A Midsummer Night's Masquerade

♫Come one, come all
A journey awaits you
Hear our call
May whimsy take you
As you fall
Do not be afraid to
Lose it all
But nothing’s what it seems!♫

Who: Everyone*
What: A Masquerade Ball
When: June 27 1700 NEST to whenever we run out of drugs and alcohol
Where: Castle of the Sapphire Sun on Deninard IV

It is nearing midsummer, and once again, I am going to be putting on a masquerade ball at my castle. All capsuleers are welcome to attend.* Like before, costumes, disguises, even wholly-new custom clones are encouraged. No one is required to reveal their identity if they do not wish.

This year I wish to try a theme. Nothing too specific: whimsy. That should be broad enough that everyone can come up with something in their own particular idiom. There will also be a costume contest. In true Gallente fashion, all the guests will vote.

Some boilerplate from last year:

The venues that will be available to guests include the Grand Ballroom, which will be playing music of a variety still yet to be determined. The courtyard will feature a bonfire and buffet in a spacious outdoor setting just adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. Guest may also enter the Garden of Blue Roses by passing through the Hall of Statues adjacent the courtyard.

Since this will be open to pilots from all races and empires, a few ground rules are in order, to ensure the evening goes pleasant despite the myriad cultures I hope attend. (I’m still not bitter over last year, I promise.)

There is no nudity allowed. Nor are sexually obscene costumes allowed. No weapons will be allowed. No nanites of any weird kind allowed, be they Sansha, clothing-dissolving, fire-starting, or other. Guests engaging in inappropriate behaviour may be warned or removed with no notice.

I look forward to seeing (or not!) all of you there. Last year’s soiree was amazing, and I am sure this one will match or exceed the splendour of last year.


*Nauplius is not welcome to attend.

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Who else isn’t allowed ?

That is the entirety of the public list. As you are not on it, Ms. Valate, you are welcome to attend.

We can’t allow that to happen. Do I need to bring more?

I think I have enough stocked to keep us going until YC645291 or so. . . .

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Sounds like this will be the party to end all parties then…
:upvotepartyparrot:

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…I am prepared to admit that the immortality of the capsuleer is not a literal immortality…

A leisurely visit to your castle is long overdue, Litha dear.

Will there be nymphs? Will there be hallucinogenic bushes? Will we be able to remember the events of the evening on the following morning? The mind boggles at the possibilities…

There will be nymphs! Even more nymphs than before, as I am hiring some Achuran ones. There will be hallucinogenic bushes, just like before! And more drugs, including Cryllisium—rumored to be the favorite of Empress Jamyl! (There will also be the usual.) As far as remembering what happens the following morning, well . . .

Looking forward to figuring out who you are.