Welcome all to the Mystics Ball 2010!
[act]Firefall enters the Entrance Hall, brandishing a pale pink stone and tugging behind her a mysterious figure with a paper bag over its head[/act]
Firefall: [act]to no one in particular[/act] Greetings, all! Ready for another Mystics Ball?
Mysterious guest: Who are you talking to?
Firefall: No one in particular. Can’t you read?
[act]With her mysterious guest muttering to him/herself, Firefall approaches the guestbook and signs them in, reading the entry out for her guest’s benefit:[/act]
Firefall and her as-yet-unnamed guest, with an entrance fee of rose quartz.
[act]She thinks a moment, and then adds:[/act]
And no guest-guessing yet!
Mysterious guest: Why rose quartz, out of curiosity? It’s not like it goes with your outfit.
Firefall: How would you know what goes with my outfit? You have a bag over your head.
Mystery Guest: [act]muffled, but scathing[/act] I don’t need vision to discern your poor fashion sense.
Firefall: Smooth words from someone whose costume’s most dominant feature is a paper bag. Keep this up, and I’ll tell everyone you’re under that thing because you’re really, really, painfully ugly.
Mystery Guest: [act]ignores this to start sniffing at the air[/act] Something smells strange...
Firefall: Probably the taint on the walls.
MG: ...You brought me to a radioactive lair?
Firefall: Well, when you put it like that, of course it’s going to sound bad.
DT: Brydda and DT are honeyed to have been able to grace this place of specialness [act]bows[/act]
Brydda: [act]looks awkward and leaves the payment [/act]
DT: That is the best Rainbow Obsidian I could find- see it's beauty?
Brydda: [act]Signs our names[/act] Dt is a Demi- Elidla or something and I am her guardian :|
*YellowEyes and Jak enter the hall and look around*
YE- wow this place looks amazing!
Jak- Yeah, its pretty impressive.
*YE signs the guestboook: YellowEyes and her date Jak with their payment of an pretty garnet
YE- I found it myself when my family went on a trip to NT one year!
Jak- hmmm I'm glad that my insects have been helpful in removing the taints on these walls!
YE- well at least Firefall's guest doesn't need to worry then!
YE- oh i guess i should have mentioned that we're dressed as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia- so no one thinks we dress like this all the time!
Jak- does that mean I have to carry around this thingo still?
YE- yeah sorry about that... It was the best i could come up with!
[act]Blackbird and Garth walk into the Entrance Hall, Garth talking animatedly[/act]
Blackbird: Ah Lud, I should not have mentioned to a teknoguilder that I'm a historian...I'll end up spending the whole Ball answering questions about the Beforetime!
Garth: [act]notices where he is[/act] Oh, this is...
BB: Yep, the Ball, come one, let's sign in and go dance! [act]writes in the book Blackbird and Garth as Wanda and Ian (from The Host)[/act] Done, and payment... [act]drops a large, perfectly round black opal into the basket[/act] Come one, lets go [act]drags Garth off towards the Ballroom[/act]
[act]giant ring pops up out of nowhere[/act]
Giant Ring: [act]activates and the middle of the ring turns blue[/act]
Giant Ring: [act]out steps two people[/act]
Wraithking: i always like using the Stargate, it gives you such an adrenaline rush doesnt it?
Elspeth: [act]gasps[/act] couldnt we just use the bus
Wraithking: nah, that wouldnt have fitted the sci-fi theme now would it? [act]steps up to guestbook and writes in small neat writing[/act]
Wraithking as Dr Rodney McKay and Elspeth as Lt.Col Samantha Carter (for those of you who dont know these two characters are from Stargate and Stargate atlantis)
Elspeth: just leave the payment so we can go to the ballroom.
Wraithking: [act]drops bright orange carnelian and jumps into the Stargate[/act]to the ballroom
Elspeth; why is he so dramatical? [act]steps in after him[/act]
Firefall's Mystery Guest: [act]looking around[/act] Hey, there are some good costumes here. Why didn't you dress up?
