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EDER D’URU UPDATE – August 23, 2009

Monday, August 24th, 2009

The following was sent out in a notecard to members of the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life.

* * NEWS * *

EDER D’URU GUILDS MEETING HELD ON SUNDAY – Summary & Chatlog (edited) Highlights include:
* ISLAND UPDATE: After a major burst of building on the island in recent months, things have slowed again to allow for the dust to settle, but plans are being made to build a neighborhood with apartments on the northern perimeter which will include a walking connection to the courtyard at the top of the island.
* LAND ISSUES/POLICIES: There was a recent spate of “musical parcels” when one resident (VHY Aichi [aka Rusty0918]) abandoned four parcels and the Guild of Healers moved there; Vax Tolesha moved into their former parcels, and Tia Tai’s store moved over a bit to make room for the new neighborhood. The Post Office map of residents has been updated to reflect these changes. (See below for new Landmarks.) Everyone seems happy with the results except that we still miss Rusty and are concerned about him. (All efforts to contact him have been unsuccessful. If you have any info, please contact an ED resident.)
* FUN & GADGETRY: Jeff announced that a new age will be opened at Eder D’Uru by September 1st. Although he didn’t state which age it is, he noted that recent updates to the KI HUD included a feature to be used there as it “provides some control features.”
- Monthly Puzzles are still “coming soon.” In the meantime, a sim friend, Xaviens has rezzed a light puzzle “thing” in one of the puzzle rooms. Feel free to sneak in there and give it a try; the clue is in the entrance.
- NomadMolly Nostram reported that she is planning to begin holding live concerts on her parcel in the near future.
* PREVIEW FOR NEXT WEEK: Information about the Nexus “What can we do?!” edition and perhaps the first ever open age development Eder D’Uru has done announcement. More details on both, coming soon :)

NEW LANDMARKS
Guild of Healers Retreat
Vax Tolesha MAIN Store
Tia Tai’s Big Box Store

KI HUD NEWS
If you have the KI HUD, but don’t make full use of it, you might be wondering what all the recent “spam” was about… Well, some new features were added which required sending out an update. Then, some bugs were reported and once they were fixed, another update was sent out. Each update included a notecard of information and a prim KI for wearing since one of the new features is an interface between the prim KI & the HUD KI. So, three items each update. ; )
- What new features you ask? Well, there’s now an animation which makes it appear that you’re actually using the KI on your hand. If you long ago disabled the typing animation, here’s how to get it back to make this feature work: Click on “Advanced” on the top menu bar (Ctrl + Alt + D if “Advanced” isn’t already in your tool bar); click on “Debug Settings”; scroll down to “PlayTypingAnim”; set to “True” and close the dialog box to save.
- Aside from the typing animation, one of the features is yet to be revealed, but sources tell me that it has something to do with a new age planned for release by September 1st at Eder D’Uru. ; )
- JeffeJ5005 Lewis recently noted that the KI HUD database currently has approximately 450 users; however, only 80 of them have the latest version, only 29 have completed calibration, and only 8 of those have created a marker mission. He called on Eder D’Uru residents to calibrate their KI and encourage others to do so in order to be able to create marker missions. He noted that the markers can be renamed in order to make word scrambles and other fun puzzles.
- Some people have complained that the KI’s radar (Age Players List) causes lag and have requested a “minimize” feature that would turn off most scripts when not in use. Perhaps if enough people request this feature, it will become a priority for implementation.
- If anyone has any questions or needs assistance with calibration or creating missions, they can contact JeffeJ5005 Lewis or Nadnerb Tebaldi. KI dispensers can be found in the Great Shaft at Eder D’Uru, in Eder Gira, Minkarta, and now in Devokan. If anyone else would like to host a KI dispenser, they should contact JeffeJ5005 Lewis.

MYSTERIUM PHOTOS AT EDER D’URU
Courtyard at Eder D’Uru
Come see what some of your fellow SL residents look like in RL. Photos taken by Marten at Mysterium are currently on view in the Eder D’Uru courtyard, but will be removed at the end of the month.

~

* * EVENTS * *

Now through August 31st
SUMMER JOURNEY
The Eder D’Uru Summer Journey focuses on the sim residents. Visit the residents’ homes or favorite locations in the sim to learn about them to solve a simple puzzle for a prize.

