By Osprey Therian
Tir a Slan is a pleasant community of medieval-style role players who inhabit a small land in Green Goblin sim divided into many role-play friendly areas including a cave, a gypsy camp, and a town with ships at anchor. Buildings are carefully marked as private or for role play – which is undoubtedly a help for those who rent houses. The core group, which numbers about 120, is augmented by role players running their factions as separate groups. It’s only been running full tilt for about 6 weeks, but weekly events such as duels on a stone bridge (under which lurks a dragon) as well as the day-to-day polishing of the storyline keep inhabitants satisfied. I spent time here on my own, but also attended the weekly tournament. The Tir a Slan role players were gentle and courteous with each other (even when dueling) during my visit, however I have learned of age-old conflicts that must shake their good manners. I was told that players in RP wear the RP hud to indicate they are ‘in game’ and those that are just observing or shopping do not.