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Raglan Shire’s 10th Anniversary is coming!

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April marks the 10th Anniversary of Raglan Shire Online!

10 years… wowza. In a few weeks we kick off Birthday month and this year is special as it marks a decade of zaniness!

This years birthday month will be SCI-FI themed so expect science fictiony fun! PYEW PYEW PYEW!

Look for more details to come but in the interim, check out the OSSM official poster as created by Nil!

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The 10th Annual Winterfest on Raglan Shire!

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Wootmas Cheers all!

The 10th Annual WinterFest on Raglan Shire is here & it’s a Wonderland of Snowy Crunchy fun for the season!

The decorating of the tree! Sekret Santa™! The 12 Days of Wootmas™! Skating at the pond! Skiing! Sledding! Ice Ball crashing!

Keep an eye out for The All New Ski Lift! A new way to get up & down the Mountain but a word of warning… Beware the Yeti!!

Also coming is Live Musical Performances! Caroling & Celebrations!

It’s all being finalized so look for info in the coming days as well as info on the All New Tree Topper Contest & the Winter Hut Contest.

Much more to come, Music, Celebrations.. WINTER STUFF!!!

*snowball throw & Wootnog sip*

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The Ride of Horrors™ & Dark Carnival™!!

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Do you Dare.. to RIDE?

The 2016 Edition of The Ride of Horrors™ & Dark Carnival™ are now OPEN to the public for riding & exploring!

15 rooms of Scary OSSM as decorated by members of the community!
Enjoy the Ride & Carnival attractions!

Thanks to all the builders as well as the CATS™ for overseeing the Ride behind the scenes!

Extra Bonus:
There are 20 Brand new Shocktober™ Gestures hidden throughout the Asylum areas & Carnival ground. Look for the Pumpkins to catch em all! 🙂

#StaySpooky

 

SHOCKTOBER™…. It’s Crazy Crunchy!

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BOO!!

It’s Shocktober™! Time for all things spooky, scary, eerie and mysterious!

Kick off is scheduled for this weekend and there is much to see and do!

Will you survive the ghosts, zombies, clowns, and all things pumpkin spice?

Be sure & visit our main hang out, The All New Asylum™ on the tree city! A New attraction built by Pipa with room for everyone in need of a Psychotic BREAK from the rigors of the mundane!

Check yourself in for some ELECTRIFYING rehabilitation! The Jello is Free! (it’s not really jello muhahahaha)

This Years Ride of Horrors™ features a new layout, ride cars, Lots of Blood and an assortment of HORROR (hence the name) for you to experience as your sanity LEAKS away… courtesy of The Cats™

(We hear the ghost of Toffy Bean haunts the ride… )

Also there’s New Carnival amusement rides this year as built by a Mouse! (Mousie Hall!)  plus an assortment of Gatherings, Live Music, Gesture Hunts… Heck it’s all on the Poster!

It’s Frikkin SHOCKTOBER™!! The GREATEST.MONTH.EVER!

More to come!

#StayShocky

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JOUST Ye WATCH!!!

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Medieval-Fest on Raglan Shire ends with a Flourish!

The Completely retooled from the ground up JOUST is today’s big event as we say goodbye to all things Medieval!

Prior to the Joust will be the Best in Show & Parade as folken’ trot their mounts out, decked out in custom horse attire & armor or whatever the current Medieval Horse finery of the day is…. 8)

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There will be Prizes & Glory (as the sign clearly says!) and afterwards…  The start of the JOUST…  STAB STAB STAB STAB ARGHHHH!!!

Seriously, I don’t know who thought riding a horse in full armor with a long A$$ Stabby Stick was a good idea but HEY.. WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE JOUST & JOUSTING GLORY!!!

HUZZAH!

Immediately after the Joust will be a live musical performance by Keeba Tammas at the Jousting grounds stage as we once again bring our Medieval-Fest to a close….

WITH ZAZZ!!!

Thank ye to ALL who helped make this years Festival as Eventful as it has been and we hope you enjoyed the past 3 weeks!

Next up…

SHOCKTOBER™ 

 

 

 

 

DO YE STAB???? 9/24

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Medieval Festival continues as we enter the final weekend!

Today at 10:30 am It’s RacerX & The Snail Crew™ as they host their famous Snail Racing across Raglan Shire today with a Medieval theme!

