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

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.
STEAM11_Gift_Skybox
This charming studio is perfect as a skybox or houseboat; its tiny living at its best!
STEAM11_Gift_MerPoser
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

Prizes:

  • 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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Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a 2015 Halloween Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 30 October 2015

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present a 2015 Halloween Event

A celebration marking All Hallows’ Eve in Second Life!

This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate all things spooky and scary.   Otenth Paderborn to Disc Jockey.   There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes!

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2015
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


Halloween is Saturday, 31 October 2015 and will be celebrated all around the world with costume parties, bonfires, divination, haunted attractions and trick-or-treating!  We’re having a costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub and it’s a steampunk theme.  Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha or Goth styles and join us in Machinima SIM (take the teleporter to the skyclub as rezz-point).  The party is not a roleplay event and is open to all adult Second Life residents, however, child avatars are not permitted.

Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their Steampunk channel with Mr. Otenth Paderborn as our disc jockey.

The lucky he and she to win the “best in” will each receive Lindens!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.

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 Halloween 2015

NeoVictoria's Halloween 2015 Party
Come party in the skyclub!

Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present the 2015 “Talk Like a Pirate!” Event!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 16 September 2014

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present 2015’s “Talk Like a Pirate!”

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

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

Date: Saturday, 19 September 2015
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 Saturday, 20 September 2015 and also marks the fifth 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 Mr. Edward Pearce as our disc jockey. The lucky he and she to win the “best in” will each receive Lindens!  Party starts at 6 PM, SL-time.  [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, 2015

Talk Like a Pirate 2015
Bring your best pirate to the event this Saturday!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Bewitched Carnival”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 5 September 2015

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Bewitched Carnival”.

Five evenings of non-stop roleplay, celebrating the NeoVictoria Project’s fifth year in Second Life!

This series of roleplay events begins on Monday, 21 September 2015, with a harvest festival that will feature a traveling carnival of the mostly-dead, and a very traditional wickerman.  Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/17/128/1004

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 Jade Kreations Role Play Tool Suite; avatars must wear this to see the roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in our Visitor Center,  various locations on our out-of-character skymall, and the SecondLife Marketplace.

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

Bewitched Carnival: The Harvest Festival Begins

Time: Monday, 21 September 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By:  Asil Karu
Event Description: The NeoLondoners, and any out-of-town visitors, gather in the town’s marketplace (newly outfitted) to enjoy harvest festival activities.  The evening ends with a haunted hearse tour, led by one of our citizens.

Bewitched Carnival: The Harvest Festival Welcomes the Carnival

Time: Tuesday, 22 September 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By:  Asil Karu
Event Description: The NeoLondoners, and any out-of-town visitors, gather in the town’s marketplace (newly outfitted) to enjoy harvest festival activities.  The evening ends with the arrival of the Bewitched Carnival (a troupe of zombies led by a mysterious ringmaster).

Bewitched Carnival:  First Night

Time: Wednesday, 23 September 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By:  myomy Resident
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 “Carnival of the Bewitched”.

Bewitched Carnival:  Second Night

Time: Thursday, 24 September 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By:  myomy Resident
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 carnival.

Bewitched Carnival:  The WickerMan

Time: Friday, 25 September 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By:  Asil Karu
Event Description: Doctor Seito performs a séance and discovers a disturbing secret about the ringmaster that leads to ancient justice.

Art for “The Bewitched Carnival”.

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The Bewitched Carnival; the NeoVictoria Project’s series of roleplay events to celebrate our fifth year in SecondLife! [512×512]
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The Bewitched Carnival; the NeoVictoria Project’s series of roleplay events to celebrate our fifth year in SecondLife! [1024×1024]
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday, Second Life!

We’re Included in SLB12!

Every year, players in Second Life get together to celebrate its birthday: this year, Second Life is twelve years old and the celebration begins on 21 June 2015.

The NeoVictoria Project is honored to be included in the official celebration.  Please visit us on SL12B Wonderous, click the link for the SLUrl to our parcel!

Our ParcelAbout NeoVictoria’s Exhibit

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.

