To whom it may concern,
The Court of Constantius VII, Emperor of Legoland and Overlord of Dametreos, is pleased to invite you to an Imperial Ball, to be held at the Yellow Castle in Orion on July 11th, 2005, C.C.
With the end of the Wolfpack Civil War, and the end of the Royal-Falcon Conflict (2004-5), Dametreos now enjoys near-total peace, with no nations possessing formal stances of aggression towards any of its neighbours, a state which has not occurred, according to Imperial staticians, since 1723 C.C.
It is therefore in honour of this most momentous occasion that His Imperial Majesty is hosting a Ball, for all the invited dignitaries of the Empire and of Dametreos.
The festivities will open with a parade for the edification of Orion's citizens, in which as many guests as desire may partake in. A formal feast will be held for the guests immediately prior to the Ball. Both will be held in the Yellow Castle.
At midnight between the 12th and the 13th of July, a fireworks display will be provided, ending the official festivities.
In the days leading up the ball, and ending the day after, Orion will be hosting an international trade fair, open to merchants from across Dametreos. All guests of the Emperor are invited to visit this, and promote the trade of their nations.
All guests will receive food and lodging free from the Imperial bounty, and will be lodged in the Yellow Castle or in the great estates of Orion.
Trusting that the guest, or his or her delegated representative will be able to attend, I remain,
Imperial Steward of the Yellow Castle,
on behalf of His Imperial Majesty,
Emperor of Legoland,
King of Orion,
Lord of the House Legonis,
Overlord of Dametreos
Anyone who has read my most recent (as of now) post in the Roleplay will recognise this invitation. In the Roleplay, it is being sent to all of the national leaders, inviting them (or, more likely, their delegates) to a big bash in Orion.
Come July 11th, I actually will start RPing a parade/dinner/ball/etc in Orion. I'm using this as an excuse to invite all sorts of characters to get together for some group fun.
Although the invitations are addressed to the national leaders, I expect few to come (they have their duties, after all), but these invitations can get passed on to anybody.
For example, I'm thinking that Robin Hood might want to give Sir Theodore one of the Royal invitations, and TheOrk might want to give Belzzar one of the Fright Knight ones.
So anyone who can think of a decent excuse to get their character(s) to the party are welcome to come.
And have fun, when/if you do! Have intrigues, romances, laughable mishaps, secret alliances. Just remember that this a party, and no wars or battles are allowed, although duels of honour would be awesome!
RP yourself an invitation in a while if you intend to come. Meanwhile, have fun!
~Michael A. Joosten - Gaming Moderator~
P.S. Dragoman, there are no Shadow Knight invitations, because as far as I can tell, the Emperor wouldn't know about them. But if you want to come, and can think of a (semi-)plausible way to do it, then by all means go ahead. The Emperor might only want certain people, but I want every RPer who wants to come. That goes for everyone else as well.