Today I smuggled my extra VR headset into Paradise Lost and roof-topped over to show Gabe. He was skeptical, since he has never been comfortable with the old “which one of us is real” argument that we keep having over glasses of ale, but he agreed to give it a try. After the basic demo…

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“Night Terror” This powerful portrait of Flynn Cubus has been captivating visitors ever since the festive IDUMA gallery opening at the beginning of Season 5. Painted from life during a plein-air expedition to the Abyss, “Night Terror” required weeks of exacting effort to capture a single dynamic moment of ambidextrous conflagration. The title is a…

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In the entree of this stirring Point-of-View Pas de Deux filmed in Desolation, human and bat find themselves shyly drawn into an evocative oasis of mutual intrigue… maintaining awkward distance as they soar through a series of pirouette turns, their acrobatic variations risking mutual destruction. Indeed, after a fleeting initial adagio, the human fires a…

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The end of a season is always bittersweet… instead of my usual score-focused run, I find myself hanging out with denizens of the IDUniverse who have become friends (no matter how many hours we have spent shooting at each other). This evening, in the Gazebo of Gathering, a strange sense of camaraderie came over us…

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Brutal Arrows (by Salvo the Unmerciful) Meticulously researched, Brutal Arrows is a heartbreaking yet technically precise exposé of what happens when a traditional culture clashes with an advanced civilization from the future. After reading the pre-release teaser from Purgatory Press many months ago, we have been expecting a detailed catalog of the 31 arrow types used by…

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Songs of Cupid record album by Ichor I found this rare and wonderful vinyl at the IDU Record Shop upstairs from the Second Reliquary of Purgatory. The album includes the unforgettable hit single “Hover Over You” as well as the very danceable “Like an Arrow.” And the prolific Ichor’s timeless “Ugly as Sin” has a mix…

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Abomination Monthly Horde or Solo? Here at the IDUniverse Library we occasionally receive print materials other than books… like this issue of Abomination magazine that was found in a recently cleared courtyard. The cover story addresses the age-old question about going it alone versus teaming up with a group of peers, and provides some revealing insights. The…

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Archery Tips for Cupids by Ichor After Ichor the Cupid became embedded in a floor structure during a teleport accident in Paradise Lost long ago, he suffered through a lengthy period of recuperation. To while away the painful inactivity, he began making notes about his years of repetitive spawning only to fire off an arrow…

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Season Four Raiments IDU Style feature in Afterlife Timed to coincide with the beginning of IDU Season Four, Afterlife magazine published a sartorial special issue. As the cover model, Salvo the Unmerciful wears the new raiments well, pairing his signature red-robed archer statement with leather arm bracers in a pierced-heart motif that echoes the shoulder embroidery flowing from…

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The Disco of Death in Paradise Lost During a recent visit to PL on a quest for the elusive Crittenton book about orphans, I stopped into the Disco to have a drink and shake a leg with the locals. I bribed Archie the doorman to let me bring in a camera, and filmed our friends…

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