Tyraina’s quiet beauty in Second Life

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019 – click any image for full size

Tyraina is the name given to a recently opened Homestead region design by Vince (VinceStriker) on behalf of the region holder Dessi Tyraina (Dessi Tyran). Featuring an open and rugged landscape, it is another region that does exactly what the description says of it, presenting:

A quiet photogenic scenic sim where you can hang out with friends, cuddle, dance and take pictures.

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

From the landing point located towards the north-east of the region, it is clear that this is a place of gentle beauty cut by channels of water that proceed outward from the high plateau  than extends from the centre of the region towards its western extreme, the slice of an open-ended canyon separating it from the narrow table of another plateau that drops sharply into the sea.

The water channels help to give the landscape something of a maze-like feel, slicing the land into a series of islets connected by bridges. One of these little isles, just to the north and east of the landing point and reached via a little open-sided arch of a wooden bridge, is the site of a private residence (as noted in the introductory note card) – so do please take care to respect privacy when travelling in that direction (a security orb will offer a warning should you get too close. The more public areas of the region, including the western plateaus, can be reached via track and stone stair or twisting rocky path, while further bridges, both open-sided and box walled, span the waterways where required.

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

Which route you opt to take when exploring is entirely up to you; each and every path around and through the region will reveal places to sit, opportunities for photography and the option to simply while away a little time either on your own or with a friend or loved one. These seating spots take a number of forms: little summer houses, sings, benches, beds, open decks, and one the water, rowing boats – and even, when you find it (it’s not too hard to see!) a cuddle bubble floating serenely in the air. And keep an eye open for the wooden dance tokens that are scattered around as well!

For the more energetic, the plateaus offer climbs to reach them, either by the stairs or the switch-back path mentioned above. Climbing them offers various rewards, from finding further places suitable for photography or for sitting or dancing, to the region’s little element of mystery: a series of underground caverns that offer their own rewards to those willing to slip down into them and explore (there is also a ground-level access point to them as well, should you follow the right path).

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

If you have a wearable horse for riding, Tyraina is an excellent place to explore, offering as it does trails to follow and open spaces for the odd canter if not a short gallop or two.

A wonderfully restful region, filled with the sounds of nature throughout, Tyraina makes for a ideal visit at the end of a busy day. Yes, one or two items do appear more than once around the region, giving odd feelings of déjà-vu as you explore, but these don’t detract for the overall impact of the design; it’s a place where unwinding comes easy. Those taking photographs are invited to share with the region’s Flickr group – for a fee of L$150, photographers can join the land group and obtain rezzing rights for props (do please clean-up afterwards!), and those who enjoy their visit might like to make a donation towards the region’s upkeep at the landing point.

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

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  • Tyraina (Rockaway Isle, rated Moderate)
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