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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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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.

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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.

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Dispatch from the Roleplay: New Edition of The NeoLondon Times is Out!

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

White Wedding ~ Volume 19 of The NeoLondon Times

Within the quiet of great Cathedral in the City of Aurora, are piles of newspapers; the kiosks whisper:

“Read all about it! The NeoLondon Times ~ Volume 19! Get your newspaper here!”

Join the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group tonight in AuroraFF SIM as we roleplay our search for the groom. The roleplay begins tonight, Tuesday, 28 April 2015, at 6 PM SL-Time!Cover of the NeoLondon Times

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page One

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Two

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Three

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Four

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Five

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Six

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Seven

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Eight

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Page Nine

NeoLondon Times, Vol 19 ~ Aurora Cathedral

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.

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Dispatch from the Roleplay: The NeoVictorians Arrive in Aurora

Poster for White Wedding
Our roleplay cycle for Fantasy Faire 2015

White Wedding ~ The Trip to Aurora

Event Description

The scene begins in NeoVictoria as the NeoLondoners make the trip to Aurora. They arrive in Aurora and set up the bride in the Cathedral. She remains there as they fan out to learn about the city and find the groom.

Players: Asil Karu as herself; MadMechaMessiah Resident as Leander Hatfield; AlyssTheMenace Resident as Nourie Hadig; NataliaDArtigo Resident as Natalia; Jhaesoph Foxdale as himself; AlexisKattalakys Resident as Alexis Kattalakys; Akasha Electricteeth as herself; peacelynxtree Resident as Lynx the Half-Pooka and Adara; Treyhem Whitfield as Treyhem Sleipnerson; Argus Steamweaver as himself; Crispin Sturges as Piotor; and Asil Ares as PortaImp FirstClass WhiteSmoke.

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: The NeoVictorians Arrive in Aurora