Minutes of the Open meeting of the Romanum Senate 9 October, 2022 at 11:00 am SLT
Senate Lead Ras Galtier Parthicus opened the Meeting at 11:01am and Regent Tybalt Galtier-Caproni welcomed all present.
As the Scribe had been delayed, the Senate Lead called the Roll of Senators
Senator ƤЄƬƦƲƧ ƓƝƛЄƲƧ ƤƠMƤЄƖƲƧ
Senator Zarek Antonius
Senator ƛƲŔЄԼƖƲŞ ƤӇƠЄƝƖҲ
Senator ѕץяus Etchegaray- Đяαkє
Senator Eryx Etchegaray-Drake
Janu Octavius proxy for Senator Nҽɾσ Aɳƚσɳιυʂ Oƈƚαʋιυʂ Dɾαƙσɳ
[11:07] At this stage the Scribe arrived, apologized for his lateness, saying that he had been delayed by the weather.
Senate Lead announced that Connor Galtier Parthicus had resumed his duties as Senate Scribe and applause greeted this announcement.
The Scribe noted the attendance of the following other Citizens and visitors in the Senate: ProConsul Miles Galtier Maximus, Popov Huldschinsky, Dax Parthicus-Britannicus, Daximus Leone, Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood, Dakota, Praetorian Guard - Jonny Galtier-Caproni, Quintus T, Claudius Antonius Paullus
Senate Lead reminded Senators and visitors of the meeting protocol, that of Hand to talk and Done when finished.
Senate Lead called on Pontifex Maximus ƤЄƬƦƲƧ ƓƝƛЄƲƧ ƤƠMƤЄƖƲƧ to lead the Senate in prayer to the Gods
Pontifex Maximus began his prayers with “Hail the Imperator and his Regent !! and followed with..
Avete, senatori, proconsuls , citizens and soldiers of Romanum and noble colleagues and distinguished guests! ”
This is the 4 th public session of the Senate, Anno 905 since-Founding-Rome, In the the beginning.
The 12th year of the regency of our beloved Imperator Stephanus
Under the chairmanship of our Regent we open this public Senate session but before first
Let's pray to those who are sick Regulus and Prince Jin for their health.
Let us remember those who have passed away from us and are now freed from the burden of earthly life to wander peacefully across the fields of Elisium.
But let us also remember those who, with tears and sweat of blood, have to endure a terrible war that a ruler here in Europe has brought over a neighboring country.
LET US PRAY !!!!
Pontifex Maximus turned around, took a deep breath and began to pray
“Illustrious son of Saturn and Ops, king of the gods, ruler over Olympus and the god of sky and thunder in myth. Great Protector of the Republic, I plead for Your blessings upon us and be with us.”
"O Great Father, protector of Rome and her People,
Finally we ask your blessing for your twin cities of Pompeii and Romanum..
May they co-exist in continued love and friendship
I am embarking on the most difficult journey of my life, and beg you to protect and guide us . "
"May my actions reflect well on the people I hold dear, and may I never bring disgrace or dishonor on my family, my friends and the Gods! Jupiter, father and guardian of mankind, descended from Saturnus, to You is given the care of our fate.
Whatever path You have chosen for us, I will follow. Whatever my destiny, we will accept. I fear not the winding road before me, for you have laid it down for me. I fear not the darkness of the unknown, for your hand will guide me. I fear not the silence, for your voice speaks inside us
Pontifex Maximus *ITA EST*
[11:16] Janu Octavius arrived at the meeting apologised for his lateness and advised that he was Proxy for Senator Nero.
At the invitation from the Senate Lead, the Regent took the floor, welcoming all to the meeting and addressed the Senate, the text of which follows.
Regent Tybalt: First I want to say
Thanks for Attending today. Public Senate Meetings are the Romanum wide coordination meetings to get everyone on the same page for the month. So I appreciate you coming and taking your valuable time.
Connor has returned as senate scribe! welcome back ! And thanks to Jonny for filling in and compiling the minutes from the last meetings.
I am going to cover a few things quick as I can.
I've received 2 New formal RP applications and added these new members of the Empire
Jonny Midnight (jinjon10) Citizen
Kelli ( kellikirk) servus
so when you see them please welcome them and help them get oriented.
