Saturday, May 28, 2016

Roma Festival Schedule

Saturday, 28th May

10 am - Bona Dea Ritual & Maypole Dance
Our festivals begin with a ritual for Bona Dea, "The Good Goddess" - Also known as Fauna, She is the daughter of Faunus, and a goddess of virginity, fertility, and healing. Bona Dea's rites included only women - even paintings or drawings of men or male animals were forbidden - but in our ROMA, the menfolk are welcome to Her rites. After the rite, we will have the traditional maypole dance, music, and wine!
ROMA Vinovium (114, 228, 24)

12pm - Fauna's Fishing Contest
Break out your poles and put on your fishing togas - it's time for another ROMA Fishing event, as we thank Fauna for the bounty she gives us. Using the 7Seas Fishing system, we will be having a fishing contest, with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receiving cash prizes.
ROMA Transtiberim (128, 9, 22)

1pm -  Mercuralia Treasure Hunt
Oh no! After a recent shopping trip thru Trajan's Market, Mercury has dropped most of His money while flying home to Olympus! The pouches are now scattered throughout ROMA Trantiberim!  Can you help Him find them? But watch out - each pouch will give out only one prize, and then it will disappear. So you will have to be swift to find these elusive pouches before anyone else does!
ROMA (184, 41, 26


Sunday, 29th May

10am - Mercuralia Ritual & Tavern Party
Mercury isn't just the herald of the Gods - He's also the patron of merchants and commerce! So this Mercuralia, we will be honouring Him with a ritual in the Mercury Temple at the Macellum! After the ritual, there will be drinking, dancing, and games in the Tavern. Consider it the calm before a long day of contests!
ROMA (232, 93, 49)

12pm - The Mercury & Fauna Grand Feast
Our Festivals culminate with the Mercury & Fauna Grand Feast - come celebrate the return of Spring with us! Dancing, good conversation, music and a delicious feast.
ROMA Transtiberim (199, 194, 29)

1pm - Legio Harpastum
Harpastum, also known as Harpustum, was a form of ball game played in the Roman Empire
We know little about the exact rules of the game, but it appears to bear a remarkable resemblance to American Football and Rugby. In our harpastum game, everyone is welcome to play, and the winning team members will receive a cash prize.
ROMA Transtiberim (84, 192, 41)

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