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The Mourningvale Murders: The Solution

You may remember that three suspects were detained for the gruesome murders in Mourningvale Thicket and, on Saturday, Fairegoers had a chance to question the suspects and then to pay Lindens to vote on their innocence or guilt. You can read about it here.

After much investigating (and much arguing) the good citizens who gathered for the unmasking of the murderer finally saw the shapeshift of the arrogant and murderous Baron Giles De Rais into Barron, the demon that he raised. The people had voted and had – fortunately – got it right. (Nearly 8k was raised for Relay for Life just on this event! Thank you all so much!)

The other suspects were Belial and Maleficent, both guilty of many things, but not of being the serial killer. The Baron /Barron has (have?) been sent off for 100 years of torture in the jails of Sanctuary.   Hopefully he does not escape too soon!

But … you never know!

The Sanctuary Roleplayers who created this wonderful event say:
“We of Sanctuary RP sims loved coming to the fair and playing out the mystery with you and hope to see some of you come visit us some time!”

You can find out more about Sanctuary here and here.


The Revenge of Professor Timmons: Scene 10

Time: May 10, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Asperatus SIM]
Organized By: Jhaesoph Foxdale

NeoVictoria Players: Bertrand Emerald as Professor Heironymous Timmons, kaelyn001 Resident as Kaelyn, Myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, Ogawa Resident as Orion the Hunter, RedShirtedAgain Resident as Red the Dread, Rowena23 Resident as Dame Rowena Desade, Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy, ValentineAdler as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler.

Event Description

10 May (Saturday) Scene 10:  In Asperatus.  The NeoVictorians await the prison ship MarshalC, which the Auditor has arranged, and prepare to return to NeoLondon.  The prison ship arrives; the Professor and his robot are put on it.  The captain agrees to drop the NeoVictorians back on NeoLondon, and they depart the Fairelands.

But do they make it home safely? 
Join us, back in NeoVictoria SIM, on Monday evening (6 PM, SL-time) for the conclusion of “The Revenge of Professor Timmons“!


This is NeoVictoria’s final post to the FantasyFaire website.  We hope you enjoyed the roleplay and our daily dispatches, with amazing videos by Studio Yue If you want to learn more about The NeoVictoria Project, please see us in-world or visit our website.

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

A Parting Gift

Here is a parting gift, courtesy of the amazing Gabrielle Riel, who was kind to DJ a great party for us in Asperatus on Friday night.  She uploaded the party play-list to her MixCloud page, so for some steampunk goodness, please follow the link and enjoy!  NeoVictoria – The Concluding Celebration for Dr. Timmons’ Revenge by Gabrielle Riel on Mixcloud.

The Revenge of Professor Timmons: Scene 9

Time: May 9, 2014 from 5pm to 10pm
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Aspertus SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu

NeoVictoria Players: Asil Karu as Asil Karu, Bertrand Emerald as Professor Heironymous Timmons, Juliana Swordthain as Lady Juliana, kaelyn001 Resident as Kaelyn, Kitiarafox Resident as Kit, Myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, Rowena23 Resident as Dame Rowena Desade, Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy, ValentineAdler as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer

Asperatusians: Gabrielle Riel and the many residents and visitors of Asperatus.

Event Description

9 May (Friday) Scene 9: In Asperatus.  NeoVictorians track down the robot and capture it.  It is caged in a rune lock and the professor is secured for the trip back to NeoLondon.  The city rejoices and a party ensues at Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium.

[Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel live DJ’d the event from 6 PM to 9 PM, SL-Time!]

We complete the roleplay today (Saturday) in Asperatus.  Join us at 6 PM, SL-Time as we return home to planet NeoVictoria with our prisoners in-tow. 

