Minasunda gave an outline of the MOULa 11th anniversary celebrations:
12 KIT: Opening Ceremony, in Chiso, hosted by Ghaelen.
13 KIT: Fashion Show Award, in Mir-o-Bot’s Chiso, hosted by Minasunda (Mir-o-Bot’s Chiso was picked to present the models in a better light, but it will not be a magic event; anyone who wish to be a model, please get in contact with Minasunda).
13 KIT: Relaxing Session, in PodHopper’s Hood, hosted by PodHopper.
13 KIT: Girastock, in Mir-o-Bot’s Eder Gira, live concert by Fil.
13 KIT: Country Dance Evening, in Mir-o-Bot’s Cleft, hosted by Eternal Seeker (“forced dance” can happen from time to time, if all those present agree; selective coordinated dancing is not possible yet).
15 KIT: Eddie Competition, in PodHopper’s Hood, hosted by PodHopper (who will move Eddie fastest on a set route through the Hood?).
12 KIT: Math Class, in the conference room of the New Messengers Pub, hosted by Shokhootahn Rehn.
15 KIT: Door Run Contest, in Nosila’s Hood, hosted by Nosila (volunteers are needed!).
11 KIT: Cavern Tour, meeting point in the Cavern Tour Hood, hosted by Larry.
13 KIT: Nulp Dance Show, in Mir-o-Bot’s Jalak, hosted by Minasunda and the Nulp Dance Group (it is advised to arrive in time before the show starts: the link-in point is on the stage, so the age will have to be closed as soon as the show starts).
14 KIT: Story Night Europe, in Mir-o-Bot’s Kadish, hosted by r’Tayrtahn.
16 KIT: Karaoke Night, in the New Messengers Pub, hosted by DonahooDJ.
9:30 KIT: Explorer Memorial, in Veelay Tsahvahn, hosted by Ghaelen.
11 KIT: Fan Age Tour, in Deep Island Shard, hosted by Korov’ev.
13 KIT: Radio Free D’ni Show, Ae’gura Plaza, hosted by the RFD Team.
Minasunda will try to make videos of as many events as possible for those who cannot be there at those times, but being busy with managing the events, she will not be able to stream live – volunteers are needed!
The Cavern Tour will be held on Saturday 13 at 11:00 KIT, starting from the Cavern Tour’s Hood.
The host, Larry LeDeay, will use his Twitch channel for the presentation, so you will need to keep a browser or the app open in the background. Videos will be available for two weeks after the tour. The stream will be simulcasted on Facebook and Youtube.
The tours occasionally visit hard to reach places. Mir-o-Bot (KI# 32319) is employed for special effects and long-distance travel (and to avoid stairs). If you arrive late, you can PM Susa’n (KI# 9122427) to join the in-progress tour – but do try to arrive in time!
Patrick was back with news about the restoration of new Ages for the Cavern. There have been little news since the big opening last year, the restoration group have been working very hard on various projects.
Hopefully their next age openings will be part of what they call the Legacy Collection, which will include well-known locations like Tre’bivdil, Serene and the Vothol Gallery. They have been available to the public for quite some time in some form or another, but are planned to receive a new, formal opening within the next few months.
Keith Lord has also been keeping busy with further restoring Fehnir’s House, amongst many of his other projects.
A new Cavern location is also planned to be released soon. Located on one of the islands on the lake, it appears to have been a central location outside of Ae’gura for all major and minor Guilds to meet. The main auditorium, with its large stage and ample seating, could certainly be used for events such as dances, light shows, or anything else our industrious explorers may come up with! Surrounding the auditorium off the sides are several lounge areas for more private meetings, discussion and relaxation. They also each offer a lovely view of the cavern and the lake.
They have also been cleaning up and continuing minor repairs to the already released ages. More festive decorations on a more regular basis are planned for the Ae’gura Guild of Messengers Pub. Appropriately, it should ‘go green’ in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.
Korov’ev gave a quick update on the Fan Ages Expeditions he is hosting on the Deep Island shard, every Sunday at 11:00 KIT. Recently, they visited Relativity by Karkadann, Tachzusamm and others; R’Oshanhnin Korvahkhn by Calena, Wamduskasapa, Tachzusamm and Dustin; Hallway, Matte, ReGahlpo by Ametist & Corvus; Somewhere by Denost.
For February, the plan is to visit Iceworld by Denost, the sequel (and separate part of the same age) to Somewhere; then it will be the four levels of Elodea by Dulcamara, which will likely keep the adventurers busy for the whole month.
More about the Expeditions (click to expand)
- After the expeditions, the participants will be able to share their observations in dedicated threads in the Guild of Writers’ forums (listed in the index). The expeditions are streamed (without comments), and the videos will be available for two weeks after.
- After the tour, those who still have the energy are welcome to Korov’ev’s Gahreesehn for some Wall training (send a message to #194197 for an invite).
- A gallery of fan Ages with some details is available on the Writers’ wiki. Setting up a Deep Island client can be a bit tricky in some situations; a quick guide is available in our Troubleshooting section.
- Firmament has now an expected delivery date of late 2022. The story Cyan plans to tell is bigger than what they had in mind, which required a bit of going back to the drawing board.
- A new team member was hired: Abner Coimbre, as senior engineer, to help with customizing the game engine, porting efforts and VR programming.
- Creative Director Eric A. Anderson posted a tech video about hiding imperfections in models.
- No release date for other platforms for Myst VR has been announced yet. The Quest version should get a few bug fixes soon.
- Jeff Dunham (of “Achmed the Dead Terrorist” fame) posted a video of himself experiencing the new game.
Mysterium 2021 is scheduled for July 16–18 in Washington, D.C.
Hotel room booking is now available for the Westin Alexandria Old Town hotel. Rooms are available for $100/night with included wireless internet and discounted parking.
Bids for the Mysterium 2022 location are also open and will be accepted through 1st April.
Rollover registration emails were sent in early December. For questions or unreceived emails, feel free to contact the Triumvirate.
And that was it for this month. Please consider donating to keep the Cavern open!
January ended with the CavFunding at 91% (CavCon 2.9) and the reserve at 122%. There were no extra expenses. Population was at 39,294 (⇑493), with 1489 unique visits. Very slightly under, but still pretty steady.
The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, March 6 (Leevotahr 23) at 13:00 KIT.