On this night, a pitch black eve at the height of March, a most strange and rare and altogether sinister event has come to pass. The King of Nightmares has deigned to abdicate his throne, after haunting the Dreamscape unfettered these past thousand years. In his final act, he has called the denizens of the Nightmare to gather at Castle Tiefertraum, where one among the hopefuls will be given the crown, and a new reign of terror will begin. Only the one who rules the Nightmare possesses the power to snuff out the Spark, the force of imagination that gives life to bad dreams. Only the Dark Monarch of Phantasms holds sway over the Sack Man. Every creature in the Dreamscape fears the Sack Man, and dares not even speak his name, lest he come to collect them. But even the Dread of the Dreaded is not enough to quell the excitement of the Parade. As Looking Glass portals open up across the shifting Dreamscape and the throngs of Nightmares trickle in through these mirror doors, there is a fervor in the air. Restlessness and revelry cling to the castle ramparts like a miasma... for the thrill of competition, and the thrill of the hunt. These Looking Glass portals remain open, for Nightmare and Dreamer alike. Pity, now, those poor unfortunate mortal souls who might wander unawares into the midst of this Midnight Madness... Welcome to the Masque! WHO: All members are invited! This evening's hosts will be Ozzie, Diana, and mystery guests. WHAT: A fiendish coronation set in the Realm of Nightmares. WHERE: Roleplay Main Lobby WHEN: SATURDAY the 23rd 10 PM Central to SUNDAY the 24th 10 AM Central BRING: Your character and a dreamer's imagination! Please note that this is an UPSIDE-DOWN Masquerade, the first of its kind. What this means is that we will be running this event during THE OTHER TWELVE HOURS (starting at 10 PM and running to 10 AM the following morning!) RULES OF THE MASQUE 1.) You may play a denizen of the Nightmare Realm OR a mortal dreamer who has been unlucky enough to stumble into the castle! It is up to you whether or not your Dreamer knows that they are asleep. 2.) This is a Masquerade! For those of you who haven't attended previous Masked Chat Balls, this means that you should not tell anyone which character you are playing until the event is over. (Please note that this does not actually mean your character must wear a mask or be incognito. 3.) This Masquerade takes place in a world where anything is possible. Go nuts with those nightmares!! However, keep in mind that dreamers are from the Real World, where there is no magic or supernatural phenomena, and nobody can be killed permanently in the Nightmare. Dreamers wake up, and Nightmares simply come back after a short time. 4.) Rule 3 notwithstanding, keep it fun, and don't harass other players. Nightmares who misbehave will be taken away by the Sack Man and never seen again.