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Author Topic: Life In The Ludus(In Need of Gladiators, Gladiator Trainees, & a Lanista's Wife)  (Read 4696 times)

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Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

The
Story
So Far...

It is the height of the Roman Republic and, assuming you are a Roman, it is a time of previously unknown prosperity. Rome is uncontested in her power and security, her enemies tremble in her presence, and her allies simper at her feet in the hopes of avoiding her wrath. New slaves are brought to and sold within Rome's cities each and every day. These unlucky men and women, many of them captives of Rome's many wars, are now faced with a terrible future of utter servitude where even they are little more than property with no more rights than a simple beast of burden. Forced to toil, suffer, and die for the pleasure, service, and entertainment of their Roman masters.

To those within Ostia Antica who have some knowledge of the lanista's trade the Flavius family has a proud history, their ancestors were amongst the first lanistas to establish a ludus within the city and their gladiators have been featured in many historic and epic contests throughout the years. But poor management and incompetence on the part of the family's previous Pater Familias has brought dark fortunes to the name Flavius. What was once an exceedingly wealthy, and influential family with several ludi under it's control is has in, the space of a single lifetime, been reduced to little more than a shadow of it's former self. Now, with the death of his father, Titus, Lucius Flavius finds himself the newest Pater Familias of his family and the master of it's remaining holdings.

With but a single ludus to their name and scant few gladiators Lucius and his family are facing the brink of total collapse. But all hope is not lost, there are many ways for a man to make his fortune and many paths to greater glory, so long as one has the courage and audacity to walk them. Lucius still knows how to train superb gladiators, he still has a loyal family as well as loyal servants, and the, the Flavius name still conjures up fond memories of, amongst some of the city's older patricians who can remember a time before Lucius's father, when the warriors of the house Flavius provided them with great entertainment, and even fought to protect the city when it was sacked by pirates many years ago. So long as he can maintain control of his house, and so long as his warriors do well in the arena there is a chance that Lucius can save his family's future and in doing so return their name to a state of power and honor once more.....

The Place
Ostia Antica is a city of greatness, the remains of the destruction wrought by marauding pirates so many years before is finally nothing but faint memory, Ostia Antica is rich, secure, and its people are true loyal Romans. As one of The Republic's larger cities, Ostia Antica boasts a massive population, a constantly growing economy, and an ever growing hunger for entertainment. In order to better sate this hunger the city boasts a magnificent arena where anything from gladiatorial games to chariot races can be observed by both the lower and the upper classes of the population.

The Villa
Standing just outside the city, the Flavius family's home is composed of the villa where the family itself lives, and the Ludus where it's gladiators are trained. Both the villa and the ludus were both built to the highest standards. The villa contains bedrooms, an expansive kitchen, two large baths, a single private bath, and several other rooms meant for aiding in a privileged lifestyle. While the ludus boasts cells for the gladiators, open areas for training, a small medical office, a rudimentary kitchen, a single moderately sized bathing room and even the capacity to erect a small mock arena for more formal practices.








OOC
The Basics
So, this is my attempt to get a gladiator game started up. The game itself will focus on the lives of the Flavius family, their slaves, and their gladiators. As they all try to better their lots in life. It should be noted that this isn't going to be a 'slave rebellion' game. But rather a game focused on playing out and portraying the intrigue, lifestyle, pleasures, and sufferings of 'typical' Ancient Roman people, slaves, and gladiators. That's not saying you can't play a gladiator or slave who is disobedient/etc. It just means that you shouldn't expect to get away with gathering a bunch of unhappy slaves together, grabbing some swords, and storming the Romans. The game will ideally contain scenes of training, plotting/planning, smut (obviously) and real gladiatorial fights. The setting I'm choosing to use is a SLIGHTLY dramatized & altered version of the late republic (for us history buffs) in order to allow more freedom with character creation than a strict adherence to historical record would allow (think Rome from HBO rather than Spartacus from Starz). That having been said a few liberties taken with some historical facts would be the specific's of the gladiatorial matches(we are ignoring most of the rules/regulations said matches actually had in order for more dramatic matches), and a few other things (such as us having slightly more common female gladiators so that female gladiators can be played).

