(Yearly Event) Spring Masquerade Ball - April 24th
The Spring Masquerade is an event that we host every year in April! We hosted the first Spring Masquerade in 2019 and hosted the second one on April 28th 2020!
The 2021 Spring Masquerade Ball will be hosted on April 24th, 5:00 PM (PST)
The Masquerade Ball returns for the third year in a row! This time with help from numerous Free Companies! We have teamed up with the following:
- Shroudrose Teahouse
- The Jeweled Cypress
- Redhawk Alliance
- The Rainbow Room
- The Golden Whisker (Wasshoi Entertainment)
With a total of 50+ staff members! This year's Masquerade Ball will hopefully be the biggest yet!
The Costume Contest and Trivia Trials both make a return this year, while the Dancing 'Date' Auction will not! Card Readers will be present this year for the first time as well! A few more games and activities may be announced as well.
The Bard Off has also been cut this year in favour of having bards play their music! We have enough for 2.5 hours of barding and dancing!
Three photographers have also been hired for the event! Every entry for the Costume Contest will have their photo taken, and the other two photographers will be snapping random pictures throughout the event!
This Masquerade will feature a uniquely crafted Food and Drinks menu that features items from all of the other Free Companies involved!
More information to come soonish!
Below you can find information on the previous event editions.
2019 Spring Masquerade Ball
Our very first Masquerade Ball in 2019!
The main attraction for the event was a Dance-Date Auction! If someone needed a partner to dance with, they could bid on someone else to dance with them! A date auction, but only for dancing during the event.
There was also a costume contest with a gil prize for the top finishers!
The event was average at the time, and one of our first large-scale events! it went pretty well.
2020 Spring Masquerade Ball
(The dance floor, taken 2 hours after the event's start time. People would linger for a few more hours)
The 2020 Spring Masquerade Ball is the biggest event we have hosted to date! (as of 11/18/20) Attendance numbers hit the estate's capacity, locking some people outside due to the limit Square Enix set. Roughly 250+ total players attended this event.
The 2020 edition featured four main activities:
- The Masquerade Auction
"Similar to a date auction...and practically the same thing. For those who need a partner to dance with for the evening, here is their chance! Alternatively, they can also use the auction to acquire a date for a future evening."
- Bardly Bard Off
"A competition between bards competing for a grand prize!"
- Costume Contest
"Those with the most exotic, fancy, and pretty costumes can compete for prizes! There will be a lot of categories to win, so everyone can have a chance at a prize! The one who manages to win the most categories wins the grand prize."
- Trivia Trials
"A game where people will compete for points! Answering a question correct will result in a point. The top three finishers will win prizes!"
The above image shows the costumes of everyone (still online at the time) that took part in the costume contest!