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The depths of the ocean, an ancient world of flowing silence.

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Neptune Room
A great waterfall stands before you. It's rushing waters sparkle like a clear night sky. You slowly approach it, waiting for it's cold touch to soothe your skin. When the silky water falls down on you, your eyes open to a most fantastic sight.

Great fountains explode with incredible power into the air from the ground, which is covered with a small layer of flowing water. A refreshing mist lingers in the air. Water flows swiftly down the walls around you, rushing over what appears to be aquariums filled with a variety of extravagant colorful fish.

To the right you notice a pool diner. Table tops rise just above the water, with crystal clear plates and glasses decorating them. Through the clear water you can see comfortable stools around the tables. Several waitresses are seen rushing food out to the tables from behind a bar to the side, and you can hear cooks shouting orders so that everything turns out just right. Lastly, there is a buffet with the most delicious seafood and sushi layed out on it, magically tempting you with it's wonderful savory flavors.

To your left you gasp as you notice that water is falling onto a glossy dance floor from the roof, which is adorned with an uncountable array of flashing lights. The latest and greatest Japanese dance hits are being played in the background, almost forcing you to move along with the beat. You see several other people on the floor already, moving magically with the rythm of the music, water spraying everywhere.

And ahead of you a tall young man smiles, then slowly approaches you.
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Your Host
'Allo. ^_^ I'm SykoSilver and I'll be your host here in the Neptune Room. :3 I'm glad to have you here today, and hopefully we can have a ton of fun! We'll have a couple contests here for you to enjoy and some nifteh prizes, but let's remember the purpose of the ball: for everyone to have a good ole time together. :] So have fun!

<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava//fb/fb/5c4be0a63fbfb_48x48.gif" align="left">SykoSilver - Neptune Room Host
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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/84/36/4d3518b143684_48x48.gif" align="left">~o Neptune o~ - Neptune Room Dummy
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Reminders
Here are some reminders to keep in mind. :]
  • TURN OFF YOUR SIG - During times of high traffic, the site slows down quite a bit. Disabling or removing your signature will help speed up loading times. :]
  • Items may or may not be released during the ball
  • The ball will close at 3 PM PST on Sunday.
  • You can contact any of the Forum Helpers to deal with problems, but please contact an actual moderator for ToS violations.
  • Do not bump or spam in the rooms.
  • Rumors are ebil. ^^;;
  • NEPTUNE ROXXORZ UR SOXXORZ.

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Rules
OMG?!1! There are rules in an event thread?!

Why YES, there are. Just because this is a special event doesn't mean that there aren't rules and regulations to ensure that everything goes smoothly. wink

Don't follow these rules, suffer the consequences. twisted
  • DO NOT FLAME - This event is an event where we have fun together in a positive atmosphere, so douse those flames and just get along. wink
  • DO NOT TROLL - Again, we're here to have fun. So don't be an a**. smile
  • DO NO SPAM - Believe it or not, one of the main purporses of these stickies here are to roleplay or discuss the event. If you spam up the rooms, it makes this really hard. All spam found will be deleted (in this thread at least). I count 1337 as spam; go to the Uranus room if you want to type like that. wink
  • DO NOT BUMP - This is a sticky. rolleyes It's already at the top.
  • DO NOT CYBER - Big no-no, not allowed at the ball, or anywhere on Gaia. Can you say bannzored? domokun
  • DO NOT SPREAD RUMORS - If you hear something from someone that's not in any of the threads created by users helping with the ball, then it's probably not true! Do not spread rumors, you may think it's fun but it really screws things up!
  • FOLLOW ALL GAIA ONLINE RULES - Yup, all GAIA Online rules stated in the Rules & Guidelines and/or Terms of Service still apply here.
  • BE NICE, AND HAVE FUN! - Having fun is what this is all about! So don't spoil it with ebil stuffs. mad
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Details
:3 Before the ball opened, a Neptune Room avatar contest was started in the Avatar Talk forum. ^_^ This contest used the same aquatic theme as the Neptune Room. :] Here are the contestants; please go to the voting thread and give a vote!
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PRIZES
1st :: Spicy Tuna Helmet + 10k
2nd :: Blue Stone Helm + 5k
3rd :: Brown Pebbo Cap + White Pebbo Cap + 2.5k
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>> GO VOTE FOR YOUR CHOICE! Please note that the winners have already been chosen. X] We had to end voting at some point, eh? wink