Firefall: Do you have invisible eye-holes in that bag, or something?
MG: No, but the paper's pretty thin.
Firefall: [act]dubiously[/act] Really? [act]waves hand in front of guest's face[/act]
MG: Stop that! And answer my question.
Firefall: [act]distractedly[/act] I guess I shouldn't have opted for the cheapest paper bag option...
MG: [act]pointedly[/act] About that question I asked...
Firefall: I'm a hostess. None of us are dressing up.
MG: Why? Couldn't you think of anything good?
Firefall: [act]defensively[/act] Nuh-uh! We just decided it would be better to wear normal Ball attire, so people would be able to distinguish us from the other guests if they needed anything.
MG: ...You couldn't think of anything.
Firefall: ...Shut up. [act]looks around[/act] Hm, people are arriving pretty quickly. I guess I should head over to my post in the Ballroom.
MG: Will this get us away from the radioactive walls?
MG: Then lead away.
[act]Firefall tugs her mysterious guest from the Entrance Hall, gingerly avoiding the rivers of tainted water[/act]
[act][/act]Bria skips in excitedly, trailed by a nervous looking Idris.[act][/act]
Bria: Now, where would be the best place?
Idris: [act][/act]confused[act][/act] For what?
Bria: Me to busk, of course!
Idris: You can't busk, it's a ball!
Bria:[act][/act][act]dejectedly[/act][act][/act] Oh, really?
Idris: Come on, you're embarrassing me!
Bria: [act][/act][act]sighs[/act][act][/act] All right then. [act][/act][act]Signs names in the book and drops payment in the basket[/act][act][/act] You'd better make some interesting conversation then!
Idris: [act][/act][act][act]rolls his eyes[/act][/act][act][/act] Just my luck, getting stuck with a music nut when there's all this interesting cave to explore!
Bria: [act][/act][act]grinning sheepishly[/act][act][/act] Sorry!
[act]Ariadne enters the....ah....Entrance, followed by her date sporting a full body paper bag[/act]
Ari: [act]Breathing deeply[/act] Ah! Dont you just love the smell of another Mystics Ball.
Ari's Mystery Guest: Seriously? I cant smell anything through this thing.
Ari: It was just a figure of speech. Now, [act]voice rising in excitement[/act] Let's sign in and begin our duties!
AMD: Our duties?
Ari: My duties.... Just find the quill will you!
AMD: The eye holes you made me are a little off, and my arms are stuck in this massive paper bag. Do you seriously think I'm going to help you?
Ari: Wow, cranky much. You're lucky I couldnt come up with a costume for us-
[act]Catches Firefall's eye as she leaves the Entrance[/act]
-I mean....It's lucky as a host I didnt need a costume for us. The bag is just a temporary measure. You can ditch it later on.
AMD: Later? Great :|
[act]Ari ignores the last comment, instead grabbing the quill and signing the guest book[/act]
Ariadne of the Mystics, accompanied by Giant Paper Bag.
AMD: How original....
Ari: Sheesh! You sound like a Jedi I know.
Oh! Almost forgot my crystal!!
[act]Ari places a small but intriguing Nebula Stone into the basket[/act]
AMD: Is that even a crystal?
Ari: According to my crystal book it is :) Now come one, lets go mingle in the Ballroom.
[act]Ari walks out, her date waddling in their paper bag a little behind her[/act]
*Smuffy and Ceirwan enter, Smuffy fanning herself with a delicate, paper fan*
Smuffy: I wish I had gotten here earlier, but just as the ball was to start, wouldn't you know it- my power went kaputt. ::) Come, Ceirwan.
*strides over to guest book and writes*
Writing: "Smuffy and Ceirwan as Wind Dancer and Icarus (from X-Men)"
Smuffy: *pulls out a banana-make-go-rotton crystal* I stole this from the banana fairy herself. :nod: Oh Lud, what if she's bugged the room...? They're out there, looking for me!! |:| *panics*
Ceirwan: Calm DOWN...And...that just looks like a topaz... ???
