- February, 2018
For a long time IoW has wanted to create a dedicated welcome center and now we can.
Our Welcome Center has found a home as part of the the IoW Community Marketplace. The new IoW Welcome Center will be a place for information of all kinds, as well as freebies, books, things to do, gestures, useful tutorials and much more.
There will also be a suggestion drop box there for questions, ideas and questions about volunteering.
If you are looking for a place to display your product please consider IoW Community Market Center. There is no flat monthly rate, instead rent is based on a percentage of sales. SL economy can be so unpredictable that it seemed only fair to take that into consideration.
The plan is pretty simple, if the merchant makes money IoW gets between 5% and 15% depending on locations and prims. If the merchant does not make money the merchant owes nothing until he does. The market only makes money when the merchant does.
The market can provide a vendor board on request.
- January, 2018
Join us at 2 PM SLT every Thursday for two rounds of Bingo. There will be $L prizes for the first three winners of each round!
Did you know your dragons can climb? Yes! they Can! Not just uphill , but also Straght up, upside down, over and all sorts of scary spectatular death defying feats of wonder!!
How does one climb?
Certain Adult dragons have claws located in their hud! Enable the claws and begin your journey!!
Where can you climb?
Pretty much anywhere in the IOW as long as it isn't a private residence!! More on that later!
What happens if I slip??
Well, if your lucky you can get your grip back, but if not... well, AAAHHAAGGHHAAAAAAHHHA (just joking. Fly is enabled in most of the IOW)
Can I take a passenger when I climb?
Yes and no.
Yes if your saddle has your rider sitting on your back, no if your rider is held in your claws.
Are there any rules?
Well, the best one is to relax and have fun with this. Another would be, if you fall, do the climb over so that you can learn what you did wrong and correct it, rather than catching yourself and re attaching at a different point. Good and great climbs come with practice!!!
Basic climb. The grounds of the Abby of Archaea. and the Abby itself.
(while some of the rooms are private residences as long as you do not enter the second story floors its ok.
Your climb begins here Start Climb
Starting at the Grotto of Kath & Ryu make a right out of the grotto to the dock post once you have reached the dock you may chose to climb to the top of the aquarium or try the Abby challenge, up the corner face of it to the art gallery opening then down the steps to the ball room , then down to the undercroft with out touching any of the floors.
The cathedral of the IOW. Semi Challenging!
The outside front of the cathedral up to the bell towers has always been a delightful challenge for the climbing enthusest! its up up up to the bell tower and back down with out losing your grip, and once you accomplish that, its upside down to the cathedral dome where you can hang out for a while with fellow climbers!
The Tower of Suilven
Tower of Suilven
this is one you may need to do some planning on , but it's pretty straight forward, up, around and then back down!! Watch your step!!
this climb goes up to 1205 feet. take a breath and rest before you go back down again!!!
advanced level of climb
Archaea's Spire, 1054 feet. a bit more complex than Sulivens tower
your climb starts here Archaea's Spire
while shorter than the tower on Suilven, this has many many areas that you will need to climb upside down and over and up and sideways! it also has an inside to climb as well!!
Snow has sort of push..er, directed me to mention a project of my own that involves the IOW and St. Tiggys.
(yeah yeah, Snow ok, OK I will tell them!!)
years ago I wrote a trio of books involving the creation of Daryth Kennedys hedgehog (with her full permission) and there were some continuety errors in them and... Stuff happened (like I married Ryu and had to deal with work and family and stuff ) so I never had a chance to really fix things until now.
and its really cool because not only was I able to re upload to SL and republish but also have the first of the series published on Amazon.
The first book is called Annie Hedgehog, Sometimes.
It tells the story of a young hedgehog who has been told by her brothers not to dawdle or she might get left behind!
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these books in RL will be used to adopt animals at St. Tiggys in england, Daryths favorite charity.
So far Clive the polecat (now since retired from adoption) and Logan the wolvereen have been adopted! the animals put up for adoption do change over time, so there is always something needing assistance as well as bandage packs and food and medication for the many animals of St Tiggys.
You can find my authors page on Amazon.com as Aunt Kath and more information regarding St. Tiggys here! Please consider donating to them as they truly do remarkable work.
There are two more hedgehog books coming, and!!
Jan Ross has been kind enough to translate Annie Hedghog into french, so that will be on the shelves soon.
I hope you enjoy these books as much as I have in creating them for you.
Today I am here to discuss an IOW Writers Challenge!.
This will be an on going event, so if you don't have any ideas this quarter, you might have some in the next.
Here is the challenge!
We are looking for new stories to place into books for the IOW Library, and we want the stories to reflect YOU the citizens of the IOW!!!
All visual images must be taken upon the IOW islands.
All visible avatars must have the IOW purchased avatars.
All submitted material must be G or PG in nature.
Please proof read your story and have it vetted before submission.
Images submitted must be full perm and located within the note card.
There will be one first place prize of 1500 lindens.
Look for complete rules and regulations coming soon!!
The IOW Book Shop is located in the undercroft of the Abby of Archaea!
Isle of Wyrms Book Shop
This is a real book shop with real books that you can purchase via visiing links to Amazon!
Ok, I know your scratching your head on this as to how it all fits into the IOW! Well, the authors are members of the IOW ! By purchasing their books you are helping to support their writing in RL, and, the books are awesome reads!
The first one is the wonderful Miss Elinore Caiman Sands who has won awards for her science fiction writing! You might also know her as Daisy the Gator!! Daisy has been noming her way through the books for a while and they are all an enjoyable read.
The second author is Miss Cully Andel who has won several awards in SL for her writing and has ventured out into the RL with "The Adventures of Cully and MJ A Day at the Beach"
There will be more authors added to the book shop so stop on by and take a look at what is on the shelves!
Isle of Wyrms Print Shop
What is the IOW Print Shop?
Well, for anyone who has had the desire to have their writing published the IOW Print Shop is the way to go!
How does it work?
It all starts with an idea, and then a note card or two!
followed by a conversation with the printer and having the idea of the story worked out, then from the note card it gets dropped into a series of programs which will then generate a lovely SL book for the author!
Are there more details?
Yes, and there are some restrictions of what can be printed as well.
Ok, the book has been printed in SL, so what now?
First, a copy of the book is made avalible in the librarys (Iow & Raglan Shire) , It will not be for sale, but it will be free to view for anyone.
Should the author wish to sell the book they are free to do so, As well, if they are interested in selling it on Amazon, a link to their author page will be placed within the book sellers shop.
How much does this cost?
The service to create the books are free! There may be a nominal upload charge for the images but something may be able to be worked out.
An additional option to this publication is to have a single image created and a note card dispenser placed inside.
Whats the next step?
Create the note card! you will find a red mail box next to the printing press, just drop it in there and some one from the staff will get back to you , it's that simple!!
You might see me as a black leopard, or a humongus dragon, or a dancing tiny hippo on stage or even a white ferret running around, but its me!
I am a mentor in the IOW, and have been in SL since 2006. I am married in RL to Elder Guardian Ryu Darragh (the microdrake blue berry loving dragon) and while I am not always about during events, I am happy to assist in any way I can for information!
Yes! the IOW has a library with real books and tons of fun for everyone! It is located in the undercroft of the Abby of Archaea.
Isle of Wyrms Library
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