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Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
22 Jun 2018 10:39:49PM
242 posts

Jacon Cortes Designs and Twelfth Night Designs Collaboration


Apparel

Greetings....:))

I am so excited and please to announce a the results of a joint project between Jacon Cortes Designs and Twelfth Night Designs.  It was with Twelfth Nights suggestion of Princess Diana's Engagement Ring for the Wedding Exhibit, this pushed me to create the whole set and HUD to allow you full control of the stones and metals.  

Below you can see how well they matched with Twelfth Nights newest designs.

Please visit Jacon Cortes Designs and Twelfth Night Designs, both located in the Bexar Fashion District 

Bexar Fashion District

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Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
06 Feb 2018 11:37:52AM
242 posts

Downton Abbey themed role-play


General Discussion

Good day....:)

This is indeed wonderful news.  I am so happy to hear another period rp is opening up.  I too, like yourself, have been worried and sad about the state of historical rp and estates in SL.  Besides them being great for rp, period estates can also go a long way towards helping educate in history and customs.

Versailles, in its heyday, was a wonderful example of that.  Visitors, even if they did not interact, learned by watching.  The dress, the manners, the way ladies and men carried themselves.  I still to this day, try to squeeze in history notecards in places just to feed my need for history.  Rocca is also another wonderful example of what a great rp and location can do.

Now, I will need some good edwardian clothes so I can visit.  Yay..a reason to shop.  Also, if you need anything at all, please just let me know.  I have alot of junk, so if you need anything give me a hollar.  

Also, when you get your group together, if you send me a list of your people and their titles, I will add them to my announcer scripts in Buckingham and the Theater....so the greeters will call out the correct name and title.  Don Horus plays ever 1st and 3rd Sunday, live piano, and we can set up a box for your group, as I have done for the Duchy and Rocca, so you and your residents can use.

I have babbled enough.  Good luck on the rp and hope you all have great fun..:)

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
27 Dec 2017 12:04:54PM
242 posts

Court Roleplay in SL


General Discussion

Good Afternoon Lady Una

Sorry for the slow reply.  I would like to thank you for taking the time for sharing your thoughts and ideas in this forum.  I believe you touch on some very important points and make good recommendations.  

Advertising and Marketing have never been my strong suit, but I agree we need to work on that.   Having just read the latest post by Linden Labs, they are getting ready to implement a new feature.  From what I gather, it will allow internet search to pick up land descriptions and other stuff from SL.  That would allow many more people in the net to pick up possible hits from SL.  This might help a bit with exposure.  

I for one, am not ready to give up the Historical life.  Lady Una..Pasha...I hope we can find ways to make getting into rp easier and trying to get a functioning coalition of estates to help make historical RP better in SL.

It is my hope also, that anyone who would like to help build a strong rp between estates will also join in the conversation with ideas or observations that might help in strengthening court and pirate historical rp.

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
24 Dec 2017 08:03:33AM
242 posts

Antiquity Christmas Tree


Communty News & Events

Seasons Greetings Everyone

Sometimes, I am dumb as a fence post.  I completely forgot to invite everyone from Living History to partake in our annual gift exchange.  Every year, a group of residents make Christmas gifts, that are placed in an ornament on the tree.  On Boxing Day, we we gather to get all the gifts.  This way, everyone gets gifts for Christmas. 

Making a gift, is not required, that is up to you totally, what is required is to come, and take the gifts the residents have made for everyone.  I know it is last minute, so no need to bring or worry about a gift, but do come and get the gifts and a little bit of Christmas cheer.  

The simple goal here is not the most expensive or most beautiful, but the loving thought and care each person put in to their gift to make someone else's Christmas Special.

The gift exchange will be on Dec 26, Boxing Day, in the Throne Room of Regency Buckingham.  All are invited to come and spend time together with family and friends.

If you would like to place a gift, yes, there is still time, just contact Jacon for the notecard with the vessels for the gifts.

Throne Room Regency Buckingham

Hope to see everyone there

Ho Ho Ho....!!

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
18 Dec 2017 12:08:07PM
242 posts

Court Roleplay in SL


General Discussion

Good Day Pasha

These are all great ideas.  This is the sort of thing I had in mind when I wrote this down.  I should mention, that Tatiana and the Hamlet also have an advanced G&S thing going as does cambridge in Antiquity.  

I will alert Pirates Destiny to this thread, maybe they would like to offer some ideas.  The courts and pirates have a long history in SL and we have some of the most beautiful regions as well. 

