Simploring 2019 (122) A Calas Christmas

There are places I visit regularly in particular during the season. On Sunday, December 8th, I visited the yearly Christmas installation created by Ty Tenk (Tymus Tenk) and Truck Meredith and the Calas team. This year it is called “A Calas Christmas“.

A Calas Christmas – at the Landing sky platform and in the labyrinth

I read Inara Pey’s post “A Calas Christmas for 2019 in Second Life” before I went seeing it myself. For a detailled description I refer to her post. The landing at A Calas Christmas is on a sky platfrom. I got a list of landmarks there, that is very helpful for getting around. Make sure that your avatar doesn’t wear too many scripts, the limit is 100 scripts and as many people want to enjoy the winterly Christmas installation you are help keeping the lag bearable with detaching unnecessary HUD’s. I also got a list of events that will take place at A Calas Christmas.
From the skyplatform you enter a labyrinth that offers a lot of lights, decorations, a chamber full of Christmas stuff and decorations (I think that is what Inara called the “Santa’s grotto”). I had fun exploring the labyrinth. There is an exit of the labyrinth, a portal that leads you to the sim on the ground, but I got lost in the labyrinth *winks* and didn’t find it. Instead I used the landmarks, that I got, to travel to the famous sleigh tour.

A Calas Christmas – first impressions of the sleigh tour

The sleigh tour can be made using a sleigh for 2 people or 4 people. I just tried it for a few minutes and got already great views. The sim is just amazing! I will for sure return with Mistress Jenny and make the full tour with her. That became already a tadition for us.

Like last year there’re several possibilities for exploring: the sleigh tour, a balloon tour and a rendeer tour. You can of course explore on foot or you rezz a horse and ride – that is what I did.

Exploring A Calas Christmas (1)

As every year there’s a large Christmas pavillion and a large ice skating area. You can dance, you can sit and cuddle, and most importantly you can enjoy. A Calas Christmas is once again a showcase for what is possible in Second Life!

Exploring A Calas Christmas (2)

That’s it for the moment. I wanted to write a short teaser so that A Calas Christmas gets the attention it deserves. Thank you so much Ty Tenk (Tymus Tenk) and Truck Meredith and who ever was also involved to make this yearly event available to all of us. I will for sure visit again and see more of it before this year ends.

Landmark to A Calas Christmas
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sea%20Myst/184/211/2998
Inara Pey’s blogpost “A Calas Christmas for 2019 in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2019/11/29/a-calas-christmas-for-2019-in-second-life/

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