Then at 1pm it’s the Debut of The All New, All Pointy:

ULTIMATE STABBY STABBY CHAMPIONSHIP™

Based on Catten’s amazing sword fighting system, this is a tournament style arena battle for Stabby Glory!

Two Knights enter the Arena of SWEAT IRON AND MAYHEM™ & one knight emerges victorious!

Prizez, Monehs.. DO YE STAB??

Tomorrow….. THE All NEW JOUST™ plus the Best In Show and Parade!

The 2016 Golden Bow Archery Tourney™ 9/18

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NOCK YOUR ARROWS!

Sunday 9/18 at 12pm Noon SLT, it’s time for:

The 11th Annual Golden Bow Archery Tournament™

Live from the All New Medieval Games platform!

Registration will begin at 11:30 am

We’ll close registration at 12pm noon SLT or when we have 16 entrants to compete , then begin promptly as competitors will vie for the title of Grand Champion!

WILL YOUR AIM BE TRUE??

This is a 16 person tournament style competition with each round featuring one on one Archery Action.

5 shots and highest score advances, if tied after 5 shots, competitors will take another 5 shots until there is a winner who will then advance!

Trophies! Prize Monehs!

ARCHERY GLORY & THE LOVE OF YOUR PEERS!

****The Platform is now open if you would like to get in practice before tomorrows competition!

Look for Teleport signs about the Village Square and within the Castle as well as in world Notices.

LIVE MEDIEVAL MUSIC!

Following  the Archery, at 2pm we’ll enjoy a live musical performance by the immensely talented & entertaining singer & friend of the Shire…

 Cranston Yordstorm!

Cranston always puts on a great set & his performances feature excellent music across different musical genres with the smooth vocal delivery of a performer with accomplished style & musical acumen.

Plus he does a mean Kermit the frog!

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Also…as a Special Bonus:

THE CASTLE GESTURE HUNT™

There are 15 Brand New Medieval Festival Gestures hidden about the Interior of Castle Raglan itself!

Look for the Purple spheres with the 2016 Raglan Shire MedievalFest™ Logo and purchase for $0!  Will you find them all?

Medieval Fest Continues! Huzzah!

#StayMedievallyCrunchy

The ALL NEW DRAGON MAZE 9/17 !!

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This Ain’t your Fathers Dragon Maze!

This Saturday at 1pm SLT you are all invited to attend and participate in the All New, All Different, 2016 Edition of the Medieval Dragon Maze!

This years Maze has been redone from the ground up and now features an Egyptian/Crusades era feel!

Swee & Pipa have built & scripted some entirely different elements now incorporated into the maze which will require even more skill & guile! No longer is it enough to merely find your way through the nearly impossible to navigate labyrinth, find the Throne Room. AVOID the Dragons hell bent on your demise, FIND the item you seek and then ESCAPE with your life…

Oh No… That’s just not enough anymore…

Nope, Now there’s Traps! Obstructions, PUZZLES to figure out in order to advance, MUMMIES who wander the halls and… AND.. AND….

A Scripted Health Meter and Combat Aspects!!

*You’ll be provided a weapon scripted to be used to fight off those Mummies that stalk you in their never ending thirst for LIFE FORCE….. AHHHHHHHHH

You can DIE in there… EEEEEEEEEEEEK!

The Various Traps, The Mummies, Deadly Gas… The Dragons…. All of it can effect your health and if you DIE… (eeeeeeek), You will be transported back outside to the Start of the Maze to start over!

Along the way , you’ll find Health Power-Ups to regain your lost vitality as you employ new tactics, logic and SHEER FORCE OF WILL to overcome the Maze and its obstacles!

This is by far the MOST Challenging Maze that’s ever been built & easily the most fun as well!

So come on out Saturday and try your hand or cheer your friends on as brave maze raiders attempt to emerge victorious and in ONE PIECE!

Trophies! Prize Monehs! Dragon Maze Glory!

We’ll go over full details before the event starts & a sneak peek at some of the rules can be seen in the graphic above.

JOIN US SATURDAY FOR EXCITING MEDIEVAL MAZE ACTION!!

And then….. The Golden Bow Archery Tourney™ on Sunday!

Medieval Month Continues!!!

 

Raglan Shire Sim Rebuild Phase II

It’s Almost Upon Us!

