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Shorah, Fellow Uru Explorers.

You may remember me from the Atrus shard. I am Raewyn. Exploring Ae'Gura and the neighborhoods with fellow explorers in Uru Live was an opportunity that far too few had the pleasure to experience. This scrapbook holds happy memories of Uru Live that I hope will be resurrected with the first expansion pack.

The images include those taken shortly before the midnight shut-down on the last day of Live. I've also included some shots that definitely won't appear in the expansion, such as Sharper's Christmas tree.

I invite you to visit my Uru Category on my web log. I'll see all of you in the Uru forums.

Scroll down this page for photo album thumbnails and descriptions.

--Raewyn



Avatar/Atrus-Raewyn

Avatar/Atrus-Raewyn

My primary avatar, Raewyn (pronounced "rain"). She lived in Flea's Neighborhood (1) in the Atrus shard.

KI number 01234122


Avatar/Katran-Lucius

Avatar/Katran-Lucius

My other avatar, Lucius. He ran around in the Katran shard.

I purposefully tried to make him look like James Mason.


Avatar/Katran-Lucius 2

Avatar/Katran-Lucius 2

My profile of Lucius. I loved that pith helmet.

The male avatars had such baby-faces that I aged Lucius as much as I could. I thought that the round glasses gave him a retro '30s look.


Bug-Above My Relto

Bug-Above My Relto

This was an odd bug that made me hover above my Relto when I linked to it. I'd hover for a couple of seconds, and then fall through the ground into nothingness. Always had to link again.


Bug-Teledahn scope

Bug-Teledahn scope

A bug in live made me see myself looking at myself as I looked through the scope in Teledahn. I took this shot and the next one before moving my cursor. Once I moved the cursor, things went back to normal. I never saw this bug again.


Bug-Teledahn scope 2

Bug-Teledahn scope 2

This is the second screen capture of that odd bug in Teledahn.


Easter Egg- /get feathers

Easter Egg- /get feathers

Most Uru Live explorers already know this, but the newbies don't.

The Eder Gira feathers easter egg: "You pick up a feather and put it in your pocket. I know you didn't see yourself do that... trust me, you have a feather in your pocket." If you typed "/get feather" anywhere else, this is the message you received: "There are no feathers here." If you typed anything else, such as "/get penguin," this is the message you received: "The penguin is too heavy to lift. Maybe you should stick to feathers."

My s. o. said these quotes referred to a very old came called "Adventure." I've never heard of it.


Eder_kemo_garden_bluets

Eder_kemo_garden_bluets

I'm in the process of creating my own Eder Kemo garden. I'm moving bamboo that already grows on the property to a corner so it looks like the Garden Age. Remember those little blue flowers in the Cleft? They're called "bluets." They grow east of the Mississippi, and they are blooming right now in the early Spring (May 14 in Massachusetts). I went out to the cliffs overlooking the ocean and took some photos of them. I transplanted some to pots to see if they'd take.


Eder_kemo_garden_bluets2

Eder_kemo_garden_bluets2

Here is another shot of the bluets on the cliffs near my home. It's almosts like being in the Cleft with Anna and Atrus.


Eder_kemo_garden_bluets3

Eder_kemo_garden_bluets3

More bluets, between the rocks.


Eder_kemo_garden_headlands3

Eder_kemo_garden_headlands3

Here is the cliff where the bluets grow. On the horizon you can see the Atlantic Ocean.


Eder_kemo_garden_primrose

Eder_kemo_garden_primrose

When I went to a garden nursery over the weekend, I ran across a new variety of perennial primrose that looks very much like the Cleft bluets. It's called "Tie Die," and it's very pretty. This primrose will come back every year, unlike the annual variety you usually see at the stores. I'm going to find more and plant them.


Egg_Room-exit door

Egg_Room-exit door

A shot of the Egg Room after a balcony jump. This is the door that leads into the 'hood.


Egg_Room-hallway

Egg_Room-hallway

Another shot of the Egg Room after a balcony jump. The floor was cracked.


Egg_Room-inside

Egg_Room-inside

Another shot of the inside of one of the alcoves. I was hovering above the floor because I dropped into the Egg Room after a balcony jump.


Egg_Room-interior door

Egg_Room-interior door

A shot of the Egg Room after a balcony jump. This was before explorers were officially allowed into that room. The blue fire crystal doorknobs on the inside of those doors would become smaller and then disappear as a team of five people played with the doors in the rooms. We did not have enough time to figure out the puzzle before Live shut down. I suspect the egg in the room was supposed to open. After all, as Zandi said, "the gathered will tell the path of the shell..."


Egg_Room-the egg

Egg_Room-the egg

One shot of the egg. Being alone in one of those rooms was like being inside a chapel.


Egg_Room-vista

Egg_Room-vista

After yet another successful balcony jump and walk around the Egg Room before it had officially opened, I took this interesting shot of my 'hood. You can see how deeply it sits in the cavern.


Egg_Room-vista 2

Egg_Room-vista 2

Lots of people took pictures of the inside of the Egg Room after jumping the balcony, but no one took pictures of Ae'Gura. The view hovering above the Egg Room gave me a couple of very nice shots. I like this panorama taken of my 'hood from above the Egg Room best of the two I had taken. This shot was taken before explorers were officially allowed in the Egg Room.


