Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Festival Schedule

(Please note this month's festivals are Friday and Saturday)

Friday 22 April:

1pm - Roman Love Poetry Through the Ages
In a special Scholastica event to kick off our festival, Zelda Walpole will be giving a lecture on the poets and poetry of Ancient Rome, focusing on the romantic works. If you ever wondered how the Romans gave voice to their expressions of love, join us and discover the real Classical Romance!
Location: Gardens of Maecenas, ROMA Sim

2pm - Veneralia Ritual/Ask Venus
Our festivals begin with a ritual for Venus Verticordia, "The Changer of Hearts" - to petition Venus for support and aid in one's lovelife. After the rite, you'll get a change to ask all your love questions of Venus Herself! Our Alluring Goddess is flirtatious and coy, but She will guide you down the path to True Love (or at least an amusing side-trail)!
Location: Baths of Caracalla, ROMA Sim


Saturday 23 April

10am - Cerealia Ritual & Corn Maze
The Cerealia is the Roman festival honouring the Goddess Ceres - she who holds sway over the fruitfulness of the Earth entire, and without whom Flora's efforts would be in vain. In keeping with this ancient tradition, we will be having a ritual in Ceres' honour, followed by a challenging Corn Maze. The first, second, and third to find their way through the maze from the entrance to the exit will win prizes - but you must find Proserpina and retrieve Her token before you can exit! Can you beat the Labyrinth in time? Come find out!
Location: Binchester Vicus, ROMA Vicus sim

12pm - Floralia Ritual & Flower Building Contest
Come celebrate the Roman version of Easter with us! The Floralia is the festival of the Goddess Flora, patron of flowers and spring fertility. In Flora's honour, we will have a ritual, followed by our Floralia Flower Building Contest. Basic building materials will be provided - and the contest winner will recieve a $L1000 prize!
Location: ROMA Subura sim

2pm to 4pm - Festum Veris Grand Feast
Our Spring Festival culminate with the Festum Veris (Spring Festival) Grand Feast - come dance under the springtime stars with us! We will have live music by Zak Claxton, the ROMA Veneralia Date Auction, and trivia by our own Enamabala Towradgi. We promise cool tunes, wild dancing, and all around good fun - so come let your hair down in true ROMA fashion!
Location: Field of Mars, ROMA Transtiberim sim

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Subura Community Gardens Now FREE!

Change to Pricing:
We have waived the $1 US fee to build a garden installation in the Subura Community Gardens. Things are tough economically all over, and we did not want that to interfere with providing relaxing green spaces for the Subura community.

Now, any current Suburan resident can claim a garden plot and begin building for free! (Please still claim the plot by paying the rental pyramid one linden dollar, which is the smallest denomination it will accept. We will reimburse you the linden dollar.)

Use your Subura Group tag to begin building. Sundays are the best day to claim a plot, as that is when the old builds will be cleared away.

Change to Contests:
Some liked the contest angle of the Community Gardens, some did not. So we will aim to satisfy both!

First and third weeks of the month will be free build. Come make any kind of garden or green space you want! Try a pond or a fountain. Make someplace you would like to hang out, and then invite your friends!

Second and fourth weeks of the month will be a competitive build along a theme. The theme will be announced at the start of the week. There will be special prizes and an RAS badge for each winner. Public voting will start each Wednesday of a contest week.

Not a Suburan Renter? No Problem!
Any Citizen older than 3 months can try their hand at a Garden by claiming the rental prim. Contact Zelda Walpole and she will add you to the Subura group for the duration of your week.

In addition, making a garden gives you a free week residence in the Menander Apartments! See Zelda for details if you are interested. Limit one free week a month.

Some Old Rules Still Apply
  • All 12 Tables and Subura covenant rules are in effect
  • No offensive builds and all must respect the non-Adult content rating for the Subura.
  • No actual buildings. The build should be an open air garden theme with at least some plants or trees, although some things like furniture are allowed
  • No deliberate blocking of paths or other people's builds
  • No temp-rezzers or laggy scripts,
  • No deliberately modern builds, although other ancient cultures besides Roman are allowed. Some flexibility for anachronism is allowed, but the build should be neutral or specifically ancient in design.

Friday, April 1, 2011

New In World Calendar

Announcing the new ROMA Event Calendar, accessible in world in the ROMA Plaza:

It is color-coded to identify each week when standing ROMA events occur. In addition, one-off events like festival events and symposia will also be advertised here. So next time you are in ROMA, be sure to stop by and get caught up.

Also remember to check out the online version of the ROMA Calendar on our website at