From the Library: Happy Birthday, Caledon!

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by Elrik Merlin on Thursday, 26 February, 2009

Today in Second Life, the world’s most popular and successful metaverse, we celebrate the third anniversary of the Independent State of Caledon, a unique Steampunk Victorian region founded by The Guvnah, Desmond Shang, exactly three years ago today. It’s also where Radio Riel was originally established.

This is how the Caledon Wiki describes it:

Caledon is a small, windswept forested country at a temperate latitude. Wild creatures, country estate life, sights and sounds that were common well over 100 years ago are the hallmark of the land.

Technology is approximately that of the 19th Century, though some astonishing breakthroughs have provided for incredible wonders. Ground vehicles, airships, and even a device known as a ‘telehub’ are made possible through the power of exotic material properties and the wonders of Steam Technology.

The government is an expansionist monarchy, supported by a strong aristocracy (i.e., residents).

As Caledon has grown, it has made contact with a number of other nations that share many of her values. Some of these nations now share direct sea passage and have formed a coalition known as the Realm of the Roses to promote their mutual interests.

Join us in today’s celebrations either by visiting one of several events in-world or by tuning in to a programme of suitably Celtic music on Radio Riel’s Main Stream.

From the Library is produced in conjunction with the Caledon Library; today’s programme was produced by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to it on our Main Stream as follows:

If you want to have the Radio Riel Main Stream playing on your parcel, please set the media music URL to:

If you want to listen off-world, simply click here.


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