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Unnatural Updates for the week of 9.11.23


"Role-playing games are contests in which the players usually cooperate as a group to achieve a common goal rather than compete to eliminate one another from play...Role games...bring players together in a mutual effort."

- Gary Gygax


COMING UP THIS WEEK:


9/13 @ 6pm-7pm SLT Welcome Wednesday - Strap up those hiking boots and grab a backpack! We are meeting this week at the Ranger Station. Hosted by our new Shifter Lore Keeper Fiadh Ó Caoimh. We're here to answer questions about lore, races, event ideas, and welcome you to Ashmore! Kick your shoes off and come on down! (Welcome Wednesdays are OOC events)


9/14 @ 4pm SLT Fight Club @ Scrap N' Save Salvage and Junkyard


9/16 @ 5PM SLT Ashmore Lodge Grand Open and End of the Summer Party


>>Have an event you'd like to see on sim? Submit your ideas here: https://forms.gle/c193nk4NNw3jUwcJ8 Make sure after you submit to send a quick DM to Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) in-world or ryder_storms in Discord.

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SAVE THE DATE:


9/20 - Welcome Wednesday 8pm - 10pm SLT hosted by Bear Stillwater at the Fishing Hole


9/21 - First Day of Fall


Full Moon Observance Sept. 30th - Oct. 1st

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THIS WEEK IN UNNATURAL:


Citizens can rest this week knowing a serial killer is off the streets of Ashmore. According to Ashmore Police Department, a warrant was executed at the residence of one Havier Ohler in Berks County, PA. Ohler was wanted in connection with a string of murders spanning North-Eastern Pennsylvania, including victims in Montrose, Honesdale, Ashmore, and Towanda. Ohler was successfully apprehended after a brief stand-off with Law Enforcement, and transferred to Berks County Jail where he was arraigned without bail. A date for the trial has not been set.


In other news, tyranny has found it's way to our little hamlet. Team Hydrant Humpers is trying to oppress Team Sanguine Sippers by taking away their inalienable rights. Then tension brewing between the wolves and the vampires seems to be surpassing the great Team Edward/Team Jacob debate of the early 2000's. What will this mean for Ashmore when tempers finally turn to action?

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ROLEPLAY OPPORTUNITIES:


>>>Do You Have What It Takes?

Ashmore Fire Department is now hiring Volunteer Firefighters. Serve your community in your spare time, gain world class training and experience with state of the art equipment and make a difference.

Full-time FF/EMT positions are also available. Apply today!


>>>Interested in being a business owner/manager?

There are several sim-owned business that are available. To claim the business send a notecard with the business and your proposal to a Community Leader. Be sure to include community event ideas and ways you think you can help promote your business.


>>>Do you want to serve and protect your community?

Do you have an infinity for coffee and donuts! Then the Ashmore Police Department may be your calling! Pick up your application at the front desk of the APD or visit the APD Page


>>>Does the sight of blood fascinate you?

Enjoy giving sponge baths? Have an outrageous amount of medical school debt? Well Ashmore Health is looking for CNA's, Nurses, Doctors, and other medical professions. Visit the front desk at Ashmore Health to apply!


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ROLEPLAY INSIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Disagreeing with Sim Lore


In the vast and creatively charged realm of Second Life, roleplay sims are the lifeblood of immersive storytelling. Each sim weaves its own intricate lore, a tapestry of narratives carefully crafted by the community that inhabits it.


One of the most remarkable aspects of Second Life is its adaptability. Unnatural's lore creator, Kalilope Karas, has spent years crafting the framework we exist in while hoping to leave enough room for creativity and inclusivity of the differing supernatural lore that exists in the world. But as stated on the race pages, "This is our version."


Many players have found ingenious ways to work around the parameters of the lore. They create alternative storylines, forging their own unique narratives within the sim's framework. Those that tend to push against the lore seemingly struggle to create meaningful roleplay and connections within the sim environment.


But what happens when you don't quite see eye to eye with the established lore?

You can speak to a community lead or lore keeper to see if there is any insight or clarification on the lore that could be helpful as your craft your story.


Positive and constructive feed back is welcomed. Though it will not guarantee change to the lore, it may spark further clarification on the existing lore in future updates.


Or you can decide that perhaps this lore doesn't fit your unique storytelling journey and explore the endless storytelling crossroads possibilities of roleplay in the Second Life Grid.



Enjoy your week Unnatural!


Kali (kaliope.karas) - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Pauleh - Sim Owner/Community Lead

Lexie Vaher - Community Lead

Leah Grave (abigail.macalroy) - Community Lead

Fen Blacach (fen.syakumi) - Community Lead



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