Friday, December 24, 2021

Salvage Station: The Restaurant at the End of the World

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The Restaurant at the End of the World by DevinVaughn

’Twas the day before Christmas on top of Old New York,
A wind turbine was stirring, making power with torque;
The meal was prepared by busy Bots with care,
In hopes that rare customers would soon be there;
Owner Claus was nestled all snug in his furs,
While holiday cheer warmed the restaurateur;
And Ruby the Red Leg Slayer with her Zombie Claymore,
protected the cobbled together outpost against war.
There were no gifts, or days of scavenging in crippling fear;
Only love, joy, and hope for a better Christmas next year.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and New Years everyone!

On Him, Claus:
Mask: Butanik83 Scavenger Mask [mesh](Salvage Station)(250L)
Jacket: Badwolf Toxic Jacket [mesh](Salvage Station)(499L)
Tablet: kosmii & mizu Industrial DataPad [mesh](Salvage Station)(699L)
Headband: Rise [ rD ] Exodus Fauxhawk [mesh](Salvage Station)(399L)
Glasses: KROVA X-Specs - BLK [mesh](Salvage Station)(175L)
Earring: Normandy 0.50Cal.EarRings [Animesh](Salvage Station)(200L)
Boots: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B Swear Patrol Combat Boot [mesh](899L)
Hair: Raven Bell Mack Hair[mesh](350L)
Fur: Gabriel GB:: FUR Stole (Gray) Rare, gacha [mesh]
Pants, belt: LOB Stylepunk pants [mesh](199L)
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May Need socks

On her, Ruby the Red Pegleg Slayer:
To see Aarya Phantomhive's complete stylecard and continuing story, go to: Dark Phantom Blog
Top: AsteroidBox Survivor Shirt [mesh](Salvage Station)(269L)
Leg: Cubic Cherry Rust pegleg [mesh](Salvage Station)(275L)
Helmet: Evil Baby Artillery Shell Helmet [mesh](Salvage Station)(399L)
Necklace: Static The Orthodontist [mesh](Salvage Station)(225L)
Pants: Hotdog Torn leg trousers [mesh](Salvage Station)(250L)

Setting, the Restaurant at the End of the World:
Metal Fence: SEKAI Metal Fence [mesh](Salvage Station)(299L)
Chair: Violetility Boom Chair [mesh](Salvage Station)(150L)
Dining Set: Eclectica Curiosities Wasteland Dining Set [mesh](Salvage Station)(395L)
Guests: RachelBReaker PretendFriends [mesh](Salvage Station)(250L)
Robot: StudioDire /sD/ Rust Bucket - NPC [mesh](Salvage Station)(105L)
Turbine, stairs: Crocodoggle [CD] Newhaven Maintenance Stairs, Utility Tower [mesh](Salvage Station)(499L)
Bus Shelter: ChiC Buildings [Cb] A Place Called Home [mesh](Salvage Station)(750L)
Lamp: Static Glass Scrap Lantern {Burning} [mesh](Salvage Station)( 245L)
Butler Accessories: Silvery K Cloth of the butler, Tea set Tray[mesh]
Land: Studio Skye Skye Land Forms Snow 64m Flat [mesh](199L)
Snow: Dysfunctionality [DDD] Snow Piles & Snow Dust [mesh]
Platform: Entity AntiZombie Liberty Refuge [mesh]

Thanks for your help, Aarya!

Monday, December 13, 2021

Salvage Station: Nuclear Winter

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STORYLINE: Moments before the nuclear warhead detonated over Cairo, a lone being with supernatural speed flew deep inside the womb of his ancient origins. It was a fitting place to die, he thought, the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza. But the blinding nuclear flash did not penetrate the 2.3 million bricks surrounding him. There was impossible heat, the ground trembled, and then slowly the stone turned colder and colder. He didn’t know how long he sat in the dark hoping to hear any signs of life, the flutter of bat wings, the scamper of a beetle.... Nothing. Silence. It wasn’t until finally the thirst grew so intense it drove him out of hiding. There was no way to prepare for the horror he witnessed. He fell to his knees. He had once been so regal, so proud, so convinced of his divine right to rule, but now the tears flowed and there was no one to dry his eyes. No birds in the sky. No creatures on the land. The Nile was frozen and buried under snow and ash. What had once been a bustling city of 9.5 million was vaporized like it never existed. The only proof humans had ever lived there at all was a shadow of a man burned into the pyramid’s stone. He was frozen from the shock, and then an old saying unexpectedly came to mind, "Man fears time, but time fears the Pyramids." Yes, like these 4,500 year old stones, he too endures. He took a deep breath, brushed the hair off his face, and plunged deep into the radioactive snow. He had a new purpose now, -- find survivors of the apocalypse. Not to kill. No, those times were over, but to nurture. It was a bitter irony for an old monster like him who cared so little about "the food." There was no time to waste. He detected a faint scent of living blood on the cruel winds. A woman of breeding age was nearing death. Could he get there in time…?

SLS Syndicate brings to you a brand new event, Salvage Station! Round one takes place in a post-acoplyslic wintery world cobbled together from technology from multiple eras, whatever gets the job done. The sim is decorated on theme and even includes a cool hunt to find objects and use them in recipes to create new objects. Nice touch!  This post was inspired by my Blogger Bat buddy Aarya, as we came up ideas for her post. A story grew and then lead to this one. (For the next part in this story, head over to Aarya Phamtohive's post. Salvage Station: Languish)

From Krieger is the Industrial Respirator. Touch it to bring up a menu to change its look. From Requistion is the Zombiehunter's Claymore which comes with animations you can access by touching it. Wicca's Scavanger Coat comes with fits for men and woman and a hud to change the textures. From Persephone + apocalyptic is what every survivor needs, a good pair of goggles.

I also want to take a moment to thank a hero to me, Anne Rice. She passed away yesterday at age 80 from complications of a stroke. Her imagination, and point of view on many topics deeply resonated with me. Her influence will live on inside me, and her creative spark still burns bright on the printed page. RIP

On him, Kaiser Kruel:
Respirator: Krieger Industrial Respirator 1.0 [mesh](Salvage Station)(400L)
Weapon: Requisition The Zombiehunter's Claymore [mesh](Salvage Station)(500L)
Coat: Wicca's Originals Scavanger Coat Jake [mesh](Salvage Station)(499L)
Goggles: persephone + apocalyptic goggles [mesh(Salvage Station)(249L)
Belt: The Forge Aftermath Belts [mesh](Salvage Station)(350L)
Capelet: Rekt Wanderer Scarf Gold  [mesh](100L)
Pants: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B Swear Havoc Leather Pants [mesh](379L)
Hair: No Match NO FICTION [mesh](200L)
Makeup: TT Industries ::TT::. Unisex Right-Eye Horus Eye Tattoo (49L)
Claws: Tardfish Distressed Claws, male yellow [mesh](149L)
Earrings: Quixe Crusade Earrings Male [mesh](299L)
Gloves: Contraption Dapper Dandy's Gloves soot [mesh](350L)
Cape: Cureless Senshi of the End  Senshi Cloth, gacha [mesh](100L) 
Hair: Air Kazura A01_Tail white [mesh](200L)
Tattoo: Nuuna makeups v12  7 male (300L)
Makeup: Pin Me Down Tili in black, Cheeks
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)

Giza Plateau: Kalopsia Pyramid Flat [mesh]
Footprints: Shax Homes & iNteriors -SHN- Snow Prints Straight [mesh](75L)
Land: Studio Skye Skye Land Forms Snow 64m Flat [mesh](199L)