Dear Real Life!
You shine bright in a lot of highly valued aspects, but one can certainly say that you have zero skill points in “good timing”. Thanks to that I can not say to have seen much of the Lovecraft Festival during the Festival.
I can tell though that if it was full in the past years, it was even more full this year!
Not only were there more visitors , but also more merchants present and an event schedule that can only be described by : packed to the brim!!
By all means, we even have a Movie Theater this year!
All this made possible by a wonderful staff that puts up with the task to make LoveFest every year even better than the past year. I am happy to have been able to work with such fantastic , skilled, amazing dedicated people. And I am certainly looking forward next year! If they will have me again that is 😀
But what I actually wanted to do is to write a post about this years adventure.
This is meant to encourage you, who visited the fest but missed out on the Adventure, to do it now, before it is gone forever. Or you, who planned to go to the LoveFest 2017, but had a similar active RL as I did- Absolute last chance to do it !
Hardcore fans of LoveFest in SL do know that there is an adventure quest every year…and each is totally different from prior ones. Also this time.
From here I slip in my researcher character and wish you happy reading:
Specimen Expedition “Mysteries Of The Deep”
[Spoken into a scratchy voice recording device :]
Upon entering the docks in the North Western corner of the town, I get greeted by a promising text :
MISKATONIC UNIVERSITY MARINE RESEARCH DEPT.
A marine research team recently returned from a remote ocean site, bringing live specimens and images taken by a dive team. You have opportunity to sign on for the second trip, to be equipped with diving gear and continue the exploration begun by the previous team.
It is the S.S. Lovecraft and someone informs politely:
S.S. LOVECRAFT at Sea – Welcome aboard! Be sure to get your deep sea diving suit, and ready for the descent!
Luckily here is a door leading back to Kingsport, in case you just remember to have forgotten to tell your family and friends how you wish your funeral to happen in case you don’t return form the expedition..or maybe you just decided to lack the balls …
But I (of course :D) do have the balls thus it is now time to get suited!
I recommend to read the notecard coming with your brand new diving suit. It has helpful suggestions for optimal realistic viewing under water.
Outside awaits an interesting Vehicle :
Are you ready?
Wear your diving suit and sit in the floating bathysphere.
I do not know how exactly, but I survived the ride and cannot believe my eyes. For a while I just stand here, look around, breath…
As I wander around I see many highly interesting things, strange beings and structures of unspeakable beauty , but also of unspeakable ….horror. Several times I get nearly eaten, ripped, gutted and what ever those beasts do to careless divers!
But from here I better spare my breath and let the Polaroids speak – the air supply will not last forever and I am not eager to drown before I find what I am searching for ….
[ end of scratchy voice device records …]
This was the last Polaroid of the missing researcher.
There might be hope that they survived the mission – but even if they live they very likely lost sanity due to the horrors they been facing down there.
LoveFest 2017 – 17-27 August
And your Bathysphere: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coral%20Moon/128/128/3001
PS : Yes, I have a store at LoveFest too. And I did not write a post about my Exclusives and Hunt Gifts at the Fest – Bummer, I know!
But I really lacked the time and so….. you are on your own here.
My store is direct by the Landing 😉