I have spent some time in the 21st century lately, not one of my favorite centuries but it has its good points.

Much has been going on in some of the worlds I visit there. One thing led to another and I was made aware of a brand new open sim-style world called AuroraScape. I went in just to visit but ended up doing something I thought I would never do again, I purchased some land there. And son-of-a-gun if it hasn’t become my second virtual home. My virtual home away from my virtual home, as it were.

Not sure how to explain it but the place and the people, the feel of it all, just drew me in. Just as Winterfell did. And Caledon, Austral, New Toulouse. I must be susceptible to that kind of thing.

Nothing will transplant Winterfell for me, as loyal readers know, but I always seem to like to have a second place to hang my hat as well. Not that I actually wear hats, unusual as that is for a 19th century gentleman but it’s just not me. Now, where was I…

Oh yes, the 21st century, AuroraScape. Now, I don’t want you thinking I am spending money beyond my means. I have become very frugal of late, in fact. Even as my virtual land holdings have grown substantially.

Nor am I spending time beyond my means. I have more land than ever but most of it doesn’t require my presence. It’s a far cry from my days as Mayor on the Mainland.

The Evergreen lands in Kitely pretty much take care of themselves. There isn’t much for me to do there except to review the daily reports, which I do while I’m sitting in my cabin in Winterfell. I just have to drop into Evergreen for a few minutes per month. In fact, aside from attending the Devokan Storytellers gatherings once a month in Curiosity, I don’t get over that way much at all anymore. It’s not what I had expected but that is how it has turned out. A recent incident there, not involving the Devokan project or lands at all, has soured me on the Kitely experience unfortunately. It will never be the second home I had envisioned.

But as one door closes, another opens.

Now about this land I “purchased” on AuroraScape. It didn’t actually cost me anything in terms of real dollars and it never will. It’s free. One uses the inworld currency, AC$, but as the community’s leader says, it’s just play money. You earn the money by being involved in the community. It’s very simple. And right now, there are free parcels available in at least three regions that I am aware of. Lots of free land as these regions just opened a few days ago. Look in Voriena, Morgana or Luna if you’re interested. The first is a beach region, the second a town, the third a lakeside community. You can also get full regions or bring your own I believe…but I’m not familiar with how that works or what costs are involved. But the Mainland in AurorScape has free land. And there may be free parcels in privately-owned areas as well. I’ll put a “link” below for you to look into all this. (See, I told you I’d been to the 21st century.)

It all happened kind of quickly so I’m not yet sure what I’m going to do with this parcel. 2400sqm and over 2900 prims. Pretty nice, eh? A house? A pub? An office? Two out of three? Giving it some thought while I try my hand at building (again!) and explore the world.

It’s quite interesting to be one of the first settlers in a new world. There aren’t even 100 residents yet. I’m a virtual pioneer!

You can be one too. It’s a nice place. Come on over and take a look.