Saturday, February 6, 2016

But why is the rum gone?

At the far Northwest corner of Satori (also called Maebaleia, or The Japanese Continent) is a small island called Pirate's Cove. It is easily reachable by boat or Yavascript Pod; in fact, the N1 Yavascript route stops there on its way around the coastline. Go to the Yavascript station at Basilisk and choose the N1 route (several routes leave from there) for Southern Nautilus and the NW Maebaleia Islands. If you've never ridden a pod, this is one of the more interesting routes, and a great place to start. But be sure to hop off at the island with the large pirate ship and huge, grinning skull. 

This crescent-shaped island is another mole creation; you can find a great number of interesting mole builds dotting the small islands which surround each continent. On this one you can explore a pirate ship, warm yourself by a campfire, or grab some whiskey from several bottles scattered around the island. If you look carefully, you might even find the pirate treasure, and take away a sapphire crown and a gleaming sword complete with built-in pirate attitude (see picture below). The only thing conspicuously missing was rum.

But the best part of this island might well be the discovery that we all own the large, gleaming skull that dominates the landscape. Created by resident Locke Cardway, you can find a copy in your inventory! Look under:  Library >> Objects >> Sculpt Prims - Examples, and it is called Skullpty2. It is mod/copy/transfer, so you can make it as large or small as you want, for use as a pirate cave or a Shakespearean prop. Alas, poor Yorick, all the rum is gone.

After moving on from Pirate's Cove, the Yavapod tour passes by a number of interesting builds, including Rte. 14 (home to Dead Mole's Curve and the Seven Chicken Bridge), and the impressive remains of the Leviathan on Ahab's Haunt (see below). Created by resident Yavanna Llanfair, Yavascript pod tours cover most of the Linden roads and waterways on the Mainland, and are a great way to see the sights. Not always in the shape of a pod, they also turn into train cars, boats, balloons, or even snowmobiles, depending on the landscape. The main pod station at Durango also houses the pod information centre, where you can find information about the tour commentary and catch a pod through some of the most historic areas of the grid.  

So ahoy, mateys! Choose a route, hop on, tour the Mainland by pod...and plunder some pirate treasure along the way! Just be sure to bring your own rum. 


  1. I really like this blog, Kinn. I've always been somewhat interested in Mainland history, but could never find places to visit outside of the Destination Guide and some profile feeds. Now i'm happy. :-))

    1. Thanks, Squashy! I'm so glad you like it. :))