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The Legendary Hilo Peak? March 3, 2008

Filed under: Hilo Peak/Abomination — baker Blinker @ 12:57 am
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Exploring to the north of Isle of Baker near a popular island park, found these several small buttes clumped together. And right pretty too, aren’t they?
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Of considerably more substance, seemingly, is this nearby high, needle sharp peak, a jarring contrast to the small, flat topped hillocks above. My best guess is that this may be the one and only Hilo Peak of pre-Linden Lab lore, once worshiped by the Ancient Ones as the “highest of the low”, which means that they considered it the highest peak entirely below the sea level of the Second Life sea regions present in their day. While it may not seem so high in the first photo here…

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…the presence of a deep gorge immediately to the west makes for a truly dramatic rise as seen from its bottom. My estimation puts the total rise at 17 meters to needle spire top from the gorge’s bottom, which registers at “zero” elevation and thus making it the very bottom of the original sea area. The top of the needle is about 2 meters, if that, below the 19 meter level of the ocean at this location. While some of the newer sea locations created after the Ancient Ones had disappeared entirely from the continent have deeper bottoms, this still remains a dramatic underwater sight.

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There are actually legends remaining on what could be two, separate Hilo Peaks, but I’m probably about 80% sure this has to be one of ’em, if not the only one, perhaps. I’ll have more on this lore as I do some additional research on these Ancient Ones.

 

2 Responses to “The Legendary Hilo Peak?”

  1. […] me a lot like the the 2nd, less true Hilo Peak, as we’ll refer to it now, from Blochs’ post on the subject in this blog. Perhaps he inserted this image on […]

  2. […] September 27, 2008 Filed under: Uncategorized — baker Blinker @ 8:21 pm Thought it was about time. Still made an impression on me, this contrast of “highest of the low” next to a peak […]


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