Kaedara Sims Update #inworldz

Time for a happy post. Posting updates is getting tough, as work time is heavy and keeping the sims up is taking all the time I can spare. So I apologize, for many of these updates will need to be a mix of everything instead of one theme during such times. And shown with mostly pictures.

My first idea with the four sim set up was to have all the breedables sales at sky level for sake of lag control. I do a ton of breeding so this meant spreading the sales area across four sims.

Turned out to be a lot of work, and seemed like a lot of work to ask my shoppers to do. So, I gave in and made Hudan sim all breedables. Horses, dogs, cats, dodos, and pigs are in sky level. Wild Onez are on ground level.

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Wildz sales have dropped dramatically since the version 2.0 horses came out. Traffic to their areas have also. But they work nice on the sim.

In the books, the main scene on Hudan is the Lost Forest of Hudan. So I’ve done my best to make the sim a light forest theme to match. This is done by setting up trees and tree sets for sale along the sim border. Be a great setting to have a trail through the woods, sales areas in open meadow sections, but thought with the scripted animals on the sim, that may be too much for lag control. This works.

The skyl evel for Kaedara Breedables on Hudan
The skyl evel for Kaedara Breedables on Hudan

The horses have been good to me. I’ve gotten a lot of fun out of breeding them. There’s so many fun trait combinations to get this time that I’ve bred over 200 so far and just begun to settle into where my specialties will lay.

Purchased from Chloe, this beauty is one of my favorite studs.
Purchased from Chloe, this beauty is one of my favorite studs.
Mystic made me a LLLL brown walker male to set up my LLLL breeding with. Perfect since I have only been getting females.
Mystic made me a LLLL brown walker male to set up my LLLL breeding with. Perfect since I have only been getting females.
This sweet silver LL on brown walker is actually from cross breeding to 1.08s.
This sweet silver LL on brown walker is actually from cross breeding to 1.08s.
This is a sweet black palomino with LL silver hair and black eyes. She's going to a special stud I've been feeding sugar to so he keeps many females happy.
This is a sweet black palomino with LL silver hair and black eyes. She’s going to a special stud I’ve been feeding sugar to so he keeps many females happy.

The Elvenglades sim that houses the Elvenglades stores has been adjusted to take in the garden, yard decor, and landscaping items. Work is still going on with that sim so some items are not for sale yet. Soon though.

Dee’s Designs is my priority at the moment. This store was named after my mom who has battled breast cancer for a few years, and was declared cancer free this year.

Dee’s Designs will feature items that will only be sold via RFL or Breast Cancer kiosks, if those become available too. Plus 50% of sales of the other items inside the store will go towards the kiosks.

I’ve stayed with the pinks and purples of Breast Cancer and RFL support of times past for the theme. Along with a strong butterfly theme. Seems appropriate for flying to freedom from cancer to me.

I spent a lot of hours searching for product and textures I haven’t used before. Some of the textures I’m using are interesting public domain textures from the internet. Others from Alternate Metaverse Creations, Bad Katz, Twisted Thorn Textures, Dover, and more.

Next to Dee’s Design is the Garden of Hope for lost children.

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I kept one full sized home decor building at the Elvenglades and will make new product to go with some of the old to fill it with. The book emporium stays, of course. I’ve already added a new line of shelves to the first floor there.

Right now I’m working on the new landscaping and yard decor products for Elvenglades. A few things came over from Hudan, but most will be boxed up and sold in a greenhouse or gazebo for them.

Someday after this current heavy workload is done, I’ll get onto the marketplace and offer the stuff I don’t offer on the sim too.

Dark Mossy Ruins, great for a forest environment.
Dark Mossy Ruins, great for a forest environment.
Working on a series of unicorn themed items for the yard and home.
Working on a series of unicorn themed items for the yard and home.

Elvenglades is bordered on some sides by large tropical style plants. The Elvenglades in the books has large trees with similar style leaves.

On the Elvenglades sim is the starting point to a 13 book story journey across the four sims. It’s easy to do. Get the first book and it gives you a copy of the book to keep at home, plus the direct LM to the next book in the series. Each book does the same. Then the 13th book of the series gives you a prize to go with them, rather than another LM.

