9th Circle of Hell & 9th Round of LEA Land Grants in Second Life

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

Walk across the bridge and down into the 4 levels of the 9th (and last) Circle of Hell …

Dante’s The Inferno is the first part of his masterwork The Divine Comedy. Each of the 9 Circles he depicts reflect the sins he felt had to be addressed.

The subject of Hell is large so the poet created categories and sub-categories. The Inferno addresses the recognition of sin: there are sins of ignorance (1), indulgence (4), heresy (1), violence (1), and malice (2). The second of the malicious sins is treachery and it is that which Frankx Lefavre has depicted in Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell.

Here you’ll find 4 levels; traitors to family, to country, to guests, and finally to their benefactors or Lords & Masters. All are encased in ice for eternity.

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

I planned to spend more time in this post discussing Frank’s fabulous depictions of Caina, Antenora, Ptolamaea, and Judecca (the 4 levels of the 9th Circle), but there are two other topics I need to touch on. For a more detailed description of this installation go visit Inara’s postand then go visit this exhibit! :)

First, we’re announcing today that applications for the 9th Round of LEA Land Grants are now open. Don’t be intimidated or sceptical about your chances – just submit yours soon.

Frank had seen the etchings done for Dante’s work, fell in love with them, and wondered if he could do something inworld. He applied, was accepted, and, as you can see, after much effort he succeeded.

Tell your friends. Tell people whose works you admire. Tell everybody to tell everybody to get their grant applications filled out – you have 3 weeks to submit for this round.

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

If you, or your friends, are unfamiliar with the LEA Grants you can find more information by following the link. You can also ping any of us on the Committee and we’ll be pleased to help if we can (and meet in person if translators are required).

It might help as well if you visit the current installations. Go to LEA3↑ and you’ll see a circle of giant posters – click on them to get teleports and (in most cases) descriptions.

The second topic I need to touch on is inspired by Franks exhibit. He uses multiple Windlights  – each of the levels has its own. This has caused some problems for a few people.

The parcel descriptions tell you which Windlight setting he’d like you to use and that’s how I achieved them (by adjusting my settings myself). If you’re using Firestorm that will happen automatically.

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)

If you don’t use Firestorm you might not have all of the settings he selected. This isn’t a huge problem – you have 3 choices. Deciding to use that viewer is an obvious one, just not the one I choose.

My preference is to use the Lab’s viewer and add all the Windlight Settings I can find from every source out there. It’s not difficult. If you want the ones from Firestorm (for example),

  1. Download the viewer
  2. Find the program folder on your hard-drive
  3. Go to app settings/windlight/skies. Copy the contents to a folder on your desktop (it’s a good idea to hang on to them this way in case you ever need to do a clean install of your viewer).
  4. Find the Second Life folder on your hard-drive.
  5. Go to app settings/windlight/skies and copy/paste the settings from your new desktop folder.
  6. You can then delete the extra viewer if you wish.

Your third option is to use the Windlight settings you already have to create your own idea of the atmosphere surrounding the various levels of the 9th Circle of Hell.  :)

Cocytus 9th Circle of Hell (general)
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