Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Castle of the Marquis d'Auvergne, 4

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STORYLINE: The rockstar removed his sunglasses and tapped on the keys of a small organ tucked in the corner dungeon cell. "Have you heard this song before, Monsieur Gustave?" The sound echoed in the stone chamber producing deep resonating tones. The old man shook his head. "My great great grandmother, Nanette was a pianist. She played at the local theater. One day The Lion kissed her fingers and said, 'Teach me to play as beautifully and I shall love you forever.'" The old man took his flashlight away from the rockstar for a moment. Sweat dripped down his face as he noticed his patron's eyes glowed red in the dark. He wiped his forehead, and continued. "All members of the Marquis' family died, including The Lion, who had sought his fortune in Paris as an actor. The only clue as to what happened to him was a letter to Nanette expressing his worry he was being stalked by some unearthly creature. The Marquis willed his castle to Nanette. Not long after, her body was found outside in the snow." The old man suddenly slammed shut the heavy cell door. The rockstar seemed neither concerned nor surprised. He looked up at the trembling old man, his eyes blazing like flames, "Did you like it, the song? It's not everyday one hears a long lost sonata written by their great great grand-mère." 

Shown above is the new Princess Zeelia dress by Junbug on sale at Secret Affair. I could not resist doing it since it was named after the fabulous Zee.  Nanette is wearing two Highlands gacha necklace gacha by Junbug. Junbug just recently renovated thier mainstore. There is a huge sale dresses being retired marked down to 125L. Head over to the Junbug Sale here.   For a more romantic Regency style hair, I used the Cersei hair by Tableau Vivant. The wispy fringe on the bangs is from the Iris D!va hair.   The lovely Pearls of Narcissus necklace is by Souzou Eien. It comes with a hud to change the jewel colors and metal colors.   In her hand, is the Crimson Peak inspired candelabra by Zenith on sale at Shiny Shabby.   In the background are the coats of armor by Death Row in the Mystic Bastian gacha from the Arcade.   Also in the background is a lovely simple low LI baroque organ with 3 songs for only 9L.   The candles on the floor and the sheet music are from Noctis Abandoned Piano set. Touch the music and the song will begin to play.   The Dungeon setting by WinFactory was on sale 50% before the inworld store closed, but you can still find it for sale in the marketplace.

On her, Nanette:
Dress: Junbug Princess Zeelia Aqua [mesh](The Secret Affair)
Candleabra: Zenith Candle Holder - Gold [mesh](Shiny Shabby)(180L)
Necklace: Souzou Eien Pearls of Narcissus Necklace[mesh](200L)
Ribbon: Junbug Highland Ribbon Necklace White, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pearls: Junbug Highland Pearls White Bow 2, gacha [mesh](50L)
Hairpin: aisling Mon Bel Amour - Hairpin Silver, gacha [mesh](50L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Cersei - Basics [mesh](250L)
Bangs: D!va Hair Iris [mesh](group gift, free)
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes - Fjord [mesh](150L)
Head: Genesis Labs Genesis_Head_Lara_2.0 [mesh](group gift)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual [mesh](450L)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4 [mesh] (1250L)
Pose: Del May DM - What I want (Colie version) (50L)

On Him, The Lion:
Outfit: Last Ride The Marquis - black [mesh](no longer available)
Hair: Truth Hair Ryleigh [mesh](12 Days of Savings)(100L)

Organ: Dark Forge Pipe Organ Mesh [mesh](9L)
Armor: Death Row 25.DRD MB knight decor, gacha [mesh](75L)
Floor candelabras: Death Row 28.DRD MB large chandelabra, gacha [mesh](75L)
Candles, sheet musicNoctis Abandoned Piano ALL 24LI [mesh](355L)
Setting: Win factory The Lost Halls of Archeon [mesh](1500L)

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Castle of the Marquis d'Auvergne, 3

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STORYLINE: "This castle holds many secrets." The old man pushed a wooden wall panel. It groaned, then gave way revealing a hidden passage. The smell of mold and earth wafted up. "Come," the old man turned on his flashlight, "there is something I want to show you." The rockstar silently followed behind. Each step down seemed to descend deeper into the past. "The tale begins 1795 during the Reign of Terror. The blood of aristocrats dripped from the guillotines onto streets of Paris. Misery was everywhere. The Castle of the Marquis d'Auvergne was no exception." The old man guided them into a dungeon room containing a small quaint theater. "Here is the true treasure of the Lion. It wasn't gold or jewels," he gently padded the crumbling painted wood props. The rockstar jumped up on the stage and kicked the bones of a long dead rat out of his way in disgust. "The Lion was youngest son of the Marquis. He had no prospects in life. His family was finically ruined. It was expected the indebted castle itself would soon also be lost. The Lion created this stage himself after a failed attempt to runaway and join an acting troop. By day he hunting game for a living, and down here by night he did his heart's desire. In fact, this tiny theater is how the Lion met my great great grandmother Nanette. Fascinating, isn't it?"

