The Summer Palace, while a Museum in the practical sense
of the word, is also an educational experience targeted
at the New Player. For them, a visit to the Museum can
mean learning how an Interior Decorator's Tool works to
the story behind Holiday Gifts from a historic and contemporary
The Summer Palace exists to serve the shard and the players,
holds regular workshops, has a constantly changing exhibit
collection, and is a permanant feature for LA Shard.
The Museum was previously partially housed in the Clan MacLeod
Guildhouse from the birth of LA until the day of the AOS
Launch. On launch day, the Museum President, Willow MacLeod,
was all set and ready, having pre-selected the target location,
and being one of the several dozen folks who got her software
early by a freak chance, laid down the foundation for the
museum, as well as those on either side only 4 minutes after
the shard came up under AOS, and the sight has been the Summer
Palace ever since!
While many people actvely support the museum, Willow MacLeod
is the most significant, it being through her efforts that
the bulk of the collection was assembled. In addition, Captain
Sophia Aubrey, BRN, BRG has been invaluable as a cross-shard
trader for gift collections, The noted Thief and Doom Streaker
Flint also deserves kudos, but if it were not for Starchild,
Belshazzar, Bubbles, Rose, and the folks on the Lake Austin
The Museum holds New Player Rares Hunting Classes each month,
where it instructs Newbs on where to find rares and how to
obtain them. Watch the LA Forums and News for dates.
The Shroud of Shadows in the Museum Collection is confirmed as the first ever
spawned on LA Shard, and Willow was the first player to log on AOS and enter
the new lands. The Summer Palace was the second house building lot placed in
Malas, the first beat it by 25 seconds. The Necklace of Fortuity in the exhibit
(see illustration) was the first to go on display, and is one of a pair owned
by the museum. The Museum owns a Bushel, a very rare item because it spawns in
a location that is player controlled, and the players who control it are not
grabbing them every day, but are allowing them to remain untaken to control the
value. The Museum received a donation of 100 Bushels, and sells them on the vendors
to raise funds (as was the purpose of the donation).
We hope you will stop by an visit us!
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