Channel: Sapphire Gate
Masquerade! Seething shadows breathing lies
Masquerade! You can fool any friend who ever knew you
What: Masquerade Ball
When: July 20, 1900 NEST
Where: Castle of the Sapphire Sun, Deninard IV
I am now the proud owner of the Castle of the Sapphire Sun on Deninard IV, which was first built by Baron Moger Dallocort, a noble of the Garoun kingdom in 1612AR. He ruled over the first colony there, and his descendants inherited the title until the Federal Charter came into effect. Following that, the Baron, now an elected title that in practice went to the descendants of Baron Moger, continued to rule over the city of Malipense. Fifty years ago, the City of Malipense divested themselves of the barony and elected a mayor at large.
The castle itself is some 100 kilometers from the town, and the lands comprise about 50 square kilometers. It is mostly built out of stone in an ‘Ancient Garoun’ style, though does contain modern amenities.
One of the main features of the castle is the grand ballroom, with the ability to fit 300 people easily. Now, how can I have a ballroom with no balls?
So, on July 20th, I intend to hold a Grand Masquerade Ball starting at 1900 New Eden Stardard Time.
Everyone is invited*. Yes, everyone. This is a masquerade, and it is expected that all be in masques and costumes that conceal their identities.
The venues that will be available to guests include the Grand Ballroom, which will be playing classic music. The courtyard will feature a bonfire and buffet in a spacious outdoor setting just adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. Guess 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.
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, or fire-starting. Guests engaging in inappropriate behaviour may be warned or removed with no notice.
For more information on costumes, click here.
*Nauplius is not invited.
P.S., I am starting to think this invitation needs a change log.