Women

Vestal Virgins (Virgines)

 

 

 

All mortal women players begin the Game as Vestal Virgins and wear the palla pietatis (a white shawl). If they choose, they may remain in this state until the end of the Game. Vestal Virgins help Vesta oversee wills and the inheritance of transferrable properties, as stipulated elsewhere. They do not participate in proelia, voting or any other such activity. Vestal Virgins have priority of seating in Rome or any provincia and may displace other mortal players at any time when motus is allowed. A Vestal Virgin may save a player facing imminent death but to do so must marry that player. If Vesta determines that a Vestal Virgin has engaged in inappropriate behavior, the Vestal is put on trial before the Fates who may acquit her or condemn her to death.

Married Women (Matronae)

If a Vestal Virgin decides to marry, she must follow the rules for nuptiae.

Virus

Twice during her marriage a matrona may send virus (a playing card in the suit of spades) to the region in which her husband is at that moment residing. Virus works as follows. A matrona calls the Fates, gives them one of her two virus cards and tells them in which region to serve the virus. The Fates mix this card into a group of safe cards (clubs), one card for each mortal in the region. Each mortal chooses one card. The one who picks the virus card dies. If the person killed is a Vestal Virgin, the matrona who sent the card dies instead.

Amazons (Amazones)

Amazones are matronae who are widows or divorced. They follow the rules for imperatores.

 

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.

Thucydides