Legends ofAmarna

Warning! The anathema is here.

The doctrine that poisoned the souls of many, that wrought blood against blood, life against life. Aspasia has not been the same, nor will it ever be. As history fades into legend, and legend into myth, so too are the whispers of peace that had once brought each of the races together in harmony. As such a time faded into history, so does the chaos grow - the resentment that breeds loathing - that brings about war.

With the world pitted against each other, each race, equines, canines, and felines taking sides, the question is, which side will you choose?

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The Gala of First Frost

played by TrinitySilph

25 (Immortal)
Andalusian x Cob
Faern Cascades



I Will Never Let You Fall
Empress Nelayryn invites all kingdoms to attend the Palace of the Crystal Bell for the inaugural Gala of First Frost in the spirit of friendship and cooperation. For one enchanted evening, the Palace will open its doors to any who wish to attend in their most glamorous gowns, suits, and, of course, masks, to bid farewell to the year in a sparkling crystal ballroom.

Guests enter the grand ballroom and are greeted by a sea of lights. Tasteful golden lanterns of a hundred sizes adorn pillars, doorways, and tables, all surrounding the open dance floor. One wall, all windows, holds the door to the garden coutryard, which has been converted into a lantern-lit ice skating rink. The Empress's throne sits against the far wall, raised on a low dais, and her banner hangs proudly behind her.

”Guests,” she proclaims, ”Friends, welcome to the inaugural Gala of First Frost. Feast, dance, and be merry, and above all, put aside the sorrows of the past. Tonight, we are all of one nation. Let us welcome winter!”

As winter fails to arrive, many have begun to feel uneasy.  To combat this, and to celebrate the newly constructed Palace, Empress Nelayryn has concocted a plan:  A party to welcome winter and lift everyone's spirits!
OOC, this is a posting contest!  Get your characters suited up in their most fabulous masquerade fashions and get dancing!  Prizes will be awarded for the top three rankings for most posts, plus a fourth place for Readers' Choice, which will be voted on after the Gala has concluded.

And now, the fun stuff:  Prizes!

First place:
  • x1 Fullbody reference of your character in full costume by yours truly!
  • Your choice of any one item in the “appearance and stats” shop

Second Place:
  • x1 Portrait of your character in their mask by yours truly!
  • Your choice of any one item in the “appearance and stats” shop, to a maximum of 1000dd in price

Third Place:
  • Your choice of any one item in the “appearance and stats” shop, to a maximum of 500dd in price

Readers' Choice:
  • Your choice of any one item in the “appearance and stats” shop, to a maximum of 1000dd in price

All participants will receive their post count x10 in dewdrops! (ie, 10 posts = 100dd, 50 posts = 500dd, etc)

**Please have references ready if you win first or second place - I will not be designing costumes or masks for your characters.  Prizes are for art, not design work. Wink**

This contest will run from April 8, 2019 to June 8, 2019, with Readers' Choice voting running from June 9th to 15th.
To be counted, all posts must be made within the Palace of the Crystal Bell and within the allotted time.  My timezone is PST, so the last posts must be in by 11:59pm Pacific time on June 8th.

As I am hosting the event, neither Nelayryn nor Vivendel will be eligible for placing prizes, but both will be in attendance.  If you would like to see either of them in your threads, feel free to ping them!

Have fun and remember: just because Nelayryn organized this event as a celebration of unity across the nations, does not mean everyone has to be friendly and peaceful.  Incite real violence and you risk being thrown out, but just a little?  Makin' some drama?  Makin' some enemies?  Gettin' catty?  Have at it.  (Alternatively, you could just make friends.  Friends are good, too. <3)

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