Present: Tribune Lead Ras Parthicus, Tribunes Ruggeris Britannicus and Popov, Citizens Dax Vayandar Parthicus and duracuir, Scribe Joby. Tribune Lean opened the meeting at 8:10 am and led with an opening prayer. "All Mighty Gods, who watch over the Emperor and his husband Reg and over all the people of Romanum, hear our pleas for your continued blessings on us all and help this Assembly serve the people wisely." Ita Est Items from Citizens No items were raised for discussion. Items from Tribunes Tribune Ruggeris: Proposed thanks to the Pontifex and Flamen of Neptune for the organisation of Neptunalia and added that he hopes to arrange a small event shortly at the close of the festival, details to follow. Motion moved by Tribune Ruggeris and seconded by Tribune Popov "That the Plebeian Assembly thanks the Pontifex and Flamen of Neptune for the organisation of Neptunalia" was carried unanimously. Tribune Ruggeris announced that work will begin soon on the new Pompeii Information Centre which will differ slightly from the Romanum center, with a more casual approach. He requested that any Citizens having information unique to Pompeii discuss with him. Tribune Lead Report "Welcome to the Fifth Plebeian Assembly meeting for the 2019 Tribunate." a) Welcome Centre i) Video Competition - The Duration of the Competition has been extended to 31 August 2019. Notices went out at the beginning of the month as well as later. Prizes are now First 10,000 L and Second 5,500 L. ii) Free Outfit - the free toga, designed for the Welcome Centre giveaway kit, will be discussed with the Emperor now he has resumed duties. b) Items Outstanding from 2018 Tribunate i) Submission re:Urban Design (removal of trees) awaiting return of Emperor to full time duties ii) Servi/Slaves Policy Group - The new Policy on Servi/Slaves has been promulgated. It appears in the Romanum Web Site and has been incorporated into the information at the Welcome Centre. "The new policy is quite an achievement and our thanks to Ruggeris for working on the committee that formulated it." c) Meeting location and time - we are hoping that this new venue and time may assist more citizens to make the Plebeian Assembly Meeting. Discussion Topics ROLE PLAY (RP) IN ROMANUM Continuing discussions of day-to-day RP and how "Roman" Romanum should be. Tribune Ruggeris pointed out that Romanum is a version of ancient Rome and is open to some individual interpretation. Extensive discussion centered - with three charioteers present - on RP possibilities in chariot races. Tribune Ruggeris offered the examples of betting on races and bribing drivers (Tribune lead suggested rp money). duracuir asked whether it would be possible to have three speeds to increase difficulty and said he had seen this employed in Alexandria. Tribune Ruggeris raised the possibilities of more obstacles, improving chariot tech and racing in the Hippodrome. Use of personal horses was discussed along with horse races, with costs of both horse and chariot programming as factors. Tribune Lead suggested mid-week horse racing events, and Dax would like to see more promotion of the events. Tribune Ruggeris suggested a Charioteer Union as a focus for discussion of RP opportunities. Tribune Lead said he would pull racing topics together to discuss with Nero and Tybalt, as they are in charge of the chariots. (Bearing in mind that they are already very busy.) duracuir asked whether tours of the large homes might arranged so that Citizens could enjoy the efforts put forth by owners. Tribune Lead mentioned the event Tribune Ruggeris organized last year and offered tours of the Inn and the Gallerie. Tribune Ruggeris said that all that is needed for a tour is home owner permission and the ability to post notices in Empire and VIP groups. Tribune Popov asked about scripts requiring eating/drinking to maintain health as RP options and said those might also present opportunities for markets, growers and caterers. Tribune Ruggeris mentioned "drugged wine" scripts as one example of scripts for food/drink. Tribune Lead will meet with Tribune Popov for further discussion. GENERAL BUSINESS There was no general business arising. Tribune Lead thanked Tribunes and Scribe and especially the two Citizens for their attendance and input. Tribune Lead Ras Parthicus closed the meeting at 9:25. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please Note: The Scribe has prepared a Verbatim copy of the Meeting Proceedings. It is available from the Tribunate Notice dispenser at the front of the Tribunate Meeting Room.