A masquerade ski

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A masquerade ski

A masquerade ski lodge!

Has this ever been done before? Well, whatever. Here it is.

You slam the computer shut and rub your eyes. The essay is good enough. A solid B. Hopefully. You don't need anything more, just some sleep. You push away your chair and walk off to the kitchen, hoping to grab a snack before you go to bed. The kitchen is still and quiet when you enter, and you scan the fridge for anything good. Something catches your eye. It's a note.

Look in the third drawer 

That's all. You flip it over, but it's just a semi-soggy piece of paper. Well, what do you have to lose? You go look in your mom's desk drawer. Nothing is in there. But it's not the only desk in the house. When you go back to your room and open the third drawer, you find a gilded envelope with a mysterious seal in the shape of a masquerade mask.

You stare at the envelope. It couldn't be for you. Too fancy. But sure enough, written on the back is:

To the CBer holding this.

The CB? What does the CB have to do with this? It couldn't be a...ski lodge, could it?


Dear random person holding this,

You are invited to the notorious Mulberry Mansion. Which is a mansion, if you haven't heard of it. I, Madam Masquerade (OBVIOUSLY that's not my real name, if you couldn't figure that out, just throw this note in the recycling) own it, and am throwing a masquerade. I throw no parties other than those where the guests come masked. On to the point. You are invited to my exclusive masquerade ball, which will begin on December first. Do not give away your identity! Instead, don a fancy mask, whether it's painted wood carved into a cat's head or fabric with so many feathers I can't see your head at all. Don the most wonderful outfit or costume you can imagine and you'll find your way to Mulberry Mansion. Do not reveal who you are...it could be dangerous.

It will be a multiple-day grand party with balls and games and food provided. You'll also get your own room in the mansion, which will change to look however you'd like. All for free, of course.

Just fifteen spots. Hurry to claim one by RVSPing immediately! 

~Madam Masquerade 

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So, a ski lodge where no one knows who is who! Please make up a name, based on your outfit and mask. There will be fifteen spots and it will begin on December 1st, because NaNo. One more thing! In the spirit of a masquerade, you may guess who your fellow partygoers are. You may also guess who I am.

Good luck, and have fun! 

submitted by Madam Masquerade, age Unknown, Mulberry Mansion
(November 19, 2020 - 6:20 pm)

Fascinating. This rather reminds me of Alizarine/Madam Alizarin's color themed ball/SI/ski lodge-ish thing. It was delightful, so, for nostalgia, I believe I shall attend as my cheese-loving alias from back then, Lady Cerulean. I will wear a long, flowing silken gown of the deepest cerulean, and a mask of the same shade. And, in the spirit of the thing, I will fish out my old silver cheese platter.  If anyone has cheese preferences, please tell me.

submitted by Lady Cerulean
(November 19, 2020 - 9:50 pm)

Ooh..interesting. But, Are we supposed to enter anonymously? And Would there be a sheet to fill out and are captchas and AEs invited? but any way, I think I'll be rsvping a spot of my own. I'll enter my name and info if i need to! Can't wait to see how this pans out! Top!

submitted by TOP, age topping, top!
(November 19, 2020 - 10:27 pm)

Oh, that's a good idea, I guess I forgot to add a sheet.

Name (alias, not your real CB name):





You may bring a CAPTCHA...but only if they come in disguise as well!

CAPTCHA's alias:

CAPTCHA's species: 

Yes, it's anonymous. Like a masquerade. 

submitted by Madam Masquerade
(November 19, 2020 - 11:23 pm)

I shall be reserving a spot. Sheet is coming soon, my dear Ladies, Lords, Kings, Queens, and other such nobles. 

For now, 'tis Queen Moonflower sweeping away into the darkness. 

PS My full name, of course, is Queen Sunrise of the Dragons. 

submitted by Queen Sunrise
(November 20, 2020 - 12:44 am)

Oh, I must have made a typo. I am Queen Sunrise, not Queen Moonflower. How forgetful of me. 

Here is my sheet. 

Name (alias, not your real CB name): Queen Sunrise

Gender/pronouns: ...I'd rather not say, however, please just use they/them for this particular ski lodge. 

Mask: A dark blue and purple feathered mask, covering everything but my eyes. It's jeweled, with pink, orange, and yellow jewels, hence the name, Queen Sunrise. I also have some emeralds encrusted, as well as some orange, pink, purple, and blue feathers on the side of my mask. Picture coming soon. 

Outfit: A long, sweeping blue dress, with purple hems and slightly lighter blue sleeves. Orange jewels in the hems, and pink jeweled necklace. Flats because nobody can see my feet. Dark blue hair with a purple stripe in it. 

Personality: I'm very shy but kind, mysterious, but I am extremely angry sometimes. 

submitted by Queen Sunrise
(November 21, 2020 - 5:46 pm)

Um... most intriguing! I think I shall join you for this... um... masquerade ball.

Name (alias, not your real CB name): The Plague Doctor

Gender/pronouns: They/them/theirs

Mask: A stereotypical plague doctor's... um... mask, complete with beak.

Outfit: Black robes with a peaked... um... hood.

Personality: Very quiet and reserved around... um... strangers. Studies alchemy and is trying to create the Philosopher's... um... Stone.

CAPTCHA's alias: Not... um... applicable.