The Combat
Before you read any further, one thing needs to be made clear. Having a character lose a match does not necessarily mean that said character has to die. In fact about 90% of the time a losing character will be allowed to fight another day, the only times this is not true are when the story calls for it and the character's player agrees to it. (Or if a player abandons the game and a character needs to be smoothly written out.)

All other aspects of the game will be freeform, what our characters do/how they do it/etc is entirely up to the players' and the GM's creative abilities. The only non-freeform portion of the game will be the gladiatorial matches themselves. These will be what I call "limited freeform" which is something I like to feel manages to take the risk/unpredictability of using a system to determine combat results without hampering creativity. This is achieved by creating a VERY simple system that is easy to get started with and requires no interaction from the players after character creation. A description of it is in the spoiler below(don't worry it's actually short I just don't want to force people who won't be playing gladiators to read it if they don't want to.

The System
Usage
Player vs NPC fights
When a player's character fights an NPC within the arena system will be used to determine the winner(s). The way this will be done is that the GM (or assistant GM) will preform the necessary rolls and determine the victor of each fight before it takes place and the character who wins within the system will be the character who wins I.C. The creative/fun parts of how easily they win/the exact method of their victory & what takes place during the fight will be 100% freeform so long as the required result is reached. 

Player vs Player fights
When player characters fight the system will also be used to determine the winner(s). The only difference from Player vs NPC fights is that if both players involved feel the result the system generates is not what they want (for instance a person playing a female gladiator and a person playing a male one both want her character to lose in order to initiate a NC scene) the GM will overrule the system and declare the desired result as the actual outcome.

Sats
Explained
The system has 5 stats. The minimum value for each stat is 1 and the maximum value is 20. The stats themselves are as follows

Health:The measure of how much damage your character can withstand before they are defeated. A character with high health is harder to finish off than one with lower health.
Attack:The measure of how strong your character's attacks are. A character with a high Attack stat will be better able to damage other characters, even those with high Defense, than others.
Defense: The measure of how much received damage is negated by your character's ability to block incoming blows and rely upon their armor. A character with a high Defense will be harder to injure.
Agility: The measure of how quick your character is on their feet. A character with high Agility will be more likely to avoid incoming blows and will be able to strike first more often than not.
Accuracy:The measure of how often your character places their attacks on target. A character with a high Accuracy will hit their opponent much more often than one with low Accuracy.

Training Level/Stat Distribution
As your character is trained in the gladiatorial arts their training level will increase. With each increase in training level they will receive more stat points to assign as you see fit in order to represent their growing skill in the arena. This will be discussed further in the next section.

At game start each player is allocated a certain number of stat points to assign to their character as they see fit. This number differs based on what training level your character is in order to represent greater training/skill at game start. (For instance the house champion will start with a higher number of points then an untrained gladiator). The number of stat points available to House Champions, Gladiators, and Gladiator Trainees are as follows:

House Champion: The House Champion starts with 60 stat points
Gladiator: A Gladiator starts with 50 stat points
Gladiator Trainee: A Gladiator Trainee starts with 25 stat points

Outcome Determination/Announcement
As stated before the outcome of a match is determined before the match takes place. The announcement of this outcome will take place via a PM to each player involved from the GM or Assistant GM in order to retain the element of surprise for all the other players.


The Roles
Below is a list of the roles open so far and a very brief description of where they stand at game start. The roles listed in BOLD are those I consider needed to start the game. The others, while I'd love to see filled, are not going to hold up game start once our required roles are filled.

