Saturday, September 27, 2014

Press Release: Roman Festival Schedule

Saturday, 27th September

10am -  Ludi Romani Jupiter Ritual and God Feast
This month's festival begins with a ritual for Jupiter in the Forum Temple, honouring Him as King of the Gods and spiritual father of the Roman Pantheon. Our ritual will then be followed by a special feast with dancing and activities in the nearby Basilica. Since at the ancient feast, statues of the gods attended, at our feast you are asked to come in costume as an ancient deity. (Any entity humans have worshipped as a god is acceptable as a costume.) A prize of L$1000 will be given to the best male and the best female deity costume as decided by vote.
ROMA (22, 208, 79)

11am - Ludi Romani Chariot Races
The Ludi Romani were a time for athletics, games, and sport, and a traditional part of the ancient Ludi Romani were chariot races - for our celebration, we have our own! Come race against other Citizens for prizes (anyone can sign up to race), or come watch the spectacle and cheer on the racers as you drink wine and nibble snacks. There will be 3 races of 5 laps each, and 1st place in each race wins a $L1000 prize purse!
ROMA (249, 113, 43)

12:30pm - Jovian Nymph & Faun Chase
One of the favourite pastimes of the Gods was chasing beautiful nymphs (much to the Goddesses chagrin), and Jupiter was no exception. For our Ludi Romani, you'll get to chase our ROMA nymphs & fauns. Chase them around Transtiberim and try to tag them - the one who tags the most nymphs or fauns will receive a prize!
ROMA Transtiberim (58, 34, 45)


Sunday, 28th September

10am - Ludi Romani Fishing Contest
Come try your luck in the Ludi Romani Fishing Contest - using the 7Seas
Fishing system. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will get a cash prize, and there will be a chance to catch some ROMA-exclusive custom fish!
Transtiberim (122, 154, 28)

12pm - Ludi Romani Grand Feast
Our festivals wind down with the Grand Feast in honour of Jupiter - with live music - the sweet tunes of Max Kleene! There will be dancing, feasting, and good company - some please join us in bidding farewell to the Ludi Romani until next year!
ROMA Transtiberim (181, 103, 21)

1pm - Vinovium Walls Race
The guards on the towers of our Vinovium Fort are always on watch and try to not miss any strange happenings. For this they need your help. In this game, you are one of the guards, who patrol along the wall -- you have to collect information from the soldiers on the towers, and bring that information as fast as you can to the Officer on duty. Can you get the info to the Officer the fastest and win? Top 3 fastest time with the least penalties will win cash prizes.
ROMA Vinovium (228, 166, 46) -

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