A video that gives a quick look at where we’re at and the OSSM that is fast approaching! 8)

The Entire Sim redesign is being done for a variety of reasons, (look for further posts on just this point) But ultimately it comes down to what I asked folks at this past Junes Town Hall which is to join me in taking a leap of faith.

SL as it stands today is a slowly shrinking platform and for Raglan Shire to continue forward, we need to bring new people to the community, encourage existing community members to participate and to generally evolve.

I know change is hard but I really believe that what we’re working on is magical.

Remember too that this is only happening on the Raglan Shire Sim ONLY. No other sims are being redesigned currently. Depending on our survival (LOL), we may look at Heron Shire down the line but that’s it.

Lemme quickly go over the major take away points again for people who might still be uncertain. 

  1. All shops & most activities, games etc. will be in the TREES.. The Tree City is Huge and the central platform for the major events that is being worked on is VAST and larger then the space we use currently on the grounds. The new tree city has many things to explore and see. It dwarfs the current tree city design in size and creativity & the people who are creating all this are building everything to include weather systems, scaleability & custom options that can be implemented when needed.
  2. The Sillicube will be moving up into its own area in the trees as part of the new city.
  3. The Grounds below will be a vast beautiful forest. 

That being said, I think I’ve always been a person of my word and have always tried to do right by everyone sans drama. As always I offer straight up communication (Phone and Skype call preferable to text) for ANYONE who has real questions and who need direct answers.

Leap of faith folks, it’s how all of this got started or as I tell folks.. for every day of trust that I earn from you, give me another day.. and continue to do so.. one day at a time.

We will absolutely be providing more information, details, answers on everything regarding all things New Raglan Shire as it gets closer.

Also so everyone is aware, I am planning on giving all shop folken on Raglan a free month of rent during the few weeks when the new design will be put in place.

There was a great observation by one of our own which I responded to on FaceThing™, but thought I would include the response here as well.

Regarding Personalization™ of shops and moving to a more uniform overall aesthetic:

“Shop owners will be able to decorate their shops in the new city on both the interior and exterior. The shops themselves while sharing the overall feel of the entire city do come in various shapes sizes and designs including special little details & customization aspects built in for Shop folks.

AKA: They really aren’t the same and again, shop folken will be able to do with the spaces as they want including texturing on the inside and signage and decoratives on the outside. The overall uniform aesthetic on such a huge scale is stunning in virtual person and while the video does give you a glimpse at how large and city like everything will now feel, you really don’t get that until you actually are walking around which soon everyone will be able to do.

The sim as it stands has been the same for the last 8+ years and due to many shop owners feeling a disparity in whether shops are ground based or not, the overall rebuild is being done to fuel imagination, improve functionality and make it so that regardless of the type of shop you may have, everyone will be equally accessible and in a much more immersive environment then has been the case. I of course recognize that you can’t please everyone all the time so I will leave it to the shop folks once the city is unveiled and they have a chance to walk and see the city as to whether they wish to remain a patron of Raglan or not with no ill will if they choose the latter.”

*** But I really hope you will stay and help make the new city even more amazing because even with all the character it will have on launch, that character will be increased tenfold once all folken add their own take to their own spaces 🙂

Look for more info and thanks!

Zayn

#StayCrunchy

The 2014 ART WALK ON RAGLAN SHIRE

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We SERIOUSLY love & appreciate ART!

Over 140 artists have converged onto the Shire to exhibit and share their creativity and talent in this years 2014 Raglan Shire ART WALK which officially opens today.

There is so much art spread out over 6 areas that you are sure to see something that will catch your eye.

Paintings (acrylics/oils/watercolors etc.), Drawings (pencils/pen and ink/sketches/doodle etc.), Digital Art, Photography and 3D sculpture created by talented, passionate , people.

This annual event is a personal favorite, and will be open to all to enjoy for the next three weeks. Feel free to see the art at your own pace as well as partake in the various events being held during this years Art Walk.

KEEBA at 2 pm!

Today at 2 pm PST, Keeba Tammas performs LIVE from the Art Walk Stage to open the festivities. Keeba is a fabulous live performer with an amazing voice. ART & MUSIC = Two treats in One!

Feel free to explore the Shire’s, see some art, pick up some art themed free items at the Tree Stump Swag area and enjoy this fabulous month of ART!

THE RAGLAN SHIRE ART WALK™ – Bringing you Art on a HEDGE since 2007