Welcome to the Mystics Ball 2011.
We've managed to recover our introduction thread, so you'll all be pleased to know that the theme for this year is: The Mystics Ball of Timey Wimey Stuff :)
Here's what we have recovered. And just a quick note, the rest of the rooms are still undergoing some glitches but will open when the bugs have been removed.
Welcome to the Annual Mystics Ball. For those of you who are familiar with the Ball, go here
for the entrance thread, where you'll be allocated a date.
The BRIEF explanation:
The theme this year is "Time Warp".
[act]cue the Rocky-Horror-Picture-Show "Time Warp"[/act]
Firefall: Stop that, stop that! Enough of that!
Elspethinnle: Stop it! That's not what we mean!
Min: It's "Time warp" in the totally non-Rocky-Horror sense!
All: Explain How!
The FULL Explanation:
Time Warp, in the sense of your costumes! You can dress as any time period you wish, as long as it's not your own! Once you've visited the entrance thread
and received your date, your task is to dress them up to the time period you have chosen. If you do that, and return to the entrance thread
to introduce your date and yourself, you will receive 2 guild points.
(if you simply take your date and run for the bar, or any of the other game threads, you will receive 0 points, though! You MUST dress your date up in your choice of time attire and return to the entrance thread to achieve points there!)
To get the 2 points, you must dress up the date you have been allocated (in your signature), return to the entrance thread and post, introducing yourself and your date and explaining your costumes. There are a few choices of avvie/sig for you to pick in the entrance thread, or you can create your own, within the "timey wimey stuff" theme.
This year your hosts are Min, ElspethInnle and Firefall. Our job is to ensure that everyone has a good time. If there's any rowdiness, we'll have no choice but to sick the security cyber penguins (scp) onto you!
But I don't have a date!
This year we thought we’d try something different. All dates will be allocated in the entrance hall
as you enter, (you should get a PM from our lovely cupid). Your task is to quickly dress your date to match your outfit/era, introduce your characters and have fun. You must spend at least some time with him/her before you try to ditch them or steal someone else’s date. To request a date please introduce yourself and your character here
(Please note that only allocated dates and specially invited guests will be permitted at the ball. Please do not introduce any other characters. Posts introducing other characters will be deleted by one of your lovely hostesses and the characters you introduce will be subject to any fate which we or the security penguins deem appropriate to them.)
Firefall: And lastly...
Elspethinnle: All posts...
Min: MUST BE KEPT PG.
1/ there is to be no alcohol in the Lounge or Ballroom or underage drinking in the Bar and the bar staff wish to inform you they are still all out of glitter and anything that sparkles.
2/ any [act]cough[/act] 'interactions' with dates that violate the PG rating will be revised or deleted.
This event is to be accessible to every member of Obernet. If you read something in one of the threads that you feel violates the PG rating of the site, please report it.
If you are still utterly confused as to how to interact at the Mystics Ball, check out the previous year's thread
And that's about it. Anything goes, really. Make friends, make enemies, have lots of fun.