Senators: Aurelius Romanov-Phoenix, Damon Leone RoB, Petrus Gnaeus Pompeius, Janu Shimada-Vindelici, Nero Antonius Octavius Drakon, Tybalt Caproni, Syrus Etchegaray-Drake
Citizens: Kaeso Parthicus, Dax Vayander Parthicus, Deo Ronan Parthicus, Alexi Romanov-Phoenix, Sir Helios of Dacia, Ariel Vindelici, Jacob Octavius Drakon-Pompeius, Jonny, Stef Endriago Octavius Drakon, Wyatt, duracuir, Miles Maximus, Popov Huldschinsky, Eryx Etchegaray-Drake
Apologias: Emperor Stephanus Galtier, Booker Beningborough
Proxies: Kaeso Parthicus for Senator Strymon O Parthicus
Flamen Martialis Kaeso Parthicus led the prayer.
"We lift our voices up so they may be heard in distant Olympus, and so the Gods may know that we come to them with great fidelity and humility. While we hold all Gods in highest esteem, today we specifically invoke the right hand of Jupiter, second only to Jupiter, son of Juno, God of War and Peace.... Great Mars!
Mars, we thank you for working through our Imperator and our brave Legion as we continue to grow this great Empire, reflecting our might and the value of our great culture. We beseech you to help us remember that peace and war are two faces of the same coin, existing in perfect balance. Never afraid to take up arms to defend the ideas, values and supremacy of Romanum and Emperor Stephanus, we are also brave enough to seek and support peace where it is possible. Through you, oh great God Mars, we have proven our fortitude and superior might time and again and we ask you to continue to guide us thusly.
Today, oh Mars, we also call upon you to hold steady the minds and spirits of those in this esteemed body as they seek wisdom over ignorance, bravery over cowardice, and a virtuous death over an empty life. Help them to know the importance of our military might and to support it with mind, body and coin. Through the strong arm of the Emperor, the General, officers and soldiers, we will continue to have the strongest and boldest Empire of all history, standing forever as a testament of your favor, oh Mars.
Our hands are yours, Mars. Through them you harness the earth just as you harness the sun. May your pursuits be ours and may we always find favor through our fealty to you!!! Oh MARS!
I. CITY EVENTS
Janu Shimada Vindelici: Preparations are in hand for the 10th Anniversary. It is proposed these run from 13 - 29 March with an opening ceremony, probably 13th @ 1pm SL. We are looking for volunteers to run some sporting events. Can i get anyone here to offer?
Kaeso Parthicus: I will do some watersports, Senator
Janu Shimada Vindelici: <pauses for sniggering> I was hoping the Emperor would talk about publicity and sponsorship
Jonny: I'm not sure about volunteering to do it, but do we know what events require people to run them?
Janu Shimada Vindelici: I'll circulate a list in Empire Group after the meeting.
Ariel Vindelici: I will volunteer the legion events at the fort and do something for the opening ceremony.
Kaeso Parthicus: In addition to the anniversary, Martius is, as you all know, the month dedicated to Mars. While there are some events planned to coincide, there are others specifically to celebrate Mars. Briefly, they include -
1 Martius Kalends (new year),
6 Martius Military themed dance,
13 Martius Socratic Academy discussion of war and peace,
29 Martius the annula Tubilustrium at the Legion, and prayers and a series on "the Faces of Mars" Mondays throughout the month of Martius.
II. TRIBUNATE REPORT by Popov Huldschinsky, Tribune Leader
Avete Consuls, Pro Consuls, Senators, Officers of the Empire, Tribunes, Citizens and Friends of Romanum.
First of all, the present Tribunes like to thank the assembled gentries for their trust in nominated them. My fellow Tribunes and Myself will endeavour to serve and represent the Plebeians along this Tribunate year to our best of our availabilities.
Secondly, we would like to thank whole heartfully the previous Tribunate especially Tribune Ruggeris Britannicus whose help during our first Plebeian Assembly meeting was invaluable and also former Tribune Lead Ras Parthicus whose help in informing of the state of affairs allowed us a smooth transition and, who still helps the present Tribunate as necessary.
Since our official entry into office on the 19th January of this current year we had the privilege to meet Plebeians at their first Assembly meeting on the 26th January. During this meeting certain points were raised of which, three will be presented to this assembly if it could bear it:
1) Romanum site LM, placed to the disposal of visitors, were notified as being out of date. After investigation and maintenance work from our beloved Emperor, with the help of Ruggeris Britannicus, we are pleased to announce these are now fully operational.
2) zCS system: An update was asked concerning the actual situation of the zCS system, implemented throughout Romanum, as well as its integration into the Roman Culture. Although no direct answer was given at the time since, in the last Tribunes’ private meeting (02/02/20), it was decided that until the system was set up evenly across Romanum and Pompeii its full applications couldn't be envisaged. Nevertheless, some local applications, where the monetary reward is operational, could be applied.
3) 10th Anniversary Celebration. Plebeians proposed a few events which will be dealt with during the next Tribunes’ private meeting.
At this point we, the Tribunes, like to mention that we will do our utmost to help organising and participating in these events. To date, already events will be managed by Tribunes:
Tribune Duracuir with the help of Tribunes Dax and Helios will organized and set up a Quiz.
Tribune Helios will organize and hold an auction of slaves and goods.
Tribune Lead Popov will organize two competitions of art, details to follow.
We would also like to take this opportunity to remind representative of Senate, Gladiators, Legions, chariots and Olympics Games to write a speech concerning what their group does, their group goal and how it represents and contributes to the empire.
These are necessary to finalise the writing of the 10th anniversary play that Prince JinFloreo Karu (acrylix) is trying to set up. Prince JinFloreo Karu will be very grateful for all your help in any way you could.
And lastly, the Tribunate is in urgent need of a scribe to help with the meetings, should any of the gentlemen be willing or know anyone who may be willing, please contact any of the Tribunes. Thank you.
We thank you for your attention and patience, should you have any questions the present Tribunes will be please to answer.
III. BUSINESS FROM THE FLOOR
Jacob Octavius Drakon-Pompeius: Dear friends, in the name of my beloved cousin queen Kleopatra I would like to announce that she and her court will attend the ceremony of the 10th anniversary opening.
Sir HELIOS of Dacia thinks to myself Queen Cleopatra is always up for a good Roman opening.
Janu Shimada Vindelici: Some exciting events to look forward to.
Nҽɾσ Aɳƚσɳιυʂ Oƈƚαʋιυʂ Dɾαƙσɳ: I wanted to announce that I am opening the Auriga Nero Charioteering Academy and will begin more focused training for anyone who wishes. Will meet on Tuesdays, time to be announced.