One of the ideas I had run across our Admins was a rotating location type of thing.  The idea was, there were 4 weekends in each month.  So, first weekend, Court Weekend, spend the weekend centered around, diplomatic rp, receive guests, household staff, dinners with the royals.  Second weekend, a rough example, would be visiting a friend for the weekend.  One person would be host, and have a weekend long party.  Friday night arrival and dinner...saturday...breakfast morning ride (break) cards and dinner...sunday breakfast...and leave.  Third weekend, would be vacation, spend the weekend doing a vacation type rp.  In Antiquity, we have Bath.  With the Hotel, Spa, Roman Baths, Art Exhibits and such, we can rp going to take the waters, and have tea in the Pump Room.  And fourth weekend, is the rest weekend with family.  You stay home and just be lazy or what ever.  

The idea behind this was to get many people involved.  We all have wonderful homes or places to rp.  It would be ideal to work everyone's locations into it, so that they can all be seen and used.  It also gives everyone a chance to play host and have people over.

On the diplomatic side, the exchange of ambassadors, following the protocols set up would be another good way to interact with each other.  This diplomatic rp could also serve a purpose.  Just riffing here but, could serve to exchange security information, griefers, or major event and calendar coordination.  Let the Ambassadors alternate meeting locations, two or three times a month.  

These are all very rough ideas, but have been rattling around in my head for a while.

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
15 Dec 2017 10:44:11AM
242 posts

Court Roleplay in SL


General Discussion

Greetings

I have a couple questions and thoughts, and I figured I would put it up to the group to help me a bit.  As I was getting ready to post the notice for the Christmas concert, I started to think about my footman that announce people as they enter the palace.  I thought I need to update that with the names of the different role players and their titles.  In Antiquity, I know the title structure and such, so that is not hard.  But, I started to think about adding our friends that visit and I stopped.  Who is left.  I could not add any visiting royalty or nobles because I did not know any.

Over the past few years, we always had at least more then one active court.  Now, I am struggling to think of any.  Just recently, with the death of the long time pirate organizer in Blake Seas, and the closure of other SPD (battle system) pirate estates, it seems there are just a 2 or 3 left.  I can only think of one other besides Antiquity, Pirates Destiny.

I am so grateful to Tatiana, the Duchy and all the sponsors of the LHVW, for helping to keep our period way of life going.  I am also thankful for Rocca, its managers and residents and its continued dedication, every year producing multiple excellent exhibits that move and educate.

Even with all the hard work of a few dedicated people, it seems its harder and harder to compete with the lure of modern life in SL.  I know there are a few of us out there that still care for our period life and want to see it continue in a healthy way.  If we have a healthy period life, we may start to draw back some of the people that have moved away or attract new.  I see our player base shrinking.   I have many ideas about how to reinvigorate our period RP, but that is something to be discussed with everyone.  I think it takes multiple heads and ideas to make a plan we can all follow to help.

What made the court and pirate roleplay in SL so much fun was that is was not just one place.  There were multiple courts and pirate estates to interact with.  In the early days, there were multiple courts at the same time.  Versailles, Russia, Austria, Spain, all in their glory, whose palaces and estates were works of art.  Yes, works of art.  Royal famlies, courtiers, garden parties, meddlesome cardinals, how I long for those times.

I have spoken to Pasha in Egypt about some cross estate RP he suggested with Antiquity.  My admins were very open to discussing more and trying to get something going.  I mention this, because this type of cross estate RP, I think can help bring more people and story lines.  It is also an  excellent way to meet other people and enjoy their cities and palaces.  

I understand, the cost of maintaining a palace is sometimes way too much for a person or even a group of people, but there are other ways we can still build a healthy RP with owning a palace or centered around an existing unused palace.   

This like this take work and mutual cooperation to make them work.  Supporting all the estates in the group.  Participating in cross estate events and rp.  I believe, in supporting each other we are stronger.

I will stop babbling and ask my questions now.

1.  Are there any Courts that are active right now?  Kings?  Queens?

2.  Any Ducal houses?  Large manors or people that carry royal titles?

Anyone that has a court, or manor or royal family that might want to start some diplomatic rp or get together and maybe brain storm on how to make a positive impact on period rp in SL, I would love to hear from you.

have a great day

Jacon

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
21 Nov 2017 07:28:11AM
242 posts

Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibit


Art & Architecture

Thank you all....Admiral Avril and Dona Lilah ...along with Alcalde Letxon have done a wonderful job..and this exhibit could not have come at a better time with all that is happening

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
20 Nov 2017 01:31:52PM
242 posts

Artemisia Gentileschi Exhibit


Art & Architecture

Artemisia Gentileschi and her heroic women in the Baroque.

