Join us for SLB15!

The Second Life Birthday Celebration starts this Sunday!  Come and join in the celebration …SecondLife is fifteen years old!

This beautiful lighthouse was build by SaberBadkatt to celebrate the NeoVictoria Project; a dark roleplay community of the steampunk variety. Climb to the top and enjoy some gifts!  Here’s the SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL15B%20Dazzle/237/20/23

NeoVictoria at Dazzle
Our build for the SLB15 Birthday Celebration

The SL Community Celebration is a resident-supported celebration for residents of Second Life. The entire event including coordination of exhibitors, performers, volunteers and presentation is created by and for residents on a solely volunteer basis. This event has run for over 10 years.  Learn more here: http://www.slcommunitycelebration.info/

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 3

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 3

Time: 21 April 2018 from 3 to 5 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: MadMechaMessah

Players: MadMechaMessiah as Leander Hatfield; Paisley Dawes as Idalia Weed; melonnyvix as Melonny; and Hmmmph Stevaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Undertaker and the Widow depart from NeoLondon to visit the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling Mister Hatfield’s impressive collection of funeralia.  They discover the people of the fairelands have unique customs of their own …urns used for stew …urns used for pets …at least the Undertaker made a bulk sale for one customer’s personal pet cemetery!  As for Miss Black and her strange ailment? The Healer and the Auditor remained sequestered with the poor female.  Let us hope Mister Hatfield’s services won’t be needed too soon!

[Pictures to follow in the future.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 2

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 2

Time: 20 April 2018 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; MadMechaMessiah as Haskell Faustus; Snowjob as Ramu Suzuka; LadyLyndon as Jane Black; Asil Ares as Asil Clockwerk; melonnyvix as Melonny and Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Healer from NeoLondon visits the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling her Sleepytime Jam, only to discover one of their members may have been infected by a dark shadow. Will the Auditor be able to find lore in the Library that will aid Miss Black, or will the shadow devour her?  Can Hmmmph and Melonny start a friendship based only on drink and weapons?  Is the mysterious Ramu Suzuka really blind, or is it an elaborate con?  Join us and find out!

Fun Fact: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Good Emporiums are known throughout the Sidhe Empire; they have stores on all the Sidhe worlds, as well as several of the fairelands.

[Pictures will follow at a later date.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 1

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 1

Time: 19 April 2018 from Noon to 2:30 PM
Location: NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM] & Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: AsilBBB as Cerridwen~in~Chains; MadMechaMessah as Haskell Faustus; Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler; and LadyLyndon as Jane Black

Event Description

The NeoVictorians open a portal between the Sidhe Empire and the famed merchant realm of Athenaeum Arcana in the fairelands.

