The Realm of Sylvhara
Sylvhara Anar Isle & Sylvhara Tari
Sylvhara is the capital of the ALLIANCE (the light side). We hold the Alliance Council Chambers, the Great Alliance Ampitheatre, and the Great Academy, in the floating City of Aluvia.
The Great Alliance was formed 9 years ago by Malikith Virtanen, Comet Quijote, Loren Hesse, and Nathan Ur. The first meeting was held Nov.16th 2007. Many of the founding realms still remain. (see attached list of realms and groups)
The Great Alliance has 3 main functions. 1st is to provide intersim roleplay (including combat), and larger epic stories for our member realms to enjoy in addition to their own internal roleplay. The 2nd is to share activities, events, and classes amongst the realms for the benefit of all of our players. The 3rd is to teach classes on battle rules (ROE) and training, casting (magic), and roleplay to aid in character development and better participation in GA events.
The Great Alliance is divided into “ALLIANCE” side and “SHADOW” side but, here is where the concept departs from the classic “good vs evil” structure. The ALLIANCE side realms include some dark realms who have joined with the light realms to oppose the domination of the SHADOWs. They fight for freedom from oppression. Occasionally, an ALLIANCE realm will fall to the SHADOWs (as part of an RP storyline) or a SHADOW realm will be liberated and join the ALLIANCE.
Malikith Virtanen leads the ALLIANCE, and is co-founder of the Great Alliance, and the Great Academy. He is “Gamemaster” and has developed the GA “Rules of Engagement”, used throughout SL by many roleplay sims as the Handbook for Intersim Battle.
Nathan Ur, co-founder of the Great Alliance, head of Sylvhara Arts Guild, is the visionary and builder of our beautiful Sylvhara. He has contributed many of the wonderful ideas for the structure and content of the Great Alliance.
I am extremely proud of everything that the Great Alliance has accomplished. It was a dream that I had when I first began Sylvhara, and with the efforts of many wonderful people, it has come true in a very big way.