In the dark night, who can you really trust?

London. September, 1940. The height of the Blitz. A ruined warehouse plays host to a nightly gathering of lost souls. Reality and fiction are impossible to distinguish. Deception is the only constant.

This is the Masquerade. Trust no one.

ROADMAP

1.Genesis Mint

Guest list sale starts 8pm UTC on December 6th, 2022. Wait list sale starts at 8pm UTC on December 7th, 2022.

2.Identity Cards

Total war. As part of The Masquerade, lost souls will be recorded under an Identity Registration scheme, Taken holders will be issued with a physical, individual identity card that should be carried at all times when on the Masquerade property. Lost souls may be rewarded for holding their card at NFT events. Lost souls found to be without their cards will incur The Host’s wrath.

3.Shelters

For the under-represented, The community will manage a hardship fund to help lost souls who face discrimination which prevents them from achieving their goals. Age, gender, sexual orientation, race and religious discrimination are just some of the ways talented people are held back. Our Shelter fund will help to change that.

4.Maps

Each year, beginning in 2023, 10 lost souls will be chosen by the community to join The Host on The Journey, an all-expenses-paid trip across the world. Each stop on the map will have a significance and a specific reason for its existence.

At each stage, lost souls will be representing the wider The Masquerade community - giving back to the under-represented, making new friends and discovering new opportunities.

The wider community will directly benefit from the activities undertaken by The Host and the 10 chosen lost souls. Lost souls who have previously experienced The Journey will be ineligible to take part again, but will be additionally rewarded with unique collectables based on the experiences undertaken.

5.Letters

Letters have played crucial part in history for thousands of years. The first ever handwritten letter is thought to have been sent by the Persian Queen Atossa in around 500 BC.

Communication helps us build relationships by allowing us to share our experiences, and needs, and helps us connect to others. It’s the essence of life, allowing us to express feelings, pass on information and share thoughts. We all need to communicate.

The Masquerade will set up lines of communication between our members. To begin, lost souls will be able to opt-in to receiving letters from one other member of their choosing. The Masquerade will act as the conduit, ensuring privacy and confidentially is maintained at all times.

Based on feedback from the community, we will expand this facility as required.

6.The Hunt

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” - Destin Sparks

The Masquerade will bring global communities together through a shared appreciation of creativity, storytelling and altruism.

The Host will place creative photography marked with QR codes in 50 cities worldwide. In order to locate the photography, lost souls will need to participate in The Hunt, a cryptic game which will result in the location of the photography being revealed.

Lost souls who successfully locate the photography and scan the QR code will be rewarded handsomely based on the photograph they discover and the city location where it is found.

Are you ready for the challenge?

7.Radio Messages

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” - Destin Sparks

The Masquerade will bring global communities together through a shared appreciation of creativity, storytelling and altruism.

The Host will place creative photography marked with QR codes in 50 cities worldwide. In order to locate the photography, lost souls will need to participate in The Hunt, a cryptic game which will result in the location of the photography being revealed.

Lost souls who successfully locate the photography and scan the QR code will be rewarded handsomely based on the photograph they discover and the city location where it is found.

Are you ready for the challenge?

8.The Warehouse

The warehouse is The Masquerade’s flagship activation event. A cultural milestone for the brand, the NFT space and for wider collaborators.

The first events, held in the USA and London, are scheduled for Q3 2023 (USA) and Q4 2023 (London).

The Masquerade is no ordinary gathering. In the dark night, who can you really trust?

Surrounded by pretence. Consumed by the experience. Immersed in the night.

A ruined warehouse plays host to a nightly gathering of lost souls. Concealed by masks, but bared to the night. The Masquerade doesn’t change us. It simply exposes who we really are.

Under the relentless blackout, factions form. Alliances are made - and broken. Not everyone is who they seem. Enemies lurk within. Exploiting the night for their own ends. Reality and fiction are impossible to distinguish. Deception is the only constant.

This is The Masquerade. Trust no one.

9.The Under-Represented

The Masquerade artwork is provided as a 3D character model with masquerade mask. Example, work-in-progress artwork can be seen here.

The first iteration of the artwork will feature two plain areas - the background and clothing. Lost souls will be granted the ability to request customisations to their artwork in these two areas.

Our vision is to allow for a greater control over your PFP to greater reflect your own personality. This control will grow over time.

10.The Unknown

The future in this space is incredibly exciting.

We are building The Masquerade into a brand which goes beyond the reliance on secondary sales, generating revenue from multiple streams including media, advertising sales and events.

Our ambitious plans all start with one principle: adding value back to those who place their trust in us enough to buy and hold The Masquerade NFTs. We will underpromise and overdeliver.

Expect the unexpected. Consumed by the experience. Immersed in the night.

FAQ

WHAT IS THE MINT PRICE?

The mint price will be set 3 days before mint. The Host commits that the mint price will not be above $100.

WHEN WILL THE COLLECTION LAUNCH?

The Host has determined a mint date of December 6, 2022 at 8pm UTC.

The guest list sale will last for 24 hours.

The wait list sale will begin at 8pm UTC on December 7, 2022 and will last until the supply is sold out.

WHAT IS THE GUEST LIST?

Every great party has a guest list and The Masquerade is no exception.

Our guest list ensures only real people are able to mint, and lets us learn more about those who want to join our community of lost souls.

Being on the guest list is the ONLY way to mint The Masquerade.

Join the guest list here: https://heymint.xyz/the-masquerade

We ask you to confirm:

  • - You follow us on Twitter
  • - Are a member of Discord
  • - Your email address
  • - Your wallet ID


Most importantly, though, we want to hear from YOU. Why do you want to be on the guest list? What brought you to The Masquerade?

Applicants for The Masquerade guest list will be manually reviewed for approval or rejection. Bots entries will be rejected and will not be eligible to mint.

The first 10,000 approved members of the guest list will have 24 hours to mint their tokens from 8pm UTC on 6th December, 2022.

When 24 hours has passed, the next 10,000 approved members on the wait list will have 24 hours to mint their tokens.

And so on.

HOW DO I JOIN THE GUEST LIST?

Join the guest list here: https://heymint.xyz/the-masquerade

WHAT BLOCKCHAIN?

The Ethereum ERC-721 blockchain.

WHAT ABOUT RARITY & TRAITS?

The Masquerade will have different traits to drive rarity. The collection also includes exclusive 1/1 pieces.

HOW MANY CAN I MINT?

3 per wallet.

WHAT'S THE LONG TERM PLAN?

See our roadmap on Discord.

WHEN IS THE REVEAL?

24 hours after sell-out, or 48 hours wait list sale begins. Whichever occurs first.

HOW MANY TOKENS ARE AVAILABLE?

10,000.