NeoLondon Town
In the town of NeoLondon, on the planet NeoVictoria, in the Sidhe Empire.
Cerridwen
Cerridwen~in~Chains flits like a firefly in her prison of stone, bronze and rune-locked magics.
Haskell Faustus
Haskell Faustus whirls downwards; a tornado of pitch-black feathers.
Whispers
Cerridwen~in~Chains whispers a thought: “You return, just as the gate to fairelands opens.”
Jane Black
Jane Black felt the black flapping wings the prelude to a good story. “Greetings Auditor.”
Met Before?
“I beg your pardon, Miss. Have we met before?”
So sorry!
Hmmmph stops abruptly as she almost collides with the newcomer. “So sorry!”
Can't Chat
“Forgive me but I cannot stay and chat. Distant lands are calling and the portal must be opened.”
Wards
Haskell Faustus enters, feeling first the welcoming warmth of the ward, then the soothing cool between the massive stone walls of the towering cathedral.
Portal
“Portal?” her brows furrow as she strives to remember what today is. “Ah!!! The Faire. The Auditor…he is opening the portal!!!”
Alive
She kens him; as he approaches the organ in the central nave, which controls the machine that she powers …which in turn …powers the city, it would come alive.
Power
Calling on the power, his mind reaching out to Cerridwen to unite and amplify their magic, he chants the secret names of the runes and draws them in the air.
Mesmerized
Mesmerized by the beauty of the lights and by the sounds of an unknown spell reverberating endlessly in the cathedral
Stable
They make a stable funnel between the dimensions. Slowly, the others would see a portal begin to form in the stone floor.
Lands
Haskell lands, the fires licking at his fingers and blazing in his eyes, turning to embers, and then disappears entirely.
Weaken
She felt her body weaken at the magnificent sight …unknowingly, her hand had grabbed the hand of the woman besides her.
Arms
“Miss… Do you have good arms? I am asking because I might faint anytime soon.”
“I should hope so; I’m a swordswoman for hire.”
Adventure
“Adventure awaits,” he tells them, then boldly steps into the portal and is swallowed.
Familiar
They step into a different landscape; seeing a familiar sign …they walk through the door.
Welcome
“Greetings, Travelers. Welcome to Mrs. Chickenstalkers Apothecary and Fine Goods Emporium.”
Odds
“What are the odds? The portal led us right to a Chickenstalker’s.”
Faint
Her legs tremble… “This is the passage in the book where I faint.” And on that precise last word, she does.
Water
Haskell puts the woman on the couch and accepts the water Hmmmph hands to him. “Here, drink this …slowly.”
Salts
Perhaps it is time for Chickenstalker’s famous assortment of smelling salts.
First
“This must have been her first time stepping through an inter-dimensional portal. First time is always the worst.”
Prize
“I will start looking for the salts.” Hmmmph eyes a cabinet of bottles and walks towards what she hopes is her prize.

For Fantasy Faire 2018, NeoVictoria Presents “A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers”

Fantasy Faire is almost here!

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers.  It’s eleven day of commerce, special events, music & fundraising in fifteen SIMs created specifically for this event.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraising effort.  Last year’s Fantasy Faire raised more than US$34,000!

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s fifth year sponsoring the faire; this year, we’re sponsoring the Quest!

We’re also roleplaying on Beq Janus grand library region named “Athenaeum Arcana“.  And we have an engaging roleplay cycle planned that includes many FREE roleplay props.  Our schedule is below.  Come and join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for some steampunk roleplay!

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Performance Schedule for
“A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers”

Only the first scene is set in NeoVictoria SIM; the rest are in the Athenaeum Arcana SIM in the Fairelands.

ALL TIMES ARE SECOND LIFE TIMES (a.k.a PDT – Pacific Daylight Time)

Everyone is invited to roleplay with us! We’ll be wearing the group tag “NeoVictoria@Athenaeum”


Scene 1 ~ The Portal is Opened

Time: Thursday, 19 April 2018 from Noon to 2 PM, SL-time
Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness, NeoLondon Town. Take the teleporter in the Visitor Center to the cemetery.  [NeoVictoria SIM]

Event Description

A portal is opened to the fairelands by Cerridwen, the Sidhe of the Cathedral. The NeoLondoners make their way to the grand bazaar of Athenaeum Arcana.

Scene 2 ~ Asil Karu Assesses the Shop

Time: Friday, 20 April 2018 from 6 to 8 PM, SL-time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

On the bazaar faireland of Athenaeum Arcana, citizens of NeoLondon are visiting an outpost of Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium, bringing new wares from the Sidhe Empire to present for your review.  Healer Asil Karu will be showcasing Mrs. Chickenstalker’s famous sleepy-time jam.  Free samples!

Scene 3 ~ The Undertaker

Time:  Saturday, 21 April 2018 from 3 to 5 PM, SL-time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

Mister Leander Hatfield, NeoLondon’s premiere undertaker, will be showcasing the latest in funereal fashions.  “Being dead is the thing you’ll spend the most time doing ..so you might as well do it right.”

Scene 4 ~ The Maid

Time: Monday, 23 April 2018 from 2 to 4 PM, SL-Time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

Miss Essie is taking some time away from the Widow Weed, and has promised to help manage the store.  What trouble might she find in the stacks?

Scene 5 ~ The Healer Returns

Time: Tuesday, 24 April 2017 from 6 to 8 PM, SL-time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

Healer Asil has a new set of potions to present, and will also be available for private consultations.

