Friday, August 19, 2011

August Festivals Schedule

Nemoralia, Vinalia, & Vulcanalia

Saturday 20th August

10am - Nemoralia Ritual @ Diana's shrine in Transtiberim
This month's festivals begin with a ritual for Diana & Trivia (Hecate, to you Greeks) honouring these Goddesses of the wild and the darkness. Please join us in celebrating the wild side of life, the natural world, and the mysteries of existence!
Location: ROMA Transtiberim sim (

10:30am - Nemoralia Chariot Races
In honour of Diana , we will be having a chariot race at the Hippodrome. Each contestant will race 5 laps, with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places winning prizes! All are welcome to participate, chariot experience not required!
Location: Chariot racing stadium, ROMA Subura sim (

12pm (Noon) - Diana's Animal Hunt
Diana has scattered images of her beloved animal friends across ROMA for Her faithful worshippers to find! Come join us in seeking the plushie pets! The hunt will take place across 2 sims: ROMA and ROMA Transtiberim. There will be 10 animals to find and collect, and prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
Location: ROMA plaza, ROMA sim (

2pm - Vinalia Rustica Wine Celebration
The ancient Vinalia Rustica was a celebration of the grape and the fruits of the Earth - during this festival, the alcoholic consumption was intense and Roman women were supervised and given less alcoholic drinks to prevent them from public drunkenness. But never fear - ROMA never waters down it's drinks! So drink and dance with us as we praise the gifts of the grape!
Location: Campus Martius, ROMA Transtiberim sim (

Sunday 21st August

10am - Vulcanalia Ritual
Our second day of festivals begins with a ritual to honour Vulcan, the God of the Forge, and asking His blessing on all our crafts. Since He was also the God of Volcanos and fire, we will have a building contest in His honour, with the theme of Metalcraft!
Location: ROMA Subura sim (

10:20am - Vulcan's Build Contest
Since Vulcan was the God of the Forge and Smithcraft, we are holding a build contest in His honour! The theme is Metalcraft, and you can create anything which fits within that limit: weapons, silver tea service, jewelry, even artistic works reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower! All contestants will have 1 hour to build, and all are welcome, regardless of building skill-level!
Location: ROMA Subura sim (

3pm - Moonlight and Firelight Grand Feast in Transtiberim
Our festivals wind down with the Grand Feast in honour of Diana, Trivia, and Vulcan - come dance with us in Vulcan's Forge, as the flames flare into the night! There will be live music by Zak Claxton & dancing, as well as trivia by our own Mickey James (with monetary prizes for the winners)!
Location: Campus Martius, ROMA Transtiberim sim (