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  • Roman Honor

    Roman values are both familiar and foreign to our modern Judeo-Christian concepts. The primary virtues for a good Roman are:

    • Duty (Officium)
    • Respect (Aequitas
  • Roman Gods

    The Roman gods are not perfect beings, but they are both immortal and powerful. Many of them have distinct personalities and demand peculiar rituals, commanding every aspect of life from the wheat harvest to locks on doors. Supernatural spirits, numina …

  • Arboraeum

    "Lumber Town"

    This settlement of woodcutters, woodworkers and artisans is the largest town in the region. As its name suggests, Arboraeum provides the region with the majority of its bulk timber and lumber needs. This wood …

  • Sinus Conquisitum

    "Conquered Bay"

    Founded by refugees from the [[Nemus Cruentum | Bloodwood]] at the time when the forest was first given that name, this settlement has been built up by the Romans. Shipwrights are plentiful here, plying their …

  • Specula Ennium

    "Ennia's Watch"

    There was considerable fear, shortly after the Romans' arrival, that the strange things in the [[Nemus Cruentum | Bloodwood]] would follow the [[Hermanduri]] across the countryside. A small group of …

  • Claustrum Fervidum

    "Fervent Weir"

    Dominated by miners, smiths and other artisans concerned with the working of base metals, Claustrum Fervidum is at the center of a belt of copper, tin, and iron deposits. Many of the weapons and tools used …

  • Quinctilius Varus

    A Roman politician and general, Publius Quinctilius Varus was selected by Emperor Augustus to serve as governor of the provinces of Germania Inferior and Germania Superior. He has been directed to oversee their …

  • Autronius Nerva

    Nerva is well-liked by his fellow soldiers, and well deserves his position of honor. He is a natural military leader with an instinctive grasp of tactics. He is also generous to a fault, passing on loot in order to donate it to a soldier he believes is …

  • Vergilius Linus

    Male, XX years old
    Medium complexion, dark brown salt-and-pepper hair going grey at the sides, well-trimmed beard and mustache, blue eyes.

    Linus is a dutiful soldier, loyal to the Emperor, who at one time harbored dreams of returning to …

  • Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus

    Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus is 69 years old.  Despite his fearful reputation, Emperor Augustus is short, walks with a limp, and is beginning to go blind in one eye.

    Born Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted posthumously by …

  • Numerius Civilis

    On the surface, Civilis is a relentlessly legalistic proponent of law and order. He punishes transgressors without mercy. However, he does not necessarily apply these rules to himself, and will lie and cheat to get what he wants, twisting the letter of …

  • Didius Procyon

    Procyon has a strong sense of loyalty to his fellow Tribunes. He is acutely aware of class distinctions, and believes that he must support his fellow Senatorial class brothers. Procyon is also desperately in need of money; he owes a great deal of money …

  • Volumnius Minervalis

    Minervalis is a man accustomed to comfort and safety; he is only serving as a Tribunus because he believes it will secure the rest of his career as a Senator. It is a period of danger to secure a lifetime of comfort, in his mind. He is fairly good at …

  • Terentius Lutorius

    Lutorius is scrupulously honest, a man of his word who has always hated liars above all else. In another life, he might have been a police detective; while he will not compromise his honesty, he is very clever and will find ways of coercing the truth …

  • Geminius Fulvio

    Fulvio is amiable and cooperative, an easy man to befriend. He seems to know everyone in the Legion, and has a talent with remembering names, so they feel as if he knows them, as well. Fulvio has fallen in love with [[:Damaria …

  • Hirtius Lupercus

    Friendly and outgoing to his peers, stern and respectable to those who serve under him, Lupercus is a reliable commander of men. His one vice is that he is obsessed with acquiring riches. He enjoys what pleasures wealth can bring him here and now, and …

  • Pompilius Arcadius

    Arcadius is a pompous horse's arse. While being fairly high ranked in the Legion, he has a higher estimation of himself than is warranted, and he makes certain that everyone beneath him treats him with deference and respect. This might make him …

  • Modius Neptunus

    Neptunus is an old soldier, well beyond the age when most officers retire, but unwilling to leave army life. He finds satisfaction in leading his men to victory (or just helping them to survive what might, under the command of a less-experienced …

  • Flavius Otho

    Otho is lecherous to the extreme; if any carousing is to be done, he is usually the chief instigator, drinking and whoring with abandon. He seems to have an intuitive sixth sense about finding brothels, so much so that his men refer to him as " …

  • Petronius Vindex

    Vindex is loyal, both to his commanding officers and to the men he commands. Survival and prosperity of his century and cohort come first in his mind. He is quite cooperative, willing and able to work alongside his fellow officers to achieve a goal or …

  • Ulpius Agorix

    Agorix is argumentative by nature; he is never content to just agree upon something, he wants it to be on his terms. If issued orders by a superior, he will attempt to assert his will into the arrangement in some way to make it to his liking. He …

  • Sergius Maximian

    Cheerful and upbeat, violence is a way of life for Maximian. He is not especially cruel and no one could say that he harbored hatred in his heart. From bear hugs to horseplay to brawling with a grin, Maximian relishes his physical strength and finds a …

  • Scribonius Zeno

    Zeno is a responsible and trustworthy centurion, eager to perform well and lead his men with honor and dedication. He is always willing to accept tasks and missions, especially if he believes that doing so will earn him favor with his superiors. In …

  • Domitius Fidelis

    Valorous and warlike, Fidelis thinks of himself as a true warrior, and follows the Roman code of honor with dedication and discipline. He expects no less of the men who serve under him, who think him a harsh taskmaster but grudgingly respect him for …

  • Fabius Calpurnis

    Calpurnis is a wide-eyed young man honored to have been selected to work under Governor [[:quinctilius-varus | Varus.]] When he learned of his appointment, he studied the life and deeds of Varus, committing them to memory …