The Secret Affair event is going on now with a theme of winter. From the event is the Luxurious Cape by Stitched has these awesome long sleeves that can be worn or hidden for a sleevesless look with a hud. Also at Secret Affair is the Thor necklace set and Eindride wreath by Plastik. The Wreath comes in all seasons, and a hud to change textures. The pants and boots by TURB work perfectly with the cape, they are from the rogue gacha. The Forest set is from the Studios gacha by Death Row, and the candles are part of the Abandoned Piano set by Noctis.

On him, The Lion:
Cape: Stitched Luxurious Cape Brown [mesh] (The Secret Affair)(299L)
Headress: Plastik Eindride Wreath [Full]:// Spring[mesh] (The Secret Affair)(249L)
Necklace: Plastik Erveil Pendant [Hammer-Male]:// Golden[mesh] (The Secret Affair)(239L)
Boots: TURB The Rogue Boots Original male, gacha [mesh](75L)
Pants: TURB The Rogue Pants Original male, gacha [mesh](75L)
Hair: Truth Hair Ryleigh [mesh](12 Days of Savings)(100L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Twinkle Eyes V2 - Cold [mesh](89L)
Eye makeup, Lip gloss: Aii InuDaiYoukai Makeup Pack - TMP (150L)
Skin applier body: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Applier Head: Tableau Vivant Tox Skin - Tone 03 Blonde (600L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: yzk mens pose 4 hero1 (10L)

Set: Death Row DRD studios set forest, gacha [mesh](75L)
Candles: Noctis Abandoned Piano ALL 24LI [mesh](355L)

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Castle of the Marquis d'Auvergne, 2

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STORYLINE: The heavy wooden doors groaned open as the Rockstar bursted into the castle's main hall. His boots left dark footprints on the dusty stone surface. "I love it! I must have it! All of it. Don't change a thing!" He ran like a giddy child and flopped down on a cobweb covered Louis XVI couch. A cloud of dust flew up making the old man cough. "It's perfect for my next video," he licked his lips. "Wine, roses, and an orgy of flesh." The old man shuddered as if a cold wind had just blow down the dark stone hall. The rockstar's pleasant demeanor suddenly dropped, "You think me a monster, Monsieur Gustave? It's simple, I like what I like, and I will have it. No tale of a curse will dissuade me."

Guys, have you been to the winter round of ROMP? It's the most amazing round so far! It ends Thursday, 6pm. If you haven't blown your paycheck there yet, do not miss it. You don't miss the deals on all these fabulous items. From ROMP is wicked cool Masquerade Mask by Anachron. There is a Higwaymen mask too and both come in a variety of colors. Titzuki has two fun outfits for when theres a doctor in the house. I'm wearing the Brother Victim corset. I love this corset it fit perfectly on TMP male and also comes in default avatar size. It includes TMP and Omage appliers for stockings and underwear. The Sleeves are from the Brother Doctor outfit. The collar is a team effort by Contraption and CX. The collars are based on real antiques.  I'm holding the beautiful dragon sculpture for the men and its not just form, it had has scripts too, and comes in 4 varieties.  If you have ever worn a mask, you know it helps to wear some dark makeup around the eyes. Over at the new new round of Genre are some brilliant makeups for men based on RuPaul's drag race. I used the Sharon (she is the coolest). In the background are two beautiful sculptures by Culprit and also rubber chair is also by Culprit. The chair includes single, couple, and adults poses.  On the wall is Capturado set by Artisan Fantasy. I love wrought iron, so I am loving this elegant set.  From The Kawaii Project is the Romance tattoo by Love. Long cigarette by Nikotin. Nipple piercing by Haus of Darcy, Pants applier by Muse, and the awesome Thigh high spatz boots for men by Schadenfreude. The setting is the rare Paris Loft by Apple Fall.

On him, The Rockstar:
Mask: Anachron Dark Masquerade Mask Vamp - red [mesh](ROMP)(95L)
Tattoo: Love Romantic Tattoo Omega/TMP (Kawaii Project)(100L)
Collar: Contraption&[CX] Locke Collar - silver [mesh](ROMP)(250L)
Corset: Titzuki Victim Brother Corset [mesh](ROMP)(216L)
Armwarmers: Titzuki Brother Doctor Shirt [mesh](ROMP)(216L)
Sculpture: Constraint Dick Dragon - Blaze the Firestarter [mesh](ROMP)(280L)
Lip gloss: Aii InuDaiYoukai Makeup Pack - TMP (150L)
Eye makeup: La Boucherie Rugirls - Sharon TMP/Omega (Genre)(99L)
Smokes: NikotiN HOLDER_ Black V.4.0 [mesh](499L)
Nipple piercing: Haus of Darcy Lust MESH Nipples - Razor [mesh](150L)
Boots: Schadenfreude Leith Boot - male - pitch [mesh](200L)
Hair: Truth Hair Ryleigh [mesh](12 Days of Savings)(100L)
Pants applier: Muse Savage! Sexy Bodysuit with Gloves (189L)
Skin applier body: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Applier Head: Tableau Vivant Tox Skin - Tone 03 Blonde (600L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh] (450L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - Bedsit male (50L)

