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Where In The World Is Magellan Linden?

Salazar Jack
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03-22-2008 13:06
Several months ago, Magellan Linden disappeared from the inworld Search listings. What has happened to him? Ever since the crash of his ship he has seemed to be on a downward spiral.


http://secondlife.blogs.com/magellan/2005/02/

When I saw him at Nova Albion's 2nd Anniversary in 2006, he arrived already plastered. He ended up passed out (while standing) in the Infohub near the canal in Sistiana. Bino Arbuckle and I could not wake him and we ended up pushing him into the drink. Good thing he was in his suit.



The last time I saw him was when I visited Linden Lab at the first Second Views. Stella Costello, Alliez Mysterio and I had found our way into a small underground lab and found him unconscious against the wall. Before we could figure out his condition, two Linden goons ported to our location and escorted us back to the lobby. We never found out if he was just sleeping, drugged, dead or what. Maybe it was a Linden bot replacement that was powered down or a Magellan clone-in-the-making... I never noticed any hoses or tubes connecting him to anything, as I said we didn't get a very good look at him.

What do YOU think happened to him? Why has he and his team been silent the past few years? I'm interested in all theories and, especially, any evidence as to his whereabouts. Post your thoughts here. If he's in trouble maybe we can figure out a way to help him and company!



The real one is definitely AWOL. But you can come see THIS one at the Nova Albion 4th Anniversary Parade today (Saturday, March 22) at 3pm and 9pm SLT. Show up early in Southern Grignano and get ready to be IN the parade if you like.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Grignano/106/76/25
Osprey Therian
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03-22-2008 13:22
Magellan and I were very close at one time, but I haven't heard anything from him in a long time. It makes me weep to think he may be in trouble.
Ilianexsi Sojourner
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03-22-2008 13:49
This is very distressing... I hope his disappearance from Search only indicates that he's lost somewhere else in the space/time continuum, not something more sinister. The sighting in the underground lab is a curious thing... so many possible explanations! If only we knew where he'd been seen in world last, perhaps it might give some clue.

"Linden goons," haha. :)

Edit: I remember that crowd picture! What a fun day. :)
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Dagon Grimm
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03-22-2008 14:26
Interesting...
I slept a whole lot when I was around back then didn't met many people.
I hope he is okay.
Osprey Therian
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03-22-2008 16:22
I haven't seen Bub recently, either.
Marianne McCann
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03-22-2008 18:11
From: Osprey Therian
I haven't seen Bub recently, either.


Let alone Pony.
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Ilianexsi Sojourner
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03-22-2008 18:34
Good lord, I wonder if any of these disappearances are related to the grid problems and instabilities we've been experiencing?! It's starting to make me think of the story of people disappearing just before the Great Erase. :eek:
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Rhaorth Antonelli
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03-22-2008 18:36
well for lindens it is a job, it could be that he was canned or quit

or just reinvented himself with a new name

or got switched to a different department which doesn't require an in world presence
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Salazar Jack
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03-22-2008 19:20
From: Rhaorth Antonelli
well for lindens it is a job, it could be that he was canned or quit

or just reinvented himself with a new name

or got switched to a different department which doesn't require an in world presence


It's very interesting that you would use that phrasing, for Tooter Claxton just today at the parade mentioned that he'd heard Magellan had been murdered in Hobo and that there was canned Magellan there. Through when pressed for further evidence he was curiously silent. I had not heard of that and doubt that there are cannibals in Hobo. Sounded a bit fishy to me. Red herring to be more precise.

I wonder if he has taken an alias and travels the world incognito. Has he tired of exploration or has he HAD to go into hiding? What's the story there?

I don't think that Magellan was the corporate type. If something went down I can't imagine him working in a different department. I don't get the impression that he actually worked for Linden Lab, at least not in the traditional sense. Perhaps he was more of a hired gun, so to speak. He never seemed to mind showing his contempt for the pencil pushers.

As much as folks think he is done... I can't help help but think that there is more to the story.
SuezanneC Baskerville
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03-22-2008 19:24
It pains me to say this, but I've heard that Magellan Linden has gone to explore IMVU.
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Phoenix Psaltery
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03-22-2008 19:38
I heard he drank himself to death in a pub in Zanzibar.

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03-22-2008 19:43
Hey! YOu can't make a thread about a single individual person here!!

/me wonders if 'single individual person' is a bit redundant.
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03-22-2008 20:06
Magellan was spotted in the Hanson room of Worlds Chat.
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Ilianexsi Sojourner
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03-22-2008 23:39
From: Salazar Jack
Has he tired of exploration or has he HAD to go into hiding? What's the story there?
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I don't get the impression that he actually worked for Linden Lab, at least not in the traditional sense. Perhaps he was more of a hired gun, so to speak.

Curiouser and curiouser. Maybe he discovered something in those underground labs that he wasn't meant to have seen?
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03-22-2008 23:56
From: Ilianexsi Sojourner
Curiouser and curiouser. Maybe he discovered something in those underground labs that he wasn't meant to have seen?


