A J Thompson | Andrew Thompson, Rockhampton Australia

Convict Island .:. an Irukandji simulator by Xay Tomsen

Convict Island ~ a virtual world sim in Second Life by Xay Tomsen

Convict Island map

Convict Island was a commercial region in north Irukandji.

Convict Island followed the 'forgotten kingdom' theme of Irukandji, and was my first and only real attempt to set up a full-on Torean-type combat RP sim.

In its earlier guise, Convict Island featured a gladiatorial stadium, slave market, and so on. It was a great bit of escapism.

The old slave pens and arena at Convict Island

I gave two eager land owners free reign to let their imaginations go wild, hence the terraforming and structures in one of the pictures aren't my doing.

They did a great job - a really great job actually - but these types of RPG never really took off in Irukandji. I think it was because Irukandji had so many other public places, love parks, themed roleplaying etc, for people to enjoy.

In its second guise, I leased Convict Island to a local brothel owner who built her first business there.

A little concerned by its close proximity to central Irukandji, I eventually moved her to outlying Jackaroo Island and reclaimed Convict Island as a normal sim.

Lighthouse at Convict Island

Regions that adjoined Convict Island were Valkyrie Shoals, Valkyrie Island, Tongabuti Bay, Grand Irukandji, Baie de l'Amore, and Nouvelle Kiribas.

In all honesty though, Convict Island holds no particular place in my heart. I leased it out for most of its life, and when it wasn't leased, the theme didn't really match the romantic tone of the rest of the estate.

Nonetheless, Convict Island is part of the Irukandji story so it deserves a place in these pages.

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


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