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 Wedding Season, Forming Family Among the Rumors and Joy
Livie_Marie
 Posted: Apr 15 2018, 02:42 PM
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Wedding Season, Part 1

Forming Families Among the Rumors and Joy

Running Late Spring-Early Summer, April - Early June 1797


IRL April - Early June 2018


The spring flowers are blooming, the sun days are longer, and many families across the varying communities of Visakhapatnam have found it an auspicious time to join their households together! Some do it for wealth. Others, for a name. Some seek to form alliances for darker purposes covered in a new bride's blush. Everyone will feast, drink, and be merry all the same as two become one. Businesses open up their doors because the reasons of others become the best way to further their own names and skill in the communities. Wedding season has arrived! Join the residents of the city as they discuss those households of note that are joining sons and daughters, bring your business to be triumphant over someone else, make the rumors fly, and maybe fall in love along the way!


How it Works

This localised event series will feature weddings across various communities and faiths. Members will have the chance to contribute to either a featured wedding, engagement, or both in the series. Rumors will fly as to the reasons why a wedding is happening or the benefit. Individual players will be able to generate rumors or make their enemies rise or fall with them. Come enjoy an easy way to get to know your fellow players, get the muse going, and establish some ideas for future stories. Featured engagements and wedding threads created by staff and members will be listed here as they become available to play. You'll be able to utilize unique plot devices to make writing even better!

Event Created NPC's

You are welcome to use your own characters and their pairings to contribute to this event, but if you have no one and still wish to join in? NPC's can be utilized all across the event. Event specific NPC's (those used just for this) can be easily played by submitting their name or purpose (if you don't have a name yet, come back and rename later) in your reply to this thread. You can post them from your own character account they'd be connected to, use a picture for them, etc. If you want them to be more elaborate, and used in not just part 1 of the series, but part 2 and ongoing? Please fill out a Free Form Template App for them with their basic information since this vehicle will be more involved.This is only for NPC's that plan be intricately involved beyond 1 thread or 1 part of this series.

How to Contribute

This event is built on the idea of households or individuals going about and getting engaged and married to form alliances, increase business, for love, or to get close to someone else for ruin. Staff will introduce wedding/engagement customs from the local area. Members are invited to contribute by using NPCs or their own characters to have engagement or wedding threads for participating members to write in. The pacing for threads will unfold one after the other, with notations to mark characters involved and post order, if applicable.

Contributions will need to note what community and thread type (Wedding or Engagement, with community indicating also religion- (European/Colonial/Hindu/Muslim/Paris/Etc ) please read for more information on that below. We need to have your threads by 04.27.18 to be considered for event inclusion.

Please note that:

1. Threads will be done one after the other, so that each thread gets a chance to be featured and conclude, the story in it develop, and the important points to be recorded before moving on to the next one. This will go for both staff initiated and member initiated threads given to the event.

2. Make sure to let staff know how many people you'd like in your thread. This means you can choose to have it open, with no limitation on people, by unlimited but invitation only (meaning they will let you know they will be coming in) or enact a number cut off (5 people max per thread). These will be noted with the threads so that both creators know who they have and members know what sorts of threads will best fit their time schedules as these threads will have a time limit for completion.

3. Side threads will be listed so that members can read them as they unfold, and will have no time limit for completion. Please make sure to label in the subject areas what main thread it attaches to.

3a. Main threads will need to be resolved by the end of the event series so that what is contained in them can be used for the next story theme and event series, or other personal member stories.

4. A posting order guide will be put up to help members go through their threads with posting order in a manner that allows for best movement and accounts both for those who post quickly and those who may need to skip a round or two. This guide will be coming soon.


Let the garlands be made! The gowns in all colors be worn. Break out the horses and ring the bells in the chapels! Wedding season has begun! Gather your allies as your enemies make do, and prepare to be astounded for the


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 Posted: Apr 15 2018, 11:50 PM
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Events of the Season

The Engagements, Weddings, Rumors, and To-Do! RSVP by replying to this thread with what character(s) you will use for the series, and jump into the prologue provided! You can have them participate, observe, or be elsewhere in the city taking notice of the commotion or overhearing it, thus mentioning your own upcoming engagements or weddings!


The Players

AJ Harlow
Rani Sharma
Roshni Mehta
Durga Nellore
Dupali Nellore
Claramae Pricha
Celeste Ambrose
Harold Mannering
Farhad Geese
Farnaza Wadia (NPC)
Francis Armitage
Gorvad Wadia (NPC)
Kamil Azrak
Laleh Geese
Rajesh Velama (NPC)
Indira Velama (NPC)
Jaquelyn "Jack" Flynn
Marzena Jablonska
Tomasz Jablonski


Prologue



The Event Series


Fires At Midnight

May 10th 1797. Don your rich silks and flowing brocades! The 10th of May marks the time for Gorvad Wadia and Farnaza Sarbh to marry. The Wadias and Sarbhs are new families to Parsi community of Visakhapatnam, and with much wealth to their name, they have splashed out on a very lavish wedding indeed. The sun is setting, the lanterns are lit, the chero bandhvanu ceremony is complete, and after a showering of rice and petals, Gorvad and Farnaza emerge to greet their guests as var and bairi. The reception party will be held outdoors in Lower Visakhapatnam. A spread of food will be shared - four courses of Parsi delicacies from papeta anjeer na cutlis (fig and potato cutlet) to patra ni macchi (steamed fish). With full bellies it will be time to dance. Stand and observe, or join in! Learn the traditional moves from the spiritual and fun to dances from empires of old.

Open to: The Wadias have opened the reception to all family friends. The Wadias and Sarbhs have friends among the BEIC, other foreigners and many of the natives. This is an opportunity to dive into an event rich with culture, dance, delicious food and enchanting music. It is a slice of Persian culture in the heart of India’s Eastern shores. Will you come along? Be careful - a Parsi soiree will last until dawn. Any morning commitments may need to be written off! Feeling daring? Feel free to be an 18th century wedding crasher!



IC dates coming soon!
Among 99 Names - A Muslim Nikka
Colonial To-Do's: The Gossip and Matches of Waltair
The Wedding of AJ Harlow and Rani Sharma
The Wedding of Tomasz Jablonska and Durga Nellore


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