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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/a3/c2/3b75d21111c2a3_48x48.gif" align="left">Teh Happy Chicken
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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/f1/0f/58358d1f40ff1_48x48.gif" align="left">Princess Nausicaa - 1st Place
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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/9a/c1/682b53cb10c19a_48x48.gif" align="left">Milkchan 2nd Place
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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/92/cb/3d50db456cb92_48x48.gif" align="left">InnocentBlackShadow 3rd Place
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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/32/6a/79af87576a32_48x48.gif" align="left">lizstar
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<img src="http://avatar.gaiaonline.com/gaia/members/ava/41/29/56ec6485142941_48x48.gif" align="left">Olivia333
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Instructions
This contest will take place during the ball and will end at 12 PM PST (noon) on March 6th. ^^ To play, you must write a short story that relies heavily on an aquatic environment. :] This can be anything from fishing stories to swimming stories and more. :3 I have to be able to easily read and understand your story before I consider it; so use that shift key, go over punctuation, and check the spelling of your words. wink

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PRIZES
1st :: ???
2nd :: ???
3rd :: ???
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STORIES SO FAR::
The Cursed Treasure of Jebidiah Gambino by Netbattler Omega
Boots by Rayinte

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Oh my!
Dress for the aquatic theme and you might find yourself getting some sunken treasure! Neptune likes to dump stuff on those he finds to have good aquatic avatars. :D
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Razumi Yazura
Q)What is the Annual Gaian Ball?
A) The ball is basically just for fun. A day for everyone to gather. RP, talk. It was originally created by a girl on her own in the year 2003. Last year, she did not want to continue the ball since she didn't like seeing the greed that has come from the users. The Black bowtie and the Red Corsage were the items that came from the original Gaian ball since the Admins were impressed by her. Last year, Setzer took over the Second Annual ball. We recieved the G-pin from that ball. I was part of his staff. He "passed the torch" to me since he wants others to have a chance. That's not the only reason, though. Whoo...I should keep my mouth shut when I'm curious, but I am willing to help and I'm usually quite organized.

Q) Is this an official event?
A) No, technically, it isn't official since it isn't Admin run. It's user-run. However, the past two years, it was Admin supported. First year with the Red Corsage and Black bowtie. Second year with the temporary forum and G-pin.

Q) Will I get a free item?
A) Free items may or may not be given out to everyone depending on the following:
    ~In Admin terms, that is random and there may not even be an item from them this year.

    ~There will most likely be a few user-created games to obtain items. The items will be old event items. Nothing new.

Q)What have the past Balls been like?
A) The original First Annual Gaian ball was created by Misao on March 7th, 2003. Considering Gaia's tiny population at the time, the ball was easily put in Barton town. Since the Admins were impressed with her work, the Red Corsage(female equip) and the Black Bowtie(male equip) items were introduced.

As time pases, Misao decides not to host again due to seeing the greed that has developed among other users. The Second Annual Gaian Ball was hosted by Setzer, with a larger staff at its service. This ball was held a day earlier, which is March 6th, 2004. One single thread was used to organize it and it was located in the Extended Feedback of the Questions and Feedback forum. After February 18th, when we saw Gambino's mansion first being introduced, we wondered and hoped for the Admins to let us use it, but we made no promises. We just hoped. On the day of the ball, the Admins provided us with out very own temporary forum all just for ball. Stickies gallor for the themed rooms as well as a few others. It was a rather busy day, yet fun, nevetheless. The G-pin was introduced when users saw little Gino appear on the top of the screen.


Q)What is this years theme?
A) This year's theme revolves around planets.

Q) What are the planets?
A) The nine planets of the Milky Way galaxy. Each planet is a themed room for people the talk and dress up in for fun. The themes are the following:

<center>Mercury: [Tropical]
Earth: [Formal]
Mars: [Fire]
Jupiter: [Angelic]
Saturn: [Garden]
Neptune: [Water]
Pluto: [Nitemare]
Uranus: [Animals]
Venus: [Love/Friendship]</center>

Q) Who are the hosts?
A) The hosts are the following for each planet room:

<center>Mercury: Nenya hosting, Narumi and Multani cohosting.
Earth: Elisabeth hosting, Kizunami cohosting.
Mars: TKid hosting, Seishin_No_Kibou and Jenna_Chan cohosting.
Jupiter: emerald_star19 hosting, Terradi and Amarroo cohosting.
Saturn: Leyna hosting, Setzer cohosting.
Neptune: SykoSilver hosting, Cinema cohosting.
Pluto: Urbane hosting, Sabishii Hitotsu and Nickolai Kazimir cohosting.
Uranus: Valgav hosting, Unethikul and Chibigreen Tejinashi cohosting.
Venus: Shazu hosting, Dashren Nolan and TG Cid cohosting. (Maiyra in question due to her internet connection.)</center>


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Earth [Formal]
Elisabeth hosting
Mercury [Tropical]
Nenya hosting, Multani & Narumi cohosting
Mars [Fiery]
TK hosting, Seishin_no_Kibou & Jenna_Chan cohosting
Jupiter [Angelic]
Emmy hosting, Amarroo & Terradi cohosting
Saturn [Ice Garden]
Leyna hosting, Setzer cohosting
Neptune [Aquatic]
SykoSilver hosting, Cinema cohosting
Pluto [Nitemare]
Urbane hosting, Sabishii Hitotsu & Nickolai Kazimir cohosting
Uranus [1337/Animals]
Valgav hosting, unethikul & Chibigreen Tejinashi cohosting
Venus [Romantic]
Shazu hosting, TG Cid & Dashren Nolan cohosting</center>
<center>User Image - Blocked by "Display Image" Settings. Click to show.</center>Neptune; the mysterious enraged god of the sea and of all that dwells within the ocean's depths. The planet that represents a many number of things.
http://www.pantheon.org
The god of the sea among the Romans. He was not a very powerful god, and little is known of his origin. When he was first introduced in Rome, he already had all the characteristics of the Greek Poseidon. Despite the fact that his cult grew after his equation with Poseidon, Neptune was far less popular among sailors than Poseidon was among the Greek mariners.
http://www.cafeastrology.com
Neptune, God of the Sea, is the ruler of Pisces. In Astrology, Neptune is considered a planet of inspiration, dreams, psychic receptivity, illusion, and confusion. Neptune rules spirituality, and all things subtle. A youthful, and sometimes naive, spirit characterizes those with a strong placement of Neptune in their natal charts.

On the up side, Neptune is associated with intuition and spiritual enlightenment. As well, it is a planet of mercy and compassion. The more negative manifestations of Neptune include deception, trickery, deceit, guilt, and addiction.
Windows to the Universe
Neptune was the name that ancient Romans gave to the Greek god of the sea and earthquakes, Poseidon. Neptune was depicted as a bearded man with long hair, holding a trident and accompanied by dolphins and fish. He had the reputation for having a very bad temper. The storms and earthquakes were a reflection of his furious rage. Neptune split mountains and threw them into the sea to make islands. One day he saw the beautiful water nymph, Amphitrite dancing in the island of Naxos, and fell immediately in love with her. He promptly asked her to marry him but unfortunately Amphitrite refused his proposal. Scared by Neptune's violent temper, Amphitrite sought refuge with the titan Atlas. However, not discouraged by Amphitrite refusal, Neptune sent one of his servant, a dolphin to look for her. The dolphin found her, and persuaded her to change her mind. Since then they ruled the waves together. As a reward for finding and returning Amphitrite to him, Neptune immortalized the dolphin by placing it in the heavens as the constellation Dolphinus. Neptune and Amphitrite had several children. Among them was Triton whose name was given in 1846 by William Lassell to the principal moon of the planet Neptune.

The source of this material is Windows to the Universe, at http://www.windows.ucar.edu/ at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). �1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; �2000-01 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. All Rights Reserved.
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Eh.
Four contestants.
That means one of them gets nothing. O__<

Hoyeah, first Neptunian post.
Hi! [frantically waves]
woot, first page ^^
Guppy Lad
Eh.
Four contestants.
That means one of them gets nothing. O__<
X] Yup! But the contest has been extended. :] We want 10 contestants. ^^;;
ONE OF THE FIRST POSTS
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  • Dressed Up 200
  • Member 100
Blub Blub! 3nodding Yep in Avatar Talk there is a thread where you can submit your entry - even if it is GAC! Please join in!
Can I join the contest, Syko?
EDIT: Heh, I already posted XD

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