Since the day I first set foot on the telehub in Victoria City, I have been amazed by the creativity, skill, hospitality, generosity and humour of the citizens of Caledon. I have found a community that feels like what I have always thought a community should feel like. If one takes a stroll through the various neighbourhoods, one imagines oneself in another time and another place. A time and place where people understand the importance of each others virtues. Caledon is a land full of variety and excitement.
But, if one looks closer, Caledon reveals variety and excitement beyond the surface. In one plot, you might find a simple furniture store, but nudge the rug over slightly and a new world appears. The other day, I revisited a hidden gem of Victoria City with my friend, Miss Eladrienne Laval. Ok, generally sewers aren’t considered gems, but without preordained knowledge of their existence, one would not expect them to be there, so their mere being comprises the gem quality. After all, the sewers do not really function as sewers per se. There are precious few privies in VC and storm run off hasn’t been of crucial concern as of late.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I have also had the good fortune to explore the ruins of Fort Caledon just prior to their demise. I took precious few photos, but those that I have, I shall cherish. I can tell my virtual grandchildren of my visit to the ruins. “Oh what a beautiful site it was, kids, ” I’ll say. “You should have seen it.” I’ll bring out the dusty archives to show them but a glimpse of what was. “After all, in my day . . . .”
This is my day. Actually, it is our day. Our day to remember and our day to pass on to our virtual progeny. Which brings me to my point: the Caledon Historical Society. It has become abundantly clear that Caledon is resplendent with its wonderful writing talent, assuming one ignores my hack prose. A quick perusal through the many blogs will clearly show this. The idea behind the Caledon Historical Society is to document and preserve the history that we are building. Sharing notes, discussing ideas, impromptu raves, all in the name of allowing us to pass on to our kin the would we live in today, even thought that world will ultimately evolve.
I’ve created the group called Caledon Historical Society with the very kind permission of our Guvnah, Desmon Shang. The charter is simple so far: It is our goal as active citizens of the Independent State of Caledon to promote, document, develop and support the creation and maintenance of sites of historical importance within our beautiful land. Of course, that is open to discussion.
I encourage everyone interested in helping to fulfill the charter to join and pitch in where you can. Projects that I can see thus far could include, through blog or machinima (or other!), the documentation of the various other hidden gems. Or the scripters and the builders and the artisans can get together to plan interesting new builds. Just a thought. If you do wish to help with this in any way, please IM me in world and I will invite you to join the group. I’m new at this group thing, so I’m not opening it up for everyone to join until I’m sure I’ve done it right! 😎
Join now! Join often!