There’s a Medieval Storm Brewing!

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And So It Begin’eth!!

The Castle & start of the Medievel Village have been placed down as we prep for the 11th Annual Raglan Shire Medieval Festival which is starting now!

Lots of Things to do and see including revamped classics and new Events!

Over the next week as we finalize the grounds and castle, folks will have a chance to wander about and see our backdrop, play games, dance to the Medieval Cadre of melody makers and then… The Medieval STUFF will start!

The Grand Costume Ball™ – To kick everything off!

  The All New Pyramid Dragon (and Mummy!) Maze™ – Swee has outdone herself with this years entry designed to test your logic and patience as competitors will try to find their way through the maze and escape with the treasure without being roasted, clawed or eaten by the Dragons at the center in the throne room OR the Mummies wandering the hallways! (open to all regardless of size!)

The 11th Golden Bow Archery Tourney™ – Will you taste Archery Glory? Trophies & Pieces of gold awarded to the top 3 finishers! (open to all regardless of size!)

The Raglan Shire Ultimate Stabby Stabby Championship™  – TWO Knights enter THE ARENA OF SWEAT ,IRON AND MAYHEM™ & ONE Knight emerges victorious! Tournament style sword fighting action for all! Trophies , Prize moneys and Sword fighting Glory could be yours!

The 10th Annual Raglan Shire JOUST™ – The Brand New Recreated Joust as created by Catten, Apollo & Peaches AKA C.A.P™ & Hosted by C.A.P™! New Animations, new Horses, New ways to be impaled! This is the Grand-daddy of all the Medieval Festival events (open to all sizes!)! Will you emerge as the Grand Champion or as a smear on the ground?  Trophies & Prize Money to the Winners plus the adulation and lucrative sponsorship deals that invariable will flow in!

**In addition to the above, expect to see Live musical performances, Fortune telling and maybe a few extra surprises (Hunts? Balloon Races? Medieval Godzilla?).

Rat Pops, all manner of Food on a stick & Wootberry ales and wine available to quench your medieval hunger and thirst!

Get Ready folks! It’s time to get MEDIEVAL! 🙂 

Raglan Shire Welcome Center™ Update

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WELCOME CENTER INFO or ‘How I learned to Love Lettuce’
By Zayn Till – Three Time UFC Welterweight Champion.

With the advent of the new tree city, one of the important concepts in addition to presenting a magnificent build with many places of interest to see and explore was to bring our Prim/Li count wayyyyyyy down to a more manageable state. Proper build concepts, incredible imagination and the use of mesh helped to significantly accomplish just that and now The Tree City on Raglan Shire is something that I and many others are proud to call home. (my nephew and niece want to live there!)

For the Raglan Shire Welcome Center™, in addition to decreasing Prim/Li, we decided to take a different approach on presentation and practical functionality.

The Welcome center as I originally conceived it and as designed and implemented by folks (either long since gone from Second Life or rarely on anymore) was a place where people could get information about our community, either it’s history and current goals, rules (HA RULES) as well as links to our Raglan Shire merchant shops or community areas of interest be they public landmarks of places to see and visit or resident run areas on the various sims.

In addition we also wanted to have some STUFF! Free stuff that first time visitors could snag to help them in their exploration as newcomers to the Raglan Shire community and what being a Raglamuffin™ is all about. Over time it became a place often visited & laden with helpful information but also, a very prim intensive area as people with land rights put out more and more freebie items in single boxes.

The New Welcome Center will still offer information on our community, it’s history and unique non role play (BUT SILLY) culture that focuses on creativity, collaboration & friendship (powered by waffles).
It will still have some excellent items available for free for people, including just about every gesture I have ever created and a host of useful other ‘Thing-a-ma-bobs™’ that people can pick and choose from donated and provided by a host of lovely individuals.

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There are a few new differences on how we will be maintaining the Welcome Center.

One of our newer goals is to drive traffic to our merchants who keep shops on the city(and by doing so, help us pay for the ridiculously high tier that Linden Lab charges me each month).

We love our Artisans & Artisan merchants!

Just wanted to make that clear. 🙂

Many of our Merchant Folken™ offer their own excellent freebies, but it makes no sense to expect them to place all of these out at the Welcome Center and not at their own shops. So we want to offer information at the Welcome Center that people can easily view that will then encourage them to visit said shops where in addition to procuring any freebies, they can also view the complete inventories of our talented merchants and their wares (which they work very hard to create).

The other change is that in order to keep the prim count as low as possible I will not be allowing anyone to place items out at the Welcome Center on their own so that we can control the prim/Li count.

We will now be offering A vendor system that will house all freebie items at the Welcome Center™.

