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Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Rome, I come to your aide! - IC Started, still open
« on: December 02, 2017, 11:47:00 AM »

Rome has been sacked

It is the year 101 AD. The Emperor is dead. The Senate has been slaughtered.
While the Roman Empire had its attention turned east, a Gothic horde of barbarians came from the west. They burned their way through Italy until they attacked Rome itself.
The legions defense was staunch but failed. The savages penetrated the walls and entered the city. What followed was a period of horror that only such uncivilized barbarians could perform.
They burned, looted, pillaged, raped and slaughtered to their hearts content before vanishing when word of reinforcements came. Legions that had been stationed abroad arrived to aide the city but it was too late.
The damage was done.

For all the damage done however, the city can be rebuilt. A new Senate can be found. A new Emperor may ascend. Those with the power and will to see Rome restored to her rightful glory travel from far and wide.
Rome has need for her greatest sons and daughters and they will arrive in their droves. They bring coin, they bring soldiers, they bring food and they bring water.
They also bring greed and ambition.


If the above blurb did not make it clear, the idea behind this game is that Rome was sacked and the current leadership that had been based out of Rome are all dead. The city needs to be rebuilt and in doing so, powerful people will be in a position to make themselves more powerful as the power structures of the Empire need to be rebuilt. It is also the chance for unprecedented reform, as the city and its leadership is put back together someone who did not like how things were run previously would have a powerful opportunity to change it.

This game will be taking place strictly in the city of Rome. Players will take on the role of either powerful people who were living outside of Rome and now have arrived to see it re-constructed. It is also possible to take on a character who was present in Rome and survived the attack. Characters will leverage the resources they can bring to the restoration of their great city, ally with one another and in general I hope to create a story of intrigue, ambition, politics and sex. The Gothic horde may return at some point for a healthy dose of violence. Very HBO.

I do not expect or require people to have an very high understanding of Roman history. This is effectively a historic AU and I'm not wildly against providing some wiggle room here and there to make a better narrative. If you are having difficulty with working up what sort of character might be ideal for this here's a handy list of Provinces of Rome run by the Senate during this period. Pick one and play its Proconsul (Governor), returning/arriving in the Capital of the Empire to help rebuild (and grab some power!). There are most certainly other options and players should feel free to have a ponder on that. I for one intend to take on the governor of Roman Egypt.

I plan on using episodic content/time-skips. This will allow us to move through the rebuilding of Rome (not to mention if we have lost a few players, a chance to get things moving again without getting caught).

If there is interest I will put together a character sheet, which I intend to keep relatively on the brief side. Beyond that if you have any questions, comments or suggestions please let me know!



Character sheet:

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[b]Relationships/Connections:[/b]
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[li]Character name will go here- Nature of relationship/character opinion will go here[/li]
[li]None - To be filled out after plotting[/li]
[li]None - To be filled out after plotting[/li]
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[li]Any details you could not elaborate above should go here[/li]
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Please feel free to use this little Wanted Ad template if there are any characters you would like taken up to be paired with yours such as romantic partner/business partner/second in command/important friend or relative. Should be posted under your character sheet.

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[b]Name:[/b] Open
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[b]Desirable traits:[/b] [i]Any particular
[b]Requested faceclaim(s):[/b] Face claims you would like used in, if any. Feel free to list as 'open/negotiable'
[b]Other notes:[/b] Any details not listed above 

« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 04:26:47 PM by Primarch »

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 12:40:39 PM »
ooh!
I'm planting my interest flag in this.
I love stories from this period. This sounds awesome!

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 12:57:29 PM »
Fantastic~

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 01:15:49 PM »
Tenative interest as a returning general with men more loyal to him then Rome but with the interest to rebuild the Pinnacle of human civilization.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 01:22:39 PM »
Ah the legacy of Gaius Marius!

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 02:30:58 PM »
Hopefully with out the fall... >.>

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 04:37:56 PM »
I'm having trouble figuring out where a female character would fit in without an NPC father-brother-husband-keeper.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 04:50:48 PM »
A wealthy widow would be able to go about her business without any husband/father figure. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the 'Spartacus' show but Gaia is an excellent example. In a setting like this someone like Zenobia would fit in nicely. Alternatively another character in play may need a wife/sister/daughter etc and you could plot something out together.

Offline BlackStone

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 08:33:36 PM »
Interested, also more than willing to pair up with someone as husband and wife team.  Maybe from Britannia and thus influenced more by meritocracy and not slavery based society.

Offline BentonKjarn

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 10:01:07 PM »
Interested in playing as a Son of Rome who has never actually seen the city.  His Father had been assigned as the Pro-consul of Dacia in the East before he was born, and while both of his parents were full Roman citizens, he has spent his entire lifetime on the front line in the battle against the Goths.  After the death of his father, he seized the Pro-consul title for himself, and Rome by then was too weak to defy him.  With Rome in ruins, he returns battled hardened and contemptuous of the citizens who allowed themselves to be overrun.

Online RedEve

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 04:53:43 AM »
If a male player is looking for a wife for his Proconsul, send me a PM.

I think I might enjoy playing an Atia-like figure. Very much a scheming bitch, I mean.

