Dream. Ana Maria Salinas Norbakk joined the development team of
the Santharian Dream officially on May 22nd 2002 under the Santharian name of
Lucirina Telor Vevan (which means "Songbird" translated from Styrįsh). Lucirina
recounted her discovery of Santharia herself at our 5th Anniversary special:
To go with the Anniversary special Lucirina even composed a Homage to the Dream poem, showing us how much she loved this place and that she enjoyed to share her creativity with us whenever she could find the time. And indeed we were thankful to have Lucirina with us - we enjoyed her detailed entries she made for our Bestiary, we gave advice on poems she wrote in a tongue which was not her native one, and we looked forward to further installments of stories like Darbane the Fiddler or Once in a Red Moon. She even helped Bard Judith and Talia to introduce Santharian sweets to our Cookery Book and created an entry on one of the most famous bard schools on the Sarvonian continent. Loving to role play on the Adventures of Caelereth Role Playing Board, Lucirina even started a story on her own, the City of Bardavos RPG, where she entertained role players over several months with her profound Santharian knowledge. Eventually she also introduced her 3 year old daughter Juliana (Juju) to our site, who got an own team page, featuring as one our world's mascots.
During the more than two and a half years when Lucirina was part of the Santharian Dream she not only was a companion on our voyage into the fantastic realms of Caelereth, but Lucirina had also become a friend to many of us. Nearly daily we saw her posting on the Message Boards or communicated with her over instant messengers like MSN, working towards the same goal on our mission to make our world even more complete and wonderful.
Though only a few of
us knew her personally, many of us knew about her difficult life, first in
Norway, then in Chile and finally in Canada. Her father died when she was only
ten, and her mother moved with her to Chile to start a new life there. Life
wasn't easy for Lucirina and had many ups and downs, but finally, in 2004 she
came to Canada to marry there - it seemed that Lucirina could now start her own
life with her husband she had got to know through the internet, they seemed to
be the perfect couple.
A Garden of Memories.
We are glad that we could establish contact with Lucirina's mom after the
tragedy and that our efforts to keep the memory of her daughter alive here in
Santharia contribute to her comfort. We see it as our duty and honour to
preserve Lucirina's deeds here in our realm and try to ensure that what she
lived for will not vanish after her death, but that it will grow and bring
our dear Lucirina,
we dedicate this Dream we shared together, yours
Webmaster of the Santharian Dream
Written by Artimidor