Category Archives: Lore & Canon

The mythology of NeoVictoria (its canon) with information about the races and planets of the Sidhe Empire.

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.

The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 20

A dull thud on the doorstep in the early morning announces the newspaper delivery automaton making his rounds.  Its reed-and-brass voice box calls out in the pre-dawn silence, echoing down the cobblestone streets.  “Wake up to the News in the Times!  Advertisements and Entertainment, too!”

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About Celestials

In human mythology, worlds are lost (or won) through acts of cowardice and valor.  And failures may be overcome through acts of atonement.

In the Neo’verse, there is one race whose actions led to the destruction of the ancient order.  Those who remain now do eternal penance for their perceived malfeasance.  If there were angels in the Neo’Verse, they would these creatures.

In the Sidhe Empire, we find three kinds of Celestials.

  • The Ophanim (wandering warriors and scribes),
  • The  Fylgjur (parents and guardians),
  • and the Nephilim (hybrids).

To learn more about our winged humanoids read the abridged version of  “The Celestial Concordance posted to this site, join the community website or wander the Visitor’s Center in-world for a wearable book.

Cover from the in-world book.

About Vampires

In human mythology, vampires are creatures who feed on the life essence of others, generally by consuming living blood. Vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and known by different names, such as vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in Romania.

In the Neo’Verse, they have a place in the Sidhe Empire and they can hold great power.  There are three kinds:

  • the children of Hel (those born-to-the-blood),
  • the twice-born (those made by her children,
  • and the draugr (ghoulish monsters).

To learn more about our kindred read the abridged version of  “The Vampire Concordance” posted to this site, join the community website or wander the Visitor’s Center in-world for a wearable book.

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The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 19

Within the quiet of the great Cathedral in the City of Aurora, are piles of newspapers;  the kiosks whisper:

“Read all about it!   The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 19!  Get your newspaper here!”

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Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group tonight in AuroraFF SIM as we roleplay our search for the groom.  The roleplay begins tonight, Tuesday, 28 April 2015, at 6 PM SL-Time!

About Thracia

About Thracia, a Planet of the Sidhe Empire

Myomy in Thracia, light side.
Myomy, looking over the sea. [Credits: Mieville Wells]
Thracia is a small planet, located in the Andromeda galaxy. Strategically it’s near enough to Old Earth (the seat of the Queen and her court) to be an easy hop for an extended weekend but far enough away to be a serene retreat, relatively unaffected by royal politics. It has earned the nickname of “the shopping planet,” although it is also known for less innocent pleasures. The planet is orbitally locked, so that one side always faces the sun and the other is forever in darkness.

Myomy visits the dark side. [Credit: Hangers Liquid, Insilico]
The planet’s core is rich in essential and rare minerals, engendering an industrial blight in the unlit hemisphere and supporting a luxuriant shopping and resort area in the hemisphere blessed with eternal sunshine. This dichotomy creates a divisive local economy between the “haves” and the “have-nots,” somewhat reminiscent of Old Earth’s French Republic in the 1848.

To read about more planets, visit the Planets of the Sidhe Empire page.

About the Fae

In human mythology, the “people of peace”, sometimes called fairies, or fae, are a universal phenomenon, known to every country and people of the world. While similarities exists between these legends, the lore of the Neo-Verse takes the tales of pre-Christian Scandinavia and the Celtic peoples as its primary inspiration.

The fae come to us through the prism of the oldest of the stories; in the Edda, we’re told of the nine world: Asgard (Aesir, the land of the gods), Alfheim (land of the light elves), Vanaheim (land of the Vanir), Midgard (the land of men), Jotunheim (the land of ice giants), Svartalfheim (land of the dark-elves), Nidavellir (land of the dwarves), Muspelheim (land of the fire spirits), and Niflheim (the land of the dead).

Yggdrasill
I know an ash standing high, a lofty tree, laved with limpid water: thence come the dews into the dales that fall; ever stands it green over Urd’s fountain.
~ the Poetic Edda

Svartalfheim, the home of the dark elves, was the most easily entered by humankind, because its doorways were found in the underground places. These fae were the earth-dwellers, the people of the hollow-hills, the spirits of earth and tree, stone and spring. In effect, they were the anthropomorphic representatives of the natural world.

In the history of those ancestors, when their gods (the Aesir) were destroyed in apocalypse (Ragnarok), the bridges between the nine worlds collapsed and the cosmos was divided, so all the races were lost to each other and the dominion of man over Midgard began in earnest.

The Queen of Air and Darkness
Alexandrina Victoria, Tuatha Dé Danann
Queen of Earth, Empress of the Void

In the Neo’Verse, the fae did not disappear …in our fantasy realm, a warrior queen of the elves, and those who would follow her, refused to fade from the world of men.  Instead they made peace with these changes and harnessed the creative energy of humankind to create a blended empire of supernatural and mortal creatures.

To learn more about our fae, read the abridged version of “The Fae Concordance” posted to this site, join the community website or wander the Visitor’s Center in-world for a wearable book.