Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Into the Sky City

It was time to venture into my large, overhead neighbor, the Sky City. I hadn't been there since the last Mad Scientist Convention, so I was prepared for some changes, and changes I found in spades!

The Control Room was the same...

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...as was the end of the city nearest Oxbridge Village, with the Steam Man statue looking over the Looters' Emporium on the left and xxx on the right.

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The latest incarnation of Miss Mari Moonbeam's Moonbeams store seems to be in the grasp of a giant hand.

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Miss Glorf Bulmer's cafe is dominated by the geared clock on the wall:

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Mr. Red Quixote has his wares in the cleverly-named The Eclectic Company:

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Next door is Mr. Balpien Hammerer's InMotion Store:

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Across the stern is Lady Dawn Starbrook's Starbrook Designs, Ltd....

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...and her Blue Moon Teahouse, a touch of Japan in the Steam Sky City.

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Also on the aft side is one of the few spots that has remained unchanged: the Worlds' End Cafe and Salon (Miss Magdalena Kamenev, proprietress).

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Below, the mighty engines that keep the city aloft:

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Next to the Caledon Air Transport offices is Miss Erehwon Yoshikawa's Aetheric Engineering shop, specializing in Fantastical Accessories and Impossible Devices, both of which are desperately needed.

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Circling around to the fore starboard side, Dr. Garth Goode has his shoppe, Goode Inventions, stocked with a variety of indispensible doo-dads on the first floor and books on the second. (That reminds me to put out my force field to zap any intruders.)

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Looking down the corridor on the starboard side, the first shop contains Kheph's Creations, Writer Steam Works, and E. Laval Aether, carrying a wide selection of Steampunk merchandise. Next is Miss Magdalena Outlander's Luxuria Mystic, carrying limited edition prints. Further down is Hax Autonomous Experiments (Dr. Croquet Hax, prop.).

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Last, but not least, are the Steamlander offices (Sir Excalibur Longstaff, ed.).

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Whew! I didn't get to every nook and cranny in the city, but that's quite enough for one day. I plan on keeping a careful eye on what my lofty neighbors are up to, so prepare for updates.

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