Yes - maybe they had a mirror down there and his fragile existence winked out, as if he just realized he was awakening from a dream.
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03-23-2008 01:25
From: Rhaorth Antonelli
well for lindens it is a job


It is not just a job for Magellan.
HeadBurro Antfarm
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Finding Magallen...
03-27-2008 02:08
Hi all,

First off, where was he seen last? If it was the lab with the goons, is there any likelihood of a small, crack team getting back in there? If it was not at the lab, then where? And can we mount an factfinding trip there to gather evidence and put the thumb screws on locals... I mean ask people questions?

Of course, there is still the possibility that he fixed his ship (or camped long enough to afford a new one) and blasted off to explore lands new...

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p.s. I'm sure the tales of him being caught, killed, gutted, processed and served up as Hobo chow in little cans are just wild rumour... I'm sure. Pretty sure. 80%. Maybe 70%. Or 60% - some of those hobos look hungry... 50/50?

p.p.s I still think we should put a call into Edward Manray Investigations of Grignano. Having said that, does anyone recall seeing him of late?
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Marianne McCann
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03-27-2008 07:14
Some background on Magellan...

http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Magellan_Linden

http://secondlife.blogs.com/magellan/

A *bit* before my time, he was. Kinda a shame, as I suspect Magellan would have fun exploring the new lands of Corsica, and the newly-filled in shoreline for the Southern Continent.

Also worth noting:

Video Linden:
http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Video_Linden

Pony Linden:
http://secondlife.wikia.com/wiki/Pony_Linden

I doubt either of the above have been seen in Morris for a very long time. Kinda a shame, really.

Mari
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03-27-2008 07:49
From: Salazar Jack
Several months ago, Magellan Linden disappeared from the inworld Search listings. What has happened to him? Ever since the crash of his ship he has seemed to be on a downward spiral. ...

/me finds a documentary on what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBPQrXhtnv4
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Salazar Jack
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03-27-2008 08:15
Headburro, I definitely think some sort of action is in order. Perhaps it would be better to speak about this in person? As far as I know, the remains of his ship, the Malamute, are still sticking out of the ground up on the southern coast of the Heterocera Atoll. Unless they've been removed. Prokofy Neva mentioned to me recently that some of the debris seems to have gone missing. I wonder if his ship had a black box?

Good idea to contact Eddie at the Nova Albion Detective Agency. Maybe he can start with questioning all of the folks who were at Nova Albion's 2nd Anniversary two years ago. As far as I know it was the last time Magellan was seen at such a public event. Maybe he said something to somebody that will help shed a clue?

Mari, thanks for the links. Even though you are a bit young to have remembered him you are welcome to join in on the search. I'm not sure what we'll be up against. Rest assured you'd be with good company and we'd be watching each others' backs. Be sure to get permission from your folks first!

Salazar
Salazar Jack
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03-27-2008 08:16
From: Meade Paravane
/me finds a documentary on what happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBPQrXhtnv4



Heh heh... nice!
Marianne McCann
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03-27-2008 08:21
From: Salazar Jack
Headburro, I definitely think some sort of action is in order. Perhaps it would be better to speak about this in person? As far as I know, the remains of his ship, the Malamute, are still sticking out of the ground up on the southern coast of the Heterocera Atoll. Unless they've been removed. Prokofy Neva mentioned to me recently that some of the debris seems to have gone missing. I wonder if his ship had a black box?


The wreck is still in Columbia: I was there a couple weeks back. I dunno what it used to look like befores, so I can't tell you if bits is missing.

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Mari, thanks for the links. Even though you are a bit young to have remembered him you are welcome to join in on the search. I'm not sure what we'll be up against. Rest assured you'd be with good company and we'd be watching each others' backs. Be sure to get permission from your folks first!


I'd be glad t'join in! I gotta buckerfly net an a super soaker, if it helps!

(Aside to Salazar Jack: did the forest recent expand? I thought I saw some new land to the west of Rodeo when I sailed through yesterday afternoon, but I could be wrong)

Mari
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Ilianexsi Sojourner
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03-27-2008 08:28
From: Salazar Jack
As far as I know, the remains of his ship, the Malamute, are still sticking out of the ground up on the southern coast of the Heterocera Atoll. Unless they've been removed.


Yeah, I was there recently too-- (Hi, Mari!) there are houses all around, but the wreckage is still there. I couldn't tell from a quick look around whether anything helpful was there, though.

As a side note, I was doing some searching on line for info recently and found a site that gives stats on residents... it didn't have any info on when Magellan was last seen, but it did include his key. I don't know if that would be helpful or not...
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03-27-2008 08:32
From: Marianne McCann
(Aside to Salazar Jack: did the forest recent expand? I thought I saw some new land to the west of Rodeo when I sailed through yesterday afternoon, but I could be wrong)

Mari


(It did, but to the east not the west. The Trust purchased the old Ivory Tower Library of Prims land in Noyo from Lumiere Noir a few months ago and also recently won some land parcels that were auctioned off in Bodega, Bolinas and Myrtle all along the Isle of Kahruvel. I've been busy raising some pine saplings to plant more trees in those new areas. S.J.)
HeadBurro Antfarm
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Checking out the ship
03-27-2008 08:49
From: Ilianexsi Sojourner
Yeah, I was there recently too-- (Hi, Mari!) there are houses all around, but the wreckage is still there. I couldn't tell from a quick look around whether anything helpful was there, though.


I'll be inworld tonight at 1pm SL, if anyone wants to meet up at the wreckage, maybe that would be a start?
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