Robot Emerges from Hiding
Timmon’s Robot lumbers to the edge of the hidden alcove the Professor told him to stay within. It has been a long time since the professor left. The robot knows exactly how many seconds have elapsed. Programming argues with artificial intelligence. AI wins. The robot emerges cautiously.
Professor Heironymous Timmons rolls his head, still strapped into the chair, the drugs from the previous night coursing through his system. He drifts in and out of consciousness, occasionally giggling or muttering something incomprehensible.
Val Prepares
Valentine ‘Val’ Adler pulled a bag out from behind an indiscreet slot in the shelves containing the professors belongings, “Ah, this should do the trick! Shall we?” He patted his pocket to be certain the key was there, then gestured for Sam to lead the charge.
It's Here
Asil Karu: almost falls over as she sees the robot walk into the store, as bold as can be, and make its way to the Professor. “It’s here!” She almost screams the words.
He had memorized the picture of the machine from the newspaper, so when he saw the robot, he brought it forth. “Ladies and gentlemen,” the sidhe said with a grin. “I think we should prepare for battle.”
Robot Down
Timmon’s Robot paused as the key made contact with the keyhole. A shutter ran across its brass housing, causing a high-pitched groan. It spoke. “Stop that, you –, yo–, y–” A sway, a stutter step, then a fall to the planked floor, the sound of crashing wood.
“Why don’t you do the appropriate thing and let him stand a trial? Who knows, we could see if he can reform in a jail cell.” As he did this, he sheathed the blade on his back. It’s bad when the battle-hardened and black armored death-elf is the guy saying give peace a chance. “Killing him is unnecessary. He’s obviously unable to harm you lot.”
Asil paints the runes into the air and the creature floats up and over into the sphere of light. The gears in the box begin to whistle as the runes lock the creature into a state of perfect stasis; every electric impulse is quieted until it is no more than a statue.
Valentine ‘Val’ Adler looked to the Professor for a long time in silence, stroking his chin as he considered the various things that could be done to the man. He at long last spoke up. “I believe.. we should keep him alive. We could use him.. even as crazed as he seems to be. He will be a free man by no means, but we will have to detain him someplace.. proper.” He nodded thoughtfully.
Lift Him
Myomy helps Val unbuckle the metal bracelets holding the professors wrists and ankles. She takes an extra sheet from the table nearby and drapes it over the sleeping scientist. “I will help you lift him, Val. On three?”
Valentine ‘Val’ Adler smiles, and carts off the professor to stow away in a temporary, padded holding cage until they are able to put him to trial.
She smiles toward the crowd and take a small bag of gold from her pocket. Walking toward the musician, she drops the bag on to their console. “A gift from Mrs. Chickenstalkers …drinks and food are on the house tonight!”
And the dancing begins!!

The Revenge of Professor Timmons: Scene 8

Time: May 8, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Aspertus SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu

NeoVictoria Players: Asil Karu as Asil Karu, Bertrand Emerald as Professor Heironymous Timmons, Juliana Swordthain as Lady Juliana, kaelyn001 Resident as Kaelyn, Kitiarafox Resident as Kit, Lucian42 Resident as Lucian Rowe, Myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, Rowena23 Resident as Dame Rowena Desade, Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy, ValentineAdler as Valentine ‘Val’ Adler and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer

Asperatusians: VieraFran Resident and Destany Laval

Event Description

8 May (Thursday) Scene 8:  In Asperatus.  The Professor leaves his lair in search of materials to repair the robot.  The lycans are able to track him by his scent and he’s secured to a chair in Mrs. Chickenstalkers, where the Auditor and the Editor appeal to the madman’s vanity.  He’s persuaded to give them a key that will let them catch the robot!

