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Invitation To A Bonfire Night Masquerade

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 3 November 2014

The NeoVictoria Project presents a Bonfire Night Masquerade.

A Guide for Tourists and Townsfolk

An evening of non-stop roleplay, marking the NeoVictoria Project’s Second Guy Fawkes Celebration!

This Wednesday we have a very special event scheduled: our second ever Guy Fawkes Day celebration! To keep the event in-character (I/C), we’ve given the familiar tale a slight retelling, to better fit into the Neo-verse.

Time: Wednesday, 5 November 2014 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: NeoLondon Town Hall [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized By: Myomy Resident and Asil Karu
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/17/128/1004

Our in-character event promises to be great fun, with characters in masks and costumes, with an unveiling at Midnight (9 PM, SL-time) and fireworks!

If you’d like to dress your character like the Guy, the SL marketplace has some very affordable costumes on sale:

We’re inviting new players to this event and we’re hoping to get a large crowd of regulars together for some IC fun.

Here’s the link to the event posting in the SecondLife Community calendar

Here’s some in-character history for the event.

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 2130 and Pax Britannica has held sway for more than three thousand years

Art for “Bonfire Night Masquerade”.

Remember, Remember the 5th of November
Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
We see no reason,
why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot

2014 Halloween Celebration at the NeoVictoria SkyClub

Party at the SkyClub in Machinima SIM

We had a really fun Halloween costume bash Friday night (31 October) to celebrate one of our favorite real life holidays.  Replete with live DJs and costume competitions, it was three hours of fun and tunes at the skyclub in Machinima SIM.

jkl7008 Trevellion spins tunes at the 2014 Halloween bash at the NeoVictoria SkyClub

Our live DJs were:

We had a best in men’s and a best in women’s costume contest.  BilliAnn Bravin won best in female for her half-skeleton avatar and Treyhem Whitfield was a magnificent pumpkin king.

Special thanks to Billi for organizing the decorations and music, and thanks to Myomy and Jhaesoph Foxdale for admining the event.

BilliAnn Bravin; half beautiful lady, half skeleton.
Best in Female Contest Board
Treyhem Whitfield; flaming Pumpkin King and winner of best in male costume.
Best in Male Contest Board

 

NeoVictoria is doing the Sinister Steampunk Hunt 4: Supernatural Steampunk Villains

Poster for the Sinister Steampunk 4 Hunt, October 2014.

This is the fourth year for this wonderful grid-wide hunt produced by Emedea Morgenstern of Rag Dollz fame. The theme is Supernatural Steampunk Villains.  The hunt is active until 31 October 2014.

When guests are a pest, it can be helpful to have a convenient way to corral them; enter this rune-based stasis prison. An elegant roleplay prop.

Our Gifts

Because NeoVictoria’s land-level is only for in-character (IC) interactions, so we’re doing the hunt in our Visitor Center on our out-of-character (OOC) skymall. We are doing a mini-hunt; there are two prizes and all the gift gears are located in the domed buildings that are part of our Visitor Center.

To reach the first gift-gear, from our rezz-in point, please take the teleporter to the Visitor Center.  Simply touch the sign that says “Visitor Center” and a teleporter beam will appear. Right-click on this, then choose transport from the resulting menu.

Important: As of this writing, there is an error for our location on the hunt site.  The SLUrl for NeoVictoria is http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/17/128/1004.

Tales from NeoVictoria: Bad Robot ~ A Celebratory Event

Bad Robot: A Celebratory Event

Event Details

Time: September 26, 2014 from 6 pm to 9pm

Location: Cathedral of Air & Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Myomy
Players: ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler, BilliAnn Bravin as Lady Wilhelmina Bravin, Asil Karu as Cerridiwen~in-Chains and herself, myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, Fox Onizuka as Fox, NataliaDArtigo Resident as Natalia, QuarkZen Resident as Zen Katria, LucindaJaneStrathmore Resident as Lucinda Strathmore, Jhaesoph Foxdale as himself, and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer (our DJ for the night).

Event Description

The NeoLondon Times sponsors a celebratory party in the Cathedral, following the robot’s capture.  There is drinking and flirtation, toasts are given and new challenges present themselves.

Tales from NeoVictoria: Bad Robot ~ The Hunt Concludes

Bad Robot: The Hunt Concludes

Event Details

Time: September 25, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Streets of NeoLondon and Scrap-yard [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: ValentineAdler
Players: ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler, BilliAnn Bravin as Lady Wilhelmina Bravin, AsilBindle Resident as Bindle Snort, myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, Fox Onizuka as Fox, NataliaDArtigo Resident as Natalia, QuarkZen Resident as Zen Katria, Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy, LucindaJaneStrathmore Resident as Lucinda Strathmore, Rowena23 Resident as Rowena desade, and RedShirtedAgain Resident as Timmon’s Robot.

Event Description

Armed with ways to subdue the robot, the NeoVictorians again take to the streets and sewers to hunt the creature down.

