Category Archives: Roleplays

In-character (IC) events, including SIM-wides, parties and scheduled roleplays on the land level of NeoVictoria and Machinima SIMs. 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.]

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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Invitation to the 2016 Bonfire Night Masquerade

The NeoVictoria Project presents a Bonfire Night Masquerade.

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

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

This Saturday we have a very special event scheduled: our fourth 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 the Neo-verse.

Time: Saturday, 5 November 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, SL-time
Location: Victoria Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized By: Lucinda Jane Strathmore Resident
DJ: Lilith Vinciolo
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/144/218/28

Our in-character event promises to be great fun, with characters in masks and costumes, the fabulous Lilith spinning tunes, and an unveiling at 11:30 PM (8:30 PM, SL-time) with fireworks!

The Guy at the Table
Forgetting the mask covering the face, Ormolu aims a friendly smile at him. “Is the wine a good vintage, sir? And would you recommend the cake or the little heart pastries?”

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.

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Page six of the NeoLondon Times, volume 15.

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

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The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Return of the Fishmen”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2016

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Return of the Fishmen”.

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

This series of roleplay events begins on Tuesday, 20 September 2016, with a terrible explosion that floods the town.  Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

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

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.]

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Return of the Fishmen: The Flood

Time: Tuesday, 20 September from 6 pm.
Location: White Mansion [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: The fishmen steal explosives from Sam’s ship, blow up the white mansion and in the ensuing mayhem, the town is flooded.

Return of the Fishmen: Preparations

Time: Wednesday, 21 September from 6 pm.
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description
: The fishmen start swimming the sewers and get their gear in place under the apothecary, while the townfolk continue to deal with the flood and destruction

Return of the Fishmen: The Mer

Time: Thursday, 24 September from 4 pm.
Location: Sewers of NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: Mer appear and warn the townfolk of the fishmen’s plans.

Return of the Fishmen: War

Time: Friday, 25 September from 6 pm/
Location: Marketplace Sewers [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Description: The townsfolk, with the help of the Mer, oust the Fishmen and regain control of the town.  The waters recede.

Art for “Return of the Fishmen”.

Return of the Fishmen
Sixth Year Anniversary Events

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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.]

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Invitation to a Early Morning Roleplay

European-Friendly RP:  Drinks and Cards

Time: Wednesday, 25 November 2015 from 6 AM to 9 AM, SL-Time
Location:
The Victoria Inn & Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By:
Fianah Mistwood
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/16/128/1003/

Event Description

Miss Vivika cordially invites you to an event, in the first of a weekly series entitled “Drinks and Cards”.  Hosted by the bartender at the Tavern, a different game will be played each week.

Please come in daydress and prepare to be social! Let the mixing begin!!

The start-time is 6 AM, SL-time.  It’s our hope this early start-time will make it easier for our friends who live in the EU.

Warm Interior by Rowena
“Warm Interior” by Rowena was a semi-finalist in the 2014 NeoVictoria Photo Contest.

About the Project

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.

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Invitation To Our Second Clockwerk Gala

The NeoVictoria Project presents our Second Clockwerk Gala

Your invitation to the Colckwerk Ball
You’re invited: join us for an evening of dancing and celebration.

An evening of roleplay, celebrating the Sidhe empire’s clockwerk warriors!

Tonight we have an exciting event scheduled: our second clockwerk ball!  Dress your avatar in Steampunk-style, pick up a JK RP HUD in the Visitor Center, and join us in the tavern for an evening of roleplay.  Excellent opportunity for new players!

Time: Wednesday, 11 November 2015 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: Victoria Inn & Tavern, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized ByFianah Mistwood (playing as “Ala Vivica”)
DJ: Lilith Vinciolo
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/17/128/1004

Background on the Clockwerk Balls

Often sponsored by local veteran associations, “Clockwerk Galas” are very popular affairs, serving as fund-raisers and recruitment.  The most amazing is held every Fall in Old London on Old Earth.  It runs a fortnight with the oldest houses vying to raise the most money with fantastical parties and auctions.  The “Royal Clockwerk Ball” closes the festivities; it’s held in Buckingham Slithen and all the Court attends.  Here the most valiant of the year’s warriors are awarded the Sidhe Cross.

The NeoLondoners are planning one evening of celebration, in the Victoria Inn and Tavern.   All clockwerks are welcome.  Miss Ala Vivica is hosting, with all proceeds going to the local widows and orphans fund. [This is roleplay; no actual money is being raised.]  We’ll have ‘live’ music, with Liℓith Viиcioℓo spinning tunes.

In the Sidhe Empire we find three kinds of mecha.

  • Augments (living creatures with clockwerk parts),
  • Automatons (clockwerk dolls housing conscious souls),
  • and Strand Constructs (golems of pure machine consciousness).

To learn more about how to play a clockwerk character in the Neo’Verse, read the excerpt on the Cyborg Concordance on this site and join in the fun!

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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.]

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Invitation to the 2015 Bonfire Night Masquerade

The NeoVictoria Project presents a Bonfire Night Masquerade.

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

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

This Thursday we have a very special event scheduled: our third 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 the Neo-verse.

Time: Thursday, 5 November 2015 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: Cathedral of Air & Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized By: Asil Karu
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/144/218/28

Times21_Pg05 512x307Our 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.

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Invitation to the NeoLondon Times Masquerade Ball

The NeoLondon Times Masquerade Ball

NeoLondon Times Cover
NeoLondon Times, volume 18
Myomy Ohmai, Editor and Publisher

Event Details

Time: Sunday, 27 September 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Pacific (Unmasking at 9 PM)
Location:  Solitude-on-the-Banks, NeoLondon [Machinima SIM]
Organized By:  myomy Resident
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/70/137/31

Event Description

In Celebration of the Fifth Anniversary of the founding of the NeoLondon Times Newspaper,  its editor, Miss Myomy Ohmai, requests the honor of your presence at a Masquerade Ball.  There will be live music, in form of a mysterious DJ (Lazy8).  Unmasking at 9:00 pm SLT.

Invitation to the Bewitched Carnival: The WickerMan

Bewitched Carnival:
The WickerMan

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Event Details

Time: Friday, 25 September 2015 from 6pm to 10pm, Pacific
Location: Tavern and Marketplace, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/106/135/26

Event Description

The NeoLondoners, and any out-of-town visitors, gather in the town’s marketplace and town hall to enjoy harvest festival activities. Doctor Seito performs a séance and discovers a disturbing secret about the ringmaster that leads to ancient justice.

Invitation to the Bewitched Carnival: Second Night

Bewitched Carnival:
Second Night

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Event Details

Time: Thursday, 24 September 2015 from 6pm to 10pm, Pacific
Location: Marketplace, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: BewitchingSteampunk Resident
SLUrl
: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/106/135/26

Event Description

The NeoLondoners, and any out-of-town visitors, gather in the town’s marketplace to enjoy an evening of entertainments, performed by the zombie members of the Bewitched Carnival.