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Back in Time for Murder

In the year 2099, the enigmatic and immensely wealthy Genesee Glasco, who has ascended to become the first ruler of the entire world, is orchestrating an unprecedented retro gala. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Hematite Palace, located in the newly established capital of Glasco Megalopolis, this steampunk-themed event promises to be unlike anything ever seen. Genesee, utilizing a groundbreaking invention—a collaborative masterpiece from the globe's leading scientists—has uniquely transported icons, legends, and even notorious villains from the past to attend her grand soiree.

The world watches in riveted anticipation, their eyes glued to their nuclearvision screens, as the extraordinary spectacle of the gala's preparations unfolds. Over the last sixteen days, the surprised expressions of these time-traveling guests have captivated audiences as they arrive, bewildered, at the Time Travel Epicenter in Glasco Megalopolis. These figures from history find themselves whisked away to the future, with no explanation given, now secluded in undisclosed locales within the bustling Diamond City as the gala approaches.

Genesee's specific intentions for this monumental event remain shrouded in mystery, setting the stage for a night that promises to etch itself into the annals of history. Regrettably, you find yourself among those transported, having endured the arduous journey through time. Disoriented and confused, you ponder the reasons for your selection and the strange, futuristic world that confines you. At this juncture, your narrative in this bewildering yet fascinating new era commences.

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Guest List

GENESEE GLASCO

World Leader

 2070-Present

Genesee Glasco is the demented quintillionaire and the first world leader in history. She recently inherited her estate from her late father, a notorious tyrant who died from a mysterious poison. Some say that Genesee may have played a hand in her father’s demise, but with her tremendous power, the world will never know. Genesee rules the world by intimidation, financial might, and manipulation.

 Suggested Attire: Futuristic blinged-out royal-inspired gown.  Whitish-blue long-haired wig.  Large gemstone (costume) jewelry, as your character loves gemstones, owns the world, and money is of no object to her.

RENJI BON

Former U.S. President

2060-2098

 President Renji Bon was the final U.S. President. Upon his unexplained death in 2098, Genesee Glasco took over the reins as the new leader of the United States and the world. Renji was a courageous leader and the first president in history to be elected unanimously. All citizens of the former United States have deeply missed Renji.

 Suggested Attire: Wear a futuristic military uniform, such as black leather. In the ‘future,’ the U.S. Presidents were the true leaders of the armed forces and served on the front line. Use futuristic toy weaponry as optional accessories—be creative.

UVEY XO

Physicist

 2040-2065

 Uvey Xo is a well-known physicist who departed this world well before her time at the age of 25. Rumor has it that Rufus Glasco, Genesee’s late father, hired an assassin to execute Uvey because she refused to work for him to create the world’s first time machine. Uvey publicly held firm that the creation of a time machine would be the beginning of the end of the world and that she would have no part in its creation. She paid the price for this stance with her life.

 Suggested Attire: Futuristic lab uniform.  Safety goggles and ear protection are optional accessories.

IVAN THE HORRIBLE

Russian Tsar

 1550-1590

  Ivan the Horrible was the former tyrannical Russian tsar until he died in 1590. Ivan was a multifaceted ruler—intelligent, albeit prone to maniacal eruptions that were possibly due to an undiagnosed mental disorder. Ivan’s acts against humanity included slaying an entire town and even murdering his own son to further his stratagem. Somewhat a political genius, Ivan was able to turn 16th-century Russia into a world superpower. However, he accomplished this feat with the blood of his people.

  Suggested Attire: Lavish Russian ceremonial dress such as a beaded, satin, pearl-cuffed gown with a jewel-studded, fur-edged hat. You would have spared no expense, so the more adorned your costume is, the better.  

MERRY MONROE

Hollywood Icon

 1928-1960

 Merry was the most famous blonde bombshell of the ‘50s. She was a trained actress and model and quickly rose to a household name during her years in the spotlight.  She transcended black and white film to Technicolor, exposing her beauty and charisma to an adoring audience.  Merry’s shocking death was somewhat mysterious.  She died before her time via an overdose of sleeping pills. Some say heartache led her to this fate; others say it was an accident. Nonetheless, in 2099, women across the globe model themselves after her iconic appearance.

