Archive for May, 2010

RP Business Update

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Note to all RP rented Business owners in Nomos

After a business rent expires we have had a three day period of grace for owners to re rent their business.
This will not change, but from now on if there are other people with sound RP ideas for the place waiting to take over, then those people will be given the premises as soon as is convenient.
We feel that those who have built up strong RP in a business are unlikely to let it slip into vacancy especially as they get ample automatic warning before it expires. Should you have RL reasons for not being able to re rent your business by a certain date then you can always contact Baal.

New bike rental

Friday, May 28th, 2010

There is a new bike for rent at Nomos. One  dispenser  is next to Metropol, and one is next to Titty Twister (Nomos2).
The rent costs G$ 10 for rental (so you will need to wear your HUD).
The bike has also a passenger seat, if you want to ride in two.
SLow down when you cross sim.

Vacant Apartments

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Since we haven’t had any vacancy for quite some time, I just want to let you know that if you need a place to live in Nomos, there are 2 large apartments available now.
Apartment #4 and #7 in the Block B  at Nomos2
at the position <162, 201, 64> (more or less)
If you are interested, use the rental box at the door.


Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Race Mentors

In an attempt to better structure role play and interaction in the sim we are setting up a system of Mentors in Nomos
Each Race will have a separate Mentor, although some races will not have one at the outset as we are still seeking the right kind of people those positions. Please read on to understand what its all about.

A Mentor is not an In Character Race leader
They may however have their own Clan when not in their Mentor role.
Most of their work will be done OOC promoting their Race and its RP ideas etc to other players in the Sim. A Mentor should be the hub of the Race for the collection of Race RP ideas that involve other Races, although there is no rule to say they must be consulted about individual RP.
They should try to be aware of all currant RP involving their Race and its individual Clans.
So if you have idea for Large scale RP that involves other races check it out with your mentor first, and they can if need be contact other race mentors to talk it through and share the idea.
Their job is not to tell other Clan leaders how to run or organise their own individual Clans.
But they may advise on strategies that best promote those Clans for interaction with other Races
A Mentor is someone who fully understands their Race and how it functions in relation to other Races in the city. So if you want to know something about your Race ask your Mentor first.
They should have a good understanding of the game and its technicalities so they can help out new players if they are asked.
All Role Play problems should be first reported to your Race Mentor.
It is part of their job to attempt to resolve any minor role play disagreements and conflicts which occur between Clans of their own Race and other Races. And they will have a large degree of final say on RP matters.
A Mentor cannot eject and ban people, but they do have direct access to those who can.
Mentors are responsible for collecting data on their Race or group in the interests of promoting better Group interaction. So if they ask you about what is going on in your Clan please share what you know with them for the benefit of all.
They would be responsible for collecting opinions note cards etc from their Race on ways of improving life in the sim. So if you think you have an idea to improve things on the ground check it out with them.
A Mentor is someone who cares about Nomos and wants to see it grow and expand.
Mentors give up their free time to do what they do, consider this when you interact with them.
A Mentor is the eyes and ears of the Baal and Kora on the ground, as we cannot be all places at all times.
A list of Mentors will be available ASAP and their names and pics will be available in the Landing area of Nomos.

Bedlam Asylum equipment has moved

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I have just moved the Brain scanner and the Surgery table which restires health for players bellow 30% mental health. It is now situated in the Bedlam Asylum in Nomos 2. I will leave you to find it when you get there. Hint, take a left from the main entrance. Then another left. Please remember That if there are doctors or patients there you are obligeded to RP with them should they wish. low mental health is a trigger for RP not a meter score you must restore ASAP reguraless of who is in the way. Thankyou.

Street Life is up and running

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

The official News Paper for Nomos, Street Life, is now up and running.
I would like to reminder to ALL Nomos Players to make a point of always checking the latest’s posts in the paper.
From now on this is where you will find out what’s happening on the streets, Events, RP story lines, Reports on RP events, reviews of events etc etc.
So please make a point of checking whenever you can.
If you are into writing, why not write an article, you even get paid for your trouble.
All business owners and Clan leaders should also make sure their latest happenings are posted in the paper.
By this method all can share in what is going on in Nomos.
The paper can be accessed from the News boards in the Sim.
Make sure you have streaming media set in your prefs and then just click the board to get the headlines, click a headline and go direct to the web page to read the article.
There is a News Board outside the Metropol building and one outside the Street Life offices near the Naked lunch bar on Royal Avenue.
You will also find a box near both of these screens to post your note card articles in.

