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Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ Dissension in the Ranks

“A Dark Circus”
~ Dissension in the Ranks

[This roleplay took place on Saturday, 22 April 2017.]

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire.  Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?

Players:

  • Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
  • DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • TatianaRomanova as Essie
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena

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Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the third in a 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 FF2017 site; here’s the link.

Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

“A Dark Circus” ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

The circus troupe performs, with varying degrees of success.  Lloyd is in the audience, taking notes.  He recognizes the Particle Ribbon Dancers; these twins fled the Sidhe Empire when a blackmail plot they had cooking was exposed.

Players:

  • Asil Ares as Tricksty Spider, the Circus Clown
  • DarlaDoll as Lula Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Hmmmph Stenvaag as Amalia, the Oracle
  • LucindaJaneStrathmore as Annabelle, the Tightrope Artist
  • MadMechaMessiah as Umberto, The Magnificent
  • Marchioness as Estrella, Queen of the Trapeze
  • Paisley Dawes as Lydia, the Bearded Lady
  • QuarkZen as Lola Brass of the Dancing Twins
  • SaberBadkatt as Ringmaster Cheeto Flambe
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena
  • Murasaki Kaligawa, Scooby Loochie-Doo, Xabbu Parx and Rend Bertrand as the enthusiastic audience!

[The video plays best full-screen.]

Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the second 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 FF2017 site; here’s the link.

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Tales from NeoVictoria: “A Dark Circus” ~ The Portal Opens

“A Dark Circus” ~ The Portal Opens

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

Event Description

Doctor Seito Akai (adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order), makes a deal with Cerridwen (power center of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness) to open a portal to the Fairelands.  Lloyd Felix, hoping to save his failing circus, convinces her to point said portal to the circus land of Anansi.  With the help of Essie (a half-fae), they create the passage and the NeoLondoners go adventuring.

Players:

  • Asil Karu as Cerridwen~in~Chains
  • TatianaRomanova as Essie
  • Akai Scorpio as Dr. Seito Akai
  • GhostFacedKiller as Lloyd Felix
  • Wolf Westminster as Dreamer Domena

Fantasy Faire 2017

This roleplay is the first 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 FF2017 site; here’s the link.

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The NeoVictoria Project Presents “A Dark Circus”

Welcome to the Dark Circus!

The circus folk of Monsieur Anansi tugboat airship prefer to keep their pasts hidden.   Juggling fire; keeping secrets …balancing all they own on the frailest of wires.  What will happen when a stranger disrupts their equilibrium?

Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for this very special series of roleplay events!

“A Dark Circus” begins Noon (SL-time) on Thursday, 20 April 2017 on the NeoVictoria SIM in Second Life.

This is a roleplay adventure produced exclusively for Fantasy Faire 2017, to benefit Relay-for-Life in the fight against cancer!

Join us and be welcome!

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

 

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For Fantasy Faire 2017, NeoVictoria Presents a Dark Circus

Fantasy Faire is almost here!

Fantasy Faire is Second Life’s largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts & performers.  It’s two weeks of commerce, special events, music & fundraising in fifteen SIMs created specifically for this event.  Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life” fundraising effort.  Last year’s Fantasy Faire raised more than US$30,000!

This is the NeoVictoria Project’s fourth year sponsoring a region.

We’re thrilled to be reunited with Beq Janus on their fantastical steampunk circus region named “Anansi“.  And we have an exciting roleplay story cycle planned; our schedule is below.  Come and see the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group in action; we welcome you to join in the fun!

Performance Schedule for
“A Dark Circus”

A Dark Circus Poster
Poster for the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group’s Storycycle

Only the first scene is set in NeoVictoria SIM; the rest are in the Anansi 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’ll be wearing the group tag “NeoVictoria@Anansi”

We will be shooting machinima, so please wear your low-arc, low-script finest.


Scene 1 ~ The Portal is Opened

Time: Thursday, 20 April 2017 from Noon to 3 pm, SL-time
Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness, NeoLondon Town. Take the teleporter in the Visitor Center to the cemetery.  [NeoVictoria SIM]

Event Description

A portal is opened to the fairelands by Cerridwen, the Sidhe of the Cathedral. The NeoLondoners make their way to the circus realm of Anansi.

Scene 2 ~ The Circus Troupe Performs

Time: Friday, 21 April 2017 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, the high-wire is being raised as its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  The company is all a-buzz with the news a promoter will be in the audience, scouting for fresh talent.

Scene 3 ~ Dissension in the Ranks

Time:  Saturday, 22 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-time
Location:  Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, its troupe of performers prepare their acts.  But all is not well; dissension brews between the ladies of the high-wire.  Could their competition prove too much for the talent scout from NeoLondon?

Scene 4 ~ The Mighty Fall

Time: Tuesday, 25 April 2017 from 6 to 9 pm, SL-Time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

On the circus faireland of Anansi, tempers run hot.  The company is divided, as rivalry between the acts pushes the performers to risk ever-increasing danger.  Will tonight be the night someone goes too far? 

Scene 5 ~ Truth Revealed

Time: Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 6 to 9pm, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

Estrella Arian, Queen of the Trapeze, plummeted to her death in what the authorities are describing as MURDER!  Her rival on the highwire has been jailed.  Will Doctor Seito Akai, an Adept in the Anubi caste of the Imaja Order, be able to divine the truth?