Every Sunday at 11am SLT.
GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH THE GUILD OF HEALERS – MOVED TO SUNDAYS!!!
Guild of Healers Retreat
Learn to relax and let go of tension.

Thursdays at 9:00 AM (SL)
D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS with Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)
Top Floor, New Building, Eder D’Uru

Thursdays starting at 4:30 SLT
RESIDENTS PLAYDATE
Courtyard at Eder D’Uru
We begin each playdate in the courtyard with the magical dodecahedron dancing ball. Where it will lead or what will happen is anybody’s guess. Catch us if you can! ; )

Sundays starting at Noon SLT
WEEKLY GUILD MEETING in the Guild Hall
Not just for Guild Members or ED Residents, all are welcome to attend.

Every Weekday except Wednesday, starting at Noon & 2:30 PM SLT
URU BOOK CLUB READINGS
Community Room at Eder D’Uru
Dagda Sideways (Noon) will be returning from his hiatus any day now…
DMom2K Darwin (2:30) is currently reading Otherland Volume One: City of Golden Shadow by Tad Williams.
* These readings are also available on TeamSpeak urubookclub.myguildts.com:8941
Download TeamSpeak here

———-
Shorah,
Tailahr Winnikow

EDER D’URU UPDATE – July 27, 2009

Monday, July 27th, 2009

The following was sent out in a notecard to members of the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life.

* * NEWS * *

EDER D’URU GUILDS MEETING HELD ON SUNDAY – Summary & Chatlog (edited) Highlights include:
* ISLAND UPDATE: The top floor of the Library which will be used for linking books to other Uru sims is open now and has a nexus podium, a link for which can be collected by KI wearers.
* LAND POLICIES/ISSUES: Jeff is headed off to Mysterium (traveling by train) and will be absent from the sim between July 27th and August 3rd. Rick Carlos will serve as the Sim Manager in his absence.
* FUN & GADGETRY: Summer Journey Open; Uru Book Club on Hiatus; Guild of Healers meditations moved to Sundays; Mysterium comes to Eder D’uru (see below for details on all these).

MYSTERIUM COMES TO EDER D’URU
Eder D’Uru will host live reports from the event in Spokane and post photos on an imager. See below for more details.

GUILD OF HEALERS MEDITATIONS MOVED TO SUNDAYS
As there seems to be much interest in the meditations by people who can’t attend the Wednesday sessions, the GoH has decided to move the sessions to Sundays at 11am SLT. This week’s session will focus on the Mysterium attendees to wish them safe journeys.

* * EVENTS * *

Now through August 31st
SUMMER JOURNEY
The Eder D’Uru Summer Journey focuses on the sim residents. Visit the residents’ homes or favorite locations in the sim to learn about them to solve a simple puzzle for a prize.

Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd
MYSTERIUM COMES TO EDER D’URU
Several Eder D’Uru residents will be attending the 10th Annual Mysterium event in Spokane: Dagda Sideways, Eleri Ethaniel, Indigo Kirax, JeffeJ5005 Lewis, Mara Mirajka, Nonlinear Tarantal, and Vax Sirnah. Some will be sending pictures for inclusion in a special imager set up just for the event in the courtyard and some will be logging in to report live on the event. There may even be a live video stream. Details to be announced, so watch the Eder D’Uru group for announcements.

Every Sunday at 11am SLT.
GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH THE GUILD OF HEALERS – MOVED TO SUNDAYS!!! Learn to relax and let go of tension.

Starting Thursday, August 20th at 9:00 AM (SL)
D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS with Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)

Sundays, August 8, 15, 22, starting at Noon SLT
WEEKLY GUILD MEETING in the Guild Hall
Meetings will be temporarily suspended while Jeff attends Mysterium and will resume on August 8th.

URU BOOK CLUB READINGS
Both readers are on hiatus at this time.

———-
Shorah,
Tailahr Winnikow

EDER D’URU UPDATE – July 21st, 2009

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

The following was sent out in a notecard to members of the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life.