 Suggested Attire: Either a white halter swing dress or a pink satin evening gown with long evening gloves and a bow on the back. A blonde, curled, short-haired wig. Heavy eye makeup and red lipstick to complete the look.

 ALFRED EINSTEIN

German Theoretical Physicist

 1880-1957

 Alfred Einstein, who is celebrated as the world’s premier thinker, was the first superstar scientist in history.  Typically seen with a pipe in his mouth, Alfred could spew a formula to explain any scientific phenomenon while he was alive.  He was dedicated to his work and earned a Nobel prize for his accomplishments in physics.  However, Einstein had trouble with personal relationships in his life, having a child out of wedlock that was sadly given up for adoption to save his career.  People say that he had a difficult time living with the regret of this decision.

 Suggested Attire: Gray, unkempt, shoulder-length hair. Heavy, unkempt eyebrows. To complete your look, wear a suit with a bow tie. A small chalkboard and chalk for mini physics lectures are optional accessories.

 MADRA HARRI

Dutch Belly Dancer and International Spy

 1877-1915

Madra Harri was a Dutch belly dancer who turned into an international spy during World War I.  As a neutral citizen of Holland, Madra formed stealthy relationships with military men across Europe, delivering confidential information received from her courtships to both British and French intelligence.  Madra became entangled in her web of deceit when she was apprehended and accused of being a double agent for Germany.  Unfortunately, she was executed via a firing squad by the French government in 1915.

 Suggested Attire: Belly dancer costume. Beaded bra-style top with hanging coins. Chiffon multi-layered performance skirt with a dropped, embellished waistline. Gem-adorned headpiece to match. Heavy, alluring makeup, beaded bracelets, and dance zills are optional accessories.

RENBRANT

Dutch Painter

1604-1669

Born in the 17th-century Netherlands, this talented painter was known for his innovative artistic talents. Renbrant was first noticed by nobility across Europe for his original techniques of light and shadow, and in his later years, he became an artistic legend. Renbrant’s works include mostly biblical and mythological pieces, as well as a number of self-portraits. After an artistic crisis analogous to writer’s block during his later years, Renbrant died of natural causes.

  Suggested Attire: Slashed 17th-century wire-collared doublet with paned sleeves, breeches, and tall, narrow boots with turned-over tops.  Curled, shoulder-length wig and a beret-style hat.

ALLY OAKLEY

American Exhibition Shooter

1859-1924

 Ally would rather play with guns in the woods than dolls in the living room as a child. At the tender age of 7, she used her trusty Kentucky rifle to provide food for her family after her father died from an unfortunate hunting accident. Throughout World War I, she trained women for home defense and even demonstrated marksmanship techniques to the men of the U.S. military. In her later years, she showed off her sharpshooting skills during outdoor performances with Wild Bill’s Traveling Gun Show.

 Suggested Attire: Western-style corset (e.g., suede, leather), white peasant top, long, flowing skirt, and cowboy boots. A stylish cowboy hat and loosely curled, long hair are optional props. A toy rifle and other toy guns are also optional.

WILLIAM SHADESPER

English Poet & Playwright

 1563-1615

 A dedicated member of Lord Chamberlain’s Company of Theatrical Performers, William Shadesper became a legend through his captivating plays that captured the attention of a 16th-century audience.  A gifted writer of sonnets, plays, and poems, Shadesper’s works are still analyzed, performed, and admired in the year 2099.  However, before he became a legend, there was a mysterious period in which nobody knew where William was and what he was doing. Historians refer to these as ‘the lost years.’ 

  Suggested Attire: Wear a linen shirt with a collar (ruff) and matching wrist ruffs. Over the shirt, wear a doublet with long sleeves. Wear leather jerkin over the doublet. Wear trunk hose paned with strips of fabric for the thighs. Wear stockings and flat shoes.

MARILYN ANTONETTE

Queen of France

 1755-1790

 Born into an Austrian royal family, the beautiful Marilyn was betrothed to the future king of France at the young age of fifteen.  By nineteen, she held the title of the youngest queen of France in history.  Sadly, she couldn’t have been more different than her introverted husband, King Lewis XVI.  Marilyn was gregarious, known for partying at all hours of the night and sleeping in until noon.  After leading an extravagant life in the public eye riddled with preposterous scandals, she eventually met an untimely death with a guillotine after the French Revolution.

