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Explore the seven levels of the Ascension tower and lose yourself in a mysterious world where musical notes appear from under your feet, robotic bumblebees hover close by and particles shimmer in the alien atmosphere.

Create your own music alone or with friends by jumping on the glowing sound pads and solve riddles under the illuminated eyes of the mantis sphinx!

Sound is important to the Ascension experience, so make sure your local sounds are on and walk through the whole sim to discover mystical places and secret trails.

Created by Mantis Oh (Cari Lekebusch in RL) you can also look forward to a schedule of Techno music events and DJ sets from RL record label H-Productions.

It’s time to ascend…

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With this words I made my way to the Ascension sim, that was buited on LEA 16 by Mantis Oh. Mantis Oh is well known for futuristic environments and objects in SL. “Ascension is a fun and immersive experience that can only be found in virtual worlds. It is a build based on the intuition and actions of each individual visitor and encourages collective consciousness and social interaction through a range of sound displays, visuals and futuristic objects.”, the official press release says and I have to say, I was not dissapointed after I explored the sim, looked tried all of the great installations and saw all this amazing buildings. The Ascension sim is really worth a trip. Do not wait too long as it will be only available till the end of May.

That was not all as Persia told me, that he not only builted that amazing sims and arranged all that great DJ events, Mantis Oh as well creates prefab homes and … what really caught my attention, he creates wonderful futuristic acessories. The “MartialArts Armguards”, the “Martial Arts Waistguard”and the “Third Eye Tiara” headpiece are made by Mantis Oh, owner and creator of Hybrid Productions. All of his pieces are incredible detailed and you can only imagine how long Mantis sit and worked on them. The belt with the ornaments and the to little bags where you can put bottles or what ever in are as well great for a fantastic roleplay 😉 But for me it is a wonderful fashion accessory, as O really love to experiment with futuristic ideas ;).  The “Third Eye Tiara” reminded me of the ‘Visor’ of Lieutenant Commander Georgdi Laforge of the Star Trek – The next generation movies and so it was clear I had to do a post about something futuristic 😉 The armparts and the belt as well have little glowing effects, that are not static. There is many more awesome creations of Mantis Oh at the Hybrid Productions Mainstore and I am sure this is not my last post about them 😉

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I thought for a longertime about a cool styling for the “Outland” from [sys], that is sold at the 100 Block event. The cool blue & black pants outfit perfectly goes together with the acessories from Hybrid Productions. The top has a very sexy touch at it looks like it would be sheet while it is totally opaque. The pants are mesh made and very modern with the loose style. The “Vouge” shoes are as well from [sys] and made the perfect addition to the whole look.

So I only had to find the right jewelry and hair. For the jewelry I remembered that Sora Tatham, one of the genius designers of Gabriel, gave me a wonderful mesh set. She said the “Curb Chain” set would be her first try for mesh jewelry and I was totally amazed as I put it on. The jewelry comes with a HUD that lets you chnage the texture of the jewelry to 3 different colors. The hair comes from EMO-tions. I loved the way how the mohawk looks lightly ‘messy’ at the ends and the wonderful made braids that are covering the head. A nice mixture of different hairstyles together on one 😉

So… it’s time to ascend… 😉

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Outfit: [sys] – “Outland” – NEW (mesh)

Shoes: [sys] – “Vougue”

Arm Parts: Hybrid Productions – “Martial Arts Armguards” – NEW

Belt: Hybrid Productions – “Martial Arts Waistguards” – NEW

Head Piece: Hybrid Productions – “Third Eye Tiara” – NEW

Jewelry: ::GB:: – “Curb Chain” – NEW (mesh)

Hair: EMO-tions – “Strangelove” – NEW

Skin: Silken Moon – “Wicca”

Makeup: Madrid Solo – “Twice Shy – Suddenly Blue”

Eyebrows: Silken Moon – “Abstract” – NEW

Lipstick: Silken Moon – “Wicca Lips Blue as Steel”

Poses: Corpus – “Editorial Series 6”

Location: Lea 16 – “Ascension”

Model & Photographer: Wicca Merlin

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