New World Notes, Hypergrid Adventurers, and Devokan

Expanded Devokan Tao hub, 10 March 2012
It all started two weeks ago with a comment by John “Pathfinder” Lester on the photo of the expanded Devokan Tao hub in my Flickr stream:

Simply amazing. I am going to bring my Hypergrid Adventurers Club on a tour of these regions this week.

Hypergrid Adventurers Club? A tour THIS WEEK?

A few minutes with Google unearthed more details about the Hypergrid Adventurers Club, including their calendar. Today was Tuesday 10th April, and the next tour was scheduled for Thursday 12th. Panic!

The next couple of days I spent alerting the others and checking that all was working as it should be — this was potentially a chance to test out how well the server could cope with a larger group of visitors…

The Hypergrid Adventurers tour went well. I joined them from the start, using the hypergrid to teleport from OSgrid down to Jokaydia grid, then back again with the group.

The tour itself started at Devokan Tao, in the hub. In true Uru fashion we all lined up to use the linking book to Waysmeet, the tree village (the book is on the central ring of desks).

From Waysmeet we flew to Deepwater, followed some of the processional walkways, through the temple, then used an archway portal on the north side of the island that linked us to a cave underneath the central lake. Embedded in the cave’s floor are remains of some sort of mechanism — by appearance older than the buildings on the island’s surface, yet suggesting a more advanced technology.

Another archway portal in a side cave whisked us to Starfyre, to the edge of the wooded grove.

From there we returned to Devokan Tao and used the linking book to Tao Lia. There the time of group exploration came to an end, but friendships across grids were confirmed and personal invitations extended to return and explore more — there really is a lot more to see!

Pathfinder wrote up an account of the meeting, complete with many photos:
Hypergrid Adventurers Club visits a Myst and Uru inspired world: Devokan Trust on OSGrid.

And today that account was picked up by New World Notes: Myst & Uru Roleplay Regions Leave Second Life to be Beautifully Reborn on OpenSim Grid.

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2 Comments

  1. April 20, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    I’m sorry I gave you a panic with the short notice. We all had a wonderful time during our visit, and you were a fantastic host.

    And I’m very happy to see the project getting even more well deserved press. 🙂

  2. thednivoice said,

    April 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    Wonderful! The folks who make up the Devokan Trust have worked hard to create something beautiful. We truly are a metaversal community!


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