Scene 6 ~ The Maid Returns

Time: Thursday, 26 April 2018 from 2 to 4 PM, SL-time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

Miss Essie is back at the register.  Join her as she explores the shop.

Scene 7 ~ The Healer and the Undertaker

Time: Friday, 27 April 2018 from 10 AM to Noon, SL-time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

Healer Asil and Mister Hatfield will be showcasing their wares.  Join them!

Scene 8 ~ The Undertaker Departs

Time: Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 2 to 4 PM, SL-time
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium [Athenaeum Arcana SIM]

Event Description

Mister Hatfield is packing up his coffins, for the return to the NeoLondon. Don’t miss this last chance to sample goods from the Sidhe Empire!

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Fantasy Faire 2018 Is Almost Here!

And We’re Showing Our Support

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers.  It’s eleven day of commerce, special events, music & fundraising in fifteen SIMs created specifically for this event.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraising effort.  Last year’s Fantasy Faire raised more than US$34,000!

FFiare 2018 Square Poster
It’s a grand design!

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s fifth year sponsoring the faire; this year, we’re sponsoring the Quest!

We’re also roleplaying on Beq Janus grand library region named “Athenaeum Arcana“, with a cycle planned that includes many FREE roleplay props.

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Join us for “A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers” and see you at the Faire!

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NeoVictoria is Doing the Steam 13 Hunt

It’s a Mini-Hunt with Five Gifts!

Steam13 Poster
Historical Hunts, Ltd. presents STEAM XII.
STEAMpunk Wonderland
1-31 March 2018

The only Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SecondLife is produced by Historical Hunts.  This is our eighth year contributing and this year we’re stop 40.

We always do a mini-hunt: this one features lovely mesh accessories.

We have five gifts staged throughout our Visitor’s Center on the skylevel of NeoVictoria SIM.

Our skylevel is always out-of-character (OOC), so hunters won’t disrupt the roleplay.

Here’s the list:

  • Pocketwatch
  • Top Hat
  • Pearl Necklace
  • Ladies Wrist Watch
  • 2018 Souvenir Calendar
Steam 13 Pocket Watch
One of our gifts for the Steam 13 Hunt: A pocketwatch!
Steam 13 Top Hat
One of our gifts for the Steam 13 Hunt: A delightful tophat.
Steam 13 Necklace
One of our gifts for the Steam 13 Hunt: A charming pearl necklace of linked mesh.
Steam 13 Lady Watch
One of our gifts for the Steam 13 Hunt: A lovely watch for the ladies
Steam 13 Calendar
A steampunk inspired 2018 calendar for Steam 13

The hunt always begins at the Steampunk Information Centre in Mieville Doyle.  If you’d like to visit NeoVictoria now, here’s the SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/16/128/1003.

Credits: As always, the items were built by members of our community. Thanks to saberbadkatt for the wearables and Asil Ares for the calendar.  Saber really does the most lovely things, please visit his shop on the marketplace: BADKATT’S ULTRA FINE WARES!

Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a 2017 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 31 October 2017

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present a 2017 Halloween Event

2017 Halloween Event in Machinima SIM

A celebration marking All Hallows’ Eve in Second Life!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Main channel, will celebrate all things spooky and scary.   Gabrielle Riel and Prudence Jekyll will Disc Jockey.   There will be prizes for the best steampunk-inspired scary costumes!

Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm, Pacific-time (Second Life-time)
Location: The NeoVictoria SkyClub in Second Life [Machinima SIM]
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/72/127/703


Halloween is Tuesday, 31 October 2017 and will be celebrated all around the world with costume parties, bonfires, divination, haunted attractions and trick-or-treating!  We’re having a costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub and it’s a steampunk theme.  Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha or Goth styles and join us in Machinima SIM.  The party is not a roleplay event and is open to all adult Second Life residents, however, child avatars are not permitted.

Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their Main channel with Gabrielle Riel and Prudence Jekyll as our Disc Jockeys.

