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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!

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.

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.

Tales from NeoVictoria: Promo for “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater”

Promo for “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater”

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

Please join us, the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group, for this very special series of roleplay events, produced exclusively for Fantasy Faire 2016.  Beginning on Thursday, 21 April in NeoVictoria SIM, we’ll  bring our story of duty and heroism to the Fairelands on Friday, 22 April, when our intrepid band of roleplayers land in the  Elven city of Serenity!

Roleplayers from all the Fairelands are encouraged to join us!

Event Description

Thousands of years past, a sidhe failed in their duty and let a nameless terror into the worlds.  It cost them their life, but not their soul.  That was put into a mechanical marvel, and so began their long service as a sentinel against the darkness.

But after so long, their mechanical body has begun to fail and that nameless evil escapes its bonds.  The automaton sends word to the Sidhe Empire for assistance.

Will help arrive in time?

Tales from NeoVictoria: The Broken Portrait

The Broken Portrait

Event Description

A transport dirigible dropped a crate full of mirrors and books, and a magic portrait of the Queen.  The portrait broke.  Now its magic has escaped, causing the land to lift, and the mirrors to capture some of the recordings the portrait had made.

Players

The NeoVictorians: AsilBindle Resident, Asil Karu, Asil Serpente, GhostFacedKiller Resident, Hmmmph Stenvaag, MadMechaMessiah Resident, NataliaDArtigo Resident, and peacelynxtree Resident.

Credits

This machinima documents the build created for the SLB12 Birthday celebration.

Build by Fianah Mistwood; textures and machinima by Asil Ares.

A Fantasy Faire Thank You

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

FantasyFaire2015 ended last week: it raised L$7,910,480 (US$31,642)  for Relay-For-Life and the fight against cancer.  It did that because people cared enough to volunteer their time to create content that drew players from all of Second Life into the SIMs.  

This year, NeoVictoria sponsored the Aurora SIM and produced another great roleplay cycle.  We’re taking a moment to publicly thank the people in our community who worked so hard, over a very short time, to make “White Wedding” an overwhelming 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.
  • MadMechaMessiah Resident played multiple characters, including the Groom, often at the same time.  Their final roleplay as Augustus Whitehill was simply amazing!
  • Akasha Electricteeth developed the character of the Bride, roleplaying most of its scenes, and found the amazing skeleton-avatar we used for it!  
  • myomy Resident created a special edition of the NeoLondon Times, so we had an in-character prop to give to faire-goers during our time in Aurora.  If you haven’t read it, here’s the link.
  • Tarquin Evermore built a charming steampunk-airship as our Relay-for-Life gift.
  • Certified Lunasea rebuilt the Second Life wiki’s chat-bot script, so we had a working chat-bot of the Bride to entertain visitors when we weren’t roleplaying in Aurora SIM.  
  • Treyhem Whitfield rezzed their steampunk-airship, the Winged Mare, so we had a great set-piece for our characters to use as their transportation to and from the fairelands.
  • Fianah Mistwood and myomy Resident kept our events on track by keeping the roleplay order organized in the NeoVictoria Group chat; Tafiyah Ehret helped with roleplay transcripts; and Jhaesoph Foxdale was our GM at the fairelands.  

And, all of these players joined in the roleplays, that became the movies, that was “White Wedding“:

  • AgnusAleron Resident as Agnus Aleron;
  • Akasha Electricteeth as Akasha and Nourie Hadig;
  • AlexisKattalakys Resident as Alexis Kattalakys;
  • AlyssTheMenace Resident as Nourie Hadig;
  • Asil Ares as PortaImp FirstClass WhiteSmoke;
  • Asil Karu as herself and Cerridwen~in~chains;
  • Argus Steamweaver as themselves;
  • DarlaDoll Resident as Darla;
  • Crispin Sturges as Piotor;
  • Fianah Mistwood as Miss Tickta;
  • GhostFacedKiller Resident as Augustus Whitehill;
  • Jhaesoph Foxdale as himself;
  • Lancelot Mint as himself;
  • MadMechaMessiah Resident as Leander Hatfield;
  • myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai;
  • NataliaDArtigo Resident as Natalia;
  • OhDearMe Resident as OhDearMe Ohmai;
  • peacelynxtree Resident as Lynx the Half-Pooka and Adara;
  • QuarkZen Resident as Zen Katria;
  • Snowjob Resident as Pits;
  • Tafiyah Ehret as Keke and Corell;  
  • Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy and a stray dog.
  • Treyhem Whitfield as Treyhem Sleipnerson;
  • ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler;
  • and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer.

Congratulations everyone for a job well done; you make The NeoVictoria Project one of the best roleplay environment in Second Life!

Tales from NeoVictoria: White Wedding ~ Party & Departure

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

White Wedding ~ Party & Departure

Event Description

The NeoLondoners celebrate the sacrifice of the lovers with a party and then return to NeoLondon. During the party, a stray dog eats the cake, but the party never flags, as the music, dancing and conversation keep their spirits high.

Players

The NeoVictorians: Asil Karu as herself; Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer; Fianah Mistwood as Miss Tickta; ValentineAdler Resident as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler; AgnusAleron Resident as Agnus Aleron; myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai; Jhaesoph Foxdale; Treyhem Whitfield as Treyhem Sleipnerson; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Leander Hatfield; and Tarquin Evermore as stray dog

The Aurorans: Ariadne Fall; Maskull Lorefield; Senet Blackburn; pumera; Lancelot Mint

Tales from NeoVictoria: White Wedding ~ Wedding Redux

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

White Wedding ~ Wedding Redux

Event Description

Reunited, the lovers perform the needed calculations to reverse the spell.  They break the rune locks, but in the process, Nourie’s spirit is unbound and she begins to fade.  Rather than lose her, Augustus stops the spell and in doing so, is killed.  Both spirits now, they thank the NeoVictorians and share a final kiss, before his last incantation transforms them into a cloud of butterflies.

Players

The NeoVictorians: Asil Karu as herself; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Leander Hatfield; Fianah Mistwood as Miss Tickta; Snowjob Resident as Pits; Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer; Tafiyah Ehret as Corell; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Nourie Hadig; Treyhem Whitfield as Captain Treyhem Sleipnerson; GhostFacedKiller Resident as Augustus Whitehill; and Jhaesoph Foxdale as himself.

The Aurorans: Lancelot Mint and ahavah Merlin.

Roleplay Tonight!

Join us in Aurora FF SIM, when we roleplay our thanks with a fabulous party in the Cathedral.  Everyone in the Fairelands is invited to the roleplay.

Time: Roleplay begins Friday, 1 May 2015 at 6 PM, SL-time; Music begins at 7 PM, SL-time.

Ariadne Fall will be our DJ; their set will be on the land streams for all of the FFaire SIMs beginning 7 PM, SL-time.

Location: Cathedral of Ice [Aurora SIM]