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Transcripts and other roleplay specific posts, including announcements for special in-character (IC) events.

Your Invitation to Trade Wars!

Trade Wars, Episode V:
The Portal Imp Guild Strikes Back

Our November and December roleplay event

Portal imps are essential to the function of the Sidhe Empire on account of being the only ones who can reliably navigate the portal network between the empire’s worlds.  Naturally, they’re a huge part of the transport industry.  As the story of this sim-wide opens, shipments just suddenly stop.   Any attempt to contact the Portal Imp Guild are met with endless transfers of department.  Even low-ranking guild members can’t get a straight answer at first.  But then word gets to them that there’s a strike going on, and most of those imps end up being part of the strike.

What has caused this state of affairs?  Some imps strike for the want of full citizenship.  Others say it is a coupe within the senior management of the guild itself.  Still others hint at a puppet-master in the shadows who is playing a longer game and the Portal Imps are simply their first gambit.  Conspiracy theories abound.

Whatever the truth, for the citizens of NeoLondon, this strike  means shortages of goods that begin as an inconvenience but soon escalate to life threatening.

We kick this sim-wide off on Saturday, 20 November 2021 at 4 PM, SL-time.  Meet in the marketplace.

Want to play an imp?

Grendel’s Children has a FREE portal imp avatar.  We’ve used it for years as the standard portal imp avatar.  Comes with wings and a tail and a free AO.

SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Avaria%20Tor/119/38/324

Put yourself in fly-mode before you teleport in.  Once there, navigate to the location.  The vendor is on an upper level, turn the viewer’s beacon on and follow the arrow.

Your Invitation to Our Seventh Clockwerk Gala

The NeoVictoria Project Presents Our Seventh Clockwerk Gala

Join us at 3 PM, SL-time

An afternoon of roleplay, celebrating the Sidhe empire’s clockwerk warriors!

Dress your avatar in Steampunk-style, pick up an NRT HUD in the Visitor Center, and join us in the tavern for an afternoon of roleplay.  Excellent opportunity for new players!

Time: Thursday, 11 November 2021 from 3pm to 5pm, SL-time
Location: Victoria Inn & Tavern, NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM]
Event Type: in-character party (known, and unknown, characters welcome)
SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/134/203/756

Background on the Clockwerk Balls

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; it’s held in Buckingham Slithen and all the Court attends.  Here the most valiant of the year’s warriors are awarded the Sidhe Cross.

The NeoLondoners are planning one evening of celebration, in the Victoria Inn and Tavern.   All clockwerks are welcome. All proceeds going to the local widows and orphans fund. [This is roleplay; no actual money is being raised.]

In the Sidhe Empire we find three kinds of mecha.

  • Augments (living creatures with clockwerk parts),
  • Automatons (clockwerk dolls housing conscious souls),
  • and Strand Constructs (golems of pure machine consciousness).

To learn more about how to play a clockwerk character in the Neo’Verse, read the excerpt on the Cyborg Concordance on this site and join in the fun!

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 NeoVictoria Roleplay Tool ; 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.]

Continue reading Your Invitation to Our Seventh Clockwerk Gala

The NeoVictoria Project Presents our Eleventh Year Anniversary Events!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2021

We are Eleven Years Old!

September 2021 marks the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth anniversary.  Over the years, we have transcribed more than two-thousand roleplays to our community website, produced almost one hundred machinimas, sponsored nine Fantasy Faires, and welcomed hundreds of players into our community.

For the next two months, we celebrate this success with a mixture of roleplay and out-of-character events.   Everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome.  Come and celebrate with us!

Play a victim or play to find a cure!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Nightmare

Ten days of non-stop roleplay! This series begins on Monday, 20 September 2021, when a deadly green fog makes its appearance in the sewers under the city. Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Monday, 20 September: Beginnings

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-time
  • A green fog appears in certain spots in the NeoLondon sewers. Townfolk begin to feel its effects.
  • Location: The Sewers [NeoVictoria SIM]
  • SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/193/130/29 [OR from the final round of the tour, use the scripted teleport for the sewers.]

