It is the year 1811. The Prince of Wales has become the Prince Regent, and England is at war with Napoleon's armies. The war does not touch the people of London and the fair English countryside, however, and high society thrives. It is a time of fashion, of indulgence, of racy morality... and of invention. Steam-powered and clockwork wonders are being presented at fairs in both town and country halls, becoming so prolific that all of the finest ladies and most dapper dandies make special orders to the artificers for mechanized accessories. In the southern county of Surrey, near the town of Whistleton, the Lady Temperance DeWolf keeps house at DeWolf Manor. A rich and titled widow, she is free to do as she pleases, and her current pleasure is to hold a ball for the occasion of her daughter's debut in society. Constance DeWolf is sixteen years old, and this is her first party before her season in London society begins. As Whistleton is currently hosting a regiment of soldiers, Lady DeWolf has seen fit to invite all of the officers... Welcome to the Masque! WHO: All of Iwaku! Your hosts for the evening will be Ozzie, Diana, Kitti, Iliana, Layne, and Revi. WHAT: A Steampunk Regency chat RP with shades of Jane Austen! WHERE: Roleplay Main Lobby WHEN: 12 PM July 15th to 12 AM July 16th (server time/U.S. Central) BRING: Your character, in awesome steampunk duds! RULES OF THE MASQUE 1.) Don't worry if you aren't familiar with history! This RP is set in an alternate universe with steampunk elements, so historical accuracy is not important. Think of it as fantasy. If you aren't familiar with the period, the Regency Era is just before Victorian times (and much less prudish) and is the setting of books like Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. 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 who you are playing until the event is over. 3.) All characters must be human. They will also probably be English gentlemen and ladies! (But since this is fantasy, that doesn't necessarily mean English ethnicity.) 4.) Keep it fun, and don't harass other players. Any troublemakers will be swiftly kicked out so as not to spoil the party.