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.

Tea At Mrs. C's
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.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 2

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 2

Time: 20 April 2018 from 6 to 8:30 PM
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: Asil Karu as Healer Asil Karu; MadMechaMessiah as Haskell Faustus; Snowjob as Ramu Suzuka; LadyLyndon as Jane Black; Asil Ares as Asil Clockwerk; melonnyvix as Melonny and Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler.

Tea At Mrs. C's
NeoLondoners Enjoy Tea at Mrs. Chickenstalkers

Event Description

Wherein the Healer from NeoLondon visits the Mrs. Chickenstalker’s in Athenaeum Arcana with the intention of selling her Sleepytime Jam, only to discover one of their members may have been infected by a dark shadow. Will the Auditor be able to find lore in the Library that will aid Miss Black, or will the shadow devour her?  Can Hmmmph and Melonny start a friendship based only on drink and weapons?  Is the mysterious Ramu Suzuka really blind, or is it an elaborate con?  Join us and find out!

Fun Fact: Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Good Emporiums are known throughout the Sidhe Empire; they have stores on all the Sidhe worlds, as well as several of the fairelands.

[Pictures will follow at a later date.]

Tales from NeoVictoria: A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers: Scene 1

A Visit to Mrs. Chickenstalkers:
Scene 1

Time: 19 April 2018 from Noon to 2:30 PM
Location: NeoLondon [NeoVictoria SIM] & Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Athenaeum Arcana]
Organized By: Asil Ares

Players: AsilBBB as Cerridwen~in~Chains; MadMechaMessah as Haskell Faustus; Hmmmph Stenvaag as Hmmmph the Bumbling Traveler; and LadyLyndon as Jane Black

Event Description

The NeoVictorians open a portal between the Sidhe Empire and the famed merchant realm of Athenaeum Arcana in the fairelands.

NeoLondon Town
In the town of NeoLondon, on the planet NeoVictoria, in the Sidhe Empire.
Cerridwen~in~Chains flits like a firefly in her prison of stone, bronze and rune-locked magics.
Haskell Faustus
Haskell Faustus whirls downwards; a tornado of pitch-black feathers.
Cerridwen~in~Chains whispers a thought: “You return, just as the gate to fairelands opens.”
Jane Black
Jane Black felt the black flapping wings the prelude to a good story. “Greetings Auditor.”
Met Before?
“I beg your pardon, Miss. Have we met before?”
So sorry!
Hmmmph stops abruptly as she almost collides with the newcomer. “So sorry!”
Can't Chat
“Forgive me but I cannot stay and chat. Distant lands are calling and the portal must be opened.”
Haskell Faustus enters, feeling first the welcoming warmth of the ward, then the soothing cool between the massive stone walls of the towering cathedral.
“Portal?” her brows furrow as she strives to remember what today is. “Ah!!! The Faire. The Auditor…he is opening the portal!!!”
She kens him; as he approaches the organ in the central nave, which controls the machine that she powers …which in turn …powers the city, it would come alive.
Calling on the power, his mind reaching out to Cerridwen to unite and amplify their magic, he chants the secret names of the runes and draws them in the air.
Mesmerized by the beauty of the lights and by the sounds of an unknown spell reverberating endlessly in the cathedral
They make a stable funnel between the dimensions. Slowly, the others would see a portal begin to form in the stone floor.
Haskell lands, the fires licking at his fingers and blazing in his eyes, turning to embers, and then disappears entirely.
She felt her body weaken at the magnificent sight …unknowingly, her hand had grabbed the hand of the woman besides her.
“Miss… Do you have good arms? I am asking because I might faint anytime soon.”
“I should hope so; I’m a swordswoman for hire.”
“Adventure awaits,” he tells them, then boldly steps into the portal and is swallowed.
They step into a different landscape; seeing a familiar sign …they walk through the door.
“Greetings, Travelers. Welcome to Mrs. Chickenstalkers Apothecary and Fine Goods Emporium.”
“What are the odds? The portal led us right to a Chickenstalker’s.”
Her legs tremble… “This is the passage in the book where I faint.” And on that precise last word, she does.
Haskell puts the woman on the couch and accepts the water Hmmmph hands to him. “Here, drink this …slowly.”
Perhaps it is time for Chickenstalker’s famous assortment of smelling salts.
“This must have been her first time stepping through an inter-dimensional portal. First time is always the worst.”
“I will start looking for the salts.” Hmmmph eyes a cabinet of bottles and walks towards what she hopes is her prize.

Our Relay-for-Life Gifts for Fantasy Faire 2016

For the third year in a row, the NeoVictoria Project is proud to sponsor a SIM for Fantasy Faire.  This year, we’re sponsoring the Serenity SIM.

In addition to sponsoring the cost of the SIM, members of our community also made some very special items just for the Faire!

Purchase them at the Relay-for-Life vendors on the second level in our build on Serenity.

Shadow-Imp of the Soul-Eater
Come join in the chaos in Serenity! Comes with optional built-in, bump-driven health meter.
Mesh Skirt
Mesh & prim fantasy skirt set by Tarquin Evermore
Steampunk Clock, by Studio Yue
Clockwerk Box
Clockwerk Box by Studio Yue
Chinese Chair
Chinese Chair by Studio Yue
Lace Umbrella
Lace Umbrella by Studio Yue
Lamp Post
Lamp Post by Studio Yue

The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 20

A dull thud on the doorstep in the early morning announces the newspaper delivery automaton making his rounds.  Its reed-and-brass voice box calls out in the pre-dawn silence, echoing down the cobblestone streets.  “Wake up to the News in the Times!  Advertisements and Entertainment, too!”

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About Vampires

In human mythology, vampires are creatures who feed on the life essence of others, generally by consuming living blood. Vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and known by different names, such as vrykolakas in Greece and strigoi in Romania.

In the Neo’Verse, they have a place in the Sidhe Empire and they can hold great power.  There are three kinds:

  • the children of Hel (those born-to-the-blood),
  • the twice-born (those made by her children,
  • and the draugr (ghoulish monsters).

To learn more about our kindred read the abridged version of  “The Vampire Concordance” posted to this site, join the community website or wander the Visitor’s Center in-world for a wearable book.

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