New Babbage's Fleet week has begun! The first gathering of Second Life's Steamland Navies, there will be a cacophony of events to enjoy. While there are plenty of displays and posters available promoting the goings-on of the week, allow me to present a snippet of week's celebration...
Miss BlackOpal on her new Tallship (near Clockhaven, I believe...)
Sunday, 15th of November
Ship Builders' Expo and Shipbuilding Contest Begins!
- Shipbuilders offering ironclad-era nautical vessels will be set up along the pier and wharves of New Babbage, offering their wares to the public. The best vessels will be awarded trophies and the public can vote on their favorites throughout the week.
Thursday, 19th of November
The Iron Melee (7pm, SLT)
-An epic naval skirmish featuring the navies of the Steamlands, slugging it out in the open ocean. Rumor has it that pirates and other mercenaries may be in attendance as well, although reports of mer-creatures trying to sabotage the proceedings are obviously untrue...
Friday, 20th of November
Fleet Review (1pm, SLT)
- The State-based navies of the Steamlands, in their finest regalia, proceed on a course taking them past the reviewing stands on the outskirts of the Vernian Sea. The public is invited to attend!
Saturday, 21st of November
Windjammer Race (11 am, SLT)
- Tall ships and wind-powered vessels compete in this "Round the Vernian" yachting race, before cheering crowds gathered on the viewing stands. Trophies will be on hand for the winners!
Antiquity's Embassies' Ball (1pm, SLT)
- The community of Antiquity will be holding an Embassies' Ball in the name of inter-sim cooperation! Do take a moment to visit the Grand Ballroom in the Antiquity Township for this enjoyable event.
Submarine Races (2pm, SLT)
- The finest submariners, and their daring mechanical marvels, will line up to compete against each other in this first-ever underwater tournament. The public is invited to view the races from specially designed under-water viewing stands! Appropriate dress is encouraged!
Uniform Ball at the Piermont Landing (6pm, SLT)
- The public is invited to attend an inter-Steamland, nautical themed ball hosted by Miss Breezy Carver at the Piermont Landing in New Babbage. Naval uniforms for officers and sailors are encouraged. Shipbuilding awards and race winners will be honored.
For more information, please turn to the New Babbage Ning, at: