The Journey to…the Mysterious Island – Prologue


The dockside in Caledon Cay was abuzz with chatter and speculation as a crowd gathered for the better part of the day, pushing and shoving to get a good view of the mystery. Scientists, citizens, gawkers and fanatics all stared and whispered and wondered..and barraged the locals with questions.

All of the old salts who normally lounged about the Cay begging the odd Linden and harassing schoolgirls were drinking up the attention like warm gin and wormwood. They were agreed it was just about the biggest thing to happen in those parts in quite some time, and were saying so at great length to anyone with the price of a drink. Old Josiah Drywall contended for a bit that it wasn’t as big as the time Countess Primbroke got her skirt caught in a carriage door as it drove off, or the time Lester Bryce-Farthing swallowed a dolphin….but even he admitted it was close.

None of them could ever remember when a volcano had suddenly emerged from the sea off the Cay, let alone a giant, smoke-wreathed erupting volcano.

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Wired Starts Making Sense


Just when I was losing faith in, the following column by Mr. Lore Sjöberg was posted looking at the arrival of Jesuits bent on converting Second Life, as was mentioned in these pages by the adorably ticking Mr. Pearse in one of his comments.

Though the author still tends to view SL as a haven for deviants and weirdos, at least he is tolerant of said deviants and weirdos, which is better then most these days…and sees the Jesuit invasion for the philosophical absurdity that it is.

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Midsummer Milestones


I am pleased to announce two more milestones in the history of The News from BardHaven.

First of all, Miss Emilly Orr’s recent comment concerning Ingmar Bergman’s legacy was the 500th comment to be posted on The News from BardHaven. In honor of that accomplishment, Miss Orr was presented with a Silent Sparrow Limited Edition, the Serendipity Gown in Cherry courtesy of one of our sponsors, Miss hyasynth Tiramisu. I personally would also like to thank Miss Orr for her consistently intelligent and perspicacious comments to this site.

Secondly, we have just cleared 20,000 hits since the premiere of the site, which is a most respectable number indeed.

As always, we would like to humbly thank all of our readers, supporters and sponsors for helping this site continue to grow and thrive.

Zealot Benmergui and Kirawill Collingwood