Otherworldly

Waiting for a Bird

Need props for Medieval scenes? Then Del-ka Aedilis should be among your first stops. The latest addition to their range of Medieval decor is a dovecote set that includes both a wall-mounted and a free-standing dovecote as well as palisade fencing if you were to build it up outside. The pieces also include versions with snow on. But I opted for using just the two dovecote versions and placing them on the top level of Fanatik’s Chillon Tower, which conveniently has openings all around for birds to fly out and in.

The Del-ka Aedilis set is available at the current round of We Love Role-Play and so is the outfit I am wearing, Rakshasa’s Callan set and the matching boots. It has a bit of an elvish feel to it, though done up in red and black (the fatpack has quite the spread of textures to choose from) I suppose it feels rather Targaryen. Especially since I have a habit of giving myself pale hair when using a male body.

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Snow Falling

It rained a bit here today, but I am still in Winter mood, waiting for more snow tomorrow. So, I am playing around with more snow scenes in Second Life as well, here using a covered viking hut from Del-ka Aedilis with the shimmer snow particles from Dysfunctionality. My outfit is by Sweet Kajira for the December round of We Love Role-Play (still available through January) and the head piece is by Miamai for Winter’s Hollow (open until the 20th of January). The poses are from Nantra’s Blame it on the Rain set, but that works just as well with snow of course.

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Alone at the Inn

For the independent adventuress, the Flor outfit and matching boots from Sweet Kajira are a perfect choice. Perhaps she is a pirate or a mercenary, but either way she is the kind of woman who can visit an inn on her own, certain that she can handle any trouble that comes her way. The textures on this set are really nice and the fatpack HUD offers a wide range of mixing and matching options. You’ll find it at We Love Role-Play for a few days more!

The gorgeous curly hairstyle is by Truth and is aptly named Bounce, of which it has plenty. My skin here is Otrera by Nar Mattaru in Olive, one of my favourites, and the shape an in-progress work for Zora and Legacy.

The build is one of the Medici townhouses by Del-ka Aedilis and I liked the idea of trying something different with this one, so I set it up as an inn. It has a large room on the first floor and a large room on the second floor, so that could serve as a common room and a sleeping loft.

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Roman Flower

You still have a few days until October 30th and the last day of the current Redeux round, which features (among other things) the Villa Equites from Del-ka Aedilis. A part of the Rome Series, it is an elegant villa with a garden, such as might be owned by one of the Equites. They were a wealthy social class but not as high ranking as the patricians. The villa features a first floor with the atrium and garden and additional rooms, as well as a partial upper floor overlooking the garden and with an attached balcony. There, I placed the banquet triclinium from the Civitas series and did a shot from a set of dancing poses by Nantra and one on the couch.

The outfit is not very Roman! But it is quite sexy, this collaboration between Petrichor & Ersch. There’s a bit of a kimono-feel to it with the wrap and the bow, but of course made a lot more revealing. As usual, you get tons of options for colors and you can choose to hide certain parts.  You also have three different skirt options.

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The Lady at the Fountain

We Love Role-Play remains open for two more days, until the 28 of September, so don’t miss the chance to check out all the great deals for this round. You will find new releases at 15% to 30% discounts, such as the lovely Cerridwen gown from Ruxy and the Butterfly Hennin by Grasshopper St. The gown is definitely more of a fantasy piece whereas the headgear is appropriately medieval. The ensemble gave me a reason to revisit my little Renaissance-inspired town, built with Del-ka Aedilis’s Medici Series of buildings. I also added a fountain from Hextraordinary to fill out the central square some.

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Palazzo Leonardo

I have shown off several builds from the Medici series by Del-ka Aedilis already (and you can see a couple at the edges of these shots, making up the little renaissance town I’ve built up), but the Palazzo Leonardo is definitely the grandest of the set. Here you are treated to three opulent floors, three different balconies and a beautiful bell tower. This is undoubtedly the seat of someone wealthy and influential, used to hosting fabulous masquerades for nobles from far and away.  This could function as a stand-alone build in the center of a garden or as the ruling lord’s residence in a city.

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The Herbalist

In a forest clearing sits a cosy cottage. If the weather allows, the window shutters and the door stands open, welcoming any visitor who might be seeking out the herbalist.

The Herbalist’s Cot Heiltrud and the various furnishings (alcove bed in PG or Adult, worktable, fireplace, chair and shelf) are by Del-ka Aedilis for We Love Role-Play, with each piece sold separately. The cottage has two versions, one with and one without flowers and herbs on the outside. There are also alternative pieces for the fireplace, worktable and chair.

The pretty embroidered gown is a collaboration between Les Encantades and Una and judging by this dress they should do more! I really like the texturing, it feels a bit unusual, and its nicely fitted. For ornamentation, I added the Ekka headband from Angelicus.  And, of course, the pretty Harmony hairstyle from Wasabi comes with the lovely flowers (but can also be worn without).

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Last Chances

For today, two reminders of events that are ending soon.

First we have Hair Fair, ending on July 2nd. For curls, Analog Dog is my favourite, and this is a lovely style called Mer. I have also been a fan of their browns and reds for many, many years.

Then Redeux, which ends on June 30th. There you can find an elegant Roman townhouse, perhaps belonging to a wealthy citizen or a prosperous foreign merchant, that is the latest release from Del-ka Aedilis as a part of their new Rome series.

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The Journey Begins

The time had come to leave the solitude of the rural keep and return to the court, however much she would have preferred to remain at her chosen retreat. But no, the game demanded all players in position and she would have to take up her appointed role once more.