* * NEWS * *

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

* Jeff Lewis announced, “We have a nexus now!”
All linking book podiums in the sim are now linking to the new nexus and explorers will need to wear their KI in order to use it. Adding links is just like in Uru: click the KI symbol next to the book on the stand. There currently is no default link (exit) within the nexus, so users should register at least one link before entering. Although there are alternative modes of travel within the cavern (ferry, walking, etc.), visitors will be encouraged to have a KI when exploring Eder D’Uru.
There will soon be an option for residents to have their own nexus podium with a choice of making it private or public. Also, the building team is considering adding a private category for each resident. Minkata will not be accessible through the nexus, but a linking book to it will be placed in the new library currently under construction.
Users who encounter any problems with the nexus should contact Nadnerb Tebaldi or JeffeJ5005 Lewis.
* Jeff hinted that there will be additional new uses for the KI coming in the next month or two.
* The Summer Journey is expected to be released this week (see below).
* Ghaelen Winnikow announced that the Guild of Healers will be holding a special weekend session of the regular mediations this Sunday to gauge interest in holding sessions on weekends (see below).

* * EVENTS * *

Wednesday, July 22nd through August 31st.
SUMMER JOURNEY OPENS
Post Office
The Eder D’Uru Summer Journey focuses on the sim residents. What does Krell believe? What was DeAnn’s most exciting time in Uru? Who taught Ktahdn to broadcast music in the cavern? What is Svigermor’s favorite spot in the cavern? Visit the residents in their homes or favorite locations in the sim to learn the answers to these questions and more to solve a simple puzzle for a prize.

This Sunday, July 26, 11 am
GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH THE GUILD OF HEALERS
A special weekend session of the regular mediations will be held this Sunday to gauge interest in holding sessions on weekends.

Every Weekday except Wednesday, starting at Noon & 2:30 PM SLT
URU BOOK CLUB READINGS
Community Room
Dagda Sideways (Noon) will be on hiatus beginning Monday, July 27th in order to attend Mysterium and then travel to Europe. He is expected to return towards the end of August.
DMom2K Darwin (2:30) is currently reading the Nursery Crime Series by Jasper Fforde.
* These readings are also available on TeamSpeak urubookclub.myguildts.com:8941

Every Wednesday at 11am & 6pm SLT.
GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH THE GUILD OF HEALERS
Learn to relax and let go of tension.

Starting Thursday, August 20 at 9:00 AM (SL)
D’NI LANGUAGE CLASS with Rehnehmtahn Later (Rehn)
D’ni Language Class Location

Sundays, August 8, 15, 22, starting at Noon SLT
WEEKLY GUILD MEETING in the Guild Hall
Guild Hall
Meetings will be temporarily suspended while Jeff attends Mysterium and will resume on August 8th.

———-
Shorah,
Tailahr Winnikow

EDER D’URU UPDATE – June 29th, 2009

Monday, June 29th, 2009

The following was sent out in a notecard to members of the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life.

* * NEWS * *

EDER D’URU GUILDS MEETING HELD SUNDAY – Summary & Chatlog available upon request. Some of the highlights include:
~ ISLAND UPDATES
* There have been several new developments to the island recently, including the first stages of installing directional signage.
~ LAND ISSUES/POLICIES
* A first draft of a proposed covenant was sent to the residents group on Saturday (it is also available through a dispenser in the Eder D’Uru Guild Hall). No one had any comments or questions at this time, but it will be open for further discussion next week.
~ FUN AND GADGETRY
* The Guild of Planners GM will be out of commission for an indeterminate amount of time and the council would like to begin interviewing people to fill in for her during her leave. This should be an organized person who can create and run events. Anyone who is interested should contact JeffeJ5005 Lewis for an interview.
* As always, the sparklie location will change at midnight SLT on the last day of the month. New hints will come late on July 1st, or early July 2nd.
* Normally the end of the month also means a transition to a new journey, but the July journey will now be the Summer journey and will run from July 15th to August 31st.
* On July 4th, we’ll be having a 4th of July picnic with music provided by D’niJ Ktahdn.
* This week will also feature a playdate on Thursday, details to be announced (possibly heek).
* A “No Flying or Teleporting Day” was proposed in order to full appreciate the building team’s work and to test how well the ferry system and other modes of transportation support the sim’s function. If the event goes well and receives a positive response, fly mode could be disabled permanently.
~ The meeting ended on time!

CAVERN MALL UPDATE – GRAND OPENING BEING PLANNED
Cavern Mall
A new sign is being prepared by Dagda and a grand opening is being planned for July 11th or 18th with a “Christmas in July” theme.