 This work is dedicated to the seventeenth-century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. (Rome, July 8, 1593 - Naples, circa 1654)

Her work narrates the stories of women struggling against the prejudices of their time.
It is an exhibition of paintings and also an exhibition of women's personalities.
Intelligent, brave, heroic, mothers. Pictures starred by women, in which action and courage are revealed as a general rule.

It means that the women portrayed in the canvases: strong and suffering, heroines, victims, warriors, female characters from both the Bible and mythology from a new perspective, that of a woman.

In second floor of City Hall "Antiquity Spain" 

This even will run for the next few weeks.  Please come by and have a look at this wonderful and timely exhibit.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Antiquity%20VanDiemens%20Land/33/36/25

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
17 Aug 2017 07:17:29PM
242 posts

Opening of Antiquity Cotswolds


Communty News & Events

Greetings Everyone

Over the past few months, the dedicated team from Antiquity, has been working hard on the third and final level of Antiquity. Many hours of work have gone into its development and we hope that it brings everyone as much fun in their roleplay lives as it was to create it.

Antiquity Cotswolds was designed to be a "vacation spot" for roleplayers. In Regency era, Bath was very fashionable to visit and enjoy all the amenities that the city offered. Social events, doctors and apothecaries were among some of the reasons to visit. That is our vision here. A place you can roleplay a vacation. With a functioning hotel, dining room and spa among other things, Bath is a place you can come for a weekend or a few days and enjoy the sights.

Arriving at the Antiquity Central Station, you can grab a carriage to Cotswolds and after a short ride, you will arrive at Bath Station. Cotswolds is anchored by the Bath City Square and connects to the large estates of Tatton Park and Chateau de Clagny, a short carriage ride away. Bath Station, the carriage stop in Antiquity Bath is just to the side of the Queens Square Park and across the street from the historical Roman Baths and Spa.

Antiquity Cotswolds

Come and enjoy a stay at the Francis Hotel, dine and enjoy the spa, bathing and hair salon. Men and women alike should take a rest and pamper themselves. Visit with other residents and tourist. We are just opening and I will send out a notice soon with information on all that is offered.

I will be following up shortly with a notice about the available employment and housing opportunities. A great way to work a bit for comfortable lodging, a vacation home to come and enjoy the activities with out the monetary cost.

Amenities -

Roman Baths and Spa - Historical Building with accompanying information. The Bath shop has travel and spa items for sale and a hair salon above. The great baths are wonderful for bathing and medicinal. They have been in existence since the Roman Times. The terrace above the baths has the massage area.....and also outside, there are meditation and exercise mats. The dressing room tents are also accessible from the terrace level. Check notices for times the Spa attendant will be on duty.

Pump Room - Historical Building with accompanying information. The Pump Room is THE place to be seen during your vacation stay in Bath. A wonderful spot to sit down and have tea...and deserts, some spirited conversation with new and old friends alike.

Royal Crescent - Historical Building with accompanying information. The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom.

The Francis Hotel - Historical Building with accompanying information. The Francis Hotel is the top location to stay when your visiting Bath. A beautiful and upscale hotel with accommodations for all. Single rooms, well furnished with warm bedding and fresh linens to make travelers as comfortable as possible. For our royal and business class visitors, the hotel offers 2 room suites, a sitting room, well stocked with all that is needed for relaxing away from home with the bedroom, with all comforts.

The Francis Dining Room serves meals during the week and is a wonderful place to sit and have a hot meal. The dress is period/formal. There is also a private dining room for royals, landowners and rich merchants that would like a more proper meal. The Francis also offers some couples dining, more romantic and secluded from the main dining room. A wonderful place to bring your loved one for a quiet romantic meal.
Keep and eye on the notices for when the Francis is open and serving meals.

The Orangery at Kensington Palace - Historical Building with accompanying information. The Orangery is a perfect place to get away and enjoy some art. Still used for its famous oranges, the Orangery has also be filled with works of art. Take some time to enjoy the rotating exhibits that will fill this wonderful light filled building.

St Martin in the Fields - Historical Building with accompanying information. A restored version of one of the original churches in Antiquity, this beautiful house of worship servers the spiritual needs of Bath. I should also mention, it is available for use as well.

Other Notable Places in Bath - Gainsborough Portrait Studio, Doctors Office, Jane Austin Museum (coming soon), Town House Rentals, Royal Crescent Apartments. Queens Square Park. Fortune-Tarot Reader.

