It was around 2009 that I discovered nAvitar Pandoran Roleplay in Second Life. I had never heard of Roleplay when I teleported to a region that sounded incredible, I also had not heard of or had seen Avatar the movie by James Cameron yet.
I teleported right to the region unaware they had a special landing for visitors where they could get ready before landing on region, with info there and hats to wear so that the role-players on region could identify the visitors.
So I land on region with no hat on, right into an ongoing Roleplay. The Leader of the group acknowledged me and said “You are very lucky we don’t kill you and eat you alive.” I laughed but then realized he was very serious. He then explained that I needed to go to the visitor landing and obtain the Orange visitors hat then come back and tour the region. This was my first experience with Roleplay attraction and was very surprised there were such strict rules, especially in a virtual world where most anything goes..
Obtaining the information there I learned the storyline of their roleplay and decided to give it a try. I became a clan member and in no time was in training at the Na’vi shooting range where they practiced shooting targets with bow and arrow and a bot there would shoot back. Which he did and shot me dead in training. It felt very real to die using their meter, but not to fret in no time the Hawpanyu healed me with octoshrooms the only plant to revive life at their nAvitar roleplay. My first roleplay experience, I loved it.
I roleplayed here for year or so when the attraction went up for sale, I was in a position at the time that I decided to purchase nAvitar. We rocked if for a few years until opensim became a thing and I wanted to go out and explore more, selling nAvitar to another longtime role-player of that attraction.
I landed in Virtual Highway eventually and missing nAvitar and surfing I decided to put in those attractions there. Blue Moon it was called with many creators helping to finally realize a beautiful Pandoran attraction. This was the advertisement when we opened.
The World within the World……. Within Virtual Highway, a whole new world has been created… The Blue Moon Pandoran Roleplay Regions This amazing place was established February 1, 2012 and is opening its doors to all of you, to enjoy as a Pandoran paradise.
Months of preparations have gone into the opening with many creators contributing to the project, and as we now see... it will take many more months to perfect Blue Moon to be at its full capacity. With this in mind we have decided to just go ahead and open Blue Moon now, just as a Pandoran Park. Later, when there is more interest generated and many roles filled, we will then go full swing with a Role-play attraction.
R.W. (Reemer Waco) began the project by building the Blue Moon Landing area that is a mothership of shopping pods. It’s a great central location where Role-players get into character prior to teleporting to the Roleplay Areas of Blue Moon. There are many merchants here selling high quality products, such as Syndel Daviau of Tribal Soul, Secrets Hair, and Underscore, Kayaker Magic of Ocean Engineering and Pandoran Museum of Natural Art, Webby Merlin of Mated for Life and LaNebia Stransky of L.N.S. , also Medhue Simoni with his Na'vi AO will be here soon too.
The Home tree (erected by R.W.) which is home to the Ti'pani Clan, towers 80 Meters into the Pandoran skies. At the very top are branches with hammocks, and just above rests the Ikrans nest, where the clan ikrans reside. This is a beautiful build and central to Na’vi role-players.
The Alpha Centauri RDA Base is where the Human Role-players can meet up and plan their events for the day. It is complete with cafeteria with animated foods, adding realism to the role-play experience The Avatar Medical Lab, also created by R.W., is where the role-players will role-play the avatar program. He incorporated a decompression chamber and an Avatar Link Unit, there are also working animated computers. The detailing RW adds in all his builds, even the medical props, also add realism to the project.
The many native Pandoran animals found here really bring life to the world and have been provided courtesy of Kayaker Magic. The animated Pandoran Ikrans, Pandoran Yerik, Wandering Storm Clouds, Pandoran Woodsprites, Canopy Trees, Phoenix Fir Trees, Pandoran Tube Plants, Na'vi Ceremonial Bow, Na'vi Practice Target are amazingly details and life-like. All can be seen at the Pandoran Museum of Natural Art, at the Blue Moon Landing.
Webby Merlin brought Lightshare skies, and the stunning floating mountains, that the Ni'awve Clan call home. The bio-luminescence effect Webby has achieved on the ground textures we provided her, is spectacular and lends itself to Eywa's connection to all things Pandora.
Lyric Alexander brought the Tree of Souls, and our Helicoridian plants. Tree of Souls is awesome for so many reasons. Mainly because Lyric took on the project just having arrived in Virtual Highway, with few tools on hand, and learning too how to tweak the scripts so that everything worked as it should. When you visit Tree of Souls, you will definitely feel the connection.
Our native translator is with thanks to Zeree Hathor.
Tiffany Magic built all the waterfalls around the regions and gave her support at every turn. Her help with the prim allowance benefits all of us at Blue Moon– huge thanks Tiffany!! Logger Sewell, supplies the Avatar Music you hear streaming at Blue Moon, his support has also been invaluable during these months of building.
Linda Kellie Henson donated her time, also sharing many of the incredible sculpts she creates. Like her leg prims, used to create Blue Moon's flower the Pandoran Pitcher Plant. Many of her items helped to create Blue Moon. Linda has also provided a great Na'vi Skirt and Feather Necklace free for all to share.
Sunbeam Magic, Jamie Wright, Leora Jacobus and Minethere Always, thank you visiting Blue Moon and offering what you could to the project.
Melina Horten gave support throughout the project, her friendship helped Blue Moon flourish.
Trixie Noel, helped with the final draft of this announcement, thanks so much Trixie.
These are the creators of Blue Moon, it is these people we owe a great deal of gratitude to. Thank you for helping us realize the Best Pandoran RP Regions ever. We welcome all to come celebrate the opening of Blue Moon Pandoran RP Regions, Virtual Highway.
Please understand, until we have many interested role-players Blue Moon will be open for you to come and enjoy anytime and role-play with your friends. Scheduled role-plays and events will come later, when there is enough interest to have the leader roles filled. We also would like to have more props in place.
So then we opened…we had some interested in roleplay, but because it was a closed grid there were not many visitors. I decided to purchase my Blue Moon .oar file from Virtual Highway and recreate it at con.tin.u.um grid. The last few months I have been fine tuning and brushing off my dusty notes, and realizing this Roleplay attraction is one that I hold dear to my heart, and must continue. Reyn Softly has added his creative touch in the landscaping and made it lush and junglelike, thank you Reyn.
We just announced we are seeking Olo’eyktans the clan leaders of our three tribes, we will also feature Hawpanyu classes for those wishing to learn about Na’vi healing.
For those of you who have thought of roleplay but had no clue where to start, I think you will find this a rewarding experience. We strive to stay true to the movie storyline. Our storyline is before RDA invades Pandora. A time of peace yes but with that peace comes the different battles for rank and foods.
We invite all to come experience the beauty of our newly named Iknimaya region. We felt the new name is appropriate, Iknimaya is a treacherous but fundamental rite of passage in which a young Na'vi must select, capture, and successfully bond with one of the ikran who nest in the Hallelujah Mountains. Which we reenact here.
Not into roleplay but still want to visit? Please do, we invite all to come and explore the region and see the many creators’ creations that created this magnificent place.
I would love to thank Fred Beckhusen, for giving us the opportunity to bring this region to life. Beautiful plants too that we have been adding just make this place spectacular!
Thank you creator friends, this is one dream worth dreaming!
Special thank you to James Cameron and the movie Avatar, for the inspiration.