Egg_Room-with marker

Egg_Room-with marker

A shot of the Egg Room, including a Great Zero marker. I suppose with so many Live and Prime explorers jumping the balcony and getting into that Egg Room, the DRC had no choice but to finally open it to the public. ;)


Goodbye-D'ni_clock

Goodbye-D'ni_clock

I never did figure out how to tell time with this thing...


Goodbye-explorers

Goodbye-explorers

We're actually chatting a lot, but you'd never know from the way we seem to be just standing around doing nothing.


Goodbye-explorers_2

Goodbye-explorers_2

On the last day. That's me (Raewyn) in the middle.


Goodbye-explorers_3

Goodbye-explorers_3

Another shot of me and a few explorers a few hours before midnight EST.


Goodbye-Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery

Goodbye-Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery

This shot is from Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery, his wonderful photos that are available in the Uru Forums. He took this shot in the Uru Obsession 'hood. I'm the cute one in highland sweater and jeans on the far right. ;)


Goodbye-Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery 2

Goodbye-Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery 2

Another shot from Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery, available in the Uru Forums.

I don't know who the woman is who is dancing next to me. I thought we looked cute. Hogarth thought we looked crazed. He may be right.


Goodbye-Hogarth, Kirsehn, and Jon

Goodbye-Hogarth, Kirsehn, and Jon

Another shot of Hogarth, Kirsehn, and Jon on the last day in Live.


Goodbye-Hogarth, Kirsehn, and Jon 2

Goodbye-Hogarth, Kirsehn, and Jon 2

Hogarth, Kirsehn, and Jon on the last day in Live.


Goodbye-my note

Goodbye-my note

My goodbye note to my 'hood the day Live ended.


Goodbye-Raewyn, Essjay, and Hermine

Goodbye-Raewyn, Essjay, and Hermine

Me, Essjay, and Hermine


Goodbye-Safety_First

Goodbye-Safety_First

Another Safety First group shot.


Goodbye-Safety_First_2

Goodbye-Safety_First_2

Hanging out in the Safety First 'hood earlier in the day.


Goodbye-Safety_First_3

Goodbye-Safety_First_3

Say "Yeesha!!"

(Safety First 'hood)


Goodbye-Uru_Obsession

Goodbye-Uru_Obsession

More explorers in the Uru Obsession 'hood talking about Live and what is to come.


Goodbye-Uru_Obsession_2

Goodbye-Uru_Obsession_2

In the Uru Obsession 'hood closing in on midnight. That's me in the middle. This hood was packed with over 70 people within the last hour. As Live ended, all of us said goodbye, played in the fountain, and danced.


Holiday-Happy_New_Year (KI)

Holiday-Happy_New_Year (KI)

The Happy New Year banner in my 'hood, Flea's Neighborhood. This image was from my KI.


Holiday-Me in my Santa hat

Holiday-Me in my Santa hat

Hogarth took this on the last day. He liked the Santa hats. If you around on or about Christmas day, you found a cute little Santa hat in your closet. They were painted red, but you could change the color. I liked mine in white or gray after the holiday ended. I waved this time. I didn't want to look like a frenetic grasshopper when I danced.

This is another shot that may be found in Hogarth's Rogue's Gallery, available in the Uru Forums.


Holiday-Menorrah (KI)

Holiday-Menorrah (KI)

There was a menorrah in the DRC office on the roof in Ae'Gura. I made sure I got a shot of it before it went away.


Holiday-Sharpers_Xmas_tree (KI)

Holiday-Sharpers_Xmas_tree (KI)

Douglas Sharper had a pathetic little Charlie Brown Christmas tree in his office. This image was from my KI.


Live City-Dock

Live City-Dock

The dock in Ae'Gura.


Live City-Shadow (Mystlander)

Live City-Shadow (Mystlander)

The shadowperson at the top of the Great Stair is none other than Mystlander.


My Cleft-bluets

My Cleft-bluets

These little flowers in the Cleft are called bluets. They grow on the cliffs near my home. When they bloom in the spring, I'll post some pictures of them. There are white ones, too.


My Relto-island_jumping

My Relto-island_jumping

Me, Raewyn, island-jumping.


My Relto-outside

My Relto-outside

My Relto. I'm a bad girl. I trapped my Bahro there. It's mad as hell, too.


My Relto-rug

My Relto-rug

I love my rug. I was lucky that after Live ended I somehow was able to keep it. I found the Yeesha page in Eder Kemo. I wish someone would weave this rug for real. I'd buy it.


My_hood-garden

My_hood-garden

The garden in my 'hood, fully lit.


My_hood-linking_room

My_hood-linking_room

The Gahreesen stained glass in the 'hood linking room.


My_hood-party lights

My_hood-party lights

Party lights in my 'hood, Flea's Neighborhood.


My_hood-party lights close up

My_hood-party lights close up

I hope we get these in the expansion pack.


My_hood-upstairs

My_hood-upstairs

The view of my hood from the second level.


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