Welcome to Winterfell, Rustica!

Maxwell’s Graf’s famous island of Rustica, complete with the beautiful castle which houses the great Rustica store, has been on the move!

Max has decided that the darkly beautiful region of Winterfell, located to the north of Caledon, will provide a fitting location for his work.

Rustica links with Winterfell, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
Rustica links with Winterfell, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

Winterfell moves in theme from dark Victorian in the south of the estate to a more medieval inspired ambiance further north, with elements of dark fantasy at times. Throughout it is stunning beautiful – as we found on Designing Worlds when we visited Winterfell in March 2011.

In actual fact, this marks the fulfillment of a very longterm plan, as Maxwell explains:
“I feel like it is where I have belonged all along. I had initially designed the castle to be a gateway between Caledon and Winterfell, with the canyon under the store being a passage for ships, but for various reasons we were unable to complete that. After all this time, I am extremely excited and happy to be part of such a wonderful and longstanding community of people, many of whom are already friends. It’s like coming home.”

Rustica links with Winterfell, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
Rustica links with Winterfell, photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

And such are the wonders of Second Life that your landmarks to Rustica will still work, as will the Rustica slurl (but if you have Rustica in your picks, you will need to update that).

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