If you (either as a Merchant or non Merchant) have something you would like to have at the Welcome Center as a freebie, Please package up what it is you would like to offer as a FULL PERM item and state which perms you want it to have… OR send a Picture and landmark to your shop. You can also send a link to your marketplace listing.

Send all items,pictures, LM’s as described above to:
RaglanShireWelcome Resident

We appreciate you working with us as we continue to maintain the Raglan Shire Sim in the most efficient manner and we thank you for being kind enough to consider others and your desire to offer fun free items of interest as well as information!

Thank you!

Also a big thanks to our Welcome Center Director Mz. Peaches™ Latrell for managing the welcome center as well as the folks behind the scenes who help make our community as friendly and welcoming as possible.

Remember that Raglan Shire is a community that is open to anyone and everyone regardless of size, shape, real world status quo, beliefs, orientation etc. and as such when we say welcome, we mean it! 🙂

Thanks!

– Zayn

WOOTSTOCK X – 2016 Edition

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In 2008 we held our first Wootstock .. in February and during the winter.. WINTER WOOTSTOCK.. it was cold but so much fun. Later that year we also held it in the summer .. and it’s remained every since year after year during the SUMMER.

Join us for the 10th Wootstock on Raglan Shire! So much Music from so many talented performers! So much music from DJ’s from around the globe! So much Fun with all your friends!

There’s swag and a food court! LIVE MUSIC

Artwalk 2016 Comes To A Close

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It Was Amazing & Hedge-Tastic!

This years Raglan Shire Artwalk was a glorious exhibition of art & creativity on so many levels. Sadly it comes to a close today but not before we send it off with a proper artistic & musical bang! Starting at 1pm SLT its live music from the amazing Keeba Tammas followed by the incomparable Ganjo Mokeev at 2pm!

Big round of applause for Karma, Panacea, Etheria, Kage and the whole crew behind the scenes who made what is possibly the biggest logistical nightmare in terms of organizing everything …appear so seamless to those enjoying the past 5 weeks. From coordinating with the artists, to hedge layout & design, to graphical elements, scripting, building, hosting & greeting,  all of it and so much more! Everyone involved deserves a rousing HOO-RAH & a nip of a fine vintage!

*raises glass*

To the Artists whom the entire ‘Walk is for and about: A Huge THANK YOU for participating and displaying your work, for putting yourselves out there, for sharing your creativity and for making all of us realize that Art is something (while often taken for granted) akin to chicken soup for the soul!

(along with actual chicken soup!)

*toasts the artists*

Break down begins tonight as we prep the new Tree city for the 2016 SUMMER OF WOOT™  look for details and once again:

Thank You Everyone!

*clink*

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ArtWalk 2016!

The 11th Annual Raglan Shire ArtWalk™ Begins this Sunday and this morning at 9am was the start time for all participating artists with paintings,drawings,photography etc. to begin placing their art about the city!
This is the biggest ArtWalk yet with 150 ppl participating (SO FAR.. Always more that join up around this time before and during the start). We are so excited to see all the art and especially excited for all the first time participants who are showing their work this year!
This Years Walk will last 5 weeks with additional tons of live musical performances, book & story readings ,performance art shows and much, much more! Big thanks to Karma Avro for organizing everything and to all the other fine folk working behind the scenes for all the much needed STUFF to make an event of this magnitude a reality!

Artisan Merchants are go for Shoppage!

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The Raglan Shire Sim redesign is now ready to begin letting our merchants onto the sim to begin setting your shop spaces up!

LM’s are available in world and in the Artisan Notices we sent out earlier.

You should at this point know where your space is. If not, we’re here to help!

Rent boxes are now located at our Centrally located Rental Office and not at the actual shops.  Again LMs available in world.

You will need to locate your rental box (and again we can help). Rent boxes are arranged by platform around the Rental Office and when you mouse over each box you will see the box name (EX: Clock house 01), you will also see any current reservations hovering above the boxes.

Once you have located your box and Store, you CAN feel free to begin to decorate your shop before paying the box.

After you do pay the box for the initial 2 week period of tenancy (thats a cool word.. Tenancy… 8) ), I will come by and add ONE months additional rent to your box.

When paying your rental boxes you will also receive an info card. Please read this as it has some helpful STUFF. 🙂

Again we are here to help with the shop migrations and thank you all for your patience and patronage AND…

WELCOME HOME 😀

Zayn & Co.

Happy 9th Birthday Raglan Shire!

 


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Nine Years Old!

Today marks the 9th anniversary of The Raglan Shire community as we know it. As we enter year TEN, we do so with the new rebuilding of the Raglan Shire sim which is now underway. Above is the overhead map of the New Tree City layout that will soon be open to all to explore and enjoy. While There is no Big event or party planned for today while the build is being worked on, anyone can feel free to spontaneously create instant celebration fun if you’d like of course 🙂

Thanks to everyone who had made this community so much fun and given it longevity well beyond anything I ever thought it would have.