The other two sims the book journey takes you through are Enchanted Isles and Moor-Knight.

Enchanted Isles are where my myads live. This sim depicts both myad and elven reproduced scenes of the book. The main building is also the Inworldz headquarters of Marion Margaret Press with Sandie Bergen’s memorial forest behind it. This area is still in development so more coming soon.

Moor-Knight is home to the Knightens in the books. Mostly an exploration sim. I’m building more information guides for the dock area, and the small castle section is the Memorial Hall. This a general memorial area for friends and family. Still being developed out also.

Enjoy exploring…look for Kaedara region on the map or any of the four sims:
Elvenglades
Hudan Forest
Moor-Knight
Enchanted Isles

 

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#amwriting the story journey Sharing #inworldz pics of lovelies

I’m up to 225 breedables now: horses, wild cats, bears, elephants, dodos, cats, and dogs. With the heavy workload, taking care of them and making the few pieces of product I can has taken up all my time. Leaves few moments for blogging.

I expect to be busy for another few months or so.

This morning I’m working on the story journey for Kaedara sims. While I get that ready, I thought I’d share a bunch of pictures of my critters. Our sales area is expanding. Soon the breedables level will have four separate lms to span four separate sims, along with short cut LMs I create for shopper’s convenience.

Enjoy the pictures. More news coming when I have the story journey set up and a few more pictures of new products for you. Be sure to visit us at Kaedara and join our group. I plan on making some more freebies to give in the group soon…and I have to get to work on RFL and Breast Cancer themed items for Dee’s Designs.

Happy note: so far my mother’s been cancer free and staying that way.

Not so happy: My fantasy book cover artist, Ron, is fighting cancer now. Along with a few others.

Galaxy Mist, my stallion with the starburst coat. My pride and joy of the 2.0s
Galaxy Myst, my stallion with the starburst coat. My pride and joy of the 2.0s. His look alike girlfriend is Serenity Myst.
New area for Kaedara. Live sales jungle.
New area for Kaedara. Live sales jungle.
The live sales jungle will have both elephants and wild cats. Some leopards and a line of grandchildren from brown and black sabers available now.
The live sales jungle will have both elephants and wild cats. Some leopards and a line of grandchildren from brown and black sabers available now.
My lovely red tiger.
My lovely red tiger.
White tiger pair and the red tiger beauty.
White tiger pair and the red tiger beauty.
I think I got the first random birth ultra rare 2.0 albino. She's one of Galaxy Myst's girlfriends.
I think I got the first random birth ultra rare 2.0 albino. She’s one of Galaxy Myst’s girlfriends. Brown hair and sun eyes. Name Pearl Myst.
Had a visitor while checking out the horses at my stables. These dragonettes are starting to play around us more.
Had a visitor while checking out the horses at my stables. These dragonettes are starting to play around us more.

 

Kaedara Update #inworldz

I’m still dealing with the family issues. Ongoing for this year and probably into next. Will be glad when this time of continued loss is over.

Plus, I’m working 12 hour shifts now, so my play time is down. I’m taking an extra break to make this update.

Let me say, if anyone who knows me in Second Life is reading this, that I am officially leaving that grid. Not only do I not have the time to play there at all, but it’s not worth my time, not at their costs and the other stuff. If you know me, you know what that refers to.

Each time I do go there to play or get something the creator TOS allows me to transfer over to Inworldz, I have to take extra time to spend time in Inworldz after. It’s like needing to take a hot shower and get clean after playing in the mud sort of feeling.

Tells me it’s long past time I ditched that grid.

Well, in spite of my busy schedule, I’ve managed to get a few things done at Kaedara.

For one, soon the story card journey will be ready on the sims. I have most of the story cards made and the podiums out. I just need to make the guide for the story journey to get one started and gather all the landmarks.

I’d like people to roam my sims and was going to make this a hunt, but understand many are using older computers and a total hunt with all the decor may deter some travelers. So each story card will give the explorer the direct lm to find the next podium.

This is the gazebo where the storycard journey begins. The Taun Tree was designed for my main character by my cover artist.
This is the gazebo where the storycard journey begins. The Taun Tree was designed for my main character by my cover artist.

