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Official announcements with detailed information about activities in NeoVictoria or major changes in the project.

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Return of the Fishmen”

 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.]


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
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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2016 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2014

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2016’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

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

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

Date: Monday, 19 September 2016
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 Monday, 19 September 2016 and also marks the sixth 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 Miss Gabrielle Riel as our disc jockey. The lucky he and she to win the “best in” will each receive Lindens!  The music starts at 6 PM, SL-time, with contest voting after 8 PM.  [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, 2016

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Our Gifts for SLB13

Our Gift for this Year’s Big Hunt!

This year, Tarquin Evermore made some really nifty decorative gears …just perfect for your steampunk lifestyles!  They have resizer scripts and the center is scripted so the texture moves and flashes.  [It’s very dramatic.]  We have then staged at the corners of our build in SLB13 Electrify.  Happy hunting!

Our gifts for the Big Hunt!
Our gifts for the Big Hunt!

To learn more about this year’s hunt, visit the official SLB 13 website; here’s the link.  And, if you see Rosamoo Mendelsohn in-world, give them a hug and shout-out, ’cause producing a hunt this big is a tremendous labor of love.  Thanks, Rosamoo!

When you see this texture in-world, it means that parcel is participating in the hunt.

Happy 13th Birthday, Second Life!

About NeoVictoria’s Exhibit

This year our build is a Steampunk-styled cinema, the lower level is open so folks who walk by can see information about the kinds of creatures who live in our storyworld, and the upper-level is the cinema itself, streaming five of the many machinima-movies we’ve made over the years.

The NeoVictoria Project, with its live action simulation on the Second Life platform, is a unique dark roleplay environment crafted with a Steampunk aesthetic. The goal of the project is to create a self-sustaining cycle where roleplay becomes filmed story.

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We’re So Pleased to be Included in SLB13!

Every year, players in Second Life get together to celebrate its birthday: this year, Second Life is thirteen years old and the celebration begins on Sunday, 19 June 2016.

The NeoVictoria Project is honored to be included in the official celebration.  Please visit us on SL13B Electrify, click the link for the SLUrl to our parcel!

Our gifts for the Big Hunt!
Our gifts for the Big Hunt!

Credits:  Asil Ares built the set.  Asil and Fianah Mistwood made some of the textures.  Tarquin Evermore made the hunt gifts.

Want more?  Please visit us in-world or check out public website at http://www.neovictoria.net.

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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!

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
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

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.

Built by Kaelis Ember and Aikeo Rieko, it promises to be an elvish fantasy.  “They say there are one thousand steps to the top of Serenity, an ancient city, every nook and cranny carved to perfection, smooth curves, beautiful terraces, stunning waterfalls, latticed windows. Built by ageless hands so many moons ago, they also say that those who ascend to the top of the city will discover something more valuable than gold, the knowledge we’re not alone in our fights.”

Fundraising for the fight against cancer.

Fantasy Faire 2016 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, 21 April to Sunday, 3 May 2015, enjoy eleven days of shopping, live music, auctions, hunts and roleplaying!

Please visit the official Fantasy Faire website to learn more.

NeoVictoria is Doing the Steam 11 Hunt

It’s a Mini-Hunt with Five Gifts Inspired by the Sea!

Realms of the Deep
Steam 11: Realms of the Deep

The only Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SecondLife is produced by Historical Hunts.  Voted the BEST GRID-WIDE HUNT (STEAM X) and BEST HUNT ORGANIZER in this year’s HUNTIES Awards, this is our sixth year contributing, and this year we’re stop 70.

We always do a mini-hunt: this one may be the most amusing ever!

We have five gifts staged throughout our Visitor’s Center on the skylevel of NeoVictoria SIM.

Our skylevel is always out-of-character (OOC), so hunters need not fear they’ll disrupt the roleplay.

Here’s the list:

  • 2016 Souvenir Calendar
  • Fully-furnished Skybox (or Houseboat)
  • Mer Poser
  • Angler Headlight
  • NPC Attack Fish

The hunt always begins at the Steampunk Information Centre in Mieville Doyle and runs the entire month of March.  However, if you’d like to visit NeoVictoria right now, here’s the SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/16/128/1003.

STEAM11 2016 Calendar
Our commemorative calendar is packed with images of sea and sky from our Steampunk storyworld.
This charming studio is perfect as a skybox or houseboat; its tiny living at its best!
An undersea poser, perfect for your grotto or shipwreak.
Angler Headlight
An amusing wearable, or a rezzable wall-sconce …you decide!
Attack Fish Rezzer
Got a sunken treasure that needs a guard? This modable object rezzes a dangerous-looking fish when someone walks into it! Perfect addition to any undersea theme.

Credits: As always, the items were built by members of our community. Thanks to QuarkZen for the skybox; to Jhaesoph Foxdale for the fish-trap; to Asil Ares for the calendar & mer-pose; and to MadMechaMessiah for the angler headlight and for crafting the hints!

Invitation to the NeoVictoria 2015 Photo Contest

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, 1 December 2015

The NeoVictoria Project presents the 2015 Photo Contest

Calling all SecondLife Photographers!

Every year, we host a photo contest and every year, they get better and better! As ever, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2016 calendar.

Dates: 1 December to 31 December 2015

Location: NeoVictoria Estate in Second Life

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/95/127/704


  • 1st Place – L$5000
  • 2nd Place – L$3000
  • 3rd Place – L$2000
  • 4rd Place – L$1000
  • 5th Place through 12thPlace – L$250 each
Wolf Up Top by Lazy8
“Wolf Up Top” by Lazy8 was the winner of the 2014 NeoVictoria Photo Contest!

The main criteria are the image is related to our storyworld and must be captured on the land level of the Machinima SIM or the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

To read the official rules, visit the NeoVictoria 2015 Photo Contest discussion in our Koin-Up group.

The first round of judging will be by the NeoVictoria community via the Internet. We’ll present the top 15 images in-world for a final vote to determine the twelve winners. In-world voting will be from 8 January through 15 January 2016 and will be located in the NeoVictoria SkyClub in Machinima SIM.  Winners will be announced on 21 January at a special party in the SkyClub.

NeoVictoria Machinima by La Baroque
“NeoLondon from Machinima” by La Baroque took sixth place 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 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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