Will this placate Hazine enough to allow me to trade with the Veck En? We shall see..
So I wandered around the sims of sl gor for a time, trying to find some sustainable and fun rp. I didn’t have much luck. Either time differences or different interests(I.e. they just wanted to have pew-pew combat). That isn’t to say it’s not out there. In the process of writing this story I’ve encountered people that are working to increase rp in their community. An example of this was when I contacted the En of the (now-former) Veck ‘En, which became the Veck Jerag under the new leadership of Lico(Janine Braham). She is creating things for them to do, to generate rp,which sounded very promising.
However at the time of my story, everything just seemed to have died. It began to feel like a chore visiting the sims searching for people or trying to resurrect old storylines. So I decided to adopt the philosophy of online casino advert warnings that had started appearing on tv: When the Fun stops. STOP.
Approximately the last week of June 2018 I decided enough was enough. I deleted all the Gor people on my friends list,apart from a select few and left all but a few of my Gor-related groups. Although I did file away all the “Calling cards” of those removed into a folder in my inventory,just in case, which did prove useful for writing this.
I did go back in a little while after, in July, to do a short rp with the girl,Lips. It had upset her that I had decided to leave, but it would have been worse (and unfair of me) to leave her ownerless. So I entrusted her care to a huntress of the Forest Moon tribe, by the name of Angel. It might surprise some that I chose someone in Forest Moon,but Angel had formerly been of Shekinah Arani before the merger.
RP Log Start
[13:28:27] Ava: Tal all
[13:28:29] ձռցεl : Tal Ava..very nice to see you…* smiles softly
[13:29:28] Ava: greetings sav
[13:29:54] Shameena(aka Lips) “Greetings my Mistress” I said as I saw Lady Ava entering the Tavern
[13:29:57] Sav: tal ava
[13:30:01] Ava: I’m glad you are here with the girl, Angel
[13:30:29] ձռցεl : Thanks you yes…..nice you here now…
[13:31:25] Ava: it is just a brief visit, I wanted to discuss the girl
[13:31:50] Shameena sits there quietly listening to them
[13:32:21] Ava: she has been mine for quite some time, however my trade and business are taking me further and further away
to the extent that I’m almost at risk of abandonment
[13:33:00] ձռցεl : yes please..I gave her a name …as she know now as Shameena …and yes ..therefore like to ask you to official to open her collar for me
[13:33:01] Ava: so I need someone to take her
[13:33:51] Ragnar : taloha Ava
[13:33:52] Ava nods and rummages in her pouch for a key
[13:34:02] Ava: tal ragnar
[13:34:39] ձռցεl : Thank you Ava ..and I am honored to accept her collar ..and her key of the collar
[13:34:45] Sav: tal rags
[13:35:10] Ragnar: seems, that half of ikarei have a bubble party
[13:35:22] Ava bends over and unlocks the collar, straightens and holds out the key to angel
[13:35:24] OpenCollar: Shameena’s collar has been unlocked.
[13:35:51] Shameena gasps as my Collar been removed
[13:36:04] ձռցεl : smiles as I take the key from Ava* thank you really my pleasure to take care of her ..*
[13:36:59] Ava: I know I can trust you with her
[13:37:50] ձռցεl : Nods for sure will not disappoint you…* takes off her collar and slowly slide my collar around her neck
[13:41:22] Ava brushes the girls hair away from her face and looked down at her “you’re now angel’s, I’m sure you’ll serve her as well as you have me”
[13:42:26] ձռցεl : smiles..as I see her collar removed and place my own collar round Shameena her neck..locks with a small key * Thank you Ava
[13:42:37] Shameena “Yes huntress, I will” I managed to say as it was an emotional moment for me”
[13:43:02] Shameena “I am now Lady Angel property”
[13:43:16] Ava: good girl
[13:43:26] ձռցεl : Nods you are Shameen ..and again Thank you Ava..was a pleasure
[13:44:37] Shameena said to Lady Ava “It was a pleasure serving you Huntress”
[13:45:24] Ava: You know well that I am no huntress, just Lady
[13:45:54] Ava looks around the tavern “interesting new replacment building, seems a little darker”
[13:46:47] ձռցεl : mods..well we not finished yet but we slowly progress
(I have edited out shouting and combat meter msgs here to make the rp readable)
[13:46:49] Ava hearing the shouting and noises of combat she speaks to angel “Now, that, I have not missed”
[13:48:20] ձռցεl : well makes more customers as seems they need a drink after the fight and finally all ends good
[13:49:20] Ava: I see you’ve not changed the prices, I never did get around to writing them up on the wall
[13:49:42] Ava: I found it was convenient to let them overpay and only comment if they underpaid
[13:49:59] ձռցεl : we working on a new price list..but this one will do for now
[13:53:13] Ava: I should be going I have shipment to check on. Take care all
[13:53:15] Sav: be safe ava
[13:53:26] Shameena “Well wishes”
RP Log End
And that was my last in-character conversation in SL Gor.
Lots of things have happened since my departure from sl gor, sadly not for the better. I heard of several others deciding they’d had enough of gor, as if I’d started some kind of Exodus, but that is heresy and I have nothing to back it up.
Things that definitely did happen and related to people and places I have mentioned,included:
- The departure of Mariko from Forest Moon, that she writes about in her Gazzette Editorial in October 2018. This caused a mix of emotions for me. Part of me thought “told you so” after the events nearly a year previous when she invited Forest Moon in, I saw and felt the lack of sisterhood she mentions right away. However a more rational part of me was sad for her, it was obviously a very hard choice to make. But is no surprise that such a strong leader and Gor player, that I have the greatest respect for, was able to move on to another tribe fairly quickly.
- The disbanding of Forest Moon (1st February 2019) Was sad but inevitable I thought.
- The closure of Elation and Three Moon Valley regions. (1st March 2019) Elation was where my tavern was located and where a lot of my story rp took place. This was a very sad day and a great loss to sl gor. As it says in the linked post: “a very big thank-you is owed to Anjel Goodnight” for keeping the sims going for so long.
And in the words of Forest Gump, “that’s all I have to say about that”. I hope you enjoyed reading my story despite it’s length. I may post other snippets of rp if I come across them.
Please feel free to leave a comment on this or any of the other parts.
Shekinah Arani huntress,Elation Tavern Keeper,Forest Moon Friend,Last of the Shekinah, Ikeri Tribe Friend, Dani’s Band Friend and Free Merchant.