Friday, March 13, 2009

March Festival Schedule

Equirria, Matronalia, Quinquatria, & Bacchanalia

March 14th, 2009

10am - Rekindling Vesta's Holy Flame
Our festivals begin this month with the Rekindling of the Flame in the Temple of Vesta in ROMA. After the ritual, Vesta Herself will lead a procession into Subura where She will give each domus Her blessing. After the blessing, there will be drinking, dancing, and music for all!
Location: ROMA Temple of Vesta

1pm - Subura Equirria Races
In honour of Mars and Equirria, we are having a horse race through the Subura! Anyone can enter the race - you can bring your own horse, or use one of our demo horses. Even Centaurs are welcome! There will be a prize purse for the winner of the race, as well as a 12 prim trophy to display in your domus!
Location: ROMA Subura

3pm - Matronalia Costume Beauty Contest
Matronalia is the Roman equivalent of our Mother's Day, and this year, we are celebrating the beauty that is motherhood! Our beauty contest will be a costume event, and anyone can enter, even men - but your costume theme must relate to mothers and motherhood. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Please see attached contest rules for details.
Location: Odeon of Marcellus, ROMA

March 15th, 2009

10:30am- ROMA Senate Meeting
All ROMA citizens are welcome to attend the Senate meeting in the Curia @ 10:30 a.m. SLT.
Location: ROMA Curia, Forum

12pm - Quinquatria Legion Battle Demo
At Fort Legio Augusta in ROMA, our beloved Legio will be putting on a battle display in honour of Mars for the Quinquatria. Come see what a Roman war might have looked like, complete with seige engines!
Location: Fort, ROMA

2pm - Quinquatria Ritual for Minerva and Oracle Prophecies
Come to the Temple of Minerva in Subura for a ritual honouring the Goddess! Minerva is the goddess of the Quinquatria, a balancing force of just & honourable battle against the passionate and wild war symbolised by Mars. Our ritual today honours Her wisdom and justice, as well as asking Her blessing upon our ROMA. After the ritual, we will take part in a Quinquatria tradition - that of divination and prophecy. Come ask the Pythia your fate!
Location: Temple of Minerva, ROMA Subura

4pm - Bacchanalia Grand Feast
Come join us for the Grand Feast of the Bacchanalia! We will elect a Bacchus and Chief Maenad to preside over the feast, and a Bacchanal Trivia game, presented by our trivia-master Mickey James! So come dressed in your wild man/wild woman best and party with us!
Location: ROMA Transtiberim (outside Ostia)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Alt Warning To The ROMA Community


Avete Citizens

This is a difficult post for me to write. For over a year, one person has been repeatedly harassing ROMA with alts. It has caused myself, the Emperor, our estate management staff, and group officers a great deal of emotional stress and bother.

This griefer has taken complete advantage of our collective trusting nature and the good graces of the entire ROMA community. To date they have utilized over 35 (!!!) alts to attempt to cause financial, emotional and social stress to ROMA. Today, when a group of officers confronted their latest alt, they did what they have always done- they ran away, no doubt to try and come back again as another alt.

Therefore we are forced to take the unprecedented step now of publicly declaring to the community what we believe to be many of the alts of this person. We hope by listing the names we will show the community the breadth of the problem this person engenders as well as alert the community to the issue. The management of ROMA suggests you be on your guard when dealing with these individuals or currently unknown alts that may be the same individual. The alts have all been banned from ROMA and removed from all closed groups.

ROMA will not tolerate the use of alts to harass our community. We have a tremendous group of people here, which is probably why sick people like this griefer have targeted us in the past.

Many thanks to everyone who has been helpful in unmasking this serial griefer. It has been a several month-long sting operation covering several countries. We know exactly who the griefer is outside of SL and will be delivering an abuse report directly to LL.

Please join with me in rejecting the twisted actions of this sick individual. ROMA is better than them.


1) Arada Arado
2) Tullia Lanzius
3) Liquid Gold
4) Nemesis Hydraconis
5) Lu Le
6) Helveticus Kultus
7) Egyptian Scribe
8) Clementia Schapira
9) Xylophonia Gelles
10) Maat Destiny
11) Delicia Juliesse
12) Venus Baragula
13) Gaius Cuttita
14) Cecilia Halberstadt
15) SlaveofCecilia Halberstadt
16) Grandiosa Vendetta
17) Hypatia Sparta
18) Norma Lauria
19) Publius Cornelius
20) Persipina Rhiadra
21) Xenobia Thespian
22) Legatus Mimulus
23) Robin McCall
24) Diamantha Burnstein
25) Paulette Lefevre
26) GrandeDuchesse Juliesse
27) Barbara Flinders
28) tamara Slyusarenko
29) Thane Woodford
30) Sister Hood
31) Salome Karillion
32) Lucretia Larnia
33) Minucius Mimulus
34) Nuntius Mimulus
35) Amethystangel Ember
36) Isis Khandr
37) Shahrazad Kharg
38) Drucilla Galicia

Please note this is a partial, not complete list of this person's alts - there are too many to conveniently list here. We have listed the more well-known alts around ROMA.

Depuis plus d'un an, plusieurs avatars, qui ne sont en fait qu'une seule personne, ont visé ROMA. Ces avatars ont causé des torts financiers, moraux et causé du stress émotionnel et social à toute la communauté. Nous avons pris la décision de déclarer publiquement la liste des noms de ces avatars, à toute la communauté afin que cela cesse. La direction vous recommande vivement d'être sur vos gardes si vous êtes en face de ces individus, ainsi qu'avec des autres avatars inconnus qui pourraient être en fait toujours la même personne.

Mehr als ein Jahr lang haben alts unter der Kontrolle einer Person in ROMA ihr Unwesen getrieben. Sie haben finanziellen, emotionalen und öffentlichen Ärger in ROMA und dessen Community verursacht. Wir gehen nun den Schitt, der Community eine Liste von alt Namen öffentlich bekannt zu machen. Das Management mahnt jeden dringlich, Vorsicht im Umgang mit diesen Individuen walten zu lassen. Dies gilt auch für bisher noch nicht bekannte oder noch unentdeckte alts, die die gleiche Person sein können. Bitte beachten Sie, daß dies nur eine Auswahl und keine komplette Liste der alts dieser Person ist - es sind schlicht zu viele um sie alle namentlich zu nennen. Aufgeführt sind nur die bekannteren alts die sich in ROMA aufhielten.

Per oltre un anno, degli ''Alts'' (diversi avatars controllati da una persona sola) sotto il controllo di una persona hanno bersagliato ROMA. Hanno causato stess finanziari, emozionali e sociali all'intera community. Stiamo ora rendendo pubblica la notizia e dichiarando la lista degli alts a tutta la community in maniera da poterli fermare. Il managament suggerisce di stare in guardia quando incontrate questi individui oppure altri alts sconosciuti che potrebbero essere lo stesso individuo. Prego notare che questa è una parziale, non completa, lista degli alts di questa persona (ce ne sono troppi per poterli inserire nella lista). Abbiamo inserito nelal lista i più conosciuti alts di ROMA.