I know it's been a few days since I said I'd keep you posted about Chaos's memorial. I apologize for the delay, I've been rather sick and it's reduced my energy considerably.
So, about the memorial. I know a lot of people have been hitting myself and Lyarza up about it. We've been talking about it quite a bit and this is what we've come up with thus far. (be prepared, this is going to be lengthy. the TLDR is at the bottom)
Lya thinks it's fitting to have Chaos's memorial on the water so more people could see it as they sail by. I have a plot of land on the water that I've donated and decided to re-name it to Resting Chaos. It's right next door to Port Crescendo on the Cadence server, which is a bonus because Chaos had many friends there as well. So, that takes care of the question: where will it be built? On Cadence @ Resting Chaos P15 - Map is at the bottom of this post. (please note that the deed is not yet on the highway. It will be linked into it within the coming days.)
As for what we plan to do with the site, Lya and I sailed around on the water, looking at the deed to get a feel for where it would be best to construct a Pylon in Chaos's name. We cleared the area and started a Pylon just to test the waters on how difficult it might be to attach materials. As it turns out, it shouldn't be -too- difficult for someone of 40ish Masonry to help out with attaching materials if they wish to. We also started a marble bridge that will lead from the edge of the water up to the Pylon.
In time, we'd like to decorate the area with nice hedges, benches, and things of that sort just to dress it up a bit. All of that is still currently undecided.
Several people have been asking to help with this project in any way possible and I think that's wonderful. Our goal is to make it so that anyone who wants to participate in this memorial is welcome to do so. The idea is to include anyone who wants to help, regardless of skill level. No material QL for the Pylon is too low, as I and several others in the area are extremely high in Masonry. If you send it, I can nearly guarantee you that it'll be attached. The idea is not to be the most optimal with this, but to be the most inclusive. I think Chaos would have been overwhelmed and so proud of the idea that so many people would do something like this for her... so I'll see to it that everyone gets a shot at participating as much as I can.
If you wish to participate, there are several ways for you to help.
We'll need the materials for a Pylon, found here: https://www.wurmpedia.com/index.php/Pylon
We'll also need marble bricks for the bridge leading up to the Pylon. (Roughly 1550).
I know this game has many talents outside of Masonry and we don't want to leave people out who have talents in other skills so we're also asking for several golden, hanging lamps (roughly 30 but if we get more, we'll work with it!) to keep the place well-lit at night. We're also thinking about adding about 4-6 wooden benches. We're open to other suggestions for décor but we want to keep the place looking fairly free of clutter so please keep that in mind.
If you find yourself wanting to donate something but these particular items aren't your forte, you can also visit the deed and donate coin to the upkeep. Please do NOT feel obligated to do this, as I've made sure this monument isn't going anywhere for years. However, if you'd like to help make sure it stands until the wurm servers one day close down, please feel free! Every iron coin adds up!
lastly, on donations, I'm toying with the idea of placing an LMC at the site where people can perhaps leave a note on an item of meaning to them and leave it there for Chaos. I'd love to hear everyone's feedback about this. is it a good idea? Would you leave an item? PM me on the forum or join Discord and let me know. https://discord.gg/bD8t5gvRWQ
If you'd like to set up a donation and send it ahead of time, please send it to Deyjan or Lyarza in-game via wagoner. Any items we receive that are unused on the monument will be donated to Port Crescendo so that they can continue to make Chaos proud through all the building that takes place on their large deed.
Also, if you do donate, please leave a reply here or in the discord channel we've set up letting us know what you wish to donate and the Qty so we don't get extreme overkill on gifting.
We'd like to try and start building on the memorial on Saturday, March 5th around 12 CST. That said, Please feel free to come when best suits your schedule.
Thank you all for your time. If you have further questions or ideas, please feel free to PM me on the forums or hit us up in Discord. Just know that I work in the day so my replies will be limited. I look forward to working with everyone to make this memorial for our good friend, Chaosmeow.
Where: Resting Chaos on the Cadence Server (will be linked to the highway soon)
When: March 5th @ 12 CST
What: Pylon Building, Bridge Building
Discord channel for organizing: https://discord.gg/bD8t5gvRWQ
Donations: Materials for a Pylon, a Marble Bridge, Wooden Benches, Golden Hanging Lamps. Please post what you intend to donate, then set up a Wagoner Delivery to Lyarza or Deyjan. You can also donate time at the build by attaching materials or coin at the deed token for upkeep if you wish to go that route.