My costume is awesome! :D I think these wings are real! :O Pity about yours, though...
Smuffy: *glares* Yes, well...that awful designer didn't have a costume in size AWESOME.
Ceirwan: *gag* Let's go to the ballroom. Shall we?
Smuffy: That's my line. ":( *sigh* I'm sorry, I just wished you were Rushie or Brydda...No offence, but you're kinda plain...
Ceirwan: :O I can't believe you said that! You're no Freya, yourself!! ":(
Smuffy: *yawn* Let's go! *cheerfully hooks arms with Ceirwan and skips into Ballroom with him*
Jelli: [act]Slips silently into the hall, followed by Solen[/act]
Jelli: [act]mutters[/act] Why couldn't you be from Ober Chrons...
[act]Creeps over to the guest book and writes... [/act] Jelindel as Bugger Queen (from Enders Game) and Solen as Piggie (Note: is not actual pig. Just human type thing with pig nose. Read Enders Game)
[act]Throws pretty yellow citrene at crystal basket [/act] (unsure of spelling)
Solen: Why couldn't I be the Bugger Queen.
Jelli: Because I'm a girl ::). Hence the term Queen.
Jelli: [act]Flies into Ballroom carrying Solen[/act]
Deb: [act]Drags yet another paperbag covered date into the hall.[/act] Ths could get a bit confusing you know... I hope we don't end up mixing up our paperbags. |;)
DMG: Mumble, mumble, mumble. [act]paper bag rattles[/act]
Deb: You know why I taped your mouth, your voice would give you away in a heartbeat. Stop complaining, I'm running late as is it. All those last minute fixtures in the lounge...I thought I'd never get through it all.
DMG: Mumble, mumble
Deb: [act]Oh alright, lets head to the Ballroom then. Oh, hang on I forgot. signs guestbook and checks out the crystals in the basket...[/act] Mmmm nice assortment happening there. Tosses in her contribution and heads to the ballroom.
[act]Tonks and Billy bounce in on a giant orange space hopper[/act]
Billy: [act]siffs[/act] This doesn't smell right ...
Tonks: Nose clip? [act]holds out a packet of pegs[/act]
Billy: :-/ I think i'll manage.
Tonks: [act]shrugs[/act] [act]draggs Billy by his -currently invisible- collar[/act] Oh hurry up mut! [act]skips the last few steps to the guest book[/act]
Tonks & Billy Thunder as Laa-Laa the teletubbie and [strike]her pack mule[/strike] a satellite dish.
Billy: [act]tugs his costume[/act] Was this really necessary?
Tonks: [act]ruffles Billy's hair[/act] Of course it was! How else would i watch all my favorite shows, now shush and hand over the remote!
Billy: ::) [act]throws a orange fan-shaped crystal into the box and leads Tonks through the glowing doors[/act]
bm: [act]dances through the room gracefully[/act]
Gevan: X:-/ I told you already, this is the wrong room for dancing!
bm: [act]indignantly[/act] I don't have to be in a ballroom to dance ya know. I can dance whenever I want! Jeez, you boys can be so naive sometimes. ::)
Gevan: [sub][sub]You're one to talk...[/sub][/sub]
bm: Say what? ":(
Gevan: 8-| nothing...
bm: That's what I thought. Now hurry up, I want to actually socialise with other people, instead of standing around here arguing!