Also please note that the list a rough draft so if you have a specific type of character or have a take on one of the roles in mind that you don't see listed please feel free to let me know and we  can work it in.
Pater Familias: Urbanzorro as Lucius Flavius
Wife: The wife of Lucius Flavius, and most powerful woman of the house.
Eldest Son: Lucius's eldest son, slated to become Pater Familias in the event of Lucius's death
Son: Lucius's younger son
Eldest Daughter: Barbara Gordon as Livia
Daughter: One of Lucius's younger daughters
Daughter:One of Lucius's younger daughters
Head House Slave: Foxy Oni as Illyria
House Slave: xSnorkleRainbow as Laelia
House Slave: one of the many enslaved servants within the Flavius house hold.(may be male or female)
House Slave :0ne of the many enslaved servants within the Flavius house hold.(may be male or female)
Doctore: Aiden as Conall "The Wolf" The Gaul
House Champion (Gladiator) The family's most skilled, and respected, gladiator, currently the house's undisputed champion. (may be male or female)
Gladiator: A fully trained gladiator of the house Flavius, these warriors have completed their training, earned the mark of the gladiator, and now serve the family in the arena. (may be male or female)
Gladiator: A fully trained gladiator of the house Flavius, these warriors have completed their training, earned the mark of the gladiator, and now serve the family in the arena. (may be male or female)
Gladiator: A fully trained gladiator of the house Flavius, these warriors have completed their training, earned the mark of the gladiator, and now serve the family in the arena. (may be male or female)
Gladiator Trainee An as of yet untrained gladiator to be. Whether they succeed or fail in their training remains to be seen (may be male or female)
Gladiator Trainee An as of yet untrained gladiator to be. Whether they succeed or fail in their training remains to be seen (may be male or female)
Gladiator Trainee An as of yet untrained gladiator to be. Whether they succeed or fail in their training remains to be seen (may be male or female)

Here's the character sheet:
Code: [Select]
[floatleft][img]Your character's image link goes here[/img][/floatleft]
[glow=red,2,300][i][font=georgia]Character Name Here[/font][/i][/glow]
by [u]Player Name Here[/u]
[b]Role[/b]: Are they the wife? the daughter? son? slave? gladiator? etc? Yes females can be gladiators too.
[b]Gladiator Type:[/b] If they are a gladiator what style do they fight in? (list of styles provided later in post)
[b]Age:[/b] How old is your character?
[b]Gender:[/b] Are they male? Female?
[b]Orientation:[/b] What is your character's sexual orientation?
[b]Appearance Details:[/b] Anything about how they look that isn't included in their image. Such as scars, birth marks, tattoos, piercings, etc.
[b]Personality:[/b] What are they like? how do they behave?
[b]Bio:[/b] Who are they? Where are they from? What has their life been like up till now? How did they get here? etc.
[b]Character's Ons:[/b] What sort of sexual elements does your character enjoy
[b]Character's Offs:[/b] What sort of sexual elements does your character NOT enjoy (not to be confused with your offs)
[b]Player's Ons:[/b] What sexual elements do you hope to get your character into in this game?
[b]Player's Offs:[/b] What sexual elements do you not want to happen to your character in this game?
[spoiler=Stats]
Health:List the number of points you have assigned to your Health stat here
Attack:List the number of points you have assigned to your Attack stat here
Defense:List the number of points you have assigned to your Defense stat here
Agility:List the number of points you have assigned to your Agility stat here
Accuracy: List the number of points you have assigned to your Accuracy stat here
[/spoiler]

Gladiator Fighting Styles
If you're interested in playing a gladiator here is a list of the different styles of fighting which you can choose to have your character be trained in, as well as their effect on your stats. Please keep in mind that you can only choose one and that they aren't permanent (you can ask to have yourself switched around OOC and we can make it happen IC). I've tried to keep them as accurate to the actual historical styles as possible while still keeping them 'cool' Also, yes there are female gladiators in our setting if someone wants to play one.


Gladiator Types
Cestus
Cestus: Armed with plated/spiked gloves and boots. As well as metal gauntlets and shin guards. Wearing little to no armor the cestus style relies on natural strength and speed. In order to have success on the sand a cestus must focus on closing the distance with their opponent as quickly as possible, getting within the opponent's guard and using the shorter distance and time it takes to deliver a punch then the swing of a sword to their advantage. This style's strengths lie in offense at extremely close quarters where speed and raw power can make all the difference, and weapon type becomes less important.

