Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball 08

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The Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball, 2008[edit]

Hosted by Daniel Frozenwind, King of the Snowmen

History of the Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball[edit]

The Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball is a long forgotten formal event, engraved into history years before the searing. The Ascalon Royal Family led by King Adelbern was once a prosperous kingdom, and the ball was the yearly celebration to celebrate the wealthy and beauty that was Ascalon. But alas, The Searing as it has come to be known shattered the hearts of men in the kingdom of Ascalon. The ball for the past 4 years has been forgotten. Lord Sojar, in his travels, stumbled upon an old text depicting a dance festival of epic proportions in the kingdom of Ascalon of old. Intrigued, he did further research. After painstaking tasks, Lord Sojar begged the wealthiest of the lords of Ascalon and surrounding kingdom of Kryta to donate what they saw fit to bring back this beautiful festival. The time of the Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball has returned, and the hearts of men shall once again be warm and lively!

This year, Lord Sojar has fallen ill, and in his stead, Daniel Frozenwind, King of the Snowmen will host this most wonderful event! Let the festivities commence!

Formal invitation created by user Red Apple on Guild Wars Guru Forums.


The theme of this years Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball is... Humility

Humility was chosen as this years theme, to show that a person with a little can make a large difference. We all must be humble and never forget our roots. If more and more little pieces are added up, you have something; something meaningful, something humble. Fragments of the community brought together to be made whole and powerful. The Ascalon Royal Family Masquerade Ball represents this teaching, and it is with great honor and joy that it makes its triumphant return this year. May you all be brought joy and humility this year and for the rest of your days!

Date, Time, and Location[edit]

  • Date: May 10th, 2008
  • Time: Event begins at 19:00/7PM GMT
  • Location: Serenity Temple, International Districts.

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Formal Poster for the Ball created by karlitea on Guild Wars Guru Forums.


(All times listed in GMT below)
The event Schedule is as follows:

  • 19:00/7PM: Opening Ceremony with speech welcoming guests, introducing the staff, speech discussing theme.
  • 19:30/7:30PM: Dancing and drink/food sales will begin. Rock-Paper-Scissors gambling tables will open. Recommended you turn off emotes unless you are playing. Please keep this orderly so we can have some winners! 
  • 19:45/7:45PM: Gift givers are unleashed to the crowds. Conga lines commence.
  • 20:15/8:15PM: Rahja's Family-Costume Contest and The Couples Ball begin. 100k to be won in total. Four runners up, 3rd, 2nd and 1st - 2 - 50k packets
  • 21:00/9:00PM: Roller Beetle Races begin. Second wave of gifts are released via designated Gift Givers.
  • 21:15/9:15PM: Roller Beetle Racing Championships! Destroyer Challenge winners are also to be announced.
  • 21:30/9:30PM: Roller Beetle Racing Championship awards given out. Massive Sync Formations, LIGHT EM' UP event begins (All guests using sparklers)
  • 22:00/10:00PM: Third wave of gifts to be given out by designated Gift Givers. Quiz questions begin!
  • 22:15/10:15PM: Happy Hour, cheap ale for all guests!
  • 22:30/10:30PM: Lap of Honor for each of the primary Ball attributes: Ascalon, the Snowmen, the Community, and Rahja the Thief.
  • 22:45/10:45PM: Thank you speech dedicated to donors, staff, Arena Net, and community. Spare ale, food, and fireworks sales/giveaways if any remain.
  • 23:00/11:00PM: Grawl caretakers sweep up the mess, see you all at Wintersday!

External Links[edit]

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