We continue the roleplay today (Thursday) in Asperatus.  Join us at 5 PM, SL-Time and help us find the robot. 
Plus, we’re having a super-fantastic party from 6 PM to 9 PM, SL with Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel helming the Asperatus land stream.  You’ll only be able to hear the tunes if you come into the Asperatus SIM, so do join us!
Asil Karu drops the shirt down on the counter before the two lycans; terrifying in their wereforms. “A gift from NeoLondon; from the professor’s closet in Lord Coat’s castle. I can smell the stink of him; I’ve no doubt that you both will be able to track him, now you can take his scent.”
Lucian Rowe makes his way across the pipes and bridges. The scent comes to him and he picks up the pace following ginger. She was not as big as he, but she seemed to be very skilled at the hunt; something to be respected.
Light Blub
Professor Heironymous Timmons leaps back from the brown wolf and attempts to run the other way, but runs smack into the white one. He twists his arm slightly, and the hook retracts to be replaced by… a light bulb? “Hah! Think you can intimidate me with your bulk, giant beastly things? Take this!” The self-assured grin on his face was quickly replaced with a gasp of abject horror as he realized he’d swapped out the gun with the light bulb some time ago.
Out Like a Light
Anya “Ginger” Greer would throw her arms around his body and jerk him against her chest. A long snort of hot air pouring from her nostrils to his ears, as the lycan grunts a few times – the sound not unlike laughter. Professor Heironymous Timmons shivers in the brown wolf’s grasp as claws tapped on glass. When the white wolf grabs his face, a few muffled cries are all that escape his mouth before he passes out.
Myomy pours tea, adds a little milk, and takes a grateful sip. Sighing softly, she looks for a chair and at last notices that Valentine is sitting nearby. “Oh dear me, Auditor, what an evening we had last evening, did we not?”
Is it he?
Valentine ‘Val’ Adler sees the wolves come in with a man-sized delivery, and springs up from his seat quickly to follow them behind. “Is this he …Is this Timmons?”
Lucian Transforms
Lucian Rowe looks over to Asil as he steps back, the man now secure and not a threat to many. He walks over to a canvas bag, one containing his clothing and find a corner to become the man, or at least the shell of the man he once was.
Asperatusians Watch
Asil Karu sees some of the Asperatusians milling with the NeoLondoner; as long as they didn’t interfere with the integration, she wouldn’t interfere with them. Let what they see be a lesson in how seriously the Sidhe empire takes any who would threaten it.
Lady Juliana
Lady Juliana took in their scent of rage; their hearts beating quicker in the moment. Her amber eyes fell on Ginger and she instantly would take her hand. She wasn’t sure why, but she kept the woman close.
Professor Heironymous Timmons bobs his head from side to side, a wide grin on his face. “And you’re not getting into my head even if you knock my hat off!” He looks to the fennec with a challenging gaze. “And after all the cathedrals of the empire fall, mongrel, you’ll find out how my creation’s stole manufacturing algorithm functions!”
Professor Heironymous Timmons: “And they’ll forget me as soon as things go back to normal!” The lightbulb on his arm retracts and is replaced with some kind of metal object resembling a key. “You see this! It’s the one thing that can counter my creation’s algorithms! This will be the proof to everyone that they were wrong to underestimate me! … Just try and figure it out! Just try! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”
Robot Wanted
Have you seen this robot? Reward! Report to Mrs. Chickenstalker’s on Asperatus

The Revenge of Professor Timmons: Scene 7

Time: May 7, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Mrs. Chickenstalkers [Aspertus SIM]
Organized By: Asil Karu

NeoVictoria Players: Asil Karu as Asil Karu, Hmmmph Stenvaag as Kieko, Jhaesoph Foxdale as Timmon’s Robot, Kitiarafox Resident as Kit, LucindaJaneStrathmore Resident as Lucinda Jane Strathmore, Myomy Resident as Myomy Ohmai, RedShirtedAgain as Red, Rowena23 Resident as Dame Rowena Desade, Tarquin Evermore as Samuel Bellamy, ValentineAdler and Valentine ‘Val’ Adler and Xiuhcohtl Balazic as Anya “Ginger” Greer

Asperatusians: Lishwarren Slade and Aleph Ceriaptrix as Aleph

Event Description

7 May (Wednesday) Scene 7:  In Asperatus.  Hungry,  the Timmon’s Robot leaves the Professor’s secret location on Asperatus in search of soul cages to raid.  It tries to hide from the NeoVictorians, but is discovered.  Two of the NeoVictorians confronts it, it attacks and they are killed.  The commotion brings a larger group together; the robot is attacked and badly damaged, but is able to escape.

