Minasunda began the speaker session with the parades planned for Paddy Day, on Sunday, March 17:
- 13:00 KIT – the first parade will starts from Ae’gura Plaza, led by Eternal Seeker (stream);
- 14:00 KIT – special Radio Free D’ni show, an hour later than usual (stream);
- 17:00 KIT – Dance Party in the Greeters’ Pub, you will need to get the green shirt from Kirel, as Mir-o-Bot will be on holiday (stream); and
- 19:00 KIT – the second parade will starts from Ae’gura Plaza, led by Fil (stream).
Keep in mind that Daylight Saving Time starts on March 10 in most of the U.S., but on March 31 in most of Europe, so the events will start an hour earlier than usual in Europe.
For further updates, check the MO:ULa forum post by Minasunda.
International Women’s Day
Max outlined the music events for the International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8; they will start at 12:00 KIT and will run until at least 17:00 KIT, and will be hosted, among others, by Minasunda, Ghaelen, Mystitech, AlanDJ and Fil. The definitive schedule will be finalized in the MO:ULa forum post by Max.
The call is for female D’niJs, or tracklists with female artists, or suggestions for tracks composed, played or sung by female artists.
State of Minkata
First, a couple of fixes will soon™ be sent to Cyan, to be added to MO:ULa. Second, rarified found the mechanism to sync Minkata-alpha (the second shard planned for testing fan content) with regular Minkata: the alpha shard will mirror your progress in the regular shard, but not viceversa. The login will be the same for both shards.
The first goal of Minkata-alpha will be to make the client and fan content compatible with the current MO:ULa client. As the fan Nexus is not yet ready for testing, the initial Minkata-alpha client will be an internal client, that uses a console command to link to fan Ages.
Minkata-alpha is planned to be released in a few weeks. To sign up to the regular shard, visit the OpenUru.org Foundry page.
Ages of Doobes
Doobes was back with a quick update on the Ages he is working on, specifically Veelay Tsahvahn, which is nearly complete and will feature original music composed by Mystler! The track, appropriately titled “House of Reminiscence”, captures the tone Doobes wanted for the Age.
On Mystler’s website you can
On a sadder note, Doobes mentioned the passing of Jeff Zandi, friend of the Miller brothers and inspiration for the character that greets the explorers by the Airstream in the Cleft. You can read more about him here.
An entry for Zandi has been added to the MO:ULa memorial and in the Veelay Tsahvahn’s journals. Explorers will be able to submit short memories to agesofdoobes[at] gmail[dot]com about any of the explorers and have it added to the journals for all to read.
If a name happens to be missing, the best action is to update the memorial page at OpenUru.org, as updates will regularly be picked up from there.
Ages of Tweek
Tweek gave a quick reminder that the deadline (March 9) for the submissions for Eder Fahsee, his Age dedicated to Myst’s 25th anniversary, is nearing. He is asking explorers for chronicles about their first interactions with Myst and the impact it had on their lives.
The Lost Art
Korov’ev was joined by Nora of the MystyTech team for an update on their machinima, The Lost Art. In the last year they managed to enlist the help of Mirphak and recently Yoda for advanced lighting and special effects, Dulcamara and Doobes for special sets (two of which will appear in future episodes), and Larry LeDeay and Tweek for graphics.
Episodes 7, 8 and 9 are completely filmed and edited, apart from a few pickups; the two things that are holding up their release are the music and the titles sequence. Filming and editing of episodes 10 and 11 are also well along.
If you have a question, or you want to help with the making, you can send an email to enquiries[at] mystitech[dot]de.
Myst25 Kickstarter & Mysterium
Korov’ev then gave a quick update about the Myst25 Kickstarter. Quite a few backers cannot find the inkwell pen: it is in the hidden compartment close to the ‘spine’, on the bottom; there is a flap you can pull. You can see where all the compartments are in this video, and the controls of the linking panel in this diagram.
As for Mysterium, event submissions are now open! The deadline is May 20th. The events include ‘Microtalks’, short (max 10 minutes) presentations covering almost any interesting topics.
The special guest for this year will be Russell Brower, three-time Emmy Award winner, Composer, Musical Director and Conductor. Myst fans will know him best from the Myst 25th Anniversary Kickstarter, for which he composed several Myst-inspired musical pieces available to backers. He is also known for World of Warcraft’s soundtrack.
Mass Mysteria is also close, on Saturday, May 4th in various locations in the U.S. and around the world! Opt-in channels have been added on the Discord server for each location, so that you can communicate with other attendees and decide on plans.
And that was it for this month. Don’t forget to donate to keep the Cavern open! The CavCon status has not been updated yet; internal sources assure that the situation is good, but that can only continue with your help.
The next All Guilds Meeting is planned for Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 13:00 KIT.