“Street Life” opens its doors!

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The local newspaper “Street Life” opens today. Chief Editor is Eden Starfall.
News will be transmitted on the ‘web’ and on the mega screens all around the city of Nomos. The offices are located next to the MetroTek building. There is a DropBox to drop news next to the screens 🙂


Friday, May 14th, 2010

There are 5 Divisions of MetroTek.
Only 2 were available in the HUD Setup, and we now added the remaining 3 to choose from.
If you want to join any of them, simply click on SETUP and GROUP/RACE. If you don’t see them, you will need to  switch species at the Game Room, at the entrance of the SIM. If you are leader of a clan and you switch group/race, you may need to contact me (Kora Zenovka), so I will help you out with it.


This company had very humble beginnings as a developer of street lighting technology but had then branched out into all manner of social tech.
When Numosol was discovered on The Martian Moon Phobos they entered and won the Government competition which granted them a contract to supply Mining technology to mine the crystal on the moons surface. The success of this deal made them one of the riches and most influential companies in the world.

MetroTek is Divided into 5 sub companies that deal with different aspects of society.

Law enforcement

Medical Health

Mental health

Power Generation

Genetic Engineering

Significance to Nomos
Metrotek have total control over all social aspects of Nomos
MetroTek owns Nomos.
Most Citizens totally distrust and dislike the MetroTek Company, and are extremely wary of the activities of all the branches.

Metropol are thought to be extremely Draconian in their approach to Law and order and
all laws are biased towards the Company and its ideals.

MediTek are accused of sub standard health care and trading in Body parts and secret experimentation.

Psychotek are accused of covering up the extent of Psychotic breakdown in Society.
And also accused of Secret Experimentation.

GenoTek are accused of all manner of unsavoury experimentation in the Genetic field.

MetroGen are the worlds top pollutant.

Bedlam Terrestrial Center

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

The chair at the Bedlam Terrestrial Center now will take you directly to the new Bedlam Asylum in Nomos2 (cross-sim TP)
However the machines are not moved to the new center, but hopefully soon. The way to access old Bedlam in the meantime is through the shuttle.

Laws, Crime and Punishment at Nomos

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

To find out about laws crime and punishment at Nomos, read the following page:

RP Bans Update

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Yesterday I made some changes to the RP Bans.
They used to last 1 week. However, some people just don’t get along.
So while we still hope that players will work something out to be able to interact, we must consider the worst case scenario too.

So now the RP Bans have 3 Levels:

– Lev 1 – the first time you RP ban someone, it lasts 1 WEEK. You cannot interact IC and OOC during that time.

– Lev 2 – if you RP ban the same person after the Lev 1 expires, then it will last 3 WEEKS. No IC / OOC interactions are allowed.

– Lev. 3 – if you RP ban the same person after the Lev 2 expires, then it will last 1 YEAR

All old and current RP bans now appear in your profile as Lev 1 with expiration 18 May.

If you change your mind and compliment the other player at any time, the next RP ban will start from Lev 1.

You don’t have to provide a reason for your RP ban, but please remember to make an effort to get along with other people.

If you RP ban someone before expiration, it won’t increase level. Levels increase ONLY after expiration.

Is it Okay to Step in after a fight has begun?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

We had a SIM vote last February.
I didn’t accidentally copy the result in the Combat Rules, but it was a blog post.
Anyway now the rules are updated.
Please review them. Thank you.

Poker Game – Wed 5pm SLT

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Recon you can be the champion of the poker table?
Why not find out, Come down to the Royal Wednesday Afternoon at 5pm SLT
For a fun filled Poker fest.
For the chance to win 500G$, heres what you gotta do.
Send a message to Diseased sugarplum.
There is an entrance fee of 100G$ But hurry, thers only 10 places.
Also if your not a poker player, come along and just have afew drinks and watch, you might learn a thing or two!

Diseased Sugarplum

Basics of poker and texas hold ’em

Disclaimer: This tutorial comes with no guarantee of being correct. Feedback about errors is welcome.


