Friday, October 29, 2010

ROMA Halloween Weekend

Saturday 30 Oct

12pm Noon: ROMA Lemuralia & Ghost Stories
In Roman religion, the Lemuralia or Lemuria was a feast during which the ancient Romans performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes.Our Lemuralia ritual will banish any malevolent spirits, both real & imagined, while welcoming the protective spirits of the Lares and beneficent ancestors. Followed by ghost stories in the ROMA tombs!
Location: ROMA Transtiberim sim

Sunday 31 Oct

10:30am: ROMA Curiate Assembly
Please note this is in the new location in the new Curia building, ROMA Forum
Location: ROMA Curia, ROMA sim

12pm Noon: ROMA Hallow'een Party
Come in costume! Cash prize for best costumes.
Location: Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim sim

1pm: Legion Training
The soldiers will be training in costume. Come watch and participate!
Location: Legion Fort, ROMA Transtiberim sim

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ROMA @ IV Anniversary Celebrations Schedule

In October MMX, ROMA celebrates its fourth anniversary in SL. A week-long series of events are planned. Come take part and join SL’s original and oldest Roman themed community!

**All Week Long**
This contest will run until Oct 16. Until then, wander around ROMA and find your favorite spot to take a snapshot. Stage a snapshot with friends. Show the world how you experience ROMA.

There are 3 categories for the contest:

= Best Avatar Portrait or Self-Portrait
= Best Shot of a ROMA Landmark
= Best Illustration of Roman History and/or Culture

Each category will have 3 winners. The prizes are:

= First Prize: 2,000 L$ in each category
= Second Prize: 1000 L$ in each category
= Third Prize: 500 L$ in each category

See the contest sign in the ROMA Plaza ( for more details and rules.

**October 10th, Sunday**
12pm (noon) - ROMA @ IV Pool Party
Say goodbye to Summer with a last pool party in the newly refurbished Baths of Caracalla in ROMA. This is the opening event for the ROMA @ IV anniversary celebrations.

Location: Baths of Caracalla in the ROMA sim

**October 13th, Wednesday**
1pm - ROMA @ IV Special Roleplay Event
This week we celebrate the 4th year since the birth of our Roma SPQR! Roleplayers (and Citizens) are cordially invited to a RP- party in the Garden of the Gens Tiberia. We want to chat about Roma, drink upon her and celebrate her birthday. There will also a surprise waiting for you.
Location: Garden of the Gens Tiberia, ROMA Subura sim

**October 15th, Friday**
1pm - Re-Consecration Ceremony & Dance
The ROMA Collegia will perform a short ritual at the ROMA Harbor, on the spot where Torin rezzed the first prims for ROMA four years ago. Then everyone will retire to the top of the new Markets of Trajan and celebrate with a dance. Come join in the fun!

Location: ROMA Harbor in the ROMA sim

**October 16th, Saturday**
1pm – ROMA Legion Soccer Match
The last “civilians vs. legionnaires” match was such a success, we decided to repeat it! Come kick the ball around, or just watch! Cash prize to the winning team, as well as bragging rights!

Location: Legion Fort in the ROMA Transtiberim sim

2pm - ROMA @ IV Autumn Celebration Feast
We will celebrate the season in the beautiful grounds of the College of Priests and Priestesses of ROMA.

Location: Collegia Religio Romana in the ROMA Transtiberim sim

**October 17th, Sunday**
12pm (noon) - ROMA October Horse Triathalon
The groups of ROMA will have the chance to compete in the October Horse Triathalon Event. Participants will first race chariots through the Subura, then jump into boats to race through the ROMA Maritima sim, and finally a footrace through ROMA Transtiberim. The group whose representative is the first to cross the finish line in the new ROMA Forum will get a cash prize as well as a special trophy they get to keep and display for a full year (until the ROMA @ V celebrations!). Any ROMA group can enter up to three contestants (as a tag team). Spectators will be able to watch from a special viewers’ platform on the day.

Starting Location: Julian Plaza, ROMA Subura sim

1pm - Bellydance Show
ROMA Citizens will put on a special bellydance performance in celebration of ROMA’s fourth anniversary.

Location: Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim sim

1:30pm - ROMA @ IV Grand Feast w/ Live Music
This Grand Feast will bring an end to the ROMA fourth anniversary celebrations. Live music will be provided for dancing!

Location: Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim sim

And stay tuned for more ROMA events later in the month!

ROMA Lemuralia Festiva, 30 October
ROMA Curiate Assembly, 31 October
ROMA Hallow'een Party, 31 October

More details to follow!