Wherein I Fail The Bushido Challenge in Second Life

The Bushido Challenge (moderate)

The Bushido Challenge offers tradition, adventure, penalties and treasure. As usual, in my case, it also offers an opportunity for abject humiliation.

I’m terrible at these things, but I did love the attempt. You’ll find yourself wandering through a series of tunnels and completing the many individual tasks required to solve all 7 portions of the Challenge.

The Bushido Challenge (moderate)

This is a story of seven samurai …. The Kami gave each of the samurai a brilliant crystal and bade them use it to travel through this portal and to embark on a series of heroic quests!

Having completed each of the quests ….. the samurai were granted increasing honor, riches, and safe passage back ….. to their home worlds.

The Bushido Challenge (moderate)

….. one of their company was separated from the others ….. We, the remaining six …..beg you to help us by continuing our search of these forbidding passages. Somewhere within this portal, these endless tunnels, our lost brother remains imprisoned. Seek out our crystals, seven in all, and assemble them here in this stone before the great samurai. His statue can help you in assembling the crystals and then unleashing their helpful power.

The Bushido Challenge (moderate)

Follow the banners from the landing spot to locate the start of the Challenge. Just join the group and jump in. It helps to follow the footprints you’ll find to get the challenges in the right order.

I found the monkey to be very helpful – don’t poke him though, he gets really annoyed. I also managed to correctly answer one of the riddles (yay me!).

At another spot, however, I was told that my only honourable option was seppuku. It could have been worse – I could have wound up like this fellow.

The Bushido Challenge (moderate)

Tillicum Island in Second Life – A Photographer’s Playground

Tillicum Island (moderate)

I wanted to start this post by saying Klahowya Tillicum and did some research to make sure I wasn’t misremembering the meaning (Hello Friend). It turns out there’s a lot of history associated with the phrase.

Tillicum Island (moderate)

If you’re interested in linguistics, or ever used the greeting and want to know the context, there’s a great article on Chinook Jargon you might read. Don’t blame me if you start pondering colonialism. :)

Tillicum Island (moderate)

Back to Tillicum Island. I saw this image by Darkyn Dover and went to check the location out.

Set up by Tinker Drew and her partner Scott Yedmore, this is a region that just cries out for itchy camera fingers. Tinker is a wonderful photographer and knew what would appeal to the rest of us.

Tillicum Island (moderate)

I just realized as I was writing this that Inara also visited the island recently, you can read her post here and find out much more information about what’s available.

I’ll just add to her description by mentioning that there’s a cave as well. :)

Tillicum Island (moderate)
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