Thirteen Ghosts, and More, in Shengri La


Shengri La will be home to its very own Victorian ghost for the haunting season, as part of the entirely too talented Kyle (Bronsdon) Beltran’s Ghost Hunt, which launches at 7:30 pm PDT on OCtober 1st and goes till the wee haunting hours of October 31st. We’re big fans of Kyle, who was kind enough to compose a special musical composition, which we use as musical support in many of our scrapbook videos (The Fantasia for Shengri La).  To support Kyle’s ghost hunt, we’ve been happy to provide prizes for those ghost hunters who track down our Shengri La ghost (the ghost of sims past, perhaps?).  We’ve added some of our current stock from Debutante (our formal ladies’ wear lab line) and some wonderful jewelry and other treats from some of our other lines such as Flash and Trash.  Ten unique prizes may be located in our hunt hub, each with differing prize values.  The top of the line Grand Prize is the Empress gown in black for the season, but there’s a range of other wonderful delights.  We’ll ask some of our fashion blogger friends to shoot images of the prizes, to encourage everyone to come hunt ghosts.  And of course, we’re not fond of tricks, so all we included in our prize hub were the finest of treats.

This is what Kyle has to say about his hunt:

Here at AV Puli, home of my club, Meatspace Lounge, we’ve been designing (since JULY) a unique hunt. We’re calling it the “13 Ghosts Hunt”, and the object is – obviously enough – to find the 13 ghosts haunting 5 parcels in 3 regions. The reason it’s taken so long to put together is because we’ve made it more like a Pot Healer Adventure than a “fly from sim to sim collecting freebies” hunt.

We’ve implemented a database to keep track of each ghost a player finds, and each find earns a credit towards a number of prizes, different on every parcel. A player can also save up all 13 to win one of several Grand Prizes. In addition, if a player clicks an apparition fast enough, they receive a finder-helper gadget – like an EMF meter or night vision – to assist them in finding additional ghosts.

The hunt launches in tandem with my regular Thursday performance at 7:30pm, October 1st, and runs through Halloween. The closer it gets to Halloween, the more frequently the spirits will appear, and for longer periods of time. The center of the event will be in our “Ghost Hunter Investigation Center” of the sim – although HUDs and prize centers will be available at all of the participating parcels.

The Shengri La Hunt hub is located in the heart of Shengri La if you would like to start the Hunt in our region.  The Shengri La ghost (of sims past) looks like this:

Shengri La Ghost

Shengri la ghost2

Shengri La Ghost3

Last Day of Peace on Earth Hunt…

We participated in the Peace on Earth Grid Wide treasure hunt, and today is the last day to visit the lovely Shengri La sims and collect our offerings.  Two of our designers, Wollemia Sands and Xand Nagy, chose to participate, and of course, Debutante and the Fashion Research Institute also placed globes.

Debutante offers Viva Glam! in black:


The Fashion Research Institute offers Jingle, in Turquoise:


Xand Nagy of Kicks and Twirls has this to say about her offering:

This ensemble, which includes 2 flexi dresses with companion glitch pants (short and long), a skirt, 6 different shirts, a lacey undeshirt, and silk stockings, is based on a texture from a photo of a stained glass window in the Saint Louis Cathedral, the oldest Cathedral in North America, founded as a Catholic Parish in 1720 along the Banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans. We all know the story and tragedy of New Orleans, and this building has witnessed almost 300 years of that history. While the texture has been modified and abstacted to make an attractive outfit, remember as you wear it the story of the stuggle behind it all.


Wollemia Sands of Bull & Bear Career Wear offers Nicole, a lovely outfit for the professional:


Ode Butterfly Hunt in Shengri La Sims


It’s time once again for our monthly Ode butterfly hunts in Shengri La.  The first is scheduled at 7 am SLT and the second at 5 pm SLT.  All five sims will be closed to the public for the hour prior to allow the butterfly handler to release her newest catch.  POE hunters and all other visitors will be asked to leave the sims promptly at 6 am and at 4 pm.

To hunt Ode-containing butterflies, just teleport to any of the sims, or start in the Shengri La Welcome Area.