GUILD OF HEALERS ‘MEET & GREET’ HELD
The Guild of Healers opened their Retreat to meet and greet their neighbors and other community members this past Sunday. Music was provided by Ktahdn and Ghaelen led a “beta meditation” to test the sound and other technical issues. The real meditations will begin this Wednesday at 11am & 6pm SLT.

* * EVENTS * *

Every Weekday except Wednesday, starting at Noon & 2:30 PM SLT
URU BOOK CLUB READINGS in the Community Room
Dagda Sideways (Noon) is currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
DMom2K Darwin (2:30) resumes reading this Monday with the Nursery Crime Series: The Fourth Bear.
* These readings are also available on TeamSpeak urubookclub.myguildts.com:8941

Every Wednesday at 11am & 6pm SLT.
GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH THE GUILD OF HEALERS
Each session will last for about 45 minutes, which includes seating and introduction, the meditation, and a short discussion afterward. Each session will follow a slightly different theme, and will be held in a complementary area of the Retreat. Meditations will be conducted via voice chat with background music playing on the land server.

Sundays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 starting at Noon SLT
WEEKLY GUILD MEETING in the Guild Hall

Saturday, July 4th, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm SLT
TRADITIONAL FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC on the Eder DUru Surface
Please join our “family” for a traditional Fourth of July Celebration with music provided by D’niJ Ktahdn.

———-
Shorah,
Tailahr Winnikow

EDER D’URU UPDATE – June 22nd, 2009

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The following was sent out in a notecard to members of the Eder D’Uru group in Second Life.

* * NEWS * *

EDER D’URU GUILDS MEETING NOT HELD THIS WEEK
Due to the sim being offline and Jeff unable to log in, this week’s guild meeting was cancelled. However, Eder D’Uru residents were invited to meet informally with Dagda & Tailahr during the regular meeting time at Tayma’s Bevin on Vulcan Myst (thanks to Rehnehmtahn Later for allowing us to use the house). Afterwards, when Jeff was able to log in, a council meeting of the GMs was held. A summary of the items discussed during both meetings can be found here: http://forums.openuru.org/viewtopic.php?p=1945#p1945

CAVERN MALL UPDATE
Final stall rental rates in the mall have been set: L$125/wk (20 prims) for the standard stall; L$175/wk (25 prims) for the larger stalls at the back; L$75/wk (10 prims) for the 2 small stalls near the back door. Ten of the 27 stalls are currently filled.

OTHER BUILDING NEWS
* The ferry now has two fully functioning lines and it is a joy to ride around the cavern in it. Be sure to have your sound on; you never know what you might hear during the trip. ;)
* Building on the Tokotah rooftop seems to have hit a snag, but should be addressed soon. (Dang those odd shapes!)
* As the building increases, finding places has become more of a challenge for less frequent visitors, so directional signs are being planned.
* Monthly puzzle are still in the planning stages; Dagda & Jeff welcome anyone who would like to participate in the planning and execution of them.

JULY JOURNEY
Several residents are now committed to participating in the July Journey which will be a tour of their homes and favorite locations via the ferry.

LITTLE MORE THAN A WEEK OF JUNE LEFT
Now, I know that’s not “news” but it’s more of a reminder that time is running out to find the June Sparklie and take the June Journey. ;)

* * EVENTS * *

Every Weekday except Wednesday, starting at Noon & 2:30 PM SLT
URU BOOK CLUB READINGS

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20D%20Uru/126/165/50

Dagda Sideways (Noon) is currently reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
DMom2K Darwin (2:30) is on hiatus until June 29th when she will resume with the Nursery Crime Series: The Fourth Bear.
* These readings are also available on TeamSpeak urubookclub.myguildts.com:8941

Wednesday, June 26th, Noonish to ???
HOW TO ORGANIZE OUTFITS AND ALT AVATARS IN FOLDERS
by Tailahr Winnikow and Dagda Sideways

Thursday, June 27th, 8 AM SLT
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES for D’ni Language Class Students

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20D%20Uru/126/165/50

Saturday, June 27th, Noonish
BOXBOT REBELLION

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20D%20Uru/96/57/133

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.

