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Athena Peters
Nov 07, 2021
In Event Coordination
In world announcement from the Nov Gazette: The Royal Steward has announced that this year’s presentations to Queen Charlotte will take place beginning at ten of the morning on February 20th, 1812. All persons interested in either presenting themselves for the first time or a return to the Marriage Market are encouraged to attend to receive Her Majesty's favor. Members of families of debuts and suitors or members of the court and nobility are welcome to attend court that day to pay attendance upon the Queen’s observations. OOC: You can use this thread to make any out of character arrangements for your characters attendance or participation in the presentation. Unlike the historical presentations, in our world, this event is not limited to only members of the female gender, all genders are encouraged to present. It also does not have to be for only a first marriage or for the nobility. Any eligible person might present themselves for consideration to the marriage market before the Queen. And of course, even if you are not interested in entering the marriage market yourself, it is certainly an important event to attend as a supporter or observer. Need some inspiration from historical descriptions of what the presentations to Queen Charlotte consisted of? Check out this article And please feel free to ask any questions about how our more inclusive world might have changed these traditions here!
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Athena Peters
Nov 07, 2021
In Event Coordination
Link for the RSVPS for the 12th Night ball can be found here: https://airtable.com/shrAGXSsv53uC3DHk Also additional information found in the form is posted below Announcement from Nov Gazette: Duchess Mairead Kelly of O’Malley Isle has formally announced that invites to a Twelfth Night Masquerade at her London residence are to be in the post this month. The festivities are to begin at eight of the clock Jan 5th, 1812. Each guest will receive their character card along with their invitation so that they might prepare their attire appropriately. The cake will be provided by the illustrious confectionery Chef Daveth Trelawny who will be on loan from the employment of Sir Ashton Andrews for the party. Use this thread to coordinate attendance with other players as you see fit. Official RSVP link will be incoming toward the end of December. In the meantime you will receive your in-world invite with your monthly NPC mail (or other mail in November if you are a no NPC player) which will come with your Twethnight Character card You can also follow that link with more interesting tidbit about this holiday tradition in regency England. This is the official start of the 1812 Season for the members of the Ton, so how will you be kicking off the year? In Game: Duchess Mairead Kelly of O’Malley Isle has formally announced that she has invited the most interesting members of society to a Twelfth Night Masquerade at her London residence to mark the official opening of the Season. The festivities are to begin at eight of the clock Jan 5th, 1812. Each guest has received their character card along with their invitation so that they might prepare their attire appropriately. The cake will be provided by the illustrious confectionery Chef Daveth Trelawny who will be on loan from the employment of Sir Ashton Andrews for the party. Out of Game: The above is the Game Mastered society wide event for this month. If you have activities or interactions you would like your character to experience at the festival with Player or Non-Player characters, tell us it here. You can attach images or mood boards of clothing, things you saw, etc. The fields below offer suggestions on things to spur your imaginings, but the details are up to you! The GMs will shape around to write the final news report, but remember that everyone remembers events differently! And what is in the paper is not always what actually happened. (so don't feel restrained).More on the NPCs hosting:Duchess Mairead Kelly is the proud matriarch of the Young Kelly line and as fierce and powerful as her ancestor Maeve. She rules over the O'Mally isle like silk lined steel. With the challenging politics around England and Ireland, Duchess Kelly has been determined to use the power and might of her family's shipping empire to prove that they and their countryfolk are more than just the pirates and rebels the landed gentry of England make them out to be.Aissatou Kelly is a painter and one of the young Kellys, Miss Kelly is a proud descendant of Malian, Dahomean, and Kingdom of Benin sailors and Maeve O’Malley’s pirate crew, who created a small but flourishing community in Ireland after Maeve retired from the pirate life. The young Kelly’s coat of arms has the notable change of griffons to leopards, honoring their twin heritage of West Africa and Gaelic. As a Kelly, Aissatou is a somewhat lapsed Catholic with a strong philosophy of Voodoo and a love for the sea. She was a strong swimmer as a child, and nicknamed “Merrow” by her granny Mairead Kelly. Debuting this season and unsure about matters of the heart or to whom she may give it.. Daveth Trelawny – Cornish-Dahomean lad of 20 who is an absolute virtuoso in the kitchen, and possible more if you catch his eye. He won the London Festival’s Pie category with a decadent cherry-sapodilla pie drizzled in chocolate (also known as naseberry, a sweet, kiwi looking fruit that tastes similar to the consistency of sweet potato pie filing). After his win, he was snapped up by employment by Sir Ashton Andrews, which means there isn’t much happening in the social scene that he doesn’t know about. He is the Salt Bae of baking. Information on how the people of the Regency Era celebrated 12th night can be found here: https://randombitsoffascination.com/2016/01/04/regency-christmas-traditions-twelfth-night-revelries/ If you want to coordinate any group activities you might wish to correspond with other players about use this forum post to discuss: https://www.romancingjan.com/forum/event-coordination/twelfth-night-masquerade or on Discord here: https://discord.gg/epHKFFKJ Deadline for getting information to us for the February Gazette write-up is Jan 30th! These forms get updated each time you save, so if you need to edit, either fill out a new one and we will combine on the back end, or send us an email with your changes and we can update gm@romancingjan.com
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Athena Peters
Feb 21, 2021
In General Discussion
Hi all! I just want to pop in with a quick message on this last day of character submissions for our very first newsletter. I am so happy and honored that so many of you want to play or read about this game that was a random passion project and has already grown to something that is a part-time job for a couple of us now. I planned on starting with just me doing all the Newsletter and NPC letter writing, but so many of you have joined us before we have even officially started, that Elizabeth Upshur, our consultant and writer for West Africa, just accepted my offer to work part-time on this project helping me with the main writing tasks. I am so excited to be able to collaborate more with her and all of you and the folxs who might continue to join us in this adventure. Please know that I am aiming to get this first edition of the newsletter in the mail, by Friday because I know many of you have been waiting so patiently to get started in earnest and I want them to arrive on or before March 1st if the USPS can accommodate. As it is the first of it's kind it will take me more time than it should in the future to get layouts the way I want them, etc. so just know I might be heads down for this week and not as responsive to questions as I usually am. I'll still try and dedicate one hour a day to scanning and responding to messages, but that might mean waiting a day before I get back around to it. If you can, best thing is to send me an email gm@romancingjan.com because those are easier for me to prioritize and mark for answering later vs messages here or in chat. So once again I am so grateful for all of your support on this project and I am excited to share the first chapter with you. I hope you enjoy these little pieces of art showing up in your mailboxes as much as my writers, your fellow players and myself have enjoyed creating them. Humbly Yours, Athena
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