Each book podium will give the explorer a folder with the notecard and a copy of the book they find on the podium for their own use at home. The notecard is the story card that gives a peek inside the world of my books.

The setting where one finds each podium is also created to show off something of the story found on the card. A setting from my world. A representation of a character or object from my world…or something similar.

New Summer Gazebos for sale at Enchanted Isles. Six versions so far.New Summer Gazebos for sale at Enchanted Isles. Six versions so far.

Moor-Knight is completed, except for a few pieces. It's open for exploring now.
Moor-Knight is completed, except for a few pieces. It’s open for exploring now.
The ruins on Enchanted Isles sim. Also open for exploring now.
The ruins on Enchanted Isles sim. Also open for exploring now.

All four sims of the Kaedara region are open now. As amazing as it sounds for Inworldz, I’m pretty close to using all the prims I safely can on three sims. Elvenglades has room for me to finish the store products as I’m able. Enchanted Isles sim has a little less than I originally planned, for I reserved 2k of its prims for building and breedables use in my private skyboxes.

I’d like to note that one will find a lot of seating and decor around my sims from Teal’s Pamplemousse stores. She is one of my favorite creators and closed her stores down for what I hope is a temporary break. I took advantage of her hunt for 300 free items and tried to buy those items I knew I’d be back for to use on these sims or the new one(s) I know I’ll get in the not so far future.

The new Tamed Tiger display at Kaedara Breedables. Soon I'll offer more waterfall scenes, as I treated myself to the AB package I've wanted for a long time.
The new Tamed Tiger display at Kaedara Breedables. Soon I’ll offer more waterfall scenes, as I treated myself to the AB package I’ve wanted for a long time.
Made a new dodo display when I was suffering a Dr Suess moment.
Made a new dodo display when I was suffering a Dr Suess moment.
Beta testing new oYo horses due to come out in May. Loving their actions and look!
Beta testing new oYo horses due to come out in May. Loving their actions and look!

 

New at Kaedara #Inworldz Marsh Cats Dubric’s Horse and more

Oyo Breedables brought out their wild onez, starting the line with the wild cats and elephants.

The elephants are a personal thing for me, as I’ve been a lover of them all my life. There are no elephant like creatures in my writing world, as of yet.

But there are wild cats. One species that shows up starting in book three is the marsh cat. I’ve been calling them moor cats, but just recently remembered I decided to use marsh cat instead. (I do crap like this all the time. Keeps my editor on her toes.)

Marsh cats are used by the nomads of Hudan. They do take part in the battle at end of Book two but are pretty much in the background. As of yet, there doesn’t seem room to include their stories in the writing. They’re more like “deleted scenes” that get cut from movies.

I will add them into the companion guide and thus, include them in the notecard series on the Kaedara sims.

After seeing how the different coats and bodies combine in breeding the oyo wild cats, I’ve decided some coats on the jaguar body work well for representing the marsh cats. A little small maybe, but they’ll work.

If I happen to get a white saber with green eyes onto the saber body, I may use that one though to represent the large talking marsh cat named Amyr in book three. Amyr is special so I can take a little liberty with his inworldz look.

At first I was worried about how long the wild onez would hold my attention. Wasn’t much at all to breed the elephants for in extras. And the wild cats seem like it wouldn’t take long to get through the possibilities on them.

I judged this based on the cards Jenni gave us at the release party. What I didn’t know is that there’s more coats to find within them that sound really cool.

Just found that out yesterday by stumbling onto a chat session. Oh, it’s on the website, but no one mentioned the additions officially with notices in world. Why, I don’t know.

Just thankful there’s some updating being done to the websites. Speaking of, I should try to redo our oyo horse one and make a wild onez one too. Seems their webmaster isn’t going to show everything on the site.

The first two to represent the marsh cats, Nyla and Mar-Tooth. Mar-Tooth is not grown and not full sized yet.
The first two to represent the marsh cats, Nyla and Mar-Tooth. Mar-Tooth is not grown and not full sized yet.

