Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Curse Claims Another Victim

Some days ago, Mr. Mako Magellan observed (via the Steamlander) that the Curse of Rothesay has struck again, this time taking Elrik Merlin, Laird Brideswell, with it.

The Laird was one of the original residents of Rothesay (itself arising from the ashes of the openspace sim debacle that claimed several duchies) and has long been the sole surviving original owner. This Journal has chronicled many of the moves into and out of the area (starting perhaps here).

I hoped Mr. Magellan was mistaken, but when I hastened to the site of Brideswell Manor, I saw instead this building, still under construction:
The future home of the Caledon Museum of Steam

Museums are, of course, lovely things, and a museum of steam should be quite interesting and fitting for Caledon. According to the land records, the property is held by Her Grace Carntaigh, who already owns a quarter of Rothesay. If Mr. Merlin has indeed departed the shores of Caledon, I wish him well.

The rest of Rothesay appeared unchanged. Mr. Blake Panache's Blakefield Manor still rises over the trees...

...looking out at the brownstone town houses across the way.

Lady Savannah Blindside resides at the elegant house below:

The Gordon Memorial anchors the center of the area (and dates from the time when Lord and Lady Primbroke lived in a nearby manor, complete with secret tunnels).

Lady Gabrielle Riel, Duchess of Carntaigh, still resides at stately Carntaigh Manor:

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