Invitation To Our Third Yuletide Ball

The NeoVictoria Project presents our Third Yuletide Gala

Clockwerk Ball at the Tavern
The NeoLondoners gather for an evening of mirth and music.

An evening of roleplay, celebrating the coming of winter

We have an exciting event scheduled: our third Yuletide ball!  Dress your avatar in Steampunk-style, pick up a JK RP HUD in the Visitor Center, and join us in the white mansion for an evening of roleplay.  Excellent opportunity for new players!

Time: Friday, 18 December 2015 from 6 pm to 9 pm, SL-time
Location: The White Mansion, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized ByHealer Asil Karu
DJ: Lilith Vinciolo
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/196/130/28

The Vampire's Kiss
A Child of Hel creates a twice-born thought the gift of their blood.

Background on the Yuletide in the Sidhe Empire

In the modern era, the Yuletide is a time for celebration; feasts are held and gifts are made.  Throughout the Empire, the great families vie to hold spectacular events in their slithens, and cease-fires are called in any war-time theaters.

Scholars trace this time back to the Wild Hunts of old; these ghostly processions in the winter sky were led by the (dead) god Odin.  In life, he led his court and the sidhe warriors on hunts during the dark times, seeking to find and undo any evils the demon-folk and frost giants may have wrote.  On Old Earth, the Yuletide lasts a fortnight and begins on the Winter solstice, the longest night of the year.

This time of year sees an increase in supernatural activities, with the vampires being particularly sensitive to the change-of-season.  Those prone to melancholia are most vulnerable, and it is considered unlucky to make a twice-born during this time, as this is feared to result in a the creation of a draugr.

To learn more about the vampires of the Sidhe empire, read The Vampire Concordance.

Vampire Concordance ~ Cover
Cover for the in-world book

 

About the Roleplay: 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 that characters often act in aggressive, predatory, criminal and/or plain uncomfortable ways.  We use a simple dice-based wearable HUD called the Jade Kreations Role Play Tool Suite; avatars must wear this to see roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in the out-of-character skymall.

Players do not have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we 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.]

About The NeoVictoria Project: NeoVictoria is a unique dark roleplay platform that brings creative people together in a supportive and collaborative environment.  Built with a Steampunk aesthetic, 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.

About Our Storyworld:  in the Neo’Verse, the Sidhe (fae) never faded, but worked with … some would say ruled over …their human charges until the Sidhe Empire spanned the known universe.  So many races exist: faeries, demons and clockwerk constructs (powered by gears and magic), humans, vampires, werebeasts and celestials.  All held against the ravages of time by magic, intrigue and human ingenuity.

Planet NeoVictoria (where our characters play) is a small planet, nestled in the VICO III galaxy, its citizenry cling to the land and sky, for its vast oceans are home to forces that do not heed the crown. But some are loyal to the Sidhe queen who sits on her throne billions of light-years away. Alexandrina Victoria Tuatha Dé Danann, Queen of Earth, Empress of the Void: one tap of her tiny foot on the Stone of Scone sets the worlds to shake. It’s 2131 and Pax Britannica has held sway for more than three thousand years.

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