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Dispatch from the Roleplay: White Wedding ~ Wedding Redux

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

NeoVictoria sponsors the Asperatus sim this year, forming a perfect match between a steampunk sim and a steampunk roleplay group. Asil Ares shares with us her reasons to relay, the birth of NeoVictoria and tells us about the roleplay that will be taking place in Asperatus.

This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a sponsor?

Asil Ares: Virtual worlds fascinate me and I find Second Life™ particularly compelling, because its content is created by its players …SL doesn’t have to be a creatively passive user experience.   But, the grid is vast and it can be difficult for people to find their niche.  Big well-run events, like Fantasy Faire or Burning Man or the Second Life™ Birthday Community Celebrations, are ways to bring like-minded people together and help them find connection.

What makes Fantasy Faire especially compelling is that it is fund-raising for a really important cause:  Relay for Life and the fight against cancer.  Every year I go to the Faire and every year, it just gets better.  Last year was one of the best SL events I’d ever seen;  I was determined to get involved.  The members of the NeoVictoria Roleplay Group agreed, so we decided to sponsor one of the steampunk fairelands.

The NeoVictoria Project ...a steampunk experiment in machinima and dark roleplay
The NeoVictoria Project …a steampunk experiment in machinima and dark roleplay

How did you begin roleplaying in Second Life?  How did NeoVictoria come into existence?

There are all kinds of roleplay communities in SL, and yes …the ones that get most of the press are salacious.  However, the one that first caught my attention was created around a unique post-apocalyptic world replete with demons, angels, vampires and the occasional human. I’m writing about The City of Lost Angels, created by Suzanna Soyinka.

I stumbled upon this immersive storyworld and its addictive combat meter via an article on open sourcing; I loved playing RPGs in school, so decided to check it out.  It took about three months to totally reel me in!

It amazed me, how much time and energy the residents of these  communities invested in their characters and roleplays.  As is often the way, I found myself joining several clans (or factions) in different subscribing SIMs. I became very close with some of the players, including my dear roleplay “cousin” Kwekwe Karu, who wrote a wonderful short story about how our characters met. This backstory became the source material for my first serious machinima, “Kwekwe Turned”.

After that, it was only a matter of time before I learned I needed the technical control of a full SIM to shoot machinima the way I wanted to make it.  And then, the desire to expand that vision into a community began to take hold.  That’s how NeoVictoria, as a SL simulation, formed in my mind.  I’ve always loved Steampunk, so when I dreamed about creating a world, it was those kinds of images that came to me.  And I loved the possibility of a community whose roleplay isn’t lost once the scene is over.  The NeoVictoria Project™ is very much a mixing of those themes and desires.

Mask'd Ball at the Castle
Mask’d Ball at the Castle

What can we expect of NeoVictoria during the Faire?  Will you be roleplaying in Asperatus?  Are the visitors welcome to join in or is it more a performance?

Visitors can expect some nice gifts to be found in Mrs. Chickenstalker’s Apothecary and Dry Goods Emporium (that’s the name of our store on Asperatus).   And they can look forward to some exciting and engaging roleplay, which they are most welcome to join!

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The story NeoVictoria will play at the Fantasy Faire is called “The Revenge of Professor Timmons.” In it, the professor has built a treacherous robot, which damages our town’s power center.  They  then make their escape to Asperatus.  We townsfolk chase after these miscreants, so there will be lots of excitement, fighting in the streets, and general mayhem going on. In the end, we will capture the bad guys, and there will be a great big celebration on Friday, 9 May  (with Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel fame as our live DJ).  After which, we will return the evil doers to NeoVictoria to receive their just desserts.

For those interested in keeping abreast of developments, or who plan to join us in roleplay, we’ll be posting alerts and daily updates to  our page on the Fantasy Faire website.

What calls you to fantasy and steampunk? When was the first time you encountered the genres and realized you enjoyed them?

I fell in love with fantasy when I learned to read.  My grandmother had all the Andrew Lang fairy books and one of my earliest memories is turning the pages of those ancient books to wonder at the pictures.  As for Steampunk, I think I always was one, though I didn’t really understand it as a movement until I read Bruce Sterling‘s excellent essay, “The User’s Guide to Steampunk“.

Asil Karu and Cabbage in Sidhe Park
Asil Karu and Cabbage in Sidhe Park

Do you have a favorite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?

I don’t remember what year it was, I just remember it was the first place I saw the work of Elicio Ember and it both amazed and delighted me.  As a roleplayer, I’m most looking forward to “The Revenge of Professor Timmons“, but as a visitor, it’s The Faery Court that I plan to see as soon as the gates open.

Thank you, Asil, for taking the time to chat with us and giving us a heads-up about the roleplay in Asperatus: we’re excited to see how it will all turn out.

Lord Coat Hungers
Lord Coat Hungers