Regent Tybalt: I want to talk about Land Rentals, just a bit.
Our MAIN priority right now is keeping Our available Land Rental space Occupied & Helping both new members & existing citizens know what is is available & where. We need that revenue and I have 2 Ideas that I think would help. LOL & bear with me :-)
If a Citizen or Senator would like to volunteer to gather available Land rentals information, format it & send a short simple promotional notice at least once a week to Empire & vips. * Please talk to me DIRECT *. Im looking for a self sufficient Romanum Knowledgeable person who can work with me DIRECTLY to promote & send weekly notices.
It would be helpful if Hosts & DJ's of Club Events could say a short promotional Local chat message once during their events to remind people of available properties during the week. ( 100% ONLY IF APPROPRIATE to the crowd & event) *I don't want to have Parroted / Canned Spam Promos & Am in NO WAY Suggesting that we do that.
I am suggesting that if an opportunity presents itself to help get word of mouth out take it
The Regent continued - I don't want to make a big deal out of it. But more focus needs to be on land rentals & we all can help.
Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood addressed the meeting and said "maybe some signage in the welcome center would help in addition to the Map, done"
Regent Tybalt: It changes nearly every 3 or four days and I think too much work to constantly create graphics for signs and replace, but a simple typed out message Easy. Off the top of my head thats a response. Boby responded - "yes simple that land is available to rent." and the Regent agreed.
Regent Tybalt then moved onto another subject - Forum Stores.
We have the Forum Store spaces and Carts available for L$ merchants In Romanum. This can bring in needed revenue and help bring new visitors in for ancient world shopping.
If you are a Gay or ancient world themed vendor. Or have friends who are, please consider activating a Romanum Forum shop or cart. It would be helpful to for us. That aspect gets lost a bit, but I think would be helpful for traffic & revenue. So I wanted to bring that up. Creative types think on it..... It might be beneficial to Both You & Romanum.
Regent Tybalt: New Senators
I have approval of new senators in the works, but its been going much slower than I imagined. New Senators need to be voted on according to constitutional bylaws and I need to take into consideration feedback from existing senators.
We are getting there, but I don't have any announcements for today which is kind of lame of me but thats where we are at. :-) I think I was pushing a bit too hard.
Several in the Senate agreed that it was a task that could not be rushed and the term 'a Herculean task' was used.
Regent Tybalt then advised he had concluded his address to the Senate.
Senate Lead asked if there were any further questions of the Regent in relation to what he had said?
There being none, Senate Lead asked Senators if they wished to raise any matter for discussion.
Senator Zarek Antonius advised that there was nothing he wished to raise.
Jonny Galtier-Caproni: (steps out of character briefly) addressed the Senate, saying "I am not a Senator but I volunteer to deal with the land rental notices. Done"
Regent Tybalt accepted Jonny's volunteering and it was applauded in the Senate.
Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood addressed the Senate , saying " I am not a senator, but I have seen a new hud roll out. It is a tp hud to different destinations, but so far I have only seen it for places of BDSM and other types of sexual behavior but its something to look into Done."
Janu Octavius addressed the Senate saying " I know that RP is a bit passe, but it's quite good to walk between places. Thanks Done"
Senate Lead turned to Boby saying " You have raised something Boby - do you wish to add what you might see this new system being used for."
Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood responded, saying " if we were on that list for the roman baths maybe it would bring needed traffic to our lands.But I see 7 deadly sins bate club bear wood black bulls f**k club and the like. Hotlist Hud. done"
ƤЄƬƦƲƧ ƓƝƛЄƲƧ ƤƠMƤЄƖƲƧ commented "Honestly, I'm not convinced that's the right path for Rome, Boby."
Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood: I understand Petrus. I just bring it up.