Cestus gladiators rarely wear any form of armoring for their chests or heads and are expected to rely on their own skill and speed for defense from an enemy's attacks.


Dimachaerus
Armed with two swords and also lightly armored. The dimachaerus style focuses on skilled use of the blade for both offense and defense. A dimachaerus must learn to know when attack, when to defend, when to advance and when to fall back. A skilled dimichareus is a master at knowing where to move and when to move there, as well as at countering an enemy's mistake to the fullest advantage.

For protection Dimachaerus gladiators often wear a Manica on one arm and can also wear a small chest plate. These items emphasize the style's reliance on the reaction speed and skill of the fighter in order to be made useful.


Hoplomachus
Armed with a one handed spear, a short sword, and a small circular shield in what is considered the 'Greek fashion" gladiators who fight in the Hoplomachus style are considered to be heavily armed and heavily armored. They are trained to advance cautiously, taking full advantage of the superior range their spear provides in order to force their opponent on the defensive. The best hoplomachi learn to instantly recognize when the time comes to abandon their spear and switch to their short sword.

They wear helmets, grieves, a manica, an occasionally a small chest plate for protection, making them one of the best protected gladiator fighting styles, though all this armor often comes at the cost of speed.


Laqueraius
Armed with only a lasso and sword, to the observer with little knowledge of the gladiatorial arts the laqueraius may appear disadvantaged against other styles. However much like the retiarius the laqueraius is trained and equipped to strip their enemy of his advantages and delver a killing blow to an opponent who eventually finds themselves with no weapon or defense against the laqueraius's blade. The style is focused on maintaining proper distance with their opponent and using the lasso to either disarm or trip their opponent, thus opening the path for the laqueraius to charge in with their sword and claim victory.

In keeping with the style's focus on movement and the laqueraius often only wears a manica for protection.

Lorarium
Armed with a whip, short sword, and small shield. The style of the lorarium is similar to a highly aggressive laqueraius. However where a laqueraius uses their lasso to entangle their opponent the lorarium uses their whip to throw the enemy onto the defensive, forcing them behind their shield or to attempt to block the whip with their blade as the lorarium advances in order to finish the battle with their own blade. A skilled lorarium will attempt to force their enemy to block or grasp at the whip in order to disarm their enemy or force him off balance with a quick pull of the whip once it has been caught.

For protection the lorarium must rely on their shield and speed, as this style often wears little to no armor.

Murmillo
Armed with a sword and large square shield in 'legionary fashion' the murmillo is equally effective on defense as on offense. A murmillo can advance slowly behind their shield or charge in to close the distance quickly, as the situation calls. A skilled murmillo knows that their greatest strength lies in their ability to switch from offense to defense at a moments notice in order to blunt an enemy's attack or take advantage of a weak defense.

In addition to a shield murmillo gladiators wear a manica on their sword arm, large protective helmets, and a grieve on their forward leg.


Retiarius
Armed with a net, trident, and dagger the retarius is a style which focuses on forcing their opponent to the ground in disarray in order to delver the killing blow. Their greatest asset is the net and its ability, when used well, to entangle, hinder, and trip the retarius's opponent. The combination of net and trident allows the retarius to be most effective at long and moderate ranges while the dagger allows them to avoid being totally defenseless in close quarters.

The retiarius wears a manica for protection when attacked.


Scissor
Armed with a sword and a specialized weapon unique to the scissor fighting style. An effective scissor must make use of their specialized weapon, taking advantage of it's hooked blade to tie up the weapon of their opponent while the design of its grip insures that the scissor will not be the one who is disarmed by such a situation. Scissors are trained to trust and block with their scissor blade while reserving the sword to parry a well placed strike by the enemy or deliver well placed strikes of their own when they have successfully tied up their enemy's primary weapon.

