Category Archives: FantasyFaire

Fantasy Faire is SecondLife’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers. A week of commerce, special events, music & fundraising over ten SIMs, created specifically for this event. All proceeds go to “Relay for Life” and the fight against cancer.

Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ Dissension in the Ranks

“A Dark Circus”
~ Dissension in the Ranks

[This roleplay took place on Saturday, 22 April 2017.]

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire.  Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?

Players:

  • Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
  • DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • TatianaRomanova as Essie
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena

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Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the third in a series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

“A Dark Circus” ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

The circus troupe performs, with varying degrees of success.  Lloyd is in the audience, taking notes.  He recognizes the Particle Ribbon Dancers; these twins fled the Sidhe Empire when a blackmail plot they had cooking was exposed.

Players:

  • Asil Ares as Tricksty Spider, the Circus Clown
  • DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena
  • Murasaki Kaligawa, Scooby Loochie-Doo, Xabbu Parx and Rend Bertrand as the enthusiastic audience!

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Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the second a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

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Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Portal Opens

“A Dark Circus” ~ The Portal Opens

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

Doctor Seito Akai (adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order), makes a deal with Cerridwen (power center of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness) to open a portal to the Fairelands.  Lloyd Felix, hoping to save his failing circus, convinces her to point said portal to the circus land of Anansi.  With the help of Essie (a half-fae), they create the passage and the NeoLondoners go adventuring.

Players:

  • Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in~Chains
  • TatianaRomanova as Essie
  • Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena

Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the first a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2017 site; here’s the link.

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The NeoVictoria Project Presents “A Dark Circus”

Welcome to the Dark Circus!

The circus folk of Monsieur Anansi tugboat airship prefer to keep their pasts hidden.   Juggling fire; keeping secrets …balancing all they own on the frailest of wires.  What will happen when a stranger disrupts their equilibrium?

Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for this very special series of roleplay events!

“A Dark Circus” begins Noon (SL-time) on Thursday, 20 April 2017 on the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

This is a roleplay adventure produced exclusively for Fantasy Faire 2017, to benefit Relay-for-Life in the fight against cancer!

Join us and be welcome!

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

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For Fantasy Faire 2017, NeoVictoria Presents a Dark Circus

Fantasy Faire is almost here!

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers.  It’s two weeks 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$30,000!

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s fourth year sponsoring a region.

We’re thrilled to be reunited with Beq Janus on their fantastical steampunk circus region named “Anansi“.  And we have an exciting roleplay story cycle planned; our schedule is below.  Come and see the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group in action; we welcome you to join in the fun!

Performance Schedule for
“A Dark Circus”

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

Only the first scene is set in NeoVictoria SIM; the rest are in the Anansi 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@Anansi”

We will be shooting machinima, so please wear your low-arc, low-script finest.


Scene 1 ~ The Portal is Opened

Time: Thursday, 20 April 2017 from Noon to 3 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 circus realm of Anansi.

Scene 2 ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

Time: Friday, 21 April 2017 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, the high-wire is being raised as its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  The company is all a-buzz with the news a promoter will be in the audience, scouting for fresh talent.

Scene 3 ~ Dissension in the Ranks

Time:  Saturday, 22 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-time
Location:  Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire.  Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?

Scene 4 ~ The Mighty Fall

Time: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-Time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, tempers run hot.  The company is divided, as rivalry between the acts pushes the performers to risk ever-increasing danger.  Will tonight be the night someone goes too far? 

Scene 5 ~ Truth Revealed

Time: Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 6 to 9pm, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

Estrella Arian, Queen of the Trapeze, plummeted to her death in what the authorities are describing as MURDER!  Her rival on the highwire has been jailed.  Will Doctor Seito Akai, an Adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order, be able to divine the truth?

Scene 6 ~ Party with Radio Riel

Time: Friday, 28 April 2017 from 6 to 8 PM, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

The roleplay may be over, but the fun continues!  To celebrate the successful conclusion of our Dark Circus story cycle, please join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for an evening of steampunk, circus and dark cabaret tunes, spun live on Fantasy Faire Radio!

Gabrielle Riel
Gabrielle Riel, General Director of Radio Riel, and the Prim Minister of The Riel Estates – St John Parish & St John Woods

Gabrielle Riel of  Radio Riel fame is our DJ for the party;  she will start broadcasting at 6 pm, SL-time.

The party will  not be “in-character”, so come as you are!

 

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A Fantasy Faire Thank You for 2016

Crom Dubh Rides to Victory in FF Serenity
Crom Dubh Rides to Victory in FF Serenity

FantasyFaire2016 ended last Sunday: it raised almost eight million Lindens (that’s more than US$30,000) for Relay-For-Life and the fight against cancer. 

This amazing number only happened because people cared enough to volunteer hundreds of hours of time to create content which drew players from all of Second Life.  

This year, NeoVictoria sponsored the Serenity SIM and produced a new roleplay cycle.  We’re taking a moment to publicly thank the people in our community who worked so hard to make “The Sidhe and the Soul-Eater” such a  spectacular success!

