Alright, here's something I've finally.. pounded out. Heh.
Still working on a picture.
Picture shamlessly ripped off. Alexandros on the left, his friend The Wolf on the right before games to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Zama. Agrippa, though he goes by Alexandros these days. Fans of gladiator games back in North Africa called him "Just Missed."
by Alex StoneRole
: A GladiatorGladiator Type:
Hoplomachus, as befitting his "Greek heritage."Age:
Late twenties. He's pretty sure it's somewhere in there.Gender:
Of the "I could be dead tomorrow, you know" persuasion.Appearance Details:
Tall and wiry, Agrippa/Alexandros keeps his dark hair short. His skin has tanned quite abit from his time in North Africa, and his musculature is pretty well developed for someone without access to modern weight training and protein. He has a few scars from his fights, but not that many- he gets to wear a lot of armor, after all, and a lot of attacks just missed anyway. He tends to smile quite a bit, and so generally appears happy outside the ring. Inside, it's hard to tell if he's enjoying himself, or just getting to business.Personality:
Agrippa/Alexandros is generally on the smart/lazy side of the equation. He's won more than a few matches by cunning and noticing weaknesses of his opponents. Outside of the arena, he generally trains and then relaxes around the training school- he doesn't volunteer for any extra work, though he gets it sometimes, like everyone does. Given his life, he's developed a gallows sense of humor that permeates his life. He's not going to live forever, or much longer, and he's probably never earning a rudus or freedman's cap, and he'll never have a family, so he tries to cover that up with dark, occasionally bloodsoaked, humor. While out on a special job, that he's getting to be famous for, he tends to get the job done quickly and as part of a cunning plan.Bio:
Agrippa was born in Siracusa (Syracuse) on Sicily. According to Philonikos, the old man who raised him and claimed to be his uncle, his mother was a prostitute, and he was a hazard of the trade. Also, she died giving birth to him. At least, that's the story Philonikos told, though Agrippa thinks she might have died for some other reason, since there's no mention of a wetnurse anywhere in the stories he was told about his life. Philonikos taught him to speak Greek, and even read a little Latin and Greek, but not too much, and he tries to pretend he can't read anything. No sense in giving the impression he's above his station. He learned to fight as a kid, when the other kids in his neighborhood claimed that Philonikos only took Agrippa in to use him for sexual gratification. (This wasn't true. Philonikos couldn't get it up, despite his best efforts when Agrippa got older. Not that Agrippa minded at the time.) When Philonikos died, Agrippa changed his name to Alexandros, and tried to join a a street gang. Along the way, he got noticed by the owner of a gladiator school in the city in a street fight, and he offered to train Alexandros. Given he had no future anyway, selling himself into slavery made some sense, so he signed on. After a few years of hard training, Alexandros was sold into the arenas in North Africa. He worked the circuit there for most of his early 20s, winning more than he lost. As he got older, his owner's patron asked him to do some bodyguarding work, which he did, since he could earn extra money that way to waste on gambling, wine and loose women. This moved up to other jobs, like the occasional theft, kidnapping and murder of unimportant people.
While he's valuable enough as a gladiator, its really his skill in these sorts of side jobs that led to his sale to the Flavii in Pompeii. He's looking forward to getting into some matches with Italian gladiators, checking out the city, and seeing what sort of trouble his new patron will want to use him for.
(I see my first post in the game being his arrival at the villa- he's literally just gotten here.)Character's Ons:
Novelty, these days. Since he doesn't have long to live- as a man who engages in deadly combat for entertainment- he might as well try something new. Or new people, and there are a lot of those!Character's Offs:
He's never really seen the point in raping someone. After all, everyone else might as well enjoy it, too!Player's Ons:
I'm game for whatever comes up, more or less. I'm willing to explore a little.Player's Offs:
Nothing too extreme- pain for pain's sake, extended torture, that kind of thing.