The NeoVictorians return to Mrs. Chickenstalkers, with the bodies of their comrades, and determine to search out Professor Timmons the next day.

We continue the roleplay today (Thursday) in Asperatus.  Join us at 6 PM, SL-Time and help us find the nefarious Professor Timmons!
Timmons’s Robot emerges from its sleep state unexpectedly in Timmons’s lair in Asperatus. The professor, however, was nowhere to be found. “Professor?” it calls out in its mechanical voice. After searching the confines of the hideout, the robot pulls the lever sliding the hidden door open.
“I’m famished! I need more soul cages.” it says out loud as it walks out onto the pathways of Asperatus.
Another Night of Searching
“I just got word via the Watcher in our Apothecary back in NeoLondon that the lights are still out! And so far, no one has come to the shop with any news about the robot’s location. I’m afraid we will have to do another night of searching!”
“Asil, some one asked me yesterday if we had put out any bait for the robot. Pardon my ignorance, but what is bait for a robot?” Asil Karu considers, “We have the lamps, standard issue … and they are powered by souls.”
Red Confronts
Red was not sure how useful a projectile would be against a metal monster. But she had cast the die. “I said Halt, Robot!”
How Dare You?
Timmons’ Robot looks at the shouting woman’s pistol and processes her commands. “How rude of you, accosting strangers while waving a firearm about! I shall have to teach you a lesson! Prepare yourself!”
Red falls
Before she can regain her footing, the robot is upon her. Her body crumples to the floor, and then both her head and torso tumble from the side of the platform.
Ginger Takes a Wack
Anya “Ginger” Greer: “For goddess’ sake, it’s made of metal! Bullets ricochet—” She screamed as she watched the unfamiliar woman go down, too paralyzed to make a go for her as she tumbles off the platform and disappears in the clouds. “Oh that it!” She leaps towards the robot, aiming for it’s neck joint with her lycan claws, snarling.
Emergency cooling procedure activated
When internal heat levels begin rising rapidly, a line of holes on its sides open and vent steam with a deafening hiss. “Emergency cooling procedure activated” escapes from the robot’s vocalization mechanism, though likely drowned out by the steam’s deafening racket.
Ginger Transforms
Anya “Ginger” Greer snarls as bones rearrange and fur emerges from flesh; she leaps upwards with a howl, and balls her large hands together to bare down on the top of the bots head with tremendous force, likely causing the walkway to tremble in her wake.
Kieko Falls
Kieko is caught unawares with the kick from the robot….using both hands to hold on to the torch…she steps back….realizing that it’s open air….she lets go of the the torch….”OH THUNDERBOLTS!!!!” trying frantically to grab onto something with her hands…..
Good Girl
Anya “Ginger” Greer snorts and glares down at the bot, tail swaying back and fourth. In the back of her mind, she thinks, ‘I’m a good girl.’
Robot Falls
Valentine ‘Val’ Adler looks down at the fallen mech, “Whatever we decide to do …we need to try to extract as much information from it as we can …without risking injury …at all costs.”
Robot Escapes
Dame Rowena Desade lunges at the robot at it starts to move, a curse bursting from her lips as the tip of her sword misses the robot’s chassis. As the jets unfold, she takes a step back in an attempt to keep rocket exhaust from catching her uniform on fire. She followed the path of the robot as her brow furrowed in anger.
Kit Reacts
Kit let out a squeal as the robot bounced back up, eyes wide until the creature seemed to disappear over the roofs. “Really? Coward!”
“The cursed thing escaped, but not after shedding blood. Two people died tonight, because I failed.”
Get Timmons
She looks at the tired faces, “Perhaps we are searching for the wrong entity; its Professor Timmons that holds the key. Let’s concentrate our effort on him tomorrow.”