Continuing our celebration of all things Rings on this the 55th Anniversary of the publication of The Return of the King, the final volume in the LOTR trilogy, we visited an elven sim of quiet majesty. Roland Francis has been building at ViBel grid (Virtual Belgium, his homeland) for years, and the quality of his regions reflect his artistry and philosophy - a respectful, relaxed environment with a little spirituality thrown in. Perfect elf territory. Roland's region WesLorien was our second destination this week, on the heels of his recent post about making animesh animals herd - something everyone would like to have on their landscape sim. But first, a little history.
|Roland Francis, photo by Wizardoz Chrome
Arches, slender pillars, gentle curves and pale colors are the look of Lorien, somewhere between Celtic and art nouveau. Comfortable and cunning furniture - the chairs on this sim are to die for - and wide windows letting the splendid landscape seep right into the room, that's the look. It's an original take or configuration on the scenes from the Peter Jackson films, reflecting that this is a land beyond the movies, a personal progression from the pages of the books.
|Al Scot on the wing
|Cyb, Fit, Tessa, James, Bink, Star, Nara, and Roland all looking for elven s'mores?
|Free unicorns - happy dance!
HG Address of Roland's beautiful WesLorien region grid.vibel.eu:8002:weslorien