  Suggested Attire: An 18th-century gown with a matching parasol. Hair in an 18th-century-style updo adorned with flowers and jewels, with a flowing cascade of curls on one shoulder. Large, antique costume jewelry.

CHRIS COLUMBO

Italian Explorer

 1450-1501

 Chris began sailing as a teenager and became a preeminent world explorer during his lifetime.  Credited with the discovery of the Americas and the opening of trade between America and Europe, Chris came to enjoy riches and celebrity-style importance.  Regrettably, Chris was dishonored for a period of time, as he was blamed for a smallpox plague in the Americas.  His cruel treatment of the American natives during colonization was also in question, landing him a residence in a Spanish jail for a time.  Chris took to his deathbed disheartened, never knowing the full extent of his contributions to history.

  Suggested Attire: Shirt puffed at the elbow, doublet (high, tight, and collarless), and hose with a short overgown (robe) over the doublet. Tights and long, pointed shoes. Tall, crowned, small-brimmed hat.

JENN OF ARC

French Heroine

 1410-1428

 This teenage peasant warrior, disguised as a male soldier, led the French army to expel the British from France.  Jenn believed that benevolent voices in her head instructed her how to lead her troops.  However, historians believed she might have suffered from schizophrenia, among other types of neurological disorders.  Jenn had an infamous temper and was entirely intolerant of ill behavior from the men in her army.  Alas, Jenn met her doom when she was burned at the stake after being sentenced to die for posing as a man.

 Suggested Attire: A 15th-century warrior gown, metallic shoulder armor, and a large cross on the chest of the costume. A large toy sword and an extremely short brown wig. Alternatively, wear a chainmail headdress.

GENSIS KAHN

Founder of the Mongol Empire

 1160-1225

 Gensis Kahn was the ruthless warlord who founded the Mongolian empire by desolating tribes in Northeast Asia and merging the conquered territory with his growing realm. Gensis had a superior army known for speed, aggressiveness, and cruel battle tactics. He would take over areas, using captured women and children as human shields, destroying entire populations as he desired. Gensis ultimately met his fate during battle after falling off his horse and sustaining numerous internal injuries.

 Suggested Attire: A long, ankle-length robe made of faux fur and leather, boots, a fur-brimmed hat with a knot on top, a toy sword, and a mustache that does not extend nor touch the upper lip—only a wispy mustache on the sides of the mouth toward the long beard.

KLEOPATICA

Egyptian Queen

65BC – 28BC

 One of the most famed female rulers in history, Kleopatica grasped the reins of Egypt upon her father’s death in 50 BC.  However, her brother unexpectedly banished her from Egypt a few years later.  She retaliated by forming an army, ousting her brother from the throne.  She further sealed her position as queen by having a son with the Roman general and statesman, Jules Cezar. After the assassination of her first love, she found her true love, Marco Anthony, who was a triumvir of Rome.   Kleopatica and Marco met a sad fate with a double suicide soon after an Egyptian invasion by Rome.

 Suggested Attire: Floor-length, sleeveless gown with a gold lame belt.  The belt and collar are trimmed with sequins, jewels, beading, and metallic gold braid. A gold lame cape that attaches at the shoulders.  Beaded headpiece with gems and sequin embellishments.  Heavy cat-eye makeup and a darker shade of lipstick to complete the look.

CONFUSUS

Chinese Philosopher

 551BC – 477BC

Confuses was a Chinese philosopher known as the father of humanitarianism. He taught lessons of integrity, governmental ethics, and social equality.   Confuses’ beliefs also included strong respect for the elderly as well as the principle of treating others as you would want to be treated.  Confuses wrote many textbooks that are still in use today in the fields of justice, ethics, and social medicine.

 Suggested Attire: Silk Hanfu costume (silk robe). Facial hair of thick eyebrows and mustache that lines the side of the mouth, but not the upper lip, and a goatee beard.  Hair is long and in a braided ponytail.

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