Tuesday, 21 September: The Fog

  • Start: Noon, SL-time
  • The fog, and the effect, begins to spread.
  • Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]

Thursday, 23 September: Creeping Dread

  • Start: Noon, SL-Time
  • We now have a full flung pandemic, with characters in different stages of the disease. The healer gets caught up.
  • Location: Apothecary [NeoVictoria SIM]

Saturday, 25 September: Bodies Pile

  • Start: Noon, SL-Time
  • The town healer has found a way to stop the progression of the disease by putting the infected into stasis chambers. The main nave of the cathedral becomes the impromptu holding area.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Monday, 27 September: Solutions

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-time
  • A possible cause it reveals and the search for Doctor Akai commences.
  • Location: Apothecary [NeoVictoria SIM]

Tuesday, 28 September: Breakthrough

  • Start: Noon, SL-time
  • The loci of the infection is revived. Doctor Akai and the mortician contrive a way to revive the townpeople in stasis.
  • Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]

Thursday, 30 September: Wrap Up

  • Start: 3 PM, SL-time
  • The treatment is applied to the remaining infected and the fog fades from the sewers.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

In NeoVictoria, we do free-form roleplay.  This means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions.  Dark roleplay means characters may act in aggressive, predatory, criminal, and 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 ask newcomers to 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.]

NeoVictoria’s 2021 Photo Contest

We will use Flickr for submissions. Winners to be announced at a special party at the end of November.

  • Shoot on our land level.
  • Publish to Flickr.
  • Include your picture in the NeoVictoria Group and the SL Pic of the day Flickr groups.
  • One picture per avatar.
  • Runs 15 October to 15 November.
Spend a spooky night in the skyclub.

Halloween Extravaganza 12

NeoVictoria will have a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Radio Nightingale will broadcast the event on both Radio Riel Main and Radio Nightingale Steampunk.

Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha, or Goth style and join us in Machinima SIM.   The party is not a formal roleplay event and is open to all adult Second Life residents; however, child avatars are not permitted.

  • Saturday, 31 October 2020
  • Time: 6 PM to 9 PM, SL-time (aka Pacific)
  • Gabrielle Riel to disc jockey.
  • MadMechaMessiah to host.
  • There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes!
  • Location: The Skyclub in Machinima Sim
    SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima

About the Featured Picture Image

Henry Fuseli’s “The Nightmare” was created in 1781 and became of the artist’s best known works.  He recreated it on several occasions.  It suggests what the sleeper feels, not what they see.  When planning this SIM-wide, this painting was one of our inspirations.

What’s Ahead in the Coming Months of 2021

Join the Project’s Upcoming Events

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

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

A Search in New Ledwick (IC)

The captain and the soul-caster lead the NeoLondoners on a search for a missing soul cage.  Come play a townsfolk!  We are roleplaying this through the end of August.

Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)

Saturday, 19 September 2021 at 6 PM
A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s eleventh year in Second Life!  This live radio event, broadcast on Radio Nightingale’s Steampunk channel, will celebrate “International Talk Like A Pirate Day”.  There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!

Play a victim or play to find a cure!

The Nightmare (IC)

20 September to 30 September
Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be ELEVEN years old!  Look for many days of roleplay revolving around a terrible sickness that starts in the mind and ends …well, join us and see!

Photo Contest (OOC)

Begins 15 October and ends 15 November
Open to everyone in Second Life, images must be created in the NeoVictoria estate and relate to our storyworld.  The top ten photographers will receive Lindens!  The winners will be announced on Halloween.

Spend a spooky night in the skyclub.

Halloween Extravaganza 11 (OOC)

31 October
In association with Radio Nightingale, NeoVictoria is having a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Radio Nightingale will broadcast the event over their main channel and we’ll have a 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 8 (IC)

5 November
To celebrate the 533rd 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 6 (IC)

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.

Yuletide Ball 8 (IC)

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!

The NeoVictoria Project Presents our Tenth Year Anniversary Events!

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 17 September 2019 [Updated 2 October 2020]
Celebrate ten years in SecondLife!

We are Ten Years Old!

September 2020 marks the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth anniversary.  Over the decade, we have transcribed more than nineteen-hundred roleplays to our community website, produced almost one hundred machinimas, sponsored eight Fantasy Faires, and welcomed hundreds of players into our community.