To accommodate the style's reliance on being attacked before being fully effective the scissor is heavily armored, often wearing a manica on the arm not protected by his weapon, a helmet, a and chest plate.


Thraex
Armed with a small shield and curved Thracian sword. The thraex style has much in common with the murmillo, but focuses on further balancing speed as well as attack and defense. The key to a successful career as a thraex is to know which opponents must be met with defense, aggression, or evasion. As the thraex style is equally suited to any such attempt.

Like the murmillo the thraex also wears a large protective helmet, a grieve on their foreleg, and a manica on their sword arm to aid in the use of their shield for defense.

Velites
Armed with three throwing spears, a short sword, and shield. With similar weapons to a legionary skirmisher the velites style is meant to use its ability to attack from range to its advantage, throwing its spears at the opponent in order to injure or weaken them before closing in for use of their sword and shield. The velites focuses on quick movement and accurate tosses of the spear.

In keeping with its light style the velites wears only a light helmet, which many gladiators choose not to wear at all for what little defensive ability it provides.


Magistri Belua
Armed with a short sword and assisted by trained animals, a magistri belua is considered quite exotic and is often a rare sight within the games. The key to the magistri's success is proper training of what ever beast they will take into the area and knowing how to exploit the distraction said beast provides in order to advance and delver the finishing blow with their blade. The most common animals used by a magistri are dogs, and birds of prey, but other more exotic animals have also been known to be used.

The magistri belua makes use of only a helmet for protection.


Non Orthodoxam
Armed with their own native/cultural weaponry. Those gladiators classified as Non Orthodoxam are warriors who's native fighting style is considered interesting or exotic enough to warrant being displayed in the games. They can be anything from marauding celts, to numidian spearmen.

If you have any questions/comments please feel free to post them (as well as characters if you'd like to play)

« Last Edit: January 13, 2015, 10:14:56 PM by Urbanzorro »

Offline BarbaraGordon

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 05:47:21 AM »
Interested once again, and I would like to reclaim my Eldest Daughter role with Livia.

Online Blonde

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 07:38:43 AM »
Definitely interested, I love all aspects of Ancient Rome. Could I take a house slave role? She would be female.

Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2015, 10:27:02 AM »
@ BarbaraGordon: Sounds good, feel free to post her up.

@ Blonde: feel free to post up a character.

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 10:30:21 AM »
I also might be interested in taking a House Slave position. I just need to read a bit more when I'm back at my PC later tonight.

- Rainbow ♥

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Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 10:32:57 AM »
I would be interested in playing the house champion, possibly as a female fighter. But iam content with just being a female gladiator if you wish the house champion to be male.

Offline Aiden

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 10:36:10 AM »
Posting tentative interest, possibly as Doctore and maybe a newly acquired gladiator

Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 11:14:09 AM »
@ xSnorkleRainbow: Sounds good

@ Viper:I'm open to having the house champion be either male or female so feel free to post up a female one if the inspiration to do so hits you :D

@ Aiden: Would be glad to have you aboard.

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 02:27:31 PM »
If we're playing a slave character do you still want us to fill in the stats on the character profile?

- Rainbow ♥

Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 02:35:56 PM »
It's not necessary, the stats are just to determine the results of arena combat.

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2015, 02:41:47 PM »
It's not necessary, the stats are just to determine the results of arena combat.

Thought that might be the case. Thank you for answering (:

- Rainbow ♥

Offline Aiden

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2015, 02:44:14 PM »
For any other potential players, The Doctore and I are calling dibs on this face.


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Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2015, 03:13:09 PM »
For any other potential players, The Doctore and I are calling dibs on this face.



I love Ragnar.

Will have my character tomorrow. On night duty tonight.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 03:22:57 PM by Blonde »

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2015, 03:54:56 PM »
I'm currently working on a character and should have her up tonight. I take it we just post them here to be reviewed?

- Rainbow ♥

Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 04:09:24 PM »
Yep, posting them up here is perfect.

