Simploring 2017 (97) Dec 4th: Calas Galadhon’s Home for Christmas

Monday, December 4th, Mistress Jenny and I visited Calas Galadhon’s Christmas installion of 2017, which is called Home for Christmas. Although it is quite similar to the installations of the previous years, Home for Christmas is once again a highlight of my Second Life calendar. Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith succeeded in creating a lovely winterly Christams world full of all the accessoires and elements that most of us have in mind when thinking of Christmas.
CALAS GALADHON’S 2017 Christmas build. Two sims of winter splendor as only ‘CALAS’ can bring you in Second Life. Our gift to you. Ty Tenk & Truck Meredith, Calas Galadhon Park sims” is the landmarks description and it is really a lovely gift.

Calas Galadhon’s Home for Christmas – Overview

Right next to the landing point of Home for Christmas you’ll find the start of the sleigh tours. There’re sleighs for up to 4 persons and slieghs for up to 2 persons available. Mistress Jenny and I took the couple sleigh and made the full tour. It was very enjoyable again. There’s a lot to discover along the ride and the winter landscape is just perfect! And of ourse I took plenty of pictures. When we were dropped of the sleigh, we got this nice message from Ty and Truck: “Calas Cuddle Sleigh: We hope you enjoyed the sleigh ride this year. Our wish is that we have brought to your heart a bit of the warmth, peace and joy that we at Calas Galadhon Park strive to express at this special time of year! Merry Christmas!

Calas Galadhon’s Home for Christmas – Impressions from our sleigh tour

While we were enjoying our tour, slave Flo cam inworld and I picked her up at home after our sleigh tour. Together Mistress Jenny, slave FLo and I made the tour with the balloon. You get quite different view on Home for Christmas from the balloon. At the end of the tour the balloon rises up into the sky and if you do nothing, like we did, you’ll get ecjected at a height of 4000 meters. Luckily Mistress Jenny and I had our parachutes with us and we landed safe and sound. slave Flo was lucky too as she landed in a bit pile of snow.

Calas Galadhon’s Home for Christmas – Impressions from our balloon tour

Last but not least we also tried out the rendeer tour. One rendeer can only transport 2 people, I rode with slave Flo and Mistress Jenny took a rendeer for herself.

Calas Galadhon’s Home for Christmas – Impressions from our rendeer tour

The center of Home for Christmas is the Christmas pavillion with the large ice scating area and the big Christmas tree in front of it. Here you can sit and snuggle and watch or you can enjoy ice scating on a really large area.

Calas Galadhon’s Home for Christmas – More impressions

I also read in Inara Pey’s blog post “Home for Christmas at Calas, 2017” that you can just ride a rendeer or a horse that you can steer yourself for exploring and discovering more of this Christmas installion. Hence I have still something to do before 2017 ends. Thank you Ty Tenk and Truck Meredith for this year’s Christmas fun! You do a great job!

Landmark to Home for Christmas
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ERIADOR/82/23/23
Inara Pey’s blog post “Home For Christmas at Calas, 2017”
https://modemworld.me/2017/12/03/home-for-christmas-at-calas-2017/

Simploring 2017 (79) Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017

Inara Pey posted recently about Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017: “A Dark Moon rises for Halloween in Second Life
“Every year, Ty Tenk (tymus tenk) and Truck Meredith produce a stunning immersive environment in Second Life to celebrate Halloween and to help support their Calas Galadhon regions. In 2017, they opted for a sci-fi design with the title Dark Moon; it carries a degree of emphasis on a certain film franchise ideal for  Halloween, richly re-imagined and with little twists of humour along the way“… read more here

This year’s Halloween build Dark Moon has four levels: the Cargo Ship “CS UTOPIA”, the moon’s surface, the cavern and the “MOTHERSHIP”

All levels are fun – if you’re not scared by dead bodies, blood, whinning creatures, aliens and other sort of Halloween fun. At the entrance you can grab a notecard with a short decription and landmarks if you get lost. I explored the cargo ship, made the shuttle tour, went all the way down in the cavern and made my way to the “MOHTERSHIP”. I had a very enjoyable hour! Thank you Ty Tenk (tymus tenk) and Truck Meredith!

October 2nd – Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017: Level One – Cargo Ship “CS UTOPIA”

Level One: The Cargo Ship “CS UTOPIA”. The ship is large so you’ll want to explore all areas of the ship. A ‘PORTAL’ to the next level is also found here.

October 2nd – Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017: Level Two – The moon’s surface

Level Two: The moon’s surface. Both the DARK MOON SHUTTLE TOUR & the CAVERN ENTRANCE can be found there. Arrows will help point the way. There is no Portal at this level, but the way to the next level is clear.

October 2nd – Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017: Level Three – The Cavern & Egg Room

Level Three: ‘THE CAVERN & EGG ROOM’ the cavern is a very large one and has several levels of its own. You will want to take your time in the cavern as you travel down to its floor.

October 2nd – Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017: Level Four – The “MOTHERSHIP”

Level Four is the ”MOTHERSHIP” which is the live music venue for October performances. While there grab a copy of the October calendar of events. All events will be costume with an alien/sci fi theme .. So have fun shopping 🙂

Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017, will stay available until October 31st. I will revisit with Mistress Jenny and some of the family.

Inara Pey’s blog post “A Dark Moon rises for Halloween in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2017/09/29/a-dark-moon-rises-for-halloween-in-second-life/
Landmark to Dark Moon, Calas Halloween 2017
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EREBOR/179/178/3723

Calas Galadhon’s 2016 Holiday Sim

It has become a tradition to visit Calas Galadhon’s holiday sim and I had this on my things to do list for a while but I couldn’t go there as my script weight was too high and I didn’t want to ask Mistress to remove them. Hence the visit had to wait until Christmas eve, when Mistress Jenny and I met online. Kitty has visited a few hours before and has send this picture from her visit as a teaser to us.

December 24th: Kitty at Calas Galadhon's 2016 Holiday Sim

December 24th: Kitty at Calas Galadhon’s 2016 Holiday Sim

December 24th: Calas Galadhon's 2016 Holiday Sim - The landing point

December 24th: Calas Galadhon’s 2016 Holiday Sim – The landing point

When I came online December 24th in the afternoon, Mistress Jenny wasn’t yet online so I went ahead and pre-explored. The entrance to Calas Galadhon’s holiday sim is already spectacular. You arrive on a large icy plateau that you have to cross to enter a christmas maze that offers a lot of amazing light effects, presents to grab and fun just walking through it. At the end of the maze you reach the portal that leads to the holiday sim.20161224-calas-galadhons-2016-holiday-sim_018 Mistess Jenny and I enjoyed the sleigh tour, we cuddled, we talked, and relaxed looking around into this winter wonderland. And we also remembered all the tours we had in the years before (it is already the 8th (!) holiday installation). Of course there is a lot more to do at the holiday sim. There are small white ornaments in the snow, that indicate an interactive pose close by which you can use for photography. Or you can do ice skating or take a ballon ride, our just visit the Christmas pavillion.20161224-calas-galadhons-2016-holiday-sim_019

At the end of our sleigh tour we got this: “Calas Cuddle Sleigh: We hope you enjoyed the sleigh ride this year.  Our wish is that we have brought to your heart a bit of the warmth, peace and joy that we at Calas Galadhon Park strive to express at this special time of year!  Merry Christmas!  Ty & Truck
Thank you Ty Tenk (tymus.tenk) and Truck Meredith for this present to all of us!
Landmark to Calas Galadhon’s holiday sim
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EREBOR/193/154/3591