Tales from NeoVictoria: Bad Robot ~ The Scrambler

Bad Robot: The Scrambler

Event Details

Time: September 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Cathedral Tower, Timmon’s Chamber, NeoLondon Cathedral [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Jhaesoph Foxdale
Players: Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in~chains, Bertrand Emerald as Professor Heironymous Timmons, Myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, Fox Onizuka as Fox, BilliAnn Bravin as Lady Wilhelmina Bravin and AlexisKattalakys Resident as Alexis Kattalakys.

Event Description

Timmons has said his goodbyes to the robot he made, and has come up with a solution to neutralize its damaged intelligence.  Will the hunting party be able to deliver it before the robot’s borrowed motes create a disaster?

Tales from NeoVictoria: Bad Robot ~ Cerridwen and the Angry Motes

Bad Robot: Cerridwen and the Angry Motes

Event Details

Time: September 23, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Cerridwen’s Chamber, NeoLondon Cathedral [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu
Players: Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in~chains, LucindaJaneStrathmore Resident as Lucinda Jane Strathmore, Rowena23 as Admiral Rowena desade, QuarkZen as Zen Katria and BilliAnn Bravin as Lady Wilhelmina Bravin.  Strand motes and Elementals as themselves.

Event Description

Cerridwen has cast thousands of runes since her systems were infected; have the NeoLondoners finally found a permanent solution to the mote infestation in the form of Lady Bravin’s aesthetic disruptor?

Tales from NeoVictoria: Bad Robot ~ The Hunt Begins

Bad Robot: The Hunt Begins

Event Details

Time: September 22, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm
Location: Marketplace, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu

Players: Asil Karu, QuarkZen as Zen Katria, BilliAnn Bravin as Lady Wilhelmina Bravin, Rowena23 Resident as Admiral Rowena desade and LucindaJaneStrathmore Resident as Lucinda Jane Strathmore.  With a special appearance of Timmons’ Robot by RedShirtedAgain Resident.

Event Description: The townfolk come together to hunt the robot down. It is sighted, spying on them, and they chase it into the sewers, ending up at the dungeon of Lord Coat.

The NeoVictoria Project presents “Wild Hunt for a Bad Robot”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 21 September 2014

The NeoVictoria Project presents “Wild Hunt for a Bad Robot”.

Five evenings of non-stop roleplay, marking the NeoVictoria Project’s fourth year in Second Life!

This series of roleplay events begin on Monday, 22 September 2014, with a call-to-arms that all NeoVictorians find, subdue and bring to justice mad Professor Timmon’s creation.  We conclude with a celebratory party on Friday, 26 September 2014.

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.]

Have you seen this robot?

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Bad Robot: The Hunt Begins

Time: Monday, September 22, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: Marketplace, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu
Event Description: The healer bring the townfolk together to hunt the robot down.

Bad Robot: Cerridwen and the Angry Motes

Time: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Cerridwen’s Chamber, NeoLondon Cathedral [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu
Event Description: Cerridwen has cast thousands of runes since her systems were infected; has she finally found a permanent solution to the mote infestation?

Bad Robot: The Scrambler

Time: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: The Cathedral of Air & Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Jhaesoph Foxdale
Event Description: Timmons has said his goodbyes to the robot he made, and has come up with a solution to neutralize its damaged intelligence.  Will the hunting party be able to deliver it before the robot’s borrowed motes create a disaster?

Bad Robot: The Hunt Concludes

Time: Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Marketplace, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Val Adler
Event Description: Armed with a way to subdue the robot, the NeoVictorians again take to the streets and sewers to hunt the creature down.

Bad Robot: A Celebratory Event

Time: Friday, September 26, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Myomy
Event Description: The NeoLondon Times will sponsor a celebratory party when the robot is re-captured.

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/17/128/1004

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.

A bit 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 2130 and Pax Britannica has held sway for more than three thousand years

Celestials you will find and other servants of the Light. But always, there is the balance. So gentle traveler, as you walk the streets of NeoLondon, be wary …for the sky is dark and the fair queen is far away.

Art for “Wild Hunt for a Bad Robot”.

Wild Hunt for a Bad Robot
Five evenings of roleplay fun, beginning Monday, 22 September 2014
Wild Hunt for a Bad Robot
Five evenings of roleplay fun, beginning Monday, 22 September 2014

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

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 12 September 2014

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

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

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

Date: 19 September 2014
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/98/127/703


International Talk Like A Pirate Day is Friday, 19 September 2014 and also marks the fourth 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 Steampunk channel with Mr. Edward Pearce as our disc jockey. The lucky he and she to win the “best in” will each receive Lindens, gift cards …and possibly, an airship!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.  [The “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, 2014

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!” on 19 September 2014 in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM in SecondLife
Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!” on 19 September 2014 in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM in SecondLife
Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!” on 19 September 2014 in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM in SecondLife