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Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2015, 04:13:07 PM »
I just got done watching all of Rome and Spartacus again lol. Color me interested, in a younger daughter and a house slave I think. :)

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 04:30:57 PM »
Yep, posting them up here is perfect.

Thank you ^_^

And Voila! Here she is. Any feedback would be appreciated and please let me know if you would like me to change anything or if anything seems out of place.

- Rainbow ♥




Laelia
by xSnorkleRainbow

Role: House Slave.
Age: 22 Years Old.
Gender: Female.
Orientation: Heterosexual. (Will partake in sexual scenes with women as well if told to.)
Appearance Details: Other than the brand of the whore house she was brought from on her right inner wrist, Laelia has no other noticeable marks on her body. (Despite some of the pictures below of her with black hair, Laelia has very dark brown hair.)

Personality: Laelia is pretty mellow; she goes with the flow and is obedient. However, as of late she has began to question her future. She's not used to being treated badly at the Flavius villa but she wants to someday return to her life before the brothel, before the villa. Laelia has become a good liar and is fiercely protective of her friends, even it if means getting in trouble herself. She is inquisitive, but tends to play her curiosity down when in the presence of those who could punish her for asking too many questions. She is intelligent as she learned to read and write from a young age thanks to her father, but again, she's very good at playing it down. Despite spending most of her slave years with her head down, just getting on with things, Laelia now looks for something more.

Bio: Laelia was born in a small village outside of the capital. Her mother died during childbirth and she was left with her father; an ailing horse breeder. As far back as she could remember, her father had always been sickly and she took over most of the family chores, including tending to the horses, alone. The village was peaceful and everybody got by without major incident. It was one of those places where everybody knew everybody; they took care of each other as if they were all family.

One night their peacefully village was awoken with screams of horror and bloody battles as men in their dozens blazed through the city. They pillaged and raped on their way through for no reason at all that Laelia could see. She was only fifteenth at the time of her fathers murder. Before she knew what was going on unknown men broke into their house and murdered her father right in front of her. They raped her in her bed that same night. When they were finished and the village fell silent in the early hours of the morning, they collected up the women they hadn't killed and stuffed them into carriages. She remembered seeing the bodies of her village sprawled across the ground with crimson stains splattered about their bodies; they didn't even leave the children.

They arrived at Rome in a couple of days; she didn't count how many. Some of the woman had worse fates than her as the men used them to satisfy themselves every night of their journey. Some didn't return, though she never questioned why. She wasn't stupid enough to ask why. When they arrived at the city, they were sold into slavery at the local brothel and sold for as much as they were worth; Laelia took some solace in the fact that got paid less for her then they would have if they hadn't have touched her. Virgins were few and far between. There, she learned ways to please men and women along with other things that were expected of slaves. She didn't take to it at first but after a few years they broke her in and she started to just get on with things; she didn't have time or energy to hate the men who had done this to her. This is also where she acquired her brand. Unusually, Laelia spent years in that brothel, seven to be exact, before the Titus Flavius took a liking to her and brought her to serve in his families estate.

Character's Ons: Romance, Gentle Partners, Bath/Shower/Water Scenes, Oral Sex (receiving), Light Bondage, Teasing.
Character's Offs: Exhibitionism, Anal Sex, Toilet Play (Feces, Vomit, Urine etc), Extreme Bondage, Fisting.
Player's Ons: Rough Sex, Multiple Partners, Exhibitionism. (Please view my O/O's for more.)
Player's Offs: Anal, Pregnancy, Foot Play, Vore. (Please view my O/O's fore more.)
(Of course, she'll do just about anything if she's told to.)

Eye Candy.

« Last Edit: January 13, 2015, 08:55:09 AM by xSnorkleRainbow »

Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2015, 04:43:49 PM »
@CurvyKitten: Glad to have your interest

@xSnorkleRainbow: She looks good and is approved

@Everyone: If anyone is interested in helping out as a co-GM please feel free to let me know. It would make things easier on myself to have someone to help keep the game running smoothly.