CAPTCHA's species: Once again, not applicable.

submitted by The Plague Doctor
(November 20, 2020 - 9:16 am)

Reserving a spot.

submitted by The Black Master, age Unknown , Moon Myster-Caves
(November 20, 2020 - 9:21 am)

Name (alias, not your real CB name): Mistress Bloodmoon

Gender/pronouns: Female

Mask: See picture of outfit below.

Outfit: Ruby red hair to match the dress, put up in 1800's fashion. fair porcelain skin. On the taller side. Ruby red eyes under the mask. Diamond jewelry. See picture of outfit below for dress.

Personality: Humorous, easy-going but not lazy. Comedic, extroverted, and kind. Can occasionally be loud. 

submitted by Mistress Bloodmoon, age Young Lady, The Court of Rubies
(November 20, 2020 - 12:29 pm)

I do believe my mask was cropped out. Here you go, terribly sorry for the disturbance.

submitted by Mistress Bloodmoon, age Young Lady, The Court of Rubies
(November 20, 2020 - 12:34 pm)

Name (alias, not your real CB name): Monocle Man(?)

Gender/pronouns: he/him probably

Mask: A smileyface with monocles on both eyes.

Outfit: Fancy mahogany(the color of the CB) suit with various monocles hanging from chains pretty much everywhere.

Personality: monocle. If one of his monocles gets cracked, he may crack. Like, he probably wont harm you (probably?), but he'll crack.

submitted by Monocle Man(?)
(November 20, 2020 - 12:09 pm)

Name (alias, not your real CB name): Pea

Gender/pronouns: female, she/her

Mask: A simple cobalt blue mask that covers the area around my eyes with pointed tips on the upper corners. (fake) Peacock feathers will frame it.

Outfit: I will wear a long, poufy, shimmery dress with a deep black bodice that ombres to a deep blue and then to a deep green. My hair will be pulled into a half up half down with a (fake) peacock feather tied onto it with a piece of twine. I will also wear silver earrings shaped like feathers, and green ballet flats over black sheer tights. I will also wear a cloak that's green at the top and fades to a blue and then a black at the very bottom. It will be fastened with a feather shaped silver pin.

Personality: Curious, thoughtful, talkative (but shy around new people), happy, cares what other people think slightly too much (weird-wise) but is mostly completely fine with being insulted (in most ways, though not all). Will stand up for someone if I think they need standing up for but can be a little too quick to jump to conclusions.

submitted by Pea
(November 20, 2020 - 12:43 pm)

Name: Lady Flower 

Gender/pronouns: she/her 

mask: a mask with vibrant colors, with fake flowers on the ends. 

Outfit: a long dress with swirls of color, along with patterns of flowers. white gloves, yellow high heels. 

Personality: pretty energetic, optimistic, can be hot-tempered, loves adventure, extrovert, sensitive, cares about others. 

CAPTCHA's alias: Miss Daisy to go along with my flower theme. 

CAPTCHA's species: Hard to tell, but looks a bit cattish. 

I'm excited for this to happen! 

submitted by Lady Flower, age who knows?, going to the masquerade
(November 20, 2020 - 12:48 pm)


submitted by Madam Snow, age Nothing, Icicle Mansion
(November 20, 2020 - 1:02 pm)

Name (alias, not your real CB name): The Black Master, or simply the Master if you're in a hurry.

Gender/pronouns: Female, she/her

Mask: Shiny jet black mask that goes over my whole face, and extends a bit below my jaw, no visible eye holes or markings other than a shiny white crescent moon on the left cheek.

Outfit: Black leggings, black faux leather boots and skintight jacket with no noticeable decoration. The jacket's collar goes all the way up to my jawbone, so that you can't see any of my neck. The only visible skin is chalk white hands. Also a black hooded cloak, hood always up and shadowing my mask. The edges of the cloak are attached to the forearms of my jacket so that I can fold my arms across my chest and cover myself completely with the cloak.

Personality: Mysterious, not super talkative. Tends to speak only when necessary, and then only in short sentences and very few of them. Has a strange obsession with night and the moon. 


CAPTCHA's alias: The Black Student, or simply the Student. 

CAPTCHA's species: Human. Dressed the same as me, same mask, except her cloak is spattered with stars. She's also only four feet tall to my 5'6".

submitted by The Black Master, age Unknown, Moon Myster-Caves
(November 20, 2020 - 1:24 pm)

Name (alias, not your real CB name): Mistress of the Wind, but Windy for short.

Gender/pronouns: Female, she/her

Mask: A feathery light-blue and silver-gray mask that covers the nose and eyes, with sprays of clear jewels in swirling patterns.

Outfit: A long silver-blue dress that shifts and swirls around her feet, with silver bangle bracelets and bare feet. 

Personality: Light and happy, but unpredictable- one moment she will be friendly, the next a raging storm. She gets mad in a second, but calms down relativley quick. Her numerous friends say she's 'exciteable' and 'corky', which is true. She also has a great sense of humor, but doesnt know how to word things properly -"Hand the eggs for my salt, please,"- and often confuses people.

To summarize, Windy is all over the place, like a breeze. She's mostly happy and energetic, but can turn mad in a heartbeat. She's also very confusing.


No CAPTCHA will come along, but Windy is friends with numerous wind-ghosts, which take the shape of small whiteish-blue globes and bob around her head, talking to only her. 

submitted by Mistress of the Wind
(November 20, 2020 - 1:41 pm)