- Size: 6.5536 hectares
- Grid: Second Life
- Online: 2008
- Use: Light Residential
- Terrain: hand terraformed
Old Fort Island ~ a virtual world sim in Second Life by Xay Tomsen
Old Fort Island is a region in the far southeast of the Irukandji kingdom.
Part of Aboyo State, Old Fort Island marks the southeastern edge of the continent.
Old Fort Island was terraformed by hand, using the rotated terrain file from Baie de l'Amore as its starting template.
From there, its central mountain was flattened, and narrow flat beaches added to its west and northern faces.
A major landowner rented the elevated centre parcel and, unsuprisingly, built a castle there. Several smaller parcels were rented out to tenants for holiday homes.
Unfortunately, only one poor photograph survives of Old Fort Island, captured by random chance from neighbouring Tasman Sea while doing a photo shoot for my range of houses. If you happen to have any other photos that you'd like to share, please let me know.
Old Fort Island takes its name from early colonial times, when Sir Ernest Recreant was sent to administer the islands. He established a fort here which was abandoned after his death some forty years later, hence the island's name. The full story of those early times can be found in the biographical short story about his wife, Lady Uba Uba, called The Matriarch of Manatu.
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