Offline xSnorkleRainbow

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2015, 04:45:10 PM »
@xSnorkleRainbow: She looks good and is approved

Awesome, thank you (:

- Rainbow ♥

Offline BarbaraGordon

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2015, 04:54:50 PM »
Livia
by Barbara Gordon
Role: Eldest Daughter
Age: 23
Gender: F
Orientation: Bi
Appearance Details: Livia has a scar along her arm, usually hidden by a bracelet, due to a horse riding accident from her younger days.
Personality: Livia has a shyness about her, perhaps from the past 4 years of playing the dutiful daughter. She speaks softly, though when speaking to a subordinate she speaks firmly. She is not afraid, however, to go after some things that she wants, can occasionally be a bit rebellious and often dreams of life beyond the walls of the ludus.  Every so often she enjoys finding a quiet spot to simply..observe.
Bio: Livia was born to a life of luxury and ease inside the walls of the ludus, to her father Lucius and her mother. A sickly child at birth, it was feared she would not see her second year, though amazingly struggled onward, growing ever more healthy as each month progressed. As she grew older, her father indulged her love of horses by allowing her weekly riding lessons, presuming her studies went well. She actually became quite skilled at riding.  Occasionally she found herself drifting off during lessons with her tutor, which was rewarded with a firm rap of the cane.
When she turned 16 her parents began to seek out eligible suitors for her, rejecting a few that they considered unworthy. However, as time went on, and her family’s fortunes dried up, so did the suitors. Now, at the age of 22 she fears she may never find a husband, though more because she feels that not doing so would let down her father.
Character's Ons: She enjoys what appears to be genuine affection, strong and dominate partners.
Character's Offs: Dirty things, she is not fond of anything that is dirty or filthy.
Player's Ons: I’m open to most anything really. Except…
Player's Offs: Scat, underage,  and mutilations.

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Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2015, 05:07:51 PM »
@ BarbaraGordon: Looks good, she is approved.

Offline UrbanzorroTopic starter

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2015, 05:36:22 PM »
Also, here is my character ;D

Lucius Flavius
by Urbanzorro
Role: Pater Familias
Gladiator Type: N/A
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Orientation: Heterosexual
Appearance Details: Lucius has a long scar running down the skin over his right ribs, a souvenir from his legion days. While he does not take part in any serious training he does pride himself on his health and as such remains suitably fit, especially for a man who could easily allow himself to gluttony.
Personality: There have been many things in Lucius's life that have sculpted his personality. Everything form time in legionary service, to watching his father mismanage the family into near collapse, to having his potential to become a 'new man' taken from him by said mismanagement has caused Lucius to be who he is today. He loves his family and wants only what is best for his children and wife, even if they sometimes don't seem to know what that is themselves. He values his gladiators and slaves as useful and valuable possessions but also believes that they simply are possessions to be used and discarded as needed. The few true friends he has, he holds very close. Anyone who knows him well will tell you that he is strong willed, determined, ambitious, cunning, and above all else steadfast in his belief that the family's future should come before all other considerations. Additionally he has a very high degree of dislike for his deceased father, being forced to live with the results of the man's poor choices and to clean up his mess has forever tarnished Lucius's memories of his father....so much so that he has often considered simply not placing a bust of his father within the room in the villa where the family's honorable memorabilia and the images of deceased family members are proudly displayed.
Bio: Lucius was born in a time when his family was strong and wielded both respect and influence. His grandfather, while not particularly forwarding the progress of the house Flavius, had managed in his time as Pater Familias to insure that the family name lost none of its luster.

As a young boy Lucius was groomed to eventually lead the family, run its businesses and, thanks the thus far continuous prospering of the family name, make an eventual attempt at senate office. If all went well he was to be a New Man, and raise the family's reputation even higher than it had ever reached before. Taught by the finest instructors, schooled in the art of training gladiators by his grandfather, and raised to have proper Roman values Lucius was on track to fulfill all the hopes that were placed upon him.

