Drune is back!
I missed the last incarnation of this place, since it doesn’t seem to stay for long, so I’m pleased I got to visit this time around. Hopefully it’ll still be there for you to visit when you read this.
To set the scene this is the land description:
A drift down memory lane, with an eldritch tone. Cyberpunk Streets, Cyber Punk City, Sci Fi, Bladerunner, Lovecraft
So you can expect lots of bright neon lights, dark alleyways and (non-drivable)flying cars.
The arrival point is an Underground (Subway) station.
exit through the ticket barriers up the escalator as you would a real station.
This takes you up into a waiting room
Now we get to the interesting part, exiting this area takes you out into a main street where you are bombarded with the expected neon and shopfronts.
You then come to what must be the proclaimed “crossroads”.
You may have noticed in the last picture in the previous gallery I passed a blue Christmas tree, this becomes relevant when you reach the crosroads.
There’s different coloured trees in different directions, this helps you keep your bearings, when at street level at least. I picked red and went that way.
Drune has lots of little nooks and crannies full of detail, as I walked I saw a sliding door open slightly and had a peek.
This one was a car repair place,not super interesting from my point of view, but illustrates the detail put into the place.
When I got to the end of the road there was a junction
I headed right towards the pink neon lighting a stairwell and wasn’t surprised what I found..a bar with a some rather evocative statues at the entrance and some fun solo dance furniture.
Heading through to the back I had a look down at the street below
Next I retraced my steps down to ground level and took the opposite alley that took me to a ground level bar with a somewhat classier feel.
I then took a nearby fire-escape style staircase which seemed to go on for ever, when I reached the top I look over the edge…it’s a long way down!
However up at the top is a whole nother way of seeing the city, via a maze of walkways.
When I reached the apparent end there seemed to fortunately be a lift back down
But when I took it down and followed the subsequent corridor..It led to a locked door!
I had no choice but to go back up and walk around the gangways. But as I said, it’s a bit of a maze and couldn’t find the stairs! I decided to abandon my pedestrian approach that I try to stick to when exploring and took the express route back to the ground, that you could only get away with in SL, jump over the railing. The fall seemed even further than it looked.
Back on the ground I’d landed in what at first glance was a sex venue of some kind, til I read the second line “Cosmetic Surgery”, not what you normally might associate red or pnk neon with, also not a roleplay avenue I’d want to pursue!
On the whole another great incarnation of the cityscape, worth visiting for sure, lots to be found with lots of attention to detail.
Arrival point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Real%20Angel%20Estate/33/128/37 Region Rating: Adult
(although it could probaby get away with being rated Moderate, if it weren’t for a few revealing photos on an upper level,since the signage everywhere appears to be merely suggestive and I didn’t find any furniture with adult animations.)
This post was featured on the SecondLife Community Blog on 14th December 2020