Sunday, June 28, starting at Noon SLT
WEEKLY GUILD MEETING in the guild hall.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20D%20Uru/121/192/33

Saturday, July 4th
CAVERN MALL GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20D%20Uru/112/140/40

details tba

———-
Shorah,
Tailahr Winnikow

EDER D’URU UPDATE – June 15th, 2009

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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

* * NEWS * *
THE SILK ROAD CARAVAN organized by the Guild of Healers at Eder D’Uru on Saturday turned out to be even better than either the organizers or attendees expected. Approximately 20-25 people sat in or around the fountain-pool, listening to the music and reading Ktahdn’s impromptu narration in text of our journey from China to the Mediterranean Sea. On foot, camel, and horses, we traveled through mountains, desert and other terrain, all the while chatting and sharing this indescribable experience. All I can say is that it lived up to its promise to be “musical, healing, mysterious, inviting, calming, entertaining, challenging, encouraging.” We were all saddened to reach the end of the journey, but Ktahdn pointed out “the road really is never-ending” and so we look forward to continuing this journey with our friends soon.

EDER D’URU GUILDS MEETING HELD SUNDAY – Summary & Chatlog available upon request. Some of the highlights include:
~ QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW MALL — We’ve received several inquiries about the new Cavern Mall, and although it is open and some merchants have already moved in, the final rental rate has not been set. It is currently set at 200L/wk for 20 prims, but that rate is likely to be lowered by the end of the week. If someone wants to move in now in order to secure a good spot, that’s fine, but we cannot give refunds for the difference when the rate is lowered. Current tenants will get the new rate, just not a refund for the time already paid.
~ BUILDING CONTESTS UPDATE — Guild of Planners GM Eleri Ethaniel announced that fishbowls for collecting entries into the fish-building and clothes-creating contests would be placed in the ED Post Office, soon..
~ JULY JOURNEY UPDATE — Tailahr asked again for residents (and regular visitors) to consider participating in the creation of the July Journey which is designed to focus on the residents and their homes or favorite locations in the sim. To see an example and receive more information on how you can participate, visit the Guild of Publicists pub .
~ PUZZLE ROOMS UPDATE — Guild of Builders GM Dagda Sideways reported that the GoBuilders had a meeting about the puzzle rooms last week and that some interesting ideas came up. He stated that anyone who would like to help design/build/script the puzzle rooms would be more than welcome and can IM him to volunteer.

JUNE SPARKLIE HINT (in case you missed it; only 15 days left to find it): Our mysterious ResEng friend is at it again. I recieved this message yesterday…”Great Stairs… check. Khalo pub… check. Guild Hall… check. Just this last place to look and I’ll have all my inspections done on the first of the month. Oh no, first day of the month!” *falls off the roof* His luck still hasn’t caught up with him this month either… Poor ResEng.

JUNE JOURNEY
Discover the secrets of the Eder D’Uru Surface. As always, the journey begins in the Post Office where you’ll meet your special tour guide, Emmett Dale.

* * EVENTS * *

Every Weekday except Wednesday, starting at Noon & 2:30 PM SLT
URU BOOK CLUB READINGS

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Eder%20D%20Uru/126/165/50

Dagda Sideways (Noon) will begin Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury on Tuesday, the 16th. DMom2K Darwin (2:30) is on hiatus until June 29th when she will resume with the Nursery Crime Series: The Fourth Bear. * These readings are also available on TeamSpeak urubookclub.myguildts.com:8941

Thursday, June 18th, 4pm SLT
BI-WEEKLY PLAYDATE: Racing Vehicles (Tractors!!!) in Minkata
Temporary tractors (riding lawn mowers, actually, but “Tractors!!!” sounds better) will be provided, but you can get your own by completing the June Journey.

Saturday, June 20th, beginning at 10 AM SLT and going until….
RADIO KTDN FOURTH ANNIVERSARY
Eder D’Uru will be broadcasting D’niJ Ktahdn as he takes a musical journey into the community’s past via the playlists that accompanied many Uru events. Wherever you are, you can tune in the music on any media player through the wonders of Shoutcast, server kindly provided by Ashtar. Open this URL: http://radioktdn.zapto.org:8025

Sundays, June 21, 28, starting at Noon SLT
WEEKLY GUILD MEETINGS in the Guild Hall.

Thursday, June 27th, 8 AM SLT, Community Room
GRADUATION CEREMONY & CELEBRATION for D’ni Language Class Students

Saturday, June 27th, Noonish
BOXBOT REBELLION
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.

Saturday, July 4th
CAVERN MALL GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
details tba

———-
Shorah,
Tailahr