I haven’t built much lately. The end of the year accounting and some pesky book files have cut into my building time. But I did get a new sofa set series started for the kitty cats to use and the oyo museum building is finally for sale. All my store buildings are offered for sale now too…didn’t catch that I had not set their boxes for sale until recently.

Nice large Elven Viking Building available for purchase. Looks like the museum will be full soon.
Nice large Elven Viking Building available for purchase. Looks like the museum will be full soon.
Kitty sofas...for the pet kitties. Not little people. lol
Kitty sofas…for the pet kitties. Not little people. lol
Kitties are like: yay! about time someone makes us furniture. Those creepy fuzzies get all the fun.
Kitties are like: yay! about time someone makes us furniture. Those creepy fuzzies get all the fun.

There will be an excerpt notecard offered soon at Dee’s Designs. This notecard will show a short scene from The Jada Series by Sandie Bergen.

The bay horse with Pink Ribbon Eyes in front of Dee’s Designs is named after the bay horse Dubric rides in the books. This is part of the memorials to honor close friend Sandie Bergen.

Dee’s Designs is named after my mother who battles Breast Cancer. Not advanced stage, thankfully, but she’s way too old for this crap. Dee’s Design offers limited products sold through the RFL or BC kiosks during fundraising season. There will also be other specials there later this year.

Bob and Dee are named after my parents, each battling cancer of some sort. The bay is Nightwind from Sandie Bergen's The Jada Series, who died of cancer Feb, 2105.
Bob and Dee are named after my parents, each battling cancer of some sort. The bay is Nightwind from Sandie Bergen’s The Jada Series, who died of cancer Feb, 2105.

 

Introducing our sims and new blog

The Great Tree at The Elvenglades with unicorns in front of it.
The Great Tree at The Elvenglades with unicorns in front of it. This is the first piece that will contribute to the notecard stories that will be found on our sims.

Dunvalos Reach Stores are no more. The Elvenglades Stores, Hudan Garden and Gazebo Sales, and Kaedara Breedables are born!

I have a 2X2 set of sims in Inworldz known as the Kaedara region. The name is the main location of my upcoming fantasy book series The Forbidden. The individual sims are named after locations on Kaedara within my books.

Fellow Myst Travelers will appreciate the inside cave in the Great Tree.
Fellow Myst Travelers will appreciate the inside cave in the Great Tree.

My inspiration for the Great Tree that sits on The Elvenglades sim is the tree in the cleft you can find in the Myst games. See http://www.mystonline.com to play for free.

Kaedara does have a few trees I could have drawn inspiration from, but they would all have taken up more space than I had to give. The Oak Temple of Zendara would have probably needed a sim to itself! The forest where the fairies live probably needs 1/2 a sim to do right. Maybe I can expand to more sims later. We’ll see.

Three store buildings to right are Tempest Myst Designs: Rugs, Interior decor, seating, household accessories and more. Large building is the Book Emporium.
Three store buildings to right are Tempest Myst Designs: Rugs, Interior decor, seating, household accessories and more. Large building is the Book Emporium.
Dee's Designs sits in the corner, ready for action in 2016, and Mystic's new store sits next to it.
Dee’s Designs sits in the corner, ready for action in 2016, and Mystic’s new store sits next to it.
The New Mystic Trove store featuring home decor and living by Mystic Serenia!
The New Mystic Trove store featuring home decor and living by Mystic Serenia!
Her old store building is offered for sale next to the new one.
Her old store building is offered for sale next to the new one.
The old store is a cool observatory. With a little bit of Myst influence inside, as it naturally happens with us.
The old store is a cool observatory. With a little bit of Myst influence inside, as it naturally happens with us.

I know this is short, but there’s a ton of building work I need to do on my own sites and more product for these sims. Future posts will tackle one sales location at a time, product news, breedables updates, and story building updates.

Please follow us or bookmark us if you’re not on wordpress. We have so much more coming and there’s a lot planned for my Take Me To Kaedara promotional campaign for my books.

Visit us in Inworldz and make sure to join our group. We’re sure to give away freebies often.

If you’re not in Inworldz, quit messing around and get your butt in here with us! It’s great being in Inworldz.

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