OK, the Mata Hari Quest isnt exactly new. Both Taffy and Georgette have been telling me to try this (thank you so much! :D) So Im off to find some jewelry today :)
The Mata Hari Quest is the creation of famed SL jeweler Random Calliope. Random is famous for creating some of the most beautiful prim-based jewelry in Second Life. The Quest is a year old now. It was first solve in January 2006!
The Quest has a colorful background story, centered around a set of jewelry created for the infamous Mata Hari.
The goal of the quest is to find Mata Hari's hidden jewels. I believe there are 6 pieces (including the ring at the start). And you get to keep them, of course :) Remember, these are Random's beautiful creations!
But just a word of warning: The Mata Hari Quest definitely requires SL building skills. You should be comfortable editing prims and with camera controls. Dont ask me why...just trust me on this one :P
The Quest doesnt really start here, but I stopped by Random's store to look at the Mata Hari poster. And pick up his beautiful and free Slither jewelry set. Just to get motivated, of course :)
Click on Search, select Places, and enter "random calliope" as the keyword. The SLURL is Kandinsky (34,209,36).
OK, with at least some free jewelry in hand, Im ready to embark on the Quest :)
The Mata Hari Quest actually takes place at the Crescent Moon Museum. I have fond memories of Crescent Moon, because I spent my past Christmas Day there :)
So heres the starting point. This little clue is in Random's Profile under Picks: "Start with the box of memorabilia on the fireplace mantle then ask me no questions :)"
The Mata Hari Quest gives you a series of clues...which lead you to other clues...and an occasional goodie :)
Most of these clues are puzzles you have to solve. There are all different kinds of puzzles! And they are tough! I got stuck on like the first puzzle, got frustrated, totally cheated, and ran for help... :P
And you would just be amazed at where things are hidden!
But just check out the goodies!
Theres this beautiful little ring box...
With a beautiful ring inside. The ring has 174 really really tiny prims!!! *Yikes*
If you find the ring, you can press Ctrl-Zero to zoom in closer to the ring, and Ctrl-9 to go back to normal view.
The bracelet is my favorite so far. It has 176 prims!
I have no idea how Random makes this stuff! :P
Theres a navel ring...
And a wonderful pair of earrings!
I want that necklace and armband! I just know theyre in here somewhere...Waaahhh!!! :(
If you like puzzles or jewelry (or preferably both :D), try the Mata Hari Quest at the Crescent Moon Museum! Click on Search, select Places, and enter "crescent moon" as the keyword. Choose the "Taber Tudor Village" link that comes up. The SLURL is Taber (203,94,22).
Oh come on, Blue Poseball darling! Just one little itsy bitsy clue, please? Pretty please?