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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.

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.

Our Relay-for-Life Gifts for Fantasy Faire 2016

For the third year in a row, the NeoVictoria Project is proud to sponsor a SIM for Fantasy Faire.  This year, we’re sponsoring the Serenity SIM.

In addition to sponsoring the cost of the SIM, members of our community also made some very special items just for the Faire!

Purchase them at the Relay-for-Life vendors on the second level in our build on Serenity.

Shadow-Imp of the Soul-Eater
Come join in the chaos in Serenity! Comes with optional built-in, bump-driven health meter.
Mesh Skirt
Mesh & prim fantasy skirt set by Tarquin Evermore
Clockwerk
Steampunk Clock, by Studio Yue
Clockwerk Box
Clockwerk Box by Studio Yue
Chinese Chair
Chinese Chair by Studio Yue
Lace Umbrella
Lace Umbrella by Studio Yue
Lamp Post
Lamp Post by Studio Yue

Tales from NeoVictoria: The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater ~ The Dullahan Arrives

The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater:
The Dullahan Arrives

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

Event Description

The scene begins in NeoVictoria as a soul-caster, the dullahan named Crom Dubh, arrives on planet NeoVictoria. With the help of the powers of the Cathedral of Air & Darkness, they open a portal to the Fairelands and the City of Serenity.

Players: Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in-Chains; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Prelate Leonora Blackmore; JulianEastman as Sir Karl Twinewood; LurkingNightTerror Resident as Crom Dubh; Akai Scorpio as Seito Akai; Marchioness Resident as Marchioness Honoria Wallingford; ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler

Fantasy Faire 2016

This roleplay is the first 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.

Schedule for the Sidhe and the Soul-Eater

Performance Schedule for “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater”

Poster for "The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater"
Poster for “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater”

Here is the schedule for the roleplay cycle we’re producing for Fantasy Faire 2016.  Some scenes are set in NeoVictoria SIM and some are in the Serenity 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 will be shooting machinima, so please wear your low-arc, low-script finest.


Scene 1 ~ The Dullahan Arrives

Time: Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 5pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: NeoLondon Town [NeoVictoria SIM]

Event Description

A soul-caster, the dullahan named Crom Dubh, arrives on planet NeoVictoria. With the help of Cerridwen, the Sidhe of the Cathedral, they open a portal to the Fairelands and the city of Serenity.

Scene 2 ~ Finding The Automaton

Time: Friday, 22 April 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

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

Scene 3 ~ Understanding the Threat

Time:  Monday, 25 April 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the Sidhe automaton use magic and science to understand not only how to dispatch the little evils, but what their presence portends: the Soul-Eater’s complete escape from its binding well and the destruction of the city.

Scene 4 ~ Battle Against the Soul-Eater

Time: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 from 6pm to 9pm, SL-Time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the Sidhe automaton rally the city to fight the Soul-Eater.

Scene 5 ~ Release & Celebration

Time: Thursday, 28 April 2016 from 5pm to 9pm, SL-time
Location: The Cathedral [Serenity SIM]

Event Description

His duty completed, Crom Dubh releases the Sidhe’s soul from its mechanical shell, so it may find peace. The city comes together in musical celebration.

Gabrielle Riel from Radio Riel is our DJ for the party;  she will start broadcasting at 7 pm, SL-time.  The party will be in-character.

Scene 6 ~ Returning Home

Time: Friday, 29 April 2016 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time
Location: The Cathedrals [Serenity & NeoVictoria SIMs]

Event Description

Crom Dubh and the NeoLondoners return to NeoLondon, closing the portal between their dimensions.