St Patrick’s HUNT in London
The patron saint of Ireland came into London and dropped his clover leaves all over Hyde Park. Whatever are we to do to clean them all up? So someone on the London sims came up with a brilliant idea to solve the problem – ‘I know – we’ll have a clover leaf hunt!’ This is the solution to the clover littered across the park.
A St Patrick’s Day hunt is happening at Hyde Park in London – within Second Life. The daily winner gets 50L$ and on Friday, the winner gets a big bag of gold with all sorts of goodies inside it!
The game is simple to play, you simply click a Shamrock to get a point. As St Patrick and the Leprechauns have dropped shamrocks in plain sight all over Hyde Park, you will find them on the ground by your feet. Collected shamrocks disappear in a poof of green smoke. They re-appear in another ten minutes, when they can then be clicked again for another point. Watch out for the special #100 point# Gold Shamrocks, these are rare and difficult to find, but worth the hunt for an extra 99 points each.
The winner of the previous hunt gets paid when each new hunt starts. As the game is reset every day or so, the person at the top of the leader board gets paid L$50 for winning that round. A new round immediately begins when the leader-board is reset. Sunbeam5 will close the hunt at 1pm SLT (UK time 8pm) and start another immediately after. Please remember that London is just 7 hours ahead of SLT this week due to the clocks being changed in the US.
Note: There are no shamrocks in any of the homes.
These hunts are considered practice rounds to get to know where all the shamrocks are and to plan a route around Hyde Park. The big hunt is on St Patrick’s Day when the round is played for a grand prize consisting of a big bag of gifts. Only on St Patrick’s day, at the grand finale of the competition the 3 top winners will win a whole pile of goodies as well as cash prizes. Only the top 3 winners will each get a share of the loot.
Kandee clearly enjoys the challenge of the hunt.
An Irish Top o’ the mornin’ to you!
As Ireland is known for Pots of Gold and Leprechauns, they have also been included in the theme for St Patrick’s Day. See if you can find a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow where you can dip in and get your own gold. If you manage to catch a Leprechaun, he will grant you three wishes to gain his release. Everyone would love to find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow so hunt for it in London.
While on the subject of pots – how about a Pota Phadraig (Patrick’s Pot)? This is the name given to a measure of whiskey drunk on Saint Patrick’s Day. Tradition dictates that a shamrock be floated on the whiskey before drinking, hence the expression, ‘drowning the shamrock’.
A bit of History about St Patrick
With Saint Patrick’s Day approaching, everyone seems to turn a wee bit Irish. Here’s a bit of history about Saint Patrick’s Day to get you in the spirit. This day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated internationally on March 17 of each year. People remember Saint Patrick, the most recognized patron saint of Ireland, on this day and also the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day became an official feast day back in the early 17th century, and today people go to church services wearing green on this date. Ireland lifts the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol during St Patrick’s Day in Ireland, so everyone eats and drinks too much as well.
Did Patrick use a Shamrock to Teach?
St. Patrick holds a shamrock in a stained-glass window in St. Benin’s Church, Kilbennan, County Galway, Ireland. Ledgend says that St. Patrick taught the Irish people about the Holy Trinity by showing them the shamrock (with three-leaves). This is why the shamrock has become a symbol for St Patrick’s Day. This is a legend but no one can prove that it was a fact.
Whatever the truth is – a Happy St Patrick’s Day to you and wishing you the Luck o’ the Irish too!