Gevan: Sheesh, why did I get the grumpy partner? :|
bm: [act]pauses[/act] Oh I'm sorry Gevan! I am just so nervous because this is my first ball here. I didn't mean to snap. [act]does puppy dog eyes[/act]
Gevan: [act]forgives bm immediately because no-one can resist puppy eyes[/act] It's okay, there is no need to be nervous. Come one, lets go sign the book and then we will go to the ballroom.
both: [act]walk over to the guestbook[/act]
bm: [act]signs book with an extra flourish[/act]
Bananamonkey as Invisible Woman (from Fantastic Four) and her partner Gevan as Chewbacca
Gevan: [act]throws beautiful lapis lazuli into the crystal basket[/act] Okay then, lets go! [act]walks off to the ballroom with bm drifting along behind him[/act]
[act]The real Princess Leia enters the Entrance Hall, in a flowing white robe and simple gold circlet, her masses of chocolate-brown curls cascading down her back. The pretty picture is only slightly ruined by the miltary black boots and matching gun holster strapped to her waist[/act]
Princess Leia: Oh my, I seem to have taken a wrong turn in hyperspace. :-/ Perhaps I should return to my X-Wing fighter...
[act]As she becomes more aware of her surroundings, she notices some slightly familiar shapes in the distance..[/act]
Imperial Stormtrooper! What are they doing here? I must find out more...
Meri: [act]is dressed as Psylocke from the X-men[/act] OML! This is so exciting my first Mystic Ball. :D
Pavo: Yes, but why do I have to wear this?! [act]is wearing a gorilla costume[/act]
Meri: Because your King Kong. and it's absolutely hilarious
Meri: ;D [act]signs the guestbook and places the crystal in the box[/act] Let's go. [act]drags Pavo to the ballroom[/act]
[act]Min & Reuvan enter the Cavern[/act]
Min: Haha, yay! Mystics Ball, finally! Shiny :-}
Reuvan: [act]trying to find a comfortable place to rest Vera and settles for back of shoulders[/act] Finally? It's not like you can't tell when it's on...it's annual isn't it?
Min: [act]sigh[/act] So, you're going to be the type of date that constantly disagrees with me for the sake of it? Who gave me you again? [act]looks around for Deb[/act]
Reuvan: I do not constantly disagree with you!
Min: Ah, irony...[act]to the room in general[/act] Can I please have an agreeable date?
Reuvan: As opposed to whom? Henry Druid? Domick? Yeah, they're the agreeable types.
Min: Nono, all I'm saying is it's the first time we've popped onto the scene and already we're arguing. It does not bode well, that's all I'm saying...[act]sneakily[/act] you aren't afraid of water, are you?
Reuvan: o_O I have lived my life on boats so...no. Why?
Min: No reason [act]evading[/act] Anyway, you look smashing. I have a feeling we've started off on the wrong foot, somehow. Can we start again?
Reuvan: Sure - I mean, look at it this way. I don't even know you, and I agreed to wear this completely un-sci-fi costume you pushed on me. That would make me marginally agreeable, right?
Min: Ye-ah...sorry about the hat. It's essential.
Reuvan: Did you hear me complain about the hat? [act]swishes the pom-poms proudly[/act]
Min: That is a plus. Let's get to the ballroom, yeah?
s*c*p : **the humans must leave crystal offering before proceeding**
Min: Eh? Uah...ok. Um. Didn't know they'd started asking cover charge. This is...awkward.
Reuvan: You don't have any crystals?
Min: Do you?
Reuvan: [act]shakes Vera[/act] I don't think that sounds like crystals.
Min: Maybe we can leave a faux bullet, and the Security Cyber Penguin will believe it's a crystal.
Reuvan: [act]shrugs[/act] Worth a shot.
[act]Reuvan removes fake-plastic bullet from Vera, drops it in the box, and they hurry toward the ballroom[/act]
Min as Kaylee and Reuvan as Jayne, from Firefly
Min: [act]shudders[/act] that was weird.
Reuvan: It was like someone whispered our arrival through our very souls...
Min: Creepy. Let's go.
[act]they hurry into the Ballroom[/act]
[act]Firaya and Zarak enter the Entrance Hall[/act]
Firaya: [act]looks around, amazed already at the atmosphere[/act] Wow! This is great! My first Mystics Ball!
