My Long Lost Dragon Cousin
I still remember the sense of awe and magic I felt the first time I arrived at the Isle of Wyrms. Standing amidst these incredibly majestic dragons was enough to make even the most nonchalant Neko pause with respect. Was it merely the luck of my nine lives when I returned for a visit recently, only to arrive right next to a Bast Dragon? I think not…
I’m guessing most of you Nekos had no idea there was a “cat-inspired” dragon avatar in Second Life. They even have their very own Temple on the Isle of Wyrms! As described on the Encyclopedia Draconica, the Bast Dragon is feline in appearance, with fluid movements and intelligent eyes.
Looking up at this beautiful creature, I could tell she was a kindred spirit, despite her soaring wings. Her whiskers moved gently as she bent her large cat-like head down towards me in a friendly greeting. Forearms and ears were bedecked with lovely accessories. As she led me into the Cathedral for a tour, I was entranced by her graceful, cat-like walk.
Her name was Steale Denja, and as it turned out, being a Bast Dragon was not the first time she’d been drawn towards all things cat. “My other avatar is a leopard, so I guess I was kind of led to the Cat thing.” (hmm, future Neko, perhaps???)
Although the Isle of Wyrms’ Cathedral is even more grand today than it was when I first visited (note the stunningly beautiful ceiling in the photo at the top of this post), one thing has not changed: the warm welcome extended to all who arrive… be they hatchlings, wyrmlings, wyrms, wyverns, humans, or even curious little Nekos like me.
As the sun began to set behind the hills, Steale wanted to make sure I mentioned how wonderful all the people who help run the Isle of Wyrms are, not the least of whom is Daryth Kennedy, the creator of these gorgeous dragon avatars and leader of the community.
I bid my new dragon friend adieu, and continued my exploration of the surrounding lands, drawn up into the snow country by strange, rhythmic smoke rings. Luckily for me, this giant ice dragon was a deep sleeper. And a lovely backdrop to my “Encroached” outfit from Bare Rose…
What I Wore While Exploring the Isle of Wyrms:
The flexi “Hersheys Chocolate” wrapper stuck to the bottom of these boots always makes me giggle, as do my two lovely mousie armband friends. (Collar comes with the outfit from Bare Rose).
Where to Find My Outfit:
| Hair | Truth: Elise
| Dress | Bare Rose: Encroached outfit in blue (includes collar, stockings, left arm band, leg band)
| Arm, upper right | * Designs: My Friends
| Arm, upper left | part of the Bare Rose “Encroached” outfit
| Leg band | part of the Bare Rose “Encroached” outfit
| Stockings | part of the Bare Rose “Encroached” outfit
| Boots | KS / Kitty Scraps: Derelict Boots (not currently available in the store)
Learn More about the Isle of Wyrms:
Visit the Isle of Wyrms:
Visit the Temple of Bast (the Egyptian Cat Goddess) at the Isle of Wyrms:
Dragon photos by Stacia; landscape and fashion photos by Bobby Yoshikawa <3***
© Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko in Second Life – 2008