For the next two months, we celebrate this success with a mixture of roleplay and out-of-character events and the unveiling of a delightful addition to the main SIM.   Everyone is invited, and everyone is welcome.  Come and celebrate with us!

Join Radio Riel and the NeoVictorians for Talk Like a Pirate.

Talk Like a Pirate!

Radio Riel & the NeoVictoria Project present “Talk Like a Pirate!” As always, we kick-off our anniversary celebration with a live radio event, broadcast on Radio Riel’s Steampunk channel, that celebrates “International Talk Like A Pirate Day.”
  • Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
  • Time: 7 PM to 9 PM, SL-time (aka Pacific)
  • Gabrielle Riel to disc jockey.
  • MadMechaMessiah to host.
  • There will be prizes for best in male and female costumes! Argh!!!
  • Location: The skyclub in Machinima Sim
    SLUrl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Machinima/98/127/703
Come to rock OOCly in the SkyMall with the NeoVictorians!

ROCKtoberfest!

Beer, bratwurst, and brütal krautrock all day!  Different themes planned for every hour.

Join the NeoVictorians for ten days of roleplay fun!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “A Royal Visit (with Love and Strife …and Zombies)

Ten days of non-stop roleplay! This series begins on Monday, 21 September 2020, when it is revealed that a Sidhe noble has planned a visit. Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

Monday, 21 September: Tales at the Tavern

  • Start: 4 PM, SL-time
  • Lucinda distributes copies of the latest issue of the NeoLondon Times announcing the visits.  Citizens discuss and gossip.
  • Location: The Victoria Tavern [NeoVictoria SIM]
  • SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/193/130/29 [OR from the final round of the tour, use the scripted teleport for the Tavern.]

Tuesday, 22 September: The Captain Arrives

  • Start: 11 AM, SL-time
  • The NeoLondoners greet the Captain’s arrival via airship on the roof of the Cathedral. A party follows in the main nave.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Wednesday, 23 September: Attending the Grave

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
  • The Captain makes a pilgrimage to his sister’s grave.
  • Location: Graveyard of the Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Thursday, 24 September: To Lay a Trap

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
  • The Captain makes the rounds, visits with the citizens in the cathedral, including a conversation with Cerridwen.
  • Location: Cathedral of Air and Darkness [NeoVictoria SIM]

Friday, 25 September: Party at the Castle

  • Start: 4 PM, SL-time
  • The Captain hosts a party and announces a hunt for the following day.
  • Location: Bowley Castle [NeoVictoria SIM]

Saturday, 26 September: The Charmed Hunt

  • Start: Noon, SL-time
  • The Captain organizes a hunt near the fairgrounds …there may be zombies, there will be murder.
  • Location: Soltice Fairgrounds [NeoVictoria SIM]

Sunday, 27 September: The Scene of the Crime

  • Start: 2 PM, SL-time
  • Auditor Haskell investigates the murder.
  • Location: Soltice Fairgrounds [NeoVictoria SIM]L

Monday, 28 September: An Arrest

  • Start: 4 PM, SL-time
  • Auditor Haskell makes an arrest
  • Location: Marketplace [NeoVictoria SIM]

Tuesday, 29 September: The Trial Begins

  • Start: 11 AM, SL-Time
  • What will we learn?
  • Location: Courthouse, townhall [NeoVictoria SIM]

Wednesday, 30 September: The Trial Concludes

  • Start: 10 AM, SL-Time
  • Secrets are revealed
  • Location: Courthouse, townhall [NeoVictoria SIM]

In NeoVictoria, we do free-form roleplay.  This means there is no script; scenes evolve out of real-time character interactions.  Dark roleplay means characters may act in aggressive, predatory, criminal, and 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 ask newcomers to 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.]

Best contest yet!

NeoVictoria’s 2020 Photo Contest

This year, we’ll use Flickr for submissions. Winners to be announced at a special party at the end of November.

  • Shoot on our land level.
  • Publish to Flickr.
  • Include your picture in the NeoVictoria Group and the SL Pic of the day Flickr groups.
  • One picture per avatar.
  • Runs 15 October to 15 November.
Radio Riel and the NeoVictoria Project present a Halloween 2020 skyclub event!