The three lucky avatars who win the popular vote will each receive Lindens!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.

One of our 2016 Winners

About Radio Riel: An Internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors, Radio Riel produces six audio streams providing a unique selection of music, spoken-word, drama and additional programming to inform, educate and entertain, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Website: http://radioriel.org/.  Contact for Radio Riel: Gabrielle Riel.

About The NeoVictoria Project: NeoVictoria is a unique dark roleplay platform that brings creative people together in a supportive and collaborative environment. The goal of The NeoVictoria Project is to create a virtuous circle where roleplay becomes filmed story.
Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.


 

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The NeoVictoria Project presents “A Legacy of War”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2017

The NeoVictoria Project presents “A Legacy of War”.

Four days of non-stop roleplay, celebrating the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh year in Second Life!

This series of roleplay events begins on Wednesday, 20 September 2017, with the arrival of sky-pirates!  Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl: http://slurl.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/134/202/752

[From the Visitor’s Center, teleport to the NeoLondon Bridge, then cross the Neo-Thames; the lighhouse is just off the bridge-landing.]

In NeoVictoria, we do free-form dark roleplay.  Free-form means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions.  Dark roleplay means characters may act in aggressive, predatory, criminal and/or plain uncomfortable ways.

We use a simple dice-based wearable HUD called the NeoVictoria Roleplay Tool; avatars must wear this to see the roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in our Visitor Center and various locations on our out-of-character skymall.

Players don’t have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we do ask newcomers take a tour of the Visitor Center in NeoVictoria SIM to learn about the storyworld before joining in the roleplay.  [Observer tags are also available for players who want to visit the land level, but not roleplay.]

A Legacy of War
A Legacy of War; our 7 year anniversary series

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

 A Legacy of War: the Pirates Arrive

Time: Wednesday, 20 September from 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description: The pirates arrive and dock at the lighthouse.

A Legacy of War: Oddness at the Lighthouse

Time: Thursday, 21 September from 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description
: The engine on the pirate’s airship starts acting up …odd things occur.

A Legacy of War: the Thanatos Field

Time: Friday, 22 September from 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description: The pirates jettison the engine, which destroys the lighthouse.

A Legacy of War: the New Lighthouse

Time:  September 29, 2017, [START TIME TBA]
Location: Lighthouse [Machinima SIM]
Event Description:  The NeoLondoners build a new lighthouse to replace the one that was destroyed.

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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2017 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2017

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2017’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh year in Second Life!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  Miss Gabrielle Riel to Disc Jockey.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!

Date:  Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Pacific-time (Second Life-time)
Location: The NeoVictoria SkyClub in Second Life [Machinima SIM]
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/98/127/703


International Talk Like A Pirate Day is Tuesday, 19 September 2017 and also marks the seventh anniversary of the NeoVictoria Project in Second Life!  To celebrate we’re having a costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub and it’s a pirate theme. Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their main channel and their Steampunk channel with Miss Gabrielle Riel as our disc jockey. The lucky he and she to win the “best in” costume contest will each receive Lindens!  The music starts at 7 PM, SL-time, with contest voting after 8 PM.  [Our“Talk Like a Pirate” party is open to all adult Second Life residents and is not a formal roleplay event.]

About Radio Riel: An Internet-based public radio station supported by listeners and sponsors, Radio Riel produces six audio streams providing a unique selection of music, spoken-word, drama and additional programming to inform, educate and entertain, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
Website: http://radioriel.org/.  Contact for Radio Riel: Gabrielle Riel.

About The NeoVictoria Project: NeoVictoria is a unique dark roleplay platform that brings creative people together in a supportive and collaborative environment. The goal of The NeoVictoria Project is to create a virtuous circle where roleplay becomes filmed story.
Website: http://www.neovictoria.net.  Contact for NeoVictoria: Asil Ares.


Art for “Talk Like a Pirate” Party, 2017

Talk Like A Pirate!
Radio Riel and NeoVictoria Present Talk Like A Pirate!

…a Steampunk adventure in machinima and dark roleplay

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