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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.

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.

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.

 

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?

Invitation To Our Third Yuletide Ball

The NeoVictoria Project presents our Third Yuletide Gala

Clockwerk Ball at the Tavern
The NeoLondoners gather for an evening of mirth and music.

An evening of roleplay, celebrating the coming of winter

We have an exciting event scheduled: our third Yuletide ball!  Dress your avatar in Steampunk-style, pick up a JK RP HUD in the Visitor Center, and join us in the white mansion for an evening of roleplay.  Excellent opportunity for new players!

Time: Friday, 18 December 2015 from 6 pm to 9 pm, SL-time
Location: The White Mansion, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
Organized ByHealer Asil Karu
DJ: Lilith Vinciolo
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/196/130/28

The Vampire's Kiss
A Child of Hel creates a twice-born thought the gift of their blood.

Background on the Yuletide in the Sidhe Empire

In the modern era, the Yuletide is a time for celebration; feasts are held and gifts are made.  Throughout the Empire, the great families vie to hold spectacular events in their slithens, and cease-fires are called in any war-time theaters.

Scholars trace this time back to the Wild Hunts of old; these ghostly processions in the winter sky were led by the (dead) god Odin.  In life, he led his court and the sidhe warriors on hunts during the dark times, seeking to find and undo any evils the demon-folk and frost giants may have wrote.  On Old Earth, the Yuletide lasts a fortnight and begins on the Winter solstice, the longest night of the year.

This time of year sees an increase in supernatural activities, with the vampires being particularly sensitive to the change-of-season.  Those prone to melancholia are most vulnerable, and it is considered unlucky to make a twice-born during this time, as this is feared to result in a the creation of a draugr.

To learn more about the vampires of the Sidhe empire, read The Vampire Concordance.

Vampire Concordance ~ Cover
Cover for the in-world book

 

About the Roleplay: 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 that characters often 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 roleplay chat.  The item is free and available in the out-of-character skymall.

Players do not have to be a member of our group to roleplay here; we 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.]

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