Zarak: Yes yes, it is rather amazing, isn't it? Now shall we move on to the Ball actual? And I hardly think you're dressed up in the sci-fi theme... o_O
Firaya: [act]signs the guestbook, while curiously examining the strange glow surrouding the table[/act] Yes yes, it's not my fault I don't read/watch [strike]any[/strike] many sci-fi books/movies. I'm dressed as a seeress, from a fantasy book, which I thought apt, given that I'm in the 'mystics' guild and 'mystics' ball... At least I made an effort, I mean, who are you dressed as? Yourself? :P
Zarak: And aren't I wonderful? :-} [act]sees that Firaya is not paying attention to him (she is now examining the metal walls of the Hall) and sighs[/act] Come on, make your payment, and let's go! [act]He leads the way[/act]
Firaya: This is going to be an interesting few weeks! [act]She tosses in her offering and follows[/act]
*appears out of no-where*
Elkar: Now, remind me why I'm almost shirtless?
FL: Because, Gen is a fighter and he doesn't wear shirts too often.
Elkar: But...I feel so...naked! Who is this Gen, anyway?
FL: *sigh* I told you, he's off Street Fighter-
Elkar: -Which I haven't seen.
FL: ":( Can we just sign in already?
Elkar: Fine, fine, but I still feel naked. :|
FL: *whilst signing us in* oh come on, you should be used to it!
Elkar: :| *mutters to self*
FL: *puts a gorgeous crystal in the box and proceeds into Ballroom*
[act]A noise (that is strange to some and very familiar to others) grows steadily louder as a blue police box materialises in the Entrance hall[/act]
[act]One door of the box bursts open[/act]
The Doctor: Oh! It is so good to be back... [act]looks around at the dripping walls and the strange assortment of people wandering through[/act] ??? Here? Where am I? [act]Contemplates his surroundings as he steps out of the TARDIS and locks the door[/act]You there! Where am I?
s*c*p : This is the entrance hall.
The Doctor: :| Hmm... you seem... familiar. The entrance hall for where?
s*c*p : The Mystics Ball.
The Doctor: Mystics... ??? No, don't tell me I'll get it in a minute... Hey, are you a cyber-penguin???
s*c*p : Yes.
The Doctor: Ahhh... Right! This wouldn't happen to be something to do with those Obernet people would it?
s*c*p: Yes. It is a ball. It is held by the Mystics Guild.
The Doctor: Brilliant. I love balls. [act]starts to follow the others heading in[/act]
s*c*p : Halt! You must sign the guestbook.
The Doctor: Ah, righto [act]signs the book with a flourish[/act] Name: The Doctor Rank: The Doctor Intention: fun [act]Moves to leave again[/act]
s*c*p : State your guest!
The Doctor: [act]looks serious[/act] I travel alone.
s*c*p : State your guest and give crystal payment!
The Doctor: You are a tedious creature. [act]rummages in pockets and produces an ominously glowing crystal and places it in the basket[/act] Better?
s*c*p : Is this crystal dangerous?
The Doctor: |:| Not necessarily... Can I go now?
s*c*p : Guest?
The Doctor: No.
s*c*p : Guest!
The Doctor: No.
s*c*p : GUEST!
The Doctor: Help? Anyone?
Ama: *arrives with Alad in tow*
Alad: Hmm... I knew there was a reason I wasn't a technoguilder *looks around at ominous cave* :-?
Ama: Relax; I'm sure the Mystics wouldn't hold a ball anywhere dangerous.
Ama: *signs guestbook:Amashelle and Alad as Ghanima and Leto from Children of Dune
Alad: Aren't they brother and sister?
Ama: You're point?
Alad: It's just... I thought you were supposed to be my date.
Ama: Not THAT sort of date! You should know there's only one guy for me :) You should just be glad I'm spelling your name correctly and not insterting an r, i, and e while droping off the a and d.
Alad: *pauses to figure out the new spelling*
Ama: *drops a crystal in the basket and leads the way into the ball*
The Doctor: [act]points at Ama and Alad[/act] Hey, did they put a crystal in the basket or not?
s*c*p : [act]goes to check the basket[/act]
The Doctor: [act]sprints off to the entrance whilst the SCP's back is turned[/act]