However things began to change as soon as Lucius's father took control. When Lucius reached the age of twenty his father arranged the marriage between Lucius and his wife, one of the few good decisions the man could be credited with. At age twenty-one, with his wife pregnant and the family seeming to be on a secure footing thanks to the alliance that his marriage had formed, Lucius was given the opportunity to serve in a position of command the legions during a minor campaign. This opportunity was bought through arraignments made by his grandfather when Lucius was but a boy. The importance of this would come into play in the future due to successful military service, especially in a high ranking position, being a key part of opening the path to political opportunity. Lucius served for three years, during which he learned much about the mindset of fighting men, strategic planning, political negotiations and even acquired a very small client kingdom for Rome.

With his term of service fulfilled Lucius returned home high on success and looking forward the the bright future which lay ahead of him. Only to find that his father and nearly ruined the family while he had been gone. The next twenty-two years saw Lucius forced to watch as his father lost the family fortune piece by piece and drove them ever further to the brink of total loss. When his father finally died Lucius was in truth relieved that things had not progressed to a point where nothing could save the family's prospects. He must now attempt to pick up the pieces and reverse his family's fortunes.
 
Character's Ons: Just about everything, though Lucius has a special appreciation for dominating others. 
Character's Offs: Scat, mutilation,
Player's Ons: Up for anything except...
Player's Offs: Scat, blood play, mutilation

Offline Aiden

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2015, 06:13:39 PM »
Conall "The Wolf" The Gaul
by Aiden
Role: Former Gladiator, Freed, Doctore
Gladiator Type: Cestus (When he fought in the past)
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Orientation: Hetrosexual
Appearance Details: Tattoo on head, behind ear/sides, Various scars from a lifetime of warfare/gladiatorial fights
Personality: Age and experience has tempered the man. In his youth he was rebellious and ambitious, traits quickly humbled. Reckless and passionate have been mellowed but burn all the hotter when needed. His transition from slave, to gladiator, to free man have left him wise and dutiful, loyal to the house who forged him and jovial and social to those who treat him with respect.
Bio: Conall remembers very little from his childhood beside his dead mother (a mercy) and the death of his father at the hands of a Gaelic raid. He was taken as a boy by a neighboring tribe as a slave where he served a master until he was considered able body enough to fight. His youth was spent raiding and pillaging rival tribes until they foolishly thought to attack the Romans encroaching on their lands.

Conall survived and was caught, taken as a slave yet again, trading owners a few times. His skill with a blade was quickly recognized but his rebellious nature was a constant issue that left him bloody and angry. A few years later he found himself serving the Flavius family, the former doctore molding him into the champion he quickly became. It was this man and the house he served which gained his respect. After serving as champion and earning his freedom, he left at the age of 32 only to return three years later (35) after his former mentor told him of his failing health. In that time Titus also passed, which left two very important roles within the Ludus open.

He was offered the role as Doctore a little over a year ago and like the new Pater Familias, was left with a lot of work to push the Ludus to its former Glory.

Character's Ons: Very Open, no m/m but no issue with group/orgies, other males in the scene
Character's Offs: Scat, mutilation, Blood Play in a sexual manner
Player's Ons: Very Open, no m/m but no issue with group/orgies, other males in the scene
Player's Offs: Scat
Stats
Assuming he carries over his stats as a Champion, didn't want to assume he gets more but he is not a combatant in the arenas.
Health:8
Attack:12
Defense:15
Agility:15
Accuracy: 10

Offline Aiden

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2015, 06:15:48 PM »
Sheet up, I am also open to potential background (once approved) to add to the Bio. Conall served for about 13 or so years, left for 5, then returned. So he would know of Lucius children, current/former gladiators, even knew the current champion when he was champion, etc.


Online Blonde

Re: Life In The Ludus(A Game of Gladiators, Romans, and Slaves)
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2015, 06:25:34 PM »
My female slave will be a celt. I will be posting her after my shift when I get home. I may also double up and create a male role to even out the genders. Perhaps a Gladiator if that is what is needed.