Saturday 15th May
10 am - Bona Dea Ritual & Furry Donation 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 a dance and party to celebrate the goddess, where you can donate to get a dance with the exotic furred or feathered person of your choice! Didn't you ever wonder what it would be like to waltz with a leopard?
Location: ROMA Community Garden Plot 29, ROMA Subura Sim.
12pm - 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.
Location: ROMA Fishing Platform, ROMA Transtiberim sim
3pm - Drinking Challenge
Round-robin jollity as we try to drink each other under the table! Using Torin's drinking game, we'll have successive rounds until only the true heir of Bacchus is left standing! Or... wobbling. That person will weave away from the Taberna with the Grand Prize!
Location: Pompeii Tavern, ROMA Sim
Sunday 16th May
11am - Mercuralia Ritual
11:30 - Fashion Show
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 a fabulous fashion show in the Macellum put on by our merchants to honour Mercury and entertain the populace. Come see the latest in Roman fashion!
Location: Julian Plaza, ROMA Subura sim
1pm - Legio XIII Triathlon
Only the swiftest and strongest of all ROMAns will be able to succeed at the challenge put forth by our own Legio XIII Gemina. Starting at the head of the Transtiberian path, contestants will ride, run and climb for the glory of Victory, the honour of Rome and the grand prize!
Location: Transtiberim Path, ROMA Transtiberim sim
4pm - 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, traditional ROMAn music and an amazing amount of food.
Location: ROMA Transtiberim sim