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Meet Our Sponsors: The NeoVictoria Project

Asil Ares as "The Synthetic" One of the major arcana in the Steampunk Tarot.
Asil Ares as “The Synthetic” One of the major arcana in the Steampunk Tarot.

Asil Ares, the leader of The NeoVictoria Project, shares with us their reasons to sponsor the Faire, their roleplay story of this year’s Faire and how it has been like roleplaying in the Fairelands.

The NeoVictoria Project has sponsored the Faire for two years. What made you return and do it again?

Simply, to support Relay For Life. It’s good to come together in community and work with joy and enthusiasm on something as important as the fight against cancer.

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Members of the NeoVictoria Roleplay group in ‘The Sidhe and the Soul-Eater’, our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2016.

What is it like roleplaying in the Fairelands? Tell us a bit about the experience.

Extremely challenging! The deadlines are tight and the lag is … well, let’s just say shooting machinima on SIMs with 30+ avatars (most of whom are dressed in their finest mesh) is practically impossible. Fortuitously, our roleplayers are extremely generous and patient, so we were able to get some tasty images.

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Scene from ‘White Wedding’, the project’s offering for the 2015 Fantasy Faire.

What happened in the NeoVictoria Project’s storyline this year?

We always build the theme of the SIM we’re sponsoring into the reality of our storyworld: this year, the SIM was a mausoleum city, and we came up with the idea of a soul-well, infected by a monstrous soul-eater who wanted to consume all the spirits there. In the Neo-Verse, spiritual energy is the basis of the economy, so the Sidhe Empire was able to send members of their Soul-Caster’s Guild to assist. We were really pleased with how the story turned out! You can see all the machinimas on our page for this year’s event, but attention must be paid to “The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater: Battle Against the Soul-Eater”! This may be one of the best (if not THE best) of the machinimas we’ve produced for Fantasy Faire.

What’s your roleplay history like? Tabletop, mmorpgs, chatrooms, larp… how does Second Life roleplay compare and differ from these?

I have done them all! What makes Second Life unique and inspiring is the freedom it gives to create how characters and environments look. Here, people can make their own storyworlds and combat systems: one day you’re playing a vampire in Sanctuary using the Community Combat System (CCS) and the next, you’re playing a steampunk clockwerk in NeoVictoria using a titler and dice. It’s very empowering for the player!

The Lab has added real value to Second Life these last years. I was particularly impressed with how Loki Eliot used SL’s ‘experiences’ function in “The Gloom of Echtra”; little golden footprints that, when you stood your avatar on them, told the story of the SIM (and their roleplay). So clever and charmingly done.

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“Hunting the robot on the magnificent Asperatus SIM, created by Beq Janus for the 2014 Fantasy Faire for our ‘The Revenge of Professor Timmons’ story-cycle”.

What was your favourite part of the Faire?

I was pleased Elicio Ember returned this year, his is a magnificent artistry and Otherworld is simply spectacular! So many levels to the SIM and each one was spellbinding. Spending several hours wandering that build was a personal highlight for me.

Thank you for taking the time to talk with us, Asil. Thank you for bringing your group to weave their stories in the Fairelands for all these years!

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Dispatches from the Roleplay: The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater ~ Finding The Automaton

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; 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 at our page on the FF2016 site; here’s the link.

Or join us to today for the next installment!

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.

Dispatches from the Roleplay: The Sidhe and The Soul-Eater ~ The Dullahan Arrives

 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.

Or join us to today for the next installment!

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.

Dispatch from the Roleplay: White Wedding ~ Wedding Redux

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

White Wedding ~ Wedding Redux

Event Description

Reunited, the lovers perform the needed calculations to reverse the spell. They break the rune locks, but in the process, Nourie’s spirit is unbound and she begins to fade. Rather than lose her, Augustus stops the spell and in doing so, is killed. Both spirits now, they thank the NeoVictorians and share a final kiss, before his last incantation transforms them into a cloud of butterflies.

Players

The NeoVictorians: Asil Karu as herself; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Leander Hatfield; Fianah Mistwood as Miss Tickta; Snowjob Resident as Pits; Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer; Tafiyah Ehret as Corell; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Nourie Hadig; Treyhem Whitfield as Captain Treyhem Sleipnerson; GhostFacedKiller Resident as Augustus Whitehill; and Jhaesoph Foxdale as himself.

The Aurorans: Lancelot Mint and ahavah Merlin.

Roleplay Tonight!

Join us in Aurora FF SIM, when we roleplay our thanks with a fabulous party in the Cathedral. Everyone in the Fairelands is invited to the roleplay.

Time: Roleplay begins Friday, 1 May 2015 at 6 PM, SL-time;
Music begins at 7 PM, SL-time.

Ariadne Fall will be our DJ; their set will be on the land streams for all of the FFaire SIMs beginning 7 PM, SL-time.

Location: Cathedral of Ice [Aurora SIM]

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.

Continue reading Dispatch from the Roleplay: White Wedding ~ Wedding Redux

Dispatch from the Roleplay: White Wedding ~ Search for the Groom

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

White Wedding ~ Search for the Groom

Event Description

Wherein the NeoLondoners search for Augustus Whitehill, combing the frozen city, speaking to any Aurorans who will hear them. Finally, Ginger transforms into her were-form, takes the groom’s scent and they find him, in a hidden ice cave under the city. They explain the situation and he follows them back to the Cathedral and is reunited with his bride.

Players

The NeoVictorians: Asil Karu as herself; Bride Nourie Hadig Whitehill as herself; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Leander Hatfield; Treyhem Whitfield as Captain Treyhem Sleipnerson; DarlaDoll Resident as Darla; peacelynxtree Resident as Adara; Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer; GhostFacedKiller Resident as Augustus Whitehill; Fianah Mistwood as Miss Tickta; and Jhaesoph Foxdale as himself.

The Aurorans: Veronica Carstensz; Case Hammerthall; Lucius Darkwatch; Ariella Ravenheart; GeneralSturnn; TPaden Bobair; Incognito Corvale; and Ⓐяi Ⓔℓℓα Ⓡaveηheaяt.

Roleplay Tonight!

Join us in Aurora FF SIM, when we roleplay to undo the curse! Everyone in the Fairelands is invited to the roleplay.

Time: Thursday, 30 April 2015 from 6 to 9 PM, SL-time
Location: Cathedral of Ice [Aurora SIM]

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.

Continue reading Dispatch from the Roleplay: White Wedding ~ Search for the Groom