For the June round of We Love Role-Play, which opens in about an hour, Del-ka Aedilis has released a medieval carriage for travel roleplay. It cannot be used as a vehicle, but it does include poses for being seated in the carriage and it has room for one male and one female sitter. The carriage comes with and without the two hitched horses and also in pure deco versions. There are lots of nice little details, such as the luggage and supplies stacked in the back and I love the little candle inside the carriage. A very nice roleplay prop which I am tempted to try and hitch some Teegle horses to.

The opulent dress, which consists of a pretty undergown (which offers three different styles for the chest and arms) that could be worn on its own and an elaborate overgown, is by Rakshasa for We Love Role-Play. Its beautifully made and fitted for a nice range of bodies. 

With the dress I am wearing a new updo from No.Match that I picked up at the Arcade as well as a new skin from Nar Mattaru for the Level event. Since it was made specifically for my favourite LeLutka head, Zora, I could not resist picking it up and I think I will be making some shapes for it as I really like the way it looks. As with all Nar Mattaru skins, it has great character. It also includes some nice extras; a nose fit for other heads than Zora, contours, blush, eyeshadow and a few other things.

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Fantasy Faire 2023: Noble Houses

I love taking photos at the Fantasy Faire while the Fairelands are still around, but to show off the beautiful new buildings from Del-ka Aedilis I had to return home and play around with building a whole new renaissance quarter to accommodate them! There’s a total of eight new buildings added to the Medici series and I’ve worked three of those into my setup together with a pair of previous releases.  In addition, I have added decor pieces from Harshlands and Contraption. But first, lets take a look at what I am wearing.

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The Blacksmith’s Daughter

Just waiting at the castle’s forge for her father to return home from the tavern, where he has been spending too much time of late.

The Brokk Blacksmith set from Del-ka Aedilis is a nice set of non-animated props for creating a norse/medieval forge. I did find the lack of an anvil curious, so I added one from another set. The fires can be doused or lit and each piece comes in either plain wood or with a norse-inspired pattern.

I am wearing three new releases from We Love Role-Play. First we have the Atlas Gorget from Kreep, a very fancy piece of smithing which includes male and female fits and several texture options. The tunic is by Senzafine and I love the asymmetric cut. Finally, we have the Gudrun boots from Rakshasa. These are available for several male and female bodies and include a HUD for texture changes. Very nice and useful boots.

My hair is also a new release, the latest Truth & Wasabi collaboration called Seri. It comes in two versions, like this or with bangs, and is available at Kustom9.

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Be Welcome

The large inn lay furthest out on the peninsula and served travellers coming both by land and sea. The dusky interior was cheerfully lit by torches and by the smile of the tavernkeep’s daughter.

There are so many new releases that I absolutely adore in this post. First, make certain not to miss the Spring Edition of the Asha hair from Wasabi, out for 50 Linden Friday. This is my favourite braid in Second Life and it is so pretty with the flowers. I had already decided on wearing Asha for this post and then the special edition came out and made the look even better, its so sweet together with the lovely Emma gown by Les Encantades, a new release for We Love Role-Play. The dress can be worn with or without the embroidered corset and the fullpack you can mix and match the colours.

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Sins of the Father

How fortunate that I sent Ran to shop the Salt & Pepper retirement sale, because a few days later it turned out that a naughty priest was just what I needed for the couple pose “the Noose” from Be My Mannequin.  Clearly, the temptation of the beautiful concubine was too much for this man of the cloth. 

I am wearing the very revealing Keraves dress from Petrichor & Ersch, a one-piece outfit with plenty of texture options for the fabric and the gems. Here I went with gold and red to match the utterly stunning Theodora Circlet from Old Treasures. That has to be my new favourite piece of jewellery in SL. And it fits very well with the beautiful new Morgana hair from Magika, a must-have style.

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The Woodsman’s Wife

One day, she came to his cottage in the middle of the woods, wearing clothing in the colours of the wood and with a strange mark on her forehead.

There’s a new round of We Love Role-Play on its way in just a few days, so of course I’ve got to tease a few upcoming things. But first up, a look at the Woodcutter Shed from Del-ka Aedilis, a simple but nice addition for any medieval, norse or just rustic setup. A log is ready for being worked on, a stack of logs are stored against the back and on the side of the shed hangs an axe and a saw.

As for what you an expect from WLRP, the Blanca dress from Les Encantades has a rustic fantasy feel, especially in this colour combination. I found the fit on Maitreya a little so-so in terms of a lot of alphaing being needed, though with a dress that really doesn’t matter so much. The Eye of the Forest cosmetic set features eyeshadow and a forehead design and comes from Reviver.

The beautiful long hair with the charming strands of hair falling over the face is Iliana from Wasabi, out at the Fifty. I love most things about this style, though it seems to expect rather larger breasts than my avatar has.

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Regal Reception

Few were granted the honour of meeting with the King’s favourite in her private apartments, from where it was said she ruled the King and thus the kingdom. She was beautiful, garbed in green and gold, and very dangerous.

From Zaara comes the beautiful Kashmira Lehenga, consisting of a beautiful, embroidered top over a skirt and accessorised with a scarf.  The fatpack allows you to mix and match all the colours, for some lovely combinations. The elaborate hair jewellery is made by Antaya and the HUD includes a good range of colour options for each section, so it was easy to match it to the outfit. Finally, I added part of the Ceres tattoo from Nefekalum, with materials for an extra bit of golden sheen.  All these new releases are from We Love Role-Play, whereas the decor consists of older releases from Old Treasures, Del-ka Aedilis, Libertine and Paper Moon.

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