Senate Lead: Well I think we get the general idea Boby - maybe you might like to follow up on your suggestion for a future Senate meeting. To which Boby responded that he would see what he could find out. (He later advised that he had sent a copy of the hud to members of the Senate to see)
Senate Lead advised the next item on the agenda came under the heading of Religious and asked the Pontifex Maximus if he wished to raise any matters relating to Romanum's obeisance to the Gods
Pontifex Maximus said " I'll make it very short! I probably don't have to tell very much about the religious life in Rome, since I'm more or less alone on the ground, but what I can say is that we have next week on October 15th in the Imperial Palace, a festival in honor of Jupiter - the Medritinalia, all are welcome.Done"
Senate Lead asked if there were any other items in relation to how we should honour the Gods
Pontifex Maximus further addressed the meeting saying " When good Jerome is finally able to finish his temple, I could also consecrate it. Done"
In response to a question put by Senate Lead asking who was the Pontifex for this new Temple, Pontifex Maximus advised that Jerome will be Flamen Legatus there if the temple is ready.
Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood said that he would like to speak to the new Flamen Legatus for the new Temple and the Pontifex Maximus advised that he may.
Senate Lead then advised that the next item on the agenda was the Romanum Tribunate.
The Regent advised that he had talked to Tribune Lead Qarbon the other day and was advised that he is still having electricity and net problems.
Popov Huldschinsky asked a number of questions about the Tribunate not being active, including if the Regent could explain what is going on and why citizen's of Romanum are no longer properly represented; to which the Regent responded that Popov was correct in that nothing much has been happening; But there were Connectivity (power and thus net issues) and participation issues(one member was on a pilgrimage, one member had left the Tribunate).
Senate Lead said that he would talk to the Tribune Lead and ask what might help revive the Tribunate.
The Regent commented that All citizens are represented, regardless of whether the Tribunate is up or operational. Case in point this Public meeting of us all.
Senate Lead advised the next item was Upcoming Events. As part of that, he had a letter from Stendhra, the Imperial Servus Head detailing certain events at the Palace. As Stendhra was unable to be present, it was read it into the record.
" Ave Regent, Ave Pontifex Maximus, Ave Senators, Ave citizens of Romanum and Pompeii,
By this letter I wanted to announce three nominations :
Ejix Silvercloud Galtier Karu (ejix.silvercloud) as assistant imperial servus head
Brian Karu -Galtier Slade (regg2012) and Rene Saarinen as imperial palace assistants
I wanted to announce two events :
Saturday 15 October at 1 pm slt : Meditrinalia in the imperial palace of Romanum. The Meditrinalia marked the end of the grape harvest; the new wine was pressed, tasted and mixed with old wine to control fermentation. In the Fasti Amiternini, this festival is assigned to Jupiter. The ceremony will be followed by a party with DJ Miles.
Saturday 29 October 1 pm slt - 4 pm slt : ceremony of the oath and orgy in the Imperial palace of Romanum. 4 imperial servi will swear their oath to the Regent in the throne room. It will be followed by an orgy in the ballroom with DJ Ariel for the music.
And finally i wanted to announce that the new owner of The Boys Club of Pompeii is Daximus Leone (custodivs). He will organize some parties in the Boys Club of Pompeii and in the Olympus Club of Romanum at american hours.
Thank you for your attention to this letter. My prayers for prosperity to the cities of Romanum and Pompeii.
Imperial Servus Head
Regent Tybalt announced that he was planning a Club Romanum OOC Halloween On Oct 28th Our regular time ( costumes etc in skybox )
In response to a query from Popov about what was "Halloween", Senate Lead replied that he thought it was some religious matter.
Janu Octavius announced that Petrus and he were planning a classical Halloween concert, 27 Oct.
Boby Galtier Leone Collinwood addressed the Senate: "For events possibly a notecard should be made, like the ones Stendhra does for the weekend activities. This is a good way of communication in addition to the messages we get, but gives more time to promote them done."
Senate Lead advised that there are the boards at both welcome centres and there is the Romanum net site with the information. But if someone wants to follow up on this suggestion they be welcome.
Senate Lead asked the Regent if he wished to say anything further.
The Regent asked if there were any other Questions or items people would like to bring up and if so for them to speak up. There was nothing further to discuss so the Regent thanked all for being present and handed the meeting back to the Senate Lead.
Senate Lead announced that the next meeting of the Senate will be held Sunday 13 November 2022 at 11am SLT.
Senate Lead thanked the Regent and all for their attendance and closed the meeting of the Senate of Romanum at 12:10pm. Gratias Praetorian Guard for safeguarding our Regent.