The build is based on a plot from our roleplay. Miss Ticka, the proprietress of the tavern, has sent her magic portrait of the Sidhe queen back to Old Earth for servicing.  During transport, negligent portal imps dropped its crate from their dirigible.  It crashed to ground, along with a crate of mirrors and books; now the magic has escaped, causing the land to lift and the mirrors to capture some of the recordings the portrait had made.

Credits:  Fianah Mistwood built the set.  Asil Ares and Crosswired Deanimator created some of the textures.  Fianah Mistwood made “{BHC} The Queens  Mirror” gift.  myomy Resident and Jhaesoph Foxdale made the “NeoVictoria Greeting HUD SL12B Edition FP” gift.

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

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!

Fantasy Faire 2015

The NeoVictoria Project is again sponsoring a SIM for Fantasy Faire.  This year, we’re sponsoring the Aurora SIM.

Built by Beq Janus (we sponsored their Asperatus SIM last year), it’s a world plunged into an ice age, where men of science seek answers in the ethereal shimmering of the planets energy field.

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Fantasy Faire 2015 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, 23 April to Sunday 3 May 2015, enjoy eleven days of shopping, live music, auctions, hunts and roleplaying!

Please visit the official Fantasy Faire website for all the details.

NeoVictoria is Doing the Steam 10 Hunt

It’s a Mini-Hunt with 9 Dreamy Gifts!

Steam: the Dream Hunt Poster
Historical Hunts, Ltd. presents STEAM X.
Steam: The Dream.
1-31 March 2015

The only Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SecondLife is produced by Historical Hunts.  This is our fifth year contributing and this year we’re stop 95.

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

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

Our skylevel is always out-of-character (OOC), so hunters won’t disrupt the roleplay.

Here’s the list:

  • 2015 Souvenir Calendar
  • Dreaming of Steam Orb
  • Prison Sphere ~ Sidhe Trap
  • NeoVictoria’s Steamy Dreamboat
  • Prison Sphere ~ Nyx Trap
  • NeoVictoria’s Steamy Dreamboat ~ Pirate Edition
  • Steampunk Covered Seat
  • Prison Sphere ~ Loam Trap
  • and the NeoVictoria Toast and Drink HUD Steam X Special Edition with mesh wine glass.

The hunt always begins at the Steampunk Information Centre in Mieville Doyle.  If you’d like to visit NeoVictoria now, here’s the SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/16/128/1003.

NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: 2015 Calendar
Every year, we do a commemorative calendar for the Steam Hunt that fits its theme. This year’s is packed with dreamy images from our Steampunk storyworld.
NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: Dream Orb
This mesmerizing prop contains a simple meditation sit, perfect for the conjurer, dreaming worlds.
NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: Fae Traps
Magical traps to keep the fae at bay; one for the Sidhe, one for the Nyx and one for the Loam. The trick is getting them into the traps …but that is for you to roleplay.
NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: Dream Boat
This charming vessel can roam the land or the seas! Rezz, then sit.
The avatar on the chest at back drives, but there are sits for all, including a tiny sit on the treasure chest.
NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: Pirate Boat
This pirate vessel can roam the land or the seas! Rezz, then sit.
The avatar on the chest at back drives, but there are sits for all, including a tiny sit on the treasure chest.
NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: Seat
In the NeoVictoria storyworld, magic and technology come together to serve the needs of the citizenry. Rather than harnessing the powers of oil or the atom, they have devised a way to capture the essence of a creature (some might call it the spirit or soul) to use as an energy source.
Here in this covered seat, a captive soul within a crystal container is used to make light in the covering above the seat.
NeoVictoria Gifts for Steam 10: Toast HUD
Welcome to the NeoVictoria Steam X Drinking and Toast HUD! This device was initially made as a roleplay aid, but can also be used to easily animate your avatar while holding unscripted drinks!  Includes an unscripted, modifiable mesh wine glass!

Credits: As always, the items were built by members of our community. Thanks to Tarquin Evermore for the boats and the dream orb; to Vic Titanium for the scripts that drive the boats; to QuarkZen for the covered seat; to OhDearMe and Jhaesoph Foxdale for the HUD; to Asil Ares for the traps and calendar; and to Myomy for the mesh wine glass. Special mention to MadMechaMessiah & DarlaDoll for crafting the hints!