahr Winnikow). These are both three week sessions. To enroll, contact the instructor or aide for the session of your choice.

Sundays, June 14, 21, 28, starting at Noon SLT
Weekly Guild Meetings in the Guild Hall.

Thursday, June 18th, 4pm SLT

Saturday, June 20th – details tba
Lord Chaos’ 4th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, June 27th, Noonish
Celebrating the first anniversary of the creation of The Great Boxbot Union group. All the toys created over the past year will be brought out, and hopefully some new ones as well.

Tailahr Winnikow

Eder D’Uru Update – June 1, 2009

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Note: The following is from a notecard which was sent out to the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life.

Much has happened at Eder D’Uru since the last update on March 19th. When I started these updates, I planned to send them out bi-weekly, but then so much was happening here that it was difficult to find the time to write about them. But, now that we’re documenting the Eder D’Uru build and all its events on the website, I have even more reason to keep up with them. (The plan is to post the same information there that I send out in a notecard to the Eder D’Uru group in SL.)
     As the guildmaster for the Publicists, it’s been my duty to attract visitors to Eder D’Uru – by whatever means necessary – so, much of my time has been spent building and creating fun things and events for visitors to do here. But, now that the ED guilds are really beginning to develop, I feel more confident that the Planners will plan events and the Builders will assist them in carrying them out. Although I hope to continue participating with both of those guilds, I plan to spend more of my time writing about upcoming events and documenting all aspects of the Eder D’Uru sim.
     The mini-journeys I’ve created each month since March were one of my efforts to promote Eder D’Uru, but they’re quite time-consuming to plan and execute, and I really ought to make that space available to others for their builds and events. However, I really enjoyed making them, so I might continue them, but on a scaled back basis. (Well, at least, that’s the plan. 😉 )

So, since the last update…

* Eder D’Uru hosted two sessions of Rehnehmtahn Later’s excellent D’ni Language Lessons – 101 on the Tia Tai parcel and 201 on Svigermor Dharnen’s parcel. Plans are in the works for a graduation ceremony for the students.
* Leighana Lohner opened her “Junk in the Trunk” store on the upper walkway level. Her participation in SL hunts has drawn a lot of traffic to the sim.
* The Great Boxbot Union represented Eder D’Uru in the Fourth Annual Uru St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in Eder Gira.
* The first mini-journey was installed with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
* The Community Room was completed and the Uru Book Club moved there from the Explorers Community Center.

* Minkata was opened and held the first sparklie in the new system designed and hosted by Nadnerb.
* ED Residents Dagda Sideways and DeAnn Dufaux began holding Beginners Building Classes. Ishtar Roussel assisted Dagda, and I assisted DeAnn. It’s been great fun working with the instructors and students and to see the creative homework submissions.
* The Kahlo Pub was completed and Nadnerb’s Heek table installed.
* The April mini-journey involved bunnies, various birds and lots of eggs.
* A giant Bahro was spotted throwing Uru Easter Eggs from the top of the Arch of Kerath to the landing on the Great Stairs.
* It rained in the desert on the surface.

* Patches of tiny blue flowers appeared throughout the desert on the surface, but were gone within 24 hours.
* The May Journey honored mothers and grandmothers, especially one in particular – Ti’ana, the “storyteller.” Visitors who completed the journey received a box of stars which held a “Bevin set” of firemarbles, cone and Eddie (the beachball). Explorers who tipped the linking book were given an extra gift – a HUD (heads up display) which would allow them to view the patches of blue flowers any time they wished until the end of May.
* Regular weekly meetings began being held in the Guild Hall. These are open to all. The two meetings held in May focused on plans for upcoming events, island building progress, and ironing out kinks in the ferry system. Meeting chatlogs are sent out to the Eder D’Uru Guilds group (open to everyone) and posted on the website.
* Ghaelen has rented two parcels on behalf of the Guild of Healers which began in MOUL. Welcome Ghaelen Winnikow, Ktahdn Vesuvino (Lord Chaos), Indigo Kirax (Jane)

* A new sparklie appeared on schedule.
* The June Journey was delayed due to “Tai’s Rule” which states that “Projects conceived as ‘simple’ and/or ‘small’ must evolve into something elaborate and complicated before being completed.” With much assistance from Wyn Low & Dagda Sideways, it was finally completed and opened Thursday morning.