Thanks all for your interest.
Just want to say a few things and then I will post a character sheet for those interested, and i'll try and keep the genders even and what not.
Firstly, whilst I want to keep things as close to history as we can, there is no way that a role play can be kept accurate and to the books. So please, I do not want anyone correcting others. If someone posts asking for information, then by all means help them out. However, correcting people and going "Well actually..." makes a person look like a smart arse and arrogant. It's a role play, it's a story for fun. Believe me I am a huge history nut and Ancient Rome is one of my favourites, but yeah, let's just go with it. So long as you keep it realistic, and don't go being silly.
Secondly, yes Gladiator's were like celebrities in a way, but not in the way we look at our celebs and sports stars. These men were there for entertainment, but they were in the arena to die. Women would pay to sleep with them, sometimes their sweat was sold on the market. If you need an answers just Google it, honestly the internet is full of information.
Thirdly, this roleplay will be set within the Ludus. Now, I would like a variety of Gladiator's in this. Perhaps a prized fighter, a new slave, someone who has only battled once, someone who has battled a thousand times and still not gained freedom. Variety is good. It will get a bit boring if everybody was the same.
Fourthly, there are no limits in this role play. Racism will happen, sexism will happen, rape will happen, violence will happen. If you cannot handle this, it is best you do not join. They're only written words, no offence should be taken in them. This will be a very mature role play so those who don't get offended easily are best suited.
If you are all still here and interested, then below is the character sheet and fill it out :)
Blonde - Slave
whtbitch4u2own - Slave
Elven Sex Goddess - Lanista
Azzmeister - Gladiator
Vergil - Gladiator
Magic Pen - Gladiator
[b]Appearance:[/b] Yes a picture, there are thousands out there.
[b]Blemishes: [/b]Tattoos, scars, brands. Once we have the name of the house they will be branded with that.
[b]Personality: List good and bad qualities, and please [b]do not[/b] make your character cliche and over the top
[b]Biography: Include how your character became a slave and how they ended up as a Gladiator in this specific house.