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APRIL 2nd! The Raglan Shire Redesign Begins!

Hello!

This is a message for all shop folken who have shops on the Raglan Shire sim as well as useful info for everyone in general.

As everyone is aware, Raglan Shire is about to be Redesigned which will include an all new Tree city where all shops, community events, the welcome center, the Sillicube and other public areas of interest will now reside.

**There will be nothing other than beautiful forest, creeks and paths on the sim grounds.

April 2nd is now the start date for the Raglan Shire Sim redesign and as such we are asking that all shop owners begin preparations to remove their vendors and in some cases their stores from the sim as we begin the redesign process by this date.

April 2nd, 2016! Mark this date! Everything must be picked up by April 2nd! 🙂

We intend to close Raglan Shire for a couple of days while we clean and freshen the sim. This will get rid of all the ghosts, phantoms, lost prims as well as loose scripted items.

Our Build crew, Nil & The Cats™ feel that it could take as little as a few days before the actual city portion is ready to start repopulating the new shops with shop folken. I however am planning for a 2 few week transition from start to finish with another period of time for the grounds to be redone afterwards as the grounds will not impact any shop usage or the city proper.

If you have not already had a chance to visit the new Tree City Build please feel free  to explore the current new city Build at the build site before it is moved and assembled on Raglan Shire. If you do not already have a landmark, one will be sent in a notice today as well as past notices to the Artisans group that should have it as well.

Info for For Shop Owners:

All shops on the new build come in various sizes and each shop is will have an interior sign/identifier that will give you information on pricing, prim allotment and interior shop space. Pricing will remain the same as it always has.

You WILL be able to decorate the interiors as you see fit as well as the exterior with signage etc.

In regards to the priority of current Shop Folken™ and getting everyone into the shop of their choosing on the New Build:

1. Priority will be given first to the Shop Owners who have ground Shops.

2. Next priority will be given to the folks who rent Shops in the “Raglan Corners” grounds area. (The 5 shops across from the current Tiny Inc Barn)

3, Platform Shop folks will then be given priority.

After all current shop folken have been given the chance to choose and procure a shop, we will than open it up to the general public with priority given to Other Shire Sim folks who may have shops on the wharf, people who are currently on other Shire sims who may wish to have a shop on Raglan Shire. Afterwards we will extend invites to kind-hearted content creators from all over the grid.

There are a lot of different shops of varying size and prim allotment.
Even the smallest shops are spacious.
For folks looking to move up to a larger shop, there may very well be available larger shops (with more prim allocation) to choose from.

NOTE: Anyone one who currently has a shop on Raglan Shire will absolutely be able to procure a shop. You will not be left out.

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We ask that folks who are looking for a shop to claim, make a list of their top 4 choices and send them to both Caleb and myself as a Notecard.

After the city is placed and ready we will than go over everything and communicate with you to try and make the transition as quick as possible as well as help you obtain the shop you would like.

I will be giving everyone on Raglan Shire ONE FREE MONTHS RENT once your shop is chosen to help you in this transition.
I will also be refunding all money already paid into your rent box as well on April 2nd as we will be switching to a new rental system.

Once your shop is chosen you will be required to make an initial rental payment to your new rent box after which I will add a free months worth of rent. We ask this so that YOUR name appears on the Box properties.

You can also see more via video’s and photos taken by Raglan folks on this page (see previous posts) and the web.

Caleb’s Flickr Album for New Raglan Shire
I urge you to visit the build site and wander around to get a feel for the new City, take in the sights, see the various shops and layouts as well as the theaters, amphitheaters, platform parks etc. and generally begin to understand the fantastical magical nature of the new sim and its overall aesthetic.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask and we will try to the best of our ability to answer.
***As a side note, Since everything will be cleared on April 2nd We are also Planning a celebration as we celebrate our 9th Birthday (April 4) with the Birthday month theme being New Beginnings as we enter YEAR 10! eeek!

Thanks to everyone for making this community what is has been and especially our merchant folks for supporting the community and making all the nice things that we all wear, use and appreciate. As always we look to make every opportunity to help you do that voodoo that you do 🙂

Thank you and hope to see you there!
#StayCrunchy

Zayn & Co.

Message for the Raglan Shire Sim Merchants!

Just an opening communication for and to our Raglan Shire sim merchants as we begin the process of getting everyone comfortable and informed with the upcoming transition and migration from the old sim design to the new build.
Over the next days and weeks we will be working with you in a more involved manner to give you answers to your questions and get you onto the new build in person to see for yourself and get acclimated. All of this and more as we prep for the big change in 6 or 7 weeks.
Thanks!

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