  • Studio Yue stayed up late too many nights, making the machinimas that tracked our roleplay in almost real-time.  Watch all of them here.  This is the third year they have made these really special chronicles of the story!  [And, they also made some lovely steampunky Relay-for-Life gifts.]
  • JulianEastman brought a sense of whimsy to Sir Karl Twinewood, the Sidhe Automaton, which made the loss of that character even more heartbreaking.
  • LurkingNightTerror took the idea of the mythological dullagan to make their Crom Dubh a formidable soul-caster within the confines of our storyworld.  It is always wonderful to watch people build the lore!
  • thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater developed a very powerful, very frightening character that was amazing to roleplay with.  “She was greeted by his voice …broken whispers layered one over another …sickeningly sweet, nearly alluring, but for the taunts it made …the promising threats of what it could do to her body and her spirit.”
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag created a special edition of the NeoLondon Times, so we had an in-character prop to give to faire-goers during our time in Serenity.  If you haven’t read it, here’s the link.
  • Jhaesoph Foxdale made the shadow-imp avatar; these were great roleplay foils and one of our Relay-for-Life gifts, so any of the fairegoers could join the fun!
  • Tarquin Evermore crafted a beautiful mesh & prim fantasy skirt, fit for a steampunk queen, as one our Relay-for-Life gift.
  • Fianah Mistwood created spectacular “mirrors”  for each of the races in our storyworld; they were the highlight of the information section in our build in Serenity!
Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016
Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016

And, all of these players joined in the roleplays, that became the movies, that was “The Sidhe and the Soul-Eater“:

  • abigalekirin Resident as Kotter Keen;
  • Akai Scorpio as Doctor Seito Akai;
  • AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore;
  • Asil Ares as a shadow-imp;
  • Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu and Cerridwen~in~chains;
  • Belial Darwinian as Belial (an agent of Chaos);
  • GhostFacedKiller Resident as a shadow-imp;
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as a shadow-imp;
  • Jhaesoph Foxdale as Toymaker Foxdale;
  • JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton);
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore Resident as Lucinda Strathmore;
  • LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh;
  • MadMechaMessiah Resident as Rampart Haskell Faustus;
  • Marchioness Resident as Marchioness Honoria Wallingford;
  • Ogawa Resident as Theodore Wraithwood;
  • peacelynxtree Resident as Lynx Tree and several shadow-imps;
  • SteampunkGreis Resident as Greis Ironhart;
  • Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy and several shadow-imps;
  • thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater;
  • Treyhem Whitfield as Captain Treyhem Sleipnerson;
  • ValentineAdler Resident as Auditor Valentine ‘Val’ Adler; and
  • Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer.

Congratulations everyone for a job well done; you are some of the most generous people I have known; you make The NeoVictoria Project one of the best roleplay environment in Second Life!

A Special Thank You to Gabrielle Riel

 

Gabrielle Riel
Gabrielle Riel, General Director of Radio Riel, and the Prim Minister of The Riel Estates – St John Parish & St John Woods

A Parting Gift

Here is a parting gift from Fantasy Faire 2016, courtesy of the amazing Gabrielle Riel, who was kind to DJ a great party for us in FF Serenity SIM last Thursday.  She uploaded the party play-list to her MixCloud page, so for some steampunk and dark cabaret goodness, please follow the link  below and enjoy!

NeoVictoria – The Concluding Celebration for The Sidhe and the Soul-Eater by Gabrielle Riel on Mixcloud.


Tales from NeoVictoria: The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater ~ Battle Against the Soul-Eater

The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater:
Battle Against the Soul-Eater

Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016
Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016

Event Description

The agent of chaos causes more trouble, but Crom Dubh and the Sidhe automaton are able to rally the City to fight the Soul-Eater.  It frees itself, but they are able to briefly trap it, then open a rift to the gate called Yog-Sothoth and send it to the madness of the terrible realm of Cthulhu.

Players: Belial Darwinian as Belial (an agent of Chaos); Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton); LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater; Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya ‘Ginger’ Greer; Tarquin Evermore as the shadow-imp Stinky and Samuel Bellamy; peacelynxtree Resident as the shadow-imp Shadow Cat; abigalekirin Resident as Kotter Keen; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Rampart Haskell Faustus; ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler and SteampunkGreis Resident as Greis Ironhart.

Fantasy Faire 2016

This roleplay is the fourth a in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.

Tales from NeoVictoria: The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater ~ Understanding the Threat

The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater: Understanding the Threat

Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016
Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016

Event Description

Crom Dubh, the Sidhe automaton and the NeoLondoners are attacked by shadow-imps: minions of the soul-eater. And a strange magician, a self-described agent of chaos, attacks the soul-well.  They use magic and science to subdue these threats, and begin to understand what they portend: the Soul-Eater’s true escape from its binding well and the destruction of the city.  A plan is formed on how they might dispatch the threat forever!

Players: Belial Darwinian as Belial (an agent of Chaos); Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton); LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater; Tarquin Evermore as the shadow-imp Stimpy the Imp and Samuel Bellamy; peacelynxtree Resident as the shadow-imp Shadow Cat; and Hmmmph Stenvaag as the shadow-imp Stumpy.

Fantasy Faire 2016

This roleplay is the third in series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.

Tales from NeoVictoria: The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater ~ Finding The Automaton

The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater:
Finding The Automaton

Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016
Our Roleplay Cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the NeoLondoners finds the Sidhe automaton, but also discover that small evils, minions of the soul-eater, have begun to infiltrate the city.

Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood (the Sidhe automaton); LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; Marchioness Resident as Marchioness Honoria Wallingford; ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler; thefireoflife Resident as the Soul-Eater; Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy; and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger Greer.

Fantasy Faire 2016

This roleplay is the second in a series being produced by the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for Fantary Faire and the fight against cancer.  Read more about it, and see all the machinimas,  at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.