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Arms of Patroklos .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

Arms of Patroklos ~ a virtual world sim in Second Life by Xay Tomsen

Arms of Patroklos map

  • Size: 6.5536 hectares
  • Grid: Second Life
  • Online: 2007-2008
  • Use: Light residential
  • Terrain: hand terraformed

Arms of Patroklos is a deepwater sea north of the winter capital, Hephaistion, located in the Palace District in northern Irukandji.

The two regions were intertwined for the duration of their lives. As such, changes to the purpose and layout of Hephaistion in early 2008 required me to make significant changes to Arms of Patroklos as well. The sim received major terraforming and was renamed Palace Lagoon.

Detailed information about the changes to the paired regions can be found on the Hephaistion page.

Before the changes, Arms of Patroklos was a surfing sim surrounded by a thin-walled caldera and narrow beaches. From the air, the region looked like an embracing pair of arms, hence the reference in the sim name, while Patroklos is taken from Greek myth, as the lover of Achilles.

Arms of Patroklos is best remembered for its steep-angled bridge that rose from the beach near neighbouring Valkyrie Island to the summit on Hephaistion, from where - in typical bush style - it then became the main runway for the Irukandji Airport.

The runway was also linked to the Trans Irukandji Causeway, which then travelled north around the caldera lip from Valkyrie Island in the east to Byron Bay in the west.

Clockwise from west, islands that adjoined Arms of Patroklos are Byron Bay, Coolangatta, Valkyrie Island, Valkyrie Shoals, Hephaistion, and Split Rock Mountain.

Below you will find some photographs of Arms of Patroklos that I took during my travels around the islands. If you would like to explore more of the Irukandji continent, check out the main Islands of Irukandji page.

Andrew Thompson a.k.a. Xay Tomsen

Arms of Patroklos Photo Gallery

Looking west over the caldera rim at Arms of Patroklos
Looking west over the caldera rim at Arms of Patroklos
13 February 2008
Jai Noel at Arms of Patroklos
Jai Noel at Arms of Patroklos
29 August 2008