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TalonRO is pleased to bring back the seventh annual social gala event of the year with the formal Yule Ball! All of the wonderful fun of the Yule Ball is back, such as our formal wear gala, live music as suggested from the community, an ice bar and dance floor, prizes, and much more - set in the grandeur of the exclusive TalonRO Ice Palace. This is one event not to be missed! It's an amazing opportunity to meet new people, party with old friends, or even take that special someone to the party of the year!


The seventh annual Yule Ball will take place on Sunday, February 18 from 1600 to 1800 Midgard (server) time! Like any big gala event, we're prepared to show you a more luxurious side of social events on TalonRO - while breaking out all the stops for a fun and unforgettable memory-making experience! You're invited to take place in this special event - with live music, prizes, formal wear, events, and so much more! Read on below for the details of what this special social event has to offer - no RSVP is needed! Come with a group, your guild, or use it as a wonderful opportunity to meet other Talonians, make new friends, and forge unforgettable memories.

  • This year's Yule Ball will take place on Sunday, February 18 from 1600 to 1800 Midgard (server) time.
  • As with all Yule Ball social gala events, this year's event will take place in the custom Ice Palace.
    • This special palace and area is only open one time a year for this remarkable event! You won't want to miss it!
    • A warp will be available in Payon to take you to the Ice Palace. This warp will be open during the Yule Ball hours on Sunday, Feb. 18.


With formal wear especially crafted for each guest, plus Yule Concierge available to customize your look, formal wear dyes, and much more - you'll start the night off right looking your very best in a special Tuxedo or Evening Gown! Prizes and minigames will be rolling all throughout the evening as well, with a friendly team of Game Masters on hand to party the evening away together while hosting some fantastically fun games! Get to know your fellow Talonians at the Yule Ball this year as well - whether its out on the dance floor busting a move to our live DJ with music chosen by players, social corners with benches, fountains, and more, or up at the Ice Bar enjoying one of this year's custom cocktails! Finally, the end of the night will be complete with the crowning of this year's 2018 Yule King and Yule Queen - marking the end of the winter season and ready to welcome spring!

  • Each guest upon arrival will receive their own limited edition Winter Formal Wear - especially made for the Yule Ball. This costume item will disappear at the end of the Yule Ball, but it will allow each guest to wear their holiday best for the evening's gala.
    • Once inside, guests may visit with our team of Yule Stylists - now in a special room off of the Ice Palace - to get ready and dress their best with custom looks and formal wear dyes - to complete your winter ball look.
    • We'll have a special concierge member back in Payon who can help take back your tuxedo or dress and get you back into your regular outfit.
  • Our Yule Ball Concierge will be on hand to take care of our guests and their needs - including allowing you admission into the exclusive Yule Ball grand ballroom itself.
    • Our concierge will also be recording the guest list for the evening - which is important because we'll be giving *random prizes* to guests throughout the night! That's right - just show up and you could win something fun just for coming to the Yule Ball!
  • Once inside, we have a party unlike anything that you've experienced. We'll be DJ'ing this event with a LIVE STREAMING PLAYLIST! Even better, you can request the songs that you would like to hear ahead of time.
    • We'll be broadcasting these songs on our own special TalonRO Radio as well, so you can connect to the radio at the time of the event and get your groove on out on the dance floor.
  • Our wonderful team of Game Masters will be on hand to host live events throughout the evening, including drawing names for prizes given out to lucky random partygoers!
  • Our Ice Palace also features a special social corner with benches, an ice fountain, and places to sit and relax.
    • Warm up by the fire with friends and guildmates, or head up to our ultra deluxe Ice Bar.
    • Our Yule Bartender will be serving up holiday-themed drinks, Hot Cocoa, and some other fun drinks that will surely create some interesting...err...effects!
  • At the end of the evening, we'll be crowning our Yule Ball King and Queen by using the guest list at the Concierge.
    • Our drawing will be at random - but you could win a deluxe Winter Crown costume set at the end of the night - perfect for the end of the winter season.
    • Don't forget to stick around for our group community photo to commemorate the evening as part of the TalonRO community!


The TalonRO Yule Ball streams music through our dedicated TalonRO Radio. You'll need to access TalonRO Radio separately on the night(s) of the Yule Ball to listen into our live streaming playlist. You can access the TalonRO Radio during the event by visiting https://share.talonro.com/radio/

You'll can also suggest songs for the Yule Ball easily! Simply leave the name of the song that you'd like in a post in this thread - it's that easy! If possible, please also drop a link for the song (such as a YouTube video link) so we can check it out easily! We have 2 hours of songs to get, so feel free to request a song!

  • Tune into TalonRO during the event to listen to this year's live playlist at https://share.talonro.com/radio/
    • Simply visit the link above to be taken to a web player to listen in! Music will only be playing during the Yule Ball hours, so don't be alarmed if you don't hear music before 1600 on Sunday, February 18!
  • Request a song by replying in this event thread with a link to the song you'd like to hear at the Yule Ball.
    • With two hours of music to curate into a playlist, we'll try and get your request in the lineup!


We hope that you can take a break from the grind, hang out with old friends (and maybe make new ones!), get your dance on, and win some prizes as well. The Yule Ball is an event not to be missed on TalonRO! This event attracts hundreds of players from all over TalonRO, and we hope that you can join in the year end festivities! The Yule Ball is one unforgettable evening of fun, festivities, prizes, and celebrations.

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This would be a refreshing addition ! I hope it gets selected. Its a good jam for sure :)


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      If you have screenshots of your time, or want to give a special shout out from your memories at the event - we'd love for you to post them here! Let's share our fun memories together as a community - and we hope to see you around Midgard in the days to come. Happy gaming!
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