Tatton Park - Historical Building with accompanying information.- Tatton Park is one of the UKs most complete historic estates. It is home to a Tudor Old Hall, Neo-Classical Mansion, 50 acres of landscaped gardens and 2000 acre deer park. Walk through this amazing recreation of the stunning mansion and accompanying Old Hall is known as one of the most haunted building in England

Tatton Park

Chateau de Clagny - The Clagny-estate belonged to the Hôpital des Incurables until 1665 when Louis XIV bought it. The King intended to use it as a retreat for his mistress, Madame de Montespan and work began in June that same year.. André Le Nôtre designed the gardens while the château itself was the work of Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Walk through the amazing Grand Gallery and surrounding gardens with many places to sit and lose yourself in the views. Built by King Louis of Florin, it is an amazing day trip.

Chateau de Clagny

Thank yous -

I would like to give special thanks to Prince Crotian Egerton de Bexar, for creating some of the most amazing, detailed and accurate structures around. Your building skills never cease to amaze and your eye for details are unmatched. (Royal Crescent, Roman Baths, Pump Room, Tatton Park) and to Princess Twelfth Night Egerton de Bexar, for all your help with these projects and clothes Also, a special thank you to Count John Wilmot, and Countess Kelci von Tesse, for his contributions (Francis Hotel, St. Martin in the Fields, Bath Fountain, Bath Arch, Bath Colonnade). Top knotch building skills only matched by your impeccable interior design, really add so much to your buildings.
I would also like to thank the Antiquity Admins, Princess Pamus Bing, Admiral Pz7 Engineer, Commodore Contessa Wizardly Engineer, Princess Tiamat Windstorm von Hirvi, Prince Olavi von Hirvi, Countess Beatrix Muircastle, Countess Drezenda Firebloom de Bexar, Prince Gaianed Francisco di Cremona, Duke Edward Beaumont and Duchess Rose Beaumont, and our Regent, Princess Cathryn Beaumont for everyones support and help in getting this all set up. With out you, this estate is not possible. Also, I would like to thank our family in Antiquity Spain for all their support Condessa Signa Avril, Don Rodrigo Sheriffe, Don Horus, Dona Yoli, Dona Lilah Avril, Don Kar, Carlito, Veronica, Renata, Yotuel, the ASA Almirante Vicky Avril, Alcalde Letxon Kawashima, Susan, Lord Freng and Lady Eire of Isle of Jersey, Countess Cara Cali, The Pirates of Helheim, Captain Pinball Stormcliffe, Captains Draco and Rivvy, Lil Trixxi and family, the Kingdom of Riverllon Queen Feruda and crew, King Louis of Florin, Decades Gallery Sisterbutta, Immaculata of Yucatan, Fusia and Lil Fang, Lord BrendonPatrick MacRory, Willow Scouts, Lil Carline and Hannah, Pirate Roberts, Lord Swyft, Lady Varda, Gov and Lady Graham Ceawlin, Lady Prissy, Lord Burton, Miranda and all the Mers, Dame Wisdom d'Avi, Lady Merry Chase, Lady Sere Timeless, Marques Antonio Vanderaz de Bexar and Marquesa Angela Vanderaz de Bexar, our new residents Lady Jane Grey and Lady Melli Beresford, Lady Loreda, Lord and Lady Charlesworth and Lil Cassandra, Lord Hantur and Lady Summer, Baron and Baronin Klaus Wulfenbach and Egypt, Rocca, Professore Aldo and all the Rocca residents, Duche de Coeur, Duchess Tatiana and all the residents, 18th Centrury Paris. Duc d'Amboise, Duc Cedric Hansome and Duchesse Jane Ixtar, Royal Court of Brazil and Prince Luis, Baroness Claire-Sophie of Sanssouci, Duchy of Schleswig, Duke Jerit and Duchess Wendy, Lord and Lady Toxx, Mosaii, Elic, Modee and the various Pirate lands and all the amazing residents and friendly estates that we have ties with. There are too many to thank, and I know i forgot someone, but you know who you are. Your the ones that support us, come to the events and help make Antiquity the wonderful place it is.

Thank you So Much.

Jacon Cortes
@Jacon Cortes
05 Aug 2017 12:12:29PM
242 posts

Foray Literary Society notes and plans


Communty News & Events

Merry Chase:

I regret that due to illness and family demands (it never rains but it pours) I have to cancel FORAY for the foreseeable future. Many thanks to all who have been a part of our meeting and sharing. I really enjoyed hosting. I'm just sorry I can't continue! 

I really enjoyed listening in on the discussions....always interesting discussion...thank you so much for hosting them.....I do hope....that you and your family get better..and will keep you in my prayers.

*huggs*

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