Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Gorean Goodies

I have never really understood why Second Life is home to so many Gorean roleplay sims, which are based on the series of science-fiction novels by John Norman. I personally find the sexual philosophy of the books to be repulsive, but they’re obviously popular in Second Life. There are dozens and dozens of Gorean sims, full of people roleplaying scenes from the Norman novels in endless variations.

Show up at a Gorean roleplay sim in regular streetwear and you’ll stick out like a sore thumb (and most likely, get asked to leave for messing up the atmosphere). Gorean clothing consists of two completely separate styles:

  1. Freemen or freewomen, who dress in medieval-era wear, with women wearing long skirts, often with a hijab and a veil;
  2. Kajira/Kajirus clothing (basically slavewear or skimpy dancing silks for women and men).

So, if that’s what you are looking for, hey, you’re in luck! (Trust me, you’re not going to find anything in-between those two extremes in Gorean sims.) The Gorean freemen/freewomen outfits can also easily be repurposed for medieval/fantasy roleplay. The freewomen’s outfits could also be used for conservative Muslim women’s wear, especially the headscarves and veils.

There are four Gorean sites I recommend you visit for some great freebies. All four spots are in the OOC (Out Of Character) welcoming areas of the sims, where you can dress as you like without being bothered by others.

City of Tor

At the City of Tor there are free outfits for men and women, including a very nice full gown with puffed sleeves which includes a 34-colour HUD:

The veil in the picture above comes from a separate outfit from the freebie outfits at Svago (see below), and it fits so snugly that you don’t need to worry about adding any hair underneath. The animated particle staff my avatar is holding is the Star of Stars staff from Talevin’s Magic Sky Village, the best place to get staves and wands on the entire grid! You can change the colour of the particle effects to one of ten different colours. You could say that here I was going for a medieval sorceress look with a Handmaid’s Tale edge 😉 Hey, it’s Second Life! Be who you want!

Here’s what the freemen’s outfit looks like (it includes the boots, and the tunic comes in four different colours). It’s very detailed and quite attractive for medieval/fantasy roleplay:

Svago

From the spawn point, turn right and touch the green door to go to the Gorean Welcome Centre. Then turn around and walk through the three sets of arches to find an extensive collection of free clothing for men and women:

In the following picture I am wearing Style 2 of the Gorean freewoman’s gown from Svago, which has a dramatic high collar and comes in five different colours, very suitable for medieval, fairytale, or fantasy wear:

Port Kar

You have to trek a bit from the spawn point for this one (here’s the exact SLURL, just follow the read beacon arrow and walk straight through the marketplace and through the stone arch at the end to reach the docks). There you will find five crates on the docks which you can buy for zero Lindens:

Click on the Port Kar FREE FW box and you will get this lovely medieval/fantasy gown with optional straps:

Here’s what the slavewear camisk looks like (there are two boxes for two versions of this outfit, one clean and one dirty/smudged):

Varn

At the City of Varn you can pick up some nice medieval clothing, just walk to the other end of the dock (past the Gorean Meter curtain) and click the containers sitting on the dock (one outfit for men and the other for women):

Here’s what the ornate medieval women’s outfit looks like:

And this is what the men’s outfit looks like (it includes a black cape which is not shown). Note that you have to click on the antlers on top of the container, rather than the container itself, to get this freebie!

So, there you have it! You do not need to spend any money to outfit yourself for medieval or fantasy roleplay if you visit these four Gorean freebie spots! Happy shopping!

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Second Life Fashion: New Golden Age Baroque Outfits for Women and Men from Silvan Moon Designs

Once again, the owners of Silvan Moon Designs (SL StoreSL MarketplaceFlickr), Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai, have outdone themselves with a beautiful Golden Age Baroque gown:

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Vanity Fair is wearing:

Gown: Golden Age Baroque gown (L$450 at Silvan Moon Designs)

Hair: Aria by D!va (free group gift; group is free to join; the roses are included and are colour-changeable, or can be turned off)

Jewelry: Antigone necklace and earrings in silver ice (no longer available in SL)

Shoes (not seen): Amy flats by KC Couture

Vanity is also wearing:

And Silvan Moon has not forgotten the men! There is also a Golden Age Baroque frockcoat outfit for them:

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This avatar is wearing:

Complete Outfit: Golden Age Baroque frock coat set with hat (L$450 at Silvan Moon Designs)

Mesh Head and Body: Max Altamura avatar (free from UniHispana Crea)

Hair: silver Casanova hair by Alli & Ali (free from the SL Marketplace)

Game of Thrones Roleplay in Second Life: Realm of Ice and Fire

Realm of Ice and Fire (ROIAF) is one of the more popular Game of Thrones roleplay sims in Second Life. Today I decided to load up my medieval roleplay avatar, Scarborough Fair, and pay a visit to see what’s going on. (Yes, I got lucky with that avatar name. “Fair” was only available as a last name for a two week period in spring of 2008!)

The level of care and energy which players have invested in their ROIAF avatars’ appearance is evident even from the lobby at the entry point of the sim:

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That’s Scarborough Fair in the middle in the bottom picture. She is wearing:

Mesh Head: Lulu Bento mesh head by Akeruka (Over the past year, Akeruka has had four different dollarbie Bento mesh heads—two female, and two male—as group gifts for members of the [AK] Heads, News & Support group; the group join fee was L$150, so that works out to 38.5 Linden dollars per head, an amazing deal! So you might want to join this group, in case they decide to offer other dollarbie deals on Bento mesh heads.)

Mesh Body: Maitreya Lara

Costume and Necklace: a gift from the Les Encantades booth at the current We Love Role-Play event

Hair: dark blonde Khaleesy [sic] hair by Monso

Shoes (not seen): Sonnet suede pumps by Hilly Haalan (free group gift; group is free to join)

Here are a few more pictures of the roleplay sim:

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Outfit Outlay: Ninjas in Sansar!

ninja (忍者) or shinobi (忍び) was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination and guerrilla warfare (Wikipedia). Three talented Sansar creators have made beautiful outfits for sale, for those days when you feel like channeling your inner ninja.

For women, there are two options for ninja wear. First up is the basic black Ninja Outfit – Female by Debi Baskerville, for S$99:

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You can pair it with the Katana for Sansar Female by Ralph Vintorix (S$50) and you’re good to go!

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Another option for women is the wonderfully detailed Onna-bugeisha / Ninja Top – Female and matching Onna-bugeisha / Ninja Pants -Female by Nya Alchemi (S$100 each). Add Nya’s Ninja Star Hat – Female to the outfit for S$75 and you’re all set!

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Here’s Vanity Fair in Nya Alchemi’s ninja outfit:

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For men, Ralph Vintorix has created a Classic Authentic Ninja Suit, which sells for S$450 and includes:

Igabakama (pants)
Kyahan (leg wrap)
Tekko (hand protection)
Uwagi (jacket)
Zukin (hood)
Tabi boots are available as a separate item (S$100) and is not included.
Katana and Pouch are free items.

Here’s my avatar in full ninja mode (click each image to see it larger):

So, whether you’re male or female, you are now ready to carry out espionage and other stealthy duties of the ninja!

(All pictures were taken in Genocyber Constantine’s Feudal Japan experience.)