Monday, May 24, 2010

China Tang Empire in Second Life

A beautiful new sim is now open and will have its official unveiling on Wednesday May 26. If you've ever wanted to visit China during the Tang Empire this is your opportunity! I met Vanilo Renilo when he came looking for a heron and I've been anxiously waiting to see the results of his team's efforts. Vanilo's notecard explains it best:

I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit my new sim - "China Tang Empire".
The sim is currently open for the public. The official opening will be held on May 26, 2010 at 9AM SLT.

There will be two music events on that day by MoShang Zhao (9-10AM SLT), jaynine Scarborough (1030-1130AM SLT) to mark the opening. In addition, on May 29 (Saturday), there will be another two music events (by Moshang Zhao and Young Zeid).

This sim is created to be a doorway to a part of the Asian/Chinese culture. There are many people whom I have met in SL, who have yet to travel out of their towns.. and some cannot even make it out of their own homes. For those who cannot explore the world, who cannot see - aside from books and television, what lies beyond their backyards - SL is the perfect medium for them to embark on their exploratory conquest. It is my fervent wish for this sim to be just that.

The ground level of the sim is Tang dynasty compliant in terms of builds. As you enter the front gate, you will face the Tang palace. On your right lies the zen garden and a stone pagoda. On the left, another pagoda, which also houses a temple. You can find the plaza at the back of the main palace, strewn with taichi and kungfu balls. A love island awaits at the corner of the sim.

In addition, there are 3 levels of underground for one to explore. We have added various nooks and crannies for those willing to look and travel a little further.

I would be more than happy to show you around.

Thanks and regards,
Valor Renilo

Chestnut Rau has a great overview in her blog for those who want more immediate detail. You can see all of my photos of the gorgeous build on Koinup but I had to include one here of that heron. :)


Chestnut Rau said...

Those birds are yours? I loved them and you can see I made sure they were in several of my images.

Its a lovely, lovely sim and your work fits right in there.

Honour McMillan said...

thank you :) It was nice to see them get a good home!