Friday, April 9, 2010

Ancient Ireland

We're traveling in time as well as space today, traveling back to Ancient Ireland.

I called at the castle, which, even then, appears to have stood for eons.*

I knocked at the door of one of the chambers. The door opened, and...what on earth was that?

He didn't say much, but he was very friendly. He offered me a seat and a cup of tea.

The library provided a small but comfortable nook in which to curl up and while away the hours.

Down below was a different story. The dungeon was empty, but bore signs of the misery of its inhabitants.

Outside stood a circle of stones whose purpose I could not divine. Beyond the stones were thatched-roof cottages, located near a quiet stream. Then I made the most shocking discovery of all: these ancients had discovered...


Needless to say, after seeing that, I required liquid fortification. I retreated back inside the castle walls, to the bar. "Barkeep! A mug of your best mead!"

(Inspired by and apologies to Prim Perfect magazine's March 2010 issue and its trip to Ancient Ireland. At least I didn't quote Yeats, though I thought about quoting the Waterboys. - RJ)

* When I read my friend Mr. Antfarm's accounting of Mr. JohnnyTreadLightly Nightfire's medieval castle, I thought I was seeing double. But, indeed, the Ancient Ireland castle is Mr. Nightfire's design. Complete with pub, I'm glad to say.


HeadBurro Antfarm said...

That lad gets everywhere :-D

HeadBurro Antfarm said...

I've added a link to my post leading here - it's surprising how many folks are searching for castles!

Rhianon Jameson said...

The funny thing is that this castle is different from the run-of-the-mill medieval castles that one sees everywhere in SL, yet I had both the location in your post and Ancient Ireland to visit and, having seen essentially the same castle in both places, my confused brain thought I was experiencing some sort of teleporter malfunction!