Poker is played using the standard english 52 cards deck, made up of 4 “suits”:


– spades (♠)
– clubs (♣)


– diamonds (♦)
– hearts (♥)

Each suit is made of 13 “ranks” (2 to 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace). The Ace can either be the lowest or the highest card.

An important element of the poker game is the “poker hand”, a combination of 5 cards. Two different hands can be equal valued, or one hand can be better than the other.
among 2 hands of the same “kind”, the better hand is the one with higher cards. The order of the cards is irrelevant.

The following possible hands exist, in descending order of value:

Straight Flush – all 5 cards are the same suit, and are in increasing order one after another (for example: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, all diamonds)
Four of a kind – 4 cards of the same rank (for example, 4 jacks)
Full House – 3 cards of the same rank, and 2 cards of the same, different, rank, for example: 4, 4, 4, K, K
Flush – all 5 cards of the same suit (for example, all hearts)
Straight – all 5 cards have incrementing ranks, but are not all of the same suit, for example: 8, 9, 10, J, Q
Three of a kind – 3 cards have the same rank, for example: 5, 5, 5, A, 8
Two Pair – 2 cards have the same rank, and another 2 cards have the same, different, rank, for example: Q, Q, 5, 5, 10
One Pair – 2 cards have the same rank, for example: A, A, J, 10, 4
High card – none of the above, the hand’s value is decided by the highest card.

The aim in poker is to maximize one’s own chips by betting according to one’s own (known) hand, and other’s (unknown) hands.

Each player has an amount of “chips” which are used to bet with.

poker gameplay (such as a tournament) is divided into “hands”, during which the players play with one hand – before each hand, players get dealt new cards.
(so, the term “hand” has 2 meanings). A player cannot see the cards of other players.

in Texas hold ’em, the most well known variant of poker, players only have 2 cards for themselves (called “hole cards”); up to 5 cards are shown on the table, and shared by all players, these are called the “community cards”. a player’s “hand” consists of the best possible hand (of 5 cards) to be made with his 2 hole cards, and the community cards combined.

for example Alice’s hole cards may be: J, 5. the community cards may be: 5, 5, 6, 7, 8. Alice has a three of a kind with fives. Bob has hole cards: 4, A, so he has a straight. In this case, Bob has the better hand.

A “hand” (as in, the timeframe in the game) is divided into betting rounds. During a betting round, each player, one after another, gets a turn to make a move.

The following betting rounds happen in each hand:

– pre-flop: no community cards are shown; players bet only according to their holecards
– flop: after the pre-flop has finished, 3 community cards are shown, and players bet accordingly
– turn: the 4th community card is shown, and players bet again
– river: the 5th community card is shown, and players bet again

If the hand is still going, then “showdown” happens: the holecards are shown, and the player with the best hand wins all chips bet in this hand.
the hand also ends if all players except one gave up earlier (“folded”), then the remaining player wins the chips.

While the betting round goes, each player has an “investment” into this round – the chips bet so far. in order to progress to the next betting round, all players must have an equal investment.

– fold: give up, lose one’s chips bet so far. can be done if one doesn’t think he can win the hand.

– call: bet so as to make one’s investment in the hand equal to that of the other players

– raise: increase one’s investment into the hand to be above that of others; now others have to match this again (by calling or raising), or fold.

DISCLAIMER (From Kora Zenovka)

From an extract of the Linden Lab TOS:

It is a violation of this policy to wager in games in
the Second Life (R) environment operated on Linden Lab
servers if such games:

(1) rely on:
(a) chance or random number generation to determine
a winner,  OR
(b) the outcome of real-life organized sporting


(2) provide a payout in
(a) Linden Dollars, OR
(b) any real-world currency or thing of value.

G$ (our ‘fantasy’ game currency) has ABSOLUTELY NO real-world value and it DOES NOT represent any currency against you can obtain ‘things of value’. Therefore SGS does not violate rules of the Linden Lab TOS.

Any attempt of purchase or sale G$ against L$ or any other real-world currency is therefore in violation of the SGS rules and will be reported to Linden Lab. We will also ban those players from our regions and the game.