Halloween Extravaganza 11

In association with Radio Riel, NeoVictoria will have a Halloween Costume bash to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. Radio Riel will broadcast the event on both Radio Riel Main and Radio Riel Steampunk.

Dress your avatar in scary Steampunk, Victorian, Mecha, or Goth style and join us in Machinima SIM.   The party is not a formal roleplay event and is open to all adult Second Life residents; however, child avatars are not permitted.

Full of Steampunk goodness!

NeoVictoria’s 2020 Treasure Hunt

What’s Ahead for 2020

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 via this website or IM Asil Ares in-world.

  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Friday, 17 January
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for this year!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 15 – [Theme TBA] (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 100 of SL’s most exciting makers.  As always, we’ll apply and if accepted, will have some lovely things in the skymall!
  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Wednesday, 18 March
    Let’s discuss Fantasy Faire!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • April Foolery – Demon Holiday (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 2020 ~ NeoVictoria Presents a Meet and Greet (OOC)
    23 April to 3 May
    Celebrating its twelfth year, Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, role-players and performers in the virtual world.  We will sponsor and have a lovely build on one of the SIMs, and look forward to meeting new players and chatting about roleplay!
  • Summer Solstice Celebration (IC)
    Friday, 21 June
    A summer IC celebration.  What will we find in the NeoLondon fair grounds this year?  As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice
  • Second Life 17th Birthday (or SLB17) (OOC)
    Second Life turns 17 years old on 23 June 2020.  Hopefully the nice people who produce these birthday celebrations will give us a parcel again this year.  Look for a great build and gifts!
  • Two Townhalls (OOC)
    Wednesday, 15 July
    Let’s discuss our tenth year anniversary events!  On this day we will have two events, one early in the SL-day for our EU members and one in the early afternoon for the folks in the Americas.
    Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at Noon or at 5 PM, SL-time. 
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Saturday, 19 September
    A celebration marking the NeoVictoria Project’s tenth 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  10 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    20 September to 30 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be TEN years old!  Look for many  days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Treasure Hunt (OOC)
    Begins Thursday, 1 October
    To celebrate our anniversary, we’ll host a OOC treasure hunt in our OOC skylevel.  Look for roleplay tools and costumey bits and lots of fun (free) stuff!
  • Photo Contest (OOC)
    Begins Friday, 2 October and ends 29 October
    This is a contest with a twist.  It must contain one of the gifts from the treasure hunt and be taken somewhere in NeoVictoria or Machinima SIM.  The top ten photographers will receive Lindens!  The winners will be announced on Halloween.
  • Halloween Extravaganza 11 (OOC)
    Thursday, 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 7 (IC)
    Thursday, 5 November
    To celebrate the 532st 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 6 (IC)
    Monday, 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.
  • Yuletide Ball 8 (IC)
    Monday, 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!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Boston Tea Affair”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 21 September 2019

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Boston Tea Affair“.

Three days of non-stop roleplay, celebrating the NeoVictoria Project’s ninth year in Second Life!

This series of roleplay events begins on Sunday, 22 September 2019 when a circusman comes to town.   Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/193/130/29

[OR from the Visitor’s Center, use the scripted teleport for the White Mansion.]

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.]

The Boston Tea Affair
Three afternoons of dark roleplay,
beginning Sunday,
22 September 2019
at 5 PM, SL-Time.
Our 9 year Anniversary series of in-character events!

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

The Boston Tea Affair, P1

Time: Sunday, 22 September from 5 PM to 8 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Hare House  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Kenoshi Shilova
Event Description: Jean-Renaud is hosting a tea party at his house near the castle, where he is meeting with some representatives of a circus who want to come to NeoLondon.

The Boston Tea Affair, P2

Time: Wednesday, 25 September from 5 PM to 8 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Hare House  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description
: The Impresario of the circus has had it in for their bookkeeper for a long time because he’s suspected embezzlement. But she’s been popular with the troupe and he can’t just fire her. So MURDER is the solution and Jean-Renaud is who he plans to take the fall.

The Boston Tea Affair, P3

Time: Tuesday, 1 October from 5 PM to 9 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Courtroom of the Townhall  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: MadMechaMessiah
Event Description:  Will Jean-Renaud be convicted?  Come to the courthouse and see!

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What’s Ahead for 2019

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 via this website or IM Asil Ares in-world.

