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Masked dancers, in glowing silks and shimmering satin costumes and dominos gavotte under the candlelight of Murano crystal chandeliers. Velvet-curtained alcoves conceal card games and trysts while musicians in one corner play for the dancers. Uniformed footmen offer champagne to all. Resting on a table near a gilded door, are feathered half-masks for newcomers.

This chat serves all of The Masque sites, The Masque, The WIKtT Archives, and The BDSM Garden.

You are most welcome to The Masque, The WIKtT Archives, The Garden, and the Courtesan's Ballroom. Please abide by the Courtesan's rules to ensure an enjoyable time in her home.


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The Masque, The WIKtT Archives, and The Garden Ballroom Chat rules

No one under the age of 18 is allowed on any The Masque Network website, no matter the laws in the country of residence. The Chat Monitors and Hosts will promptly remove any and all minors.

NO under-age, incest, snuff, extreme violent sexual abuse, or bestiality role play, discussion, or requests are allowed, and offending chatters will be booted and banned without warning. Anyone found to be promoting illegal activities or distributing child pornography anywhere on The Masque and affiliated sites, including chat, will be reported to the appropriate authorities without mercy or hesitation.

No Chat Monitor will ask you for personal information to prove your identity (other than age - see below), nor will you be asked by any chat or site official or Board member for your password or to go to another site to provide that information. If you are approached, do not follow instructions and do not download any files made available or linked to in chat.

Due to the history of minors intruding on the age restricted sites and chat, a moderator or admin may demand proof of age via certified photo (driver’s license, State ID, or passport) held by the chatter, on a live video feed (cam). The image will not be saved or shared and is used exclusively to verify the user’s age.

No flooding, SPAMming, trolling, cloning, hacking, exploiting, spoofing, harassing, or racism. The Masque and affiliated sites are in no way responsible for any damage as a result of clicking on any non-native site link.

Though we try to monitor chat, The Masque and affiliated sites and the Board are not responsible for any events, circumstances or actions perpetrated by those in or out of the chat room. Flag any offending post.

The chat rooms are monitored randomly by volunteer Chat Monitors and hosts. They have a broad spectrum of duties in the Ballroom, including aiding in the flow and function of chats and games and ensure that rules are followed. All CMs and Hosts can and will remove chatters (boot) and/or ban at will, according to the Courtesan's rules. Please be respectful of their time and energy.

Please log-in one username at one time.

Each chatter is provided with an ignore button. Instead of causing drama and stress, flag the chatter's post and use the button provided on the offending chatter's profile.

No means no. Stop means stop. Neither one mean "maybe". Cease and desist when told to.

Each room has its own expectations and guidelines. If you are unclear on what they are, ASK. If you are directed to read a guidelines document, do so. If you are directed to another chat room that may better fit your advertised desires, please acquiesce.

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