Cross: Artisan Fantasy Capturado set [mesh](ROMP)(1800L)
Sculpture Male: Culprit Invisible Bonds [mesh](ROMP)(300L)
Sculpture Female: Culprit Invisible Bonds [mesh](ROMP)(300L)
Chair: Culprit Rubber chair [mesh](ROMP)(499L)
Tub: Consignment & floorplan Bathtub - Pewter - A [mesh](pg, 450L, adult 900L)
Skybox: Apple Fall AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE, gacha [mesh](75L)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Castle of the Marquis d'Auvergne, 1

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STORYLINE: The elderly man guided his unassuming grey roadster down a gravel path. His passenger was a wealthy American rock star traveling incognito. He was paid well to secretly escort the strange youth to the crumbling castle of the Marquis d'Auvergne, but he sincerely dreaded going to that haunted place. "Le château est maudit," he shook his head sadly. "Oh, cursed you say?" a delighted grin curled across the lips of his passenger. The lad spoke French, but it was an odd dialect his old ears could barely comprehend. It was easier his patron used English instead. "I sense there is an entertaining story behind this so-called curse. Tell me everything."

This amazing French castle by Death Row was just begging for a twist that I'm sure vampire aficionados will appreciate. *wink* The french style castles are my absolute favorites. This castle is the rare in the Mystic Bastion gacha. Inside this massive castle there are 10 rooms. From the main purple hallway you can go to the stain glass staircase, turn right to the grey hallway to the green bedroom, and library. Then climb the stairs to the 3rd level brown room, and washroom. Take the green hall and stairs up to the 4th level's bedroom and balcony. From the left of entryway is the ballroom. You will need a plot size around 64 x 128 to rez it and 1100 free prims. The gacha is also stuffed with many other wonderful gothic goodies.  Other gacha items in the image are: the Roadster by Consignment, Paris suitcases by Apple Fall, Nikotin cigarette, and the new outfit gacha by Gabriel on sale at The Epiphany.  The Ryleigh hair by Truth I'm in love with, it's the best body wave hair I have seen in SL, and it works perfectly for the men. The back is cut up higher so it works great with jacket collars. It's marked down for the 12 Days of Savings in the marketplace.  The nails and locket .Shi necklace was from the past Bluebeard round of Enchantment. It's a very cool design, and one of the items recently on sale recently at .Shi for their anniversary.  The goggles were a past hunt prize by Kumaki but you can find similar styles in their mainstore.  Are you wishing you had some nice gloves for your MeshProject body? Swagga has you covered with the new Leather Gloves. They come with two colors, black and brown, and two fits for normal and under the sleeves. My avatar is wearing the new beautiful Tox head applier by Tableau Vivant. (more shots of it to come as the Phototelling in this series to continues.)

On Him, Rock star:
Coat: Gabriel Side wrap long coat / Gray RARE. gacha [mesh](The Epiphany)(50L)
Pants, boots: Gabriel Lace-up boots with Pants ( TMP ) /Black, gacha(The Epiphany)(50L)
Gloves: SWaGGa Leather Glove Black (TMP) Jacket Cut [mesh](199L)
Necklace: .Shi Evra Pendant Homme [mesh](65L)
Goggles: Kumaki K_gs Fledermaus/DKH4 [mesh](no longer available)
Hair: Truth Hair Ryleigh [mesh](12 Days of Savings)(100L)
Suitcase, pose: Death Row stack of suitcases, with holdable suitcase [mesh](188L)
Cigarette: NikotiN Cigarette_CROCO, gacha  [mesh] (80L)
Applier Head: Tableau Vivant Tox Skin - Tone 03 Blonde (600L)
Skin applier body: Tableau Vivant TMP Body applier - Tone 3 (400L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Castle: Death Row Mystic Bastion MB rezzbox Full castle 1100Li, gacha RARE [mesh](75L)
Car: Consignment [Con.] Tilbury Roadster - grey, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Plaid Luggage Bag Paris, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Monogram Luggage Bag Paris, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Worn Luggage Bag Paris, gacha [mesh](75L)
Sim Surround: Landscapes Unlimited YOSEMITE SILVER (2990L)