Wednesday, May 11, 2016

SILK ROAD VII HUNT

JUNE 1 - 30, 2016

THEME: XANADU

Perryn Peterson, the Major of Mieville has done it again,
offering another wonderful hunt with the magical theme, Xanadu.
Again we will be seeking these elusive
Pagodas (pictured below) that offer hints and prizes galore.

What would a blog about a hunt with the theme Xanadu be
without posting the famous poem for which it's named.

Xanadu
Kubla Khan
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers were girdled round:
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills, Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
But oh! that deep romantic chasm which slanted Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place! as holy and enchanted As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing, A mighty fountain momently was forced:
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail:
And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever It flung up momently the sacred river.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man, And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean:
And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far Ancestral voices prophesying war!
The shadow of the dome of pleasure Floated midway on the waves;
Where was heard the mingled measure From the fountain and the caves.
It was a miracle of rare device, A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!
A damsel with a dulcimer In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssinian maid, And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora. Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song, To such a deep delight 'twould win me
That with music loud and long I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome! those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there, And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice, And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed And drunk the milk of Paradise. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

IT ALL BEGINS JUNE 1ST
Merchants if you wish your gift to be pictured here, please look in notices for the instructions
and forward it to Meadow Copperfield by Sunday, May 29, 2016.
Late entries will be welcome and included as received.


Your first stop is at #001 - Imperial Palace
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Dickens/91/61/26
If you have not already joined the Historical Group be sure to do that. 
There is a sign to join just inside the Imperial Palace.
Updated notices will be provided to members as needed, and our intrepid hunters
are always willing to help with hints (in IM, of course)
You will also receive a notecard listing all the participating shops landmarks, and
landmarks to each subsequent stop are also included in each gift pagoda
Hints are NOT provided except in each shop.  Look for the hint pagoda near each landing.

#003 - Shops of Mountain Rose
SebastianTiogar (Sebby), Meadow Copperfield, Sophia Kennocha
Gifts: Palace, Men and women of Xanadu Outfits, Toddlers of Xanadu Outfits, Palace,
Palace Throne, Palace Bedroom, Palace Benches, Mongolian War Banners, Palace Dining Room,
Koi Pond, Perfume Bottle Necklace, Long Horns, Xanadu Flying Vessel

It's a fun 12 stop mini-hunt, leading you on a trek up a mountainside to the lush Pleasure Dome,
and all the beautiful furnishings inside.  Continuing through a magic door to the sacred river
which leads you to the sunless sea, and there more treasures await you.  Finally ending your
treasure hunt in the newly designed Shops of Mountain Rose.


Xanadu Palace

Outfits for Men of Xanadu

Outfits for Women of Xanadu

Toddler Boy Outfits

Toddler Girl Outfits

Palace Throne

Mongolian War Banners

Palace Bedroom Furniture

Palace Benches

Palace Dining Room Furniture

Koi Pond with Lily Pad Cuddles

Perfume Bottle Necklace

Long Horns (Adult & Child versions)

Xanadu Flying Vessel (Adult & Child versions)



#004 -  Designs by Sebastian - Sebastian Dionysus
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shimmering%20Sands/218/166/23
Name of Gift: Xanadu






#008 - Thistle Moon Designs - FlowerTower Resident (Carline Thistle Moon)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20Bexar/108/28/28
Name of Gift(s):  Mandarin Splendor dress and Tibetan Zen Kimonos.




#010 - Feyline Fashions - FeydaAnn Ferryhill
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Zebria%20Wyldwood/27/183/1208
Name of Gift(s):  Sylvanah Rose, Sylvan Rose




#016 -  :Shame.: Uryuu Kira
Name of Gift:  Shoji Screen


#021 - Timeless Décor - Serenek Timeless
     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/56/192/25
Name of Gift(s)  • Xanadu Altar Cabinet  • Lily Flower Arrangement


#024 - Tanelorn Manor Designs - Muroc Scorfield & Hollywood Topaz
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frenscent/204/121/45
Name of Gift:  Dragonfly Meditation Temple



#028 - Kittycat's Creations - Kittycat Ninetails
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jeonbuk/152/47/95
Name of Gift:  Silk Road Samovar


#040 - Park Place Home - DeAnn Dufaux
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Loring%20Park%20Place/126/102/30
Name of Gift:  Silk Road Tabriz Chaise and Rug



#041 - Tayren's Fantasy Fashions - Tayren Theas
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woodland/8/96/32
Name of Gift(s):  Abyssinian Man and Woman costumes


#046 - Botanica - Cara Cali
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gecco/233/188/23
Name of Gift:  Peacock Garden Bench



#050 - The Ferret & Hedgie Shoppee - Peachy Sassoon
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mieville%20Doyle/33/160/33
Name of Gift(s):  Silk Road Hat



#052 - Little Scamp Designs - Zaida Gearbox
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Academy%20of%20Industry/94/48/108
Name of Gift:  Antique Room Divider


#056 - Salome design - Chantale Anatine (Aurelia Julia Caesaris)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rainbow%20Land/128/152/2001
Name of Gift:  Xanadu Garden


#057 - Cake Fox - Pieni
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Luna%20Soliel/156/96/2817
Name of Gift:  Cake Fox Decor Candlestick on Sidetable


#059 - *Independent Objects* - Susan Independent
Store SLURL:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Autumn%20Isle/182/210/37
Name of Gift:  *IO* Hara Outfit



#060 - COVETED! - Tifridh Fallen (ЄҲƠƬƖƇƛ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water/29/177/338
Name of Gift:  Khan's Lounger and Canopy by COVETED!


#062 - Cog & Fleur - Abathyr
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woodland%20Park/208/185/21
Name of Gift:  Xanadu Carpet Corner w/ Poses



#066 - SANNA - SCIENCE and ART - Animated Textures Full Perm
http://slurl.com/secondlife/HalluciNation/111/127/3000
Name of Gift(s):  Animated Gold Sparkling Asian Pleasure Dome Paravent Textures Set


#067 -   Rainy Fey Creations - Nyree Rain
Store SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20Kittiwickshire/71/175/23 
Name of Gift(s):  Gate to Xanadu















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