  • TownHall (OOC)
    Thursday, 24 January
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’ve got planned for this year’s Fantasy Faire!  Let’s meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5:30 PM, SL-time. 
  • Steam Hunt 14 – [Theme TBA] (OOC)
    Starting 1 March, this is a grid-wide hunt featuring free awesomeness from up to 150 of SL’s most exciting makers.  As always, we’ll apply and if accepted, will have a mini-hunt in the skymall!
  • April Foolery – Demon Holiday (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?
  • TownHall (OOC)
    Friday, 5 April
    Let’s discuss the state of the project!  We’ll meet in the NeoVictoria Skyclub on Machinima SIM at 5:30 PM, SL-time. 
  • Fantasy Faire 2019 ~ NeoVictoria Presents … (IC)
    18 April to 28 April
    We have a story coming!  However, details are under wraps until the Faire is closer!
  • Second Life 16th Birthday (or SLB16) (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)
    Friday, 21 June
    A summer IC celebration.  What will we find in the NeoLondon fair grounds this year?  As ever, tied to the actual Summer solstice
  • TownHall (OOC)
    Thursday, 15 August
    Let’s discuss the state of the project and what we’re going to do for the 9th year anniversary celebrations!
  • Talk Like a Pirate! (OOC)
    Thursday, 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  9 Year Anniversary Roleplay (IC)
    20 September to 26 September
    Every year we do a special roleplay cycle to celebrate our anniversary.  This year, we’ll be NINE years old!  Look for four-to-five days of roleplay revolving around something dark and exciting!
  • Halloween Extravaganza 10 (OOC)
    Thursday, 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 7 (IC)
    Tuesday, 5 November
    To celebrate the 532st 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 6 (IC)
    Monday, 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.
  • 2019 Photo Contest (OOC)
    Month of December
    Some years, we host a photo contest and people create the most extraordinary images!  As ever, the contest is about capturing the spirit of NeoVictoria’s roleplay for a 2020 calendar.
  • Yuletide Ball 6 (IC)
    Saturday, 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!

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Wild Hunt”

PRESS RELEASE
 For Immediate Release
 20 September 2019

The NeoVictoria Project presents “The Wild Hunt”.

Four days of non-stop roleplay, celebrating the NeoVictoria Project’s seventh year in Second Life!

This series of roleplay events begins on Thursday, 20 September 2018, with the re-appearance of the mysterious Greenman.   Everyone is invited to roleplay with us!

SLUrl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NeoVictoria/71/73/3003

[OR from the Visitor’s Center, use the scripted teleport for the Solstice Fairground.]

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.]

Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group for our Anniversary

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIM-WIDE

 The Wild Hunt #1

Time: Thursday, 20 September from 3 to 6 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description: The Green Man returns to NeoLondon and tells of his plight.

The Wild Hunt #2

Time: Friday, 21 September from 11 AM to 1 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: Asil Ares
Event Description
: Will the brave citizens of NeoLondon be able to come up with a plan to help the hunted hunter?

The Wild Hunt #3

Time: Saturday, 22 September from 6 to 9 PM, SL-Time.
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: MadMechaMessiah
Event DescriptionPreparations are being made for the inevitable.

The Wild Hunt #4

Time:  Sunday, 23 September from 2 to 5 PM, SL-Time
Location: Solstice Fairgrounds  [NeoVictoria SIM]
Organized By: MadMechaMessiah
Event DescriptionThe spirits of the Wild Hunt arrive.

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Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 3

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 3

Time: 21 April 2018 from 3 to 5 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: MadMechaMessah

Players: MadMechaMessiah as Leander Hatfield; Paisley Dawes as Idalia Weed; melonnyvix as Melonny; and Hmmmph Stevaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Undertaker and the Widow depart from NeoLondon to visit the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling Mister Hatfield’s impressive collection of funeralia.  They discover the people of the fairelands have unique customs of their own …urns used for stew …urns used for pets …at least the Undertaker made a bulk sale for one customer’s personal pet cemetery!  As for Miss Black and her strange ailment? The Healer and the Auditor remained sequestered with the poor female.  Let us hope Mister Hatfield’s services won’t be needed too soon!

[Pictures to follow in the future.]