Saturday, October 27, 2012

2012 ROMA Lemurialia/Armilustrium/Hallow'een Festival

Oct. 27th

10am - Lemuria Ritual & Ghost Tales (Location: Street of Tombs)

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!

11am - Croc Races (Location: ROMA Vicus)
You may have explored ROMA's Cloaca Maxima before, but have you ever raced through it on the back of a crocodile? Well now you can! Our Cloaca Croc Race will be a timed race, with the 3 best times winning a cash prize. Can you navigate your croc through to victory before the competition? Join the race and find out!

1pm - Legio Pumpkin Harpastum (Location: Legio Fort, Transtiberim)Come join us as our Legio faces off in a game of Harpastum (with a pumpkin as the ball) in honour of the Lemuria! Harpustum, was the ancient Romans answer to soccer/football. For this game, you'll see the contestants display considerable speed, agility, and physical ability. All citizens are invited to participate in the game or watch from the sidelines!


Oct. 28th

10am - Armilustrium (Location: Across road from Field of Mars)Armilustrium honours the god of war, Mars - In His honour, Romans put away the weapons of war for the year, until warmer weather allowed for more lengthy campaigns. Join us and the Legion in celebrating this breif time of peace. Following the Armilustrium rite, the Lemuria Pumpkin Hunt begins.

11am - Lemuria Pumpkin Hunt (Location: Transtiberim)
Overnight, a number of pumpkins have sprouted all over ROMA sim - and they are full of gold (lindens) and prizes! The game is simple: find a pumpkin, click it, and you get to keep the cash! But each pumpkin contains a differing amount, and there are more smaller amounts than large ones.  Once a pumpkin is claimed, it's gone - so hunt fast! How much gold can you collect in 1 hour? Join us and find out! If you're lucky, you may even find a pumpkin with a prize inside! (There are only a handful of these hidden throughout the sim though, so you must keep your eyes peeled! And while the won't disappear like the gold pumpkins, the number of prizes inside are limited.)

12pm - ROMA Senate Meeting (Location: ROMA Forum)
All ROMA citizens are welcome to attend the Senate meeting in the Curia.

1pm - ROMA Hallow'een Grand Feast (Location: Field of Mars)
Ghouls and goblins, witches and forest spirits are all invited to the final Grand Feast! Join your neighbours, guests and friends for this Hallow'een feast, with live music by Taunter Goodnight and a trivia game by our very own beloved Censor, Torin Golding!

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