Scene 6 ~ Party with Radio Riel

Time: Friday, 28 April 2017 from 6 to 8 PM, SL-time
Location: Monsieur Anansi’s tugboat airship [Anansi SIM]

Event Description

The roleplay may be over, but the fun continues!  To celebrate the successful conclusion of our Dark Circus story cycle, please join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for an evening of steampunk, circus and dark cabaret tunes, spun live on Fantasy Faire Radio!

Gabrielle Riel
Gabrielle Riel, General Director of Radio Riel, and the Prim Minister of The Riel Estates – St John Parish & St John Woods

Gabrielle Riel of  Radio Riel fame is our DJ for the party;  she will start broadcasting at 6 pm, SL-time.

The party will  not be “in-character”, so come as you are!

 

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What’s Ahead for 2017

We have exciting events planned for the coming year!  Some are in-character (IC) roleplay events, while others are out-of-character (OOC) parties or townhalls.

Everyone is invited!  If you have questions or want to learn more, send us a note off this website or IM Asil Ares in-world.

  • TownHall (OOC)
    Friday, 3 February
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for FFaire this year!  Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 12 – From the Earth to the Moon (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 150 of SL’s most exciting makers.  We’ve applied, and if accepted, will have a mini-hunt in a secret location!
  • April Foolery Returns (IC)
    The first of April is a holiday for the demons of the Sidhe empire …the one day a year they can play tricks on the citizenry with little chance of the authorities pressing charges.  What will they do this year?
  • Fantasy Faire 2017 ~ Opening Party (OOC)
    Wednesday, 16 April
    The roleplay groups who create roleplay stories for the faire will be having a party to kick the faire off.   Details will follow!
  • Fantasy Faire 2017 ~ NeoVictoria Presents … (IC)
    20 April to 30 April
    We have a superb story coming for you!  However, we’ll need to keep the wraps on until the Faire is closer!
  • Second Life 14th Birthday (or SLB14) (OOC)
    June 2017
    Hopefully the nice people who produce these birthday celebrations will give us a parcel again this year.  Look for another great build and gifts!
  • Summer Solstice Celebration (IC)
    Wednesday, 21 June
    A summer IC celebration. Let’s start a new tradition! As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice.
  • Treasure Hunt! (OOC)
    July 2017
    Fun free gifts hidden throughout the skylevel.
  • TownHall (OOC)
    Tuesday, 15 August
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’re going to do for the 7th year anniversary celebrations!
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Tuesday, 19 September
    A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh year in Second Life!  This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!
  • NeoVictoria’s  7 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    18 September to 22 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be SEVEN years old!  Look for four-to-five days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Halloween Extravaganza 7 (OOC)
    Tuesday, 31 October
    In association with Radio Riel, NeoVictoria is having a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays.  Radio Riel will broadcast the event over their main channel and we’ll have an costume party in the NeoVictoria Skyclub with a steampunk theme.  Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha or Goth style and join us in Machinima SIM.
  • Bonfire Night Masquerade 5 (IC)
    Sunday, 5 November
    To celebrate the 529th anniversary of Guy Fawkes Day, the city of NeoLondon plans a gala event.   Mr. Fawkes was a famous shapeshifter who used his skills to amass gunpowder (and it was rumored there were other fell objects) beneath the parliament building in 1605.  In imitation of Guy, don masks, change your shape and hair, disguise your voice (or rp style) and join in the frivolity.
  • Clockwerk Gala 4 (IC)
    Saturday, 11 November
    Often sponsored by local veteran associations, “Clockwerk Galas” are very popular affairs, serving as fund-raisers and recruitment.  The most amazing is held every Fall in Old London on Old Earth, it runs a fortnight with the oldest houses vying to raise the most money with fantastical parties and auctions.  The “Royal Clockwerk Ball” closes the festivities; its held in Buckingham Slithen and all the Court attends.  Here the most valiant of the year’s warriors are awarded the Sidhe Cross.
  • 2017 Photo Contest (OOC)
    Month of December
    Every year, we host a photo contest and every year, people create the most extraordinary images!  As ever, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2018 calendar.
  • Yuletide Ball 4 (IC)
    Thursday, 21 December
    Our traditional end-of-year IC celebration.  As ever, tied to the actual Winter solstice!

Lots of roleplay happens that’s not planned, or only planned a week in advance, so join our in-world group or public announcer for as-it-happens alerts!

Invitation to the 2016 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 Fourth Guy Fawkes Celebration!

This Saturday we have a very special event scheduled: our fourth 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: Saturday, 5 November 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, SL-time
Location: Victoria Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized By: Lucinda Jane Strathmore Resident
DJ: Lilith Vinciolo
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/144/218/28

Our in-character event promises to be great fun, with characters in masks and costumes, the fabulous Lilith spinning tunes, and an unveiling at 11:30 PM (8:30 PM, SL-time) with fireworks!

The Guy at the Table
Forgetting the mask covering the face, Ormolu aims a friendly smile at him. “Is the wine a good vintage, sir? And would you recommend the cake or the little heart pastries?”

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.

Times15_Pg06
Page six of the NeoLondon Times, volume 15.

Here’s more in-character history for the event.

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The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Return of the Fishmen”

PRESS RELEASE
 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.]

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

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
Sixth Year Anniversary Events

More About the Project

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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.