Audience with the Sultana @ KoS Sat 1pm

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Her Highness, Sultana Zanlu Heron, the Sun of Ireem, will be holding an Audience on Saturday, May 15 at 1 pm SLT.  It has been a long time since Sultana has held an audience, and there are many newcomers to Ireem as well as long-time citizens, and it is Her pleasure to meet with them. You may ask a boon of Her Highness, or be pleased to be introduced to Her.

Please write to the Royal Secretary, Mirna Muggins, to attend this unique opportunity to meet with Her Highness.

By Order of Her Highness
Elysa Swansong, Royal Scribe

How the Betting System works

Monday, May 10th, 2010

If you want to find out more about the Betting system works, please read here:

Arena & Bets

Monday, May 10th, 2010

The Arena is now available for rent.
Keep in mind that if you rent it, it means that you plan to run fight tournaments.
We also added the betting system, so the audience will be able to bet on fighters.
Please contact me if you rent it for more info.

The ‘Marriage’ Game – Sunday 9 May – 4:30PM SLT

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Message to all slavers and predators:
Mark Biondi,  one of the most eligible single men of Ireem (so I have been told),  is looking for a wife, and he will select 10 slaves/prisoners of his liking to interview, until only one will be chosen.
Slavers will receive 500G$ if their slave will be chosen to be engaged to Mark.
The event is all in-character 🙂
Please come and show your slaves at the beach in 1 hour (4:30pm SLT).
If you don’t have any slave, now it is time to capture a few from the Sands.



Where: Beach @ KOS
When: 4:30pm SLT – Sunday May 9th, 2010

MARK BIONDI is looking for love (Female Slaves only).
Mark offers G$ 500 to buy his future wife off.

The idea is based on the “The Dating Game”, an old TV game.


Slavers/Predators will show up at the event with slaves or prisoners to offer as  potential wives/husbands.
The main contestant will pick 10 slaves based on their liking.
However, if there are less than  10 candidates, s/he  will have to pick them all.
Max contestants: 10
ps: Main contestants may also hire bounty hunters to capture a few specific preys, if they wish.
ps: if you want to partecipate and you are not a slave, set yourself as ‘Prey’ and draw attention to you
before the event, so hopefully you will be captured and offered as slave to play the game.


The main contestant will ask questions to the candidates,  without knowing  their identity, and will
gradually reject them one by one, and find out about their identity,  until a last one remains.

The player may ask any sort of questions – except anything that may reveal the player identity
or RL information.

(Sense of humor is a plus)

Time Limit: 1 hour.
After one hour, the main contestant is asked to rush into making a final decision.

Phase (3) – FINAL CHOICE

Once a final choice is made, the main contestant will pay the predator/slaver a preset amount of G$
as slave property transfer fee.

We are confident that you made the right choice and hope that you will live happily ever after.
But if not, either of you can break off the engagement.

This is all in-character, so please keep it light and fun and out of drama 🙂

Variation based on  Sage’s suggestion

Fight Night, 4PM SLT Sat at Nomos

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Good Bloody Day, Mr Ling here…

This will be a third Nomos Fist Fight Tournament, that’s right – we’re here as usual and ready to find out whose fists will be the most feared in Nomos… and whose jewels will be hanging above our gates, too… the one who will defeat all the oponnents and the dreaded alien thing that is currently a champ… 500SG in cash, a lifetime virus vaccination and… a big and rather sexy surprise…

This week will also see a surprise fight, and an introduction of BETTING on all our matches! Yes, you will also get rich simply by knowing who is the man (or a woman) to risk your dollars on!

…for those of you who still don’t get it – yes, you are invited to take part in it and get the darn title… all you need to do is get in touch with me and get the 100SG ready for the entry fee – if you can’t afford it then you’re likely not worth trying yer skill.

Anyway – get yerself geared up and ready – the prize is burning a nasty hole in Dr Trent’s fancy suit!

Grand Opening ‘THE PIT’ Thu 8pm SLT

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The Pit Club at Nomos is about to open!
Don’t miss the Grand Opening!
Thursday May 6, 2010 at 8pm SLT
Techno, Trance, Metal, Darkwave, Industrial.
DJ Vanity – taking your requests.
The Pit is hiring

Content of the Delivery Boxes updated

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

The content of the Delivery Boxes has been updated. If you get one or more items from it, they will both work on Nomos and Nomos2 regions. Older items – which don’t have an expiration date – will only work in Nomos.