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Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 05:19:19 AM »
Is there any room for a criminal underworld kingpin in this game? Someone who runs a large amount of the crime, especially the likes of which goes on in Rome By Night, as it were. Type of guy who wants to be just friendly enough with everyone jockeying for power that, when someone takes over Rome, he's got the ear of whoever is on the throne. He would have a vested interest in Rome getting back into full gear, since the criminal underworld needs a city to BE under if its going to make money :D

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2017, 09:36:03 AM »
101 A.D. - so there's still gods and priestesses in Rome?

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2017, 09:42:01 AM »
I'm happy enough with the response, CS sheet has been placed up! Feel free to start submitting.

After the death of his father, he seized the Pro-consul title for himself, and Rome by then was too weak to defy him.

Seizing the title is fine if the present army support him, I should point however while this game revolves around the idea of Rome as a city being sacked, the larger Roman Empire is actually very powerful. During this period Rome was just about as powerful as it ever would be. Just something to keep in mind.

Is there any room for a criminal underworld kingpin in this game?

The character could most certainly exist in the setting but may have difficulty rubbing elbows with the elevated society the game focuses on. A very corrupt official based in Rome may be easier to work with.

101 A.D. - so there's still gods and priestesses in Rome?

Absolutely~

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2017, 10:01:46 AM »
Character: Corvus Cornelius Sulla
Player: Primarch

Role: Prefect/Governor of Egypt (Praefectus Aegypti)
Specialties:
  • Military Command
  • Administration
  • Oratory

Personality:
  • Pragmatist - Some Romans will deal with a problem the Roman way, if that doesn't work they make it work. Corvus takes a more flexible approach.
  • Patient - Feeling no obligation to act immediately, Corvus would rather strike at the right time and is quite comfortable waiting until the moment arrives.
  • Sociable - Despite a notoriously stern face, Corvus is highly comfortable in the social circles of Rome and routinely hosts company in Egypt.

History:
  • Born in Rome, Corvus is a descendant of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix. There is some contention on weather this is a positive or negative factor.
  • Although the family were not as wealthy or influential as they had been in the past, he received a respectable education. He earned some notoriety for associated himself with a group of 'young philosophers' more well known for drunken mischief.
  • His military career had a promising start. Corvus served as a broad-striped tribune under a family friend, Legatus Claudius Xaverius. They campaigned extensively in the east, primarily in the direction of Antioch and beyond.
  • After a brief stint back in Rome, he was elected Quaestor under the Proconsul of Carthage.
  • Returned to the side of Claudius Xaverius to campaign, resuming his time in the East.
  • Once again resumed life in Rome where he was known to move through politically minded social circles.
  • Appointed Prefect of Egypt by the Emperor in 98 AD

Relationships/Connections:
  • None - To be filled out after plotting
  • None - To be filled out after plotting
  • None - To be filled out after plotting

Additional Details:
  • Corvus is currently 30 years old and a member of the gens Cornelia patrician family
  • As the Praefectus Aegypti Corvus has command of 3 Legions. Egypt is also the wealthiest province outside of Italia and a major source of grain.
  • This is his final year as Prefect of Egypt
  • Having spent so much of his career in the East, Corvus has taken to some rather non-Roman habits. Most obviously facial hair he has grown.

Additional Images:

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Wanted

Name: Open
Role: Wife of Corvus

Desirable traits: Ruthless, ambitious, cunning
Requested faceclaim(s): Gemma Arterton - Prince of Persia/Princess Tamina, Rosario Dawson - Alexander/Roxana, Eva Green - 300/Artemisia
Other notes: Characters married for primarily political reasons, have since fallen for each other hard. Preference for the wife to by Egyptian, Roman is cool too. Will plot particulars.


Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2017, 10:18:47 AM »
I think I need to pick Mr. Phoenix for my face claim.


Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2017, 10:22:01 AM »
I had a feeling you would. Not sure why. Just can't put my finger on it.

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2017, 10:26:47 AM »
#Commodus did nothing wrong

(Facts both RL and movie aside)
Besides totally not related for this game!

Offline Letexta

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2017, 10:38:06 AM »
Tentatively interested in this, although I need to have a think about where I might slip in a character.

Offline Caitlin

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2017, 11:15:12 AM »
Consider me interested. I was thinking of a Governor who hails from Germania Inferior and whose father is a noble Roman who married with a local woman. I can color my text with speech of the local area, although I'll stick to English 99% of the time. :-)

The only thing I'm a bit hestitant about is how much chance we'll have to build up meaningful relationships with other characters.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2017, 11:34:32 AM »
Well if he has been appointed Governor of Germania Inferior he would only hold the position for a maximum of 5 years. You can put some amount of time spent in Rome making a name for himself or getting himself known before his appointment. Any characters who were in Rome during similar periods could have met previously, other characters can know each other through reputation. I put a couple points of my character in Rome for just that reason. Once the game gets off the ground I hope characters will mingle and associate with each other while working to put the city back together.

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2017, 11:43:54 AM »
I am hoping we have a balance of strengths.

Example - While I plan on having seasoned and very loyal army legion, my character will need to find a way to feed and house them. Something he can do out of his own coffers, but maintaining an army in the long term can break any man no matter how wealthy.

My point being, having people with strengths can create awesome potential for plotting and alliances/betrayals, etc.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 11:45:44 AM by Aiden »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2017, 11:52:18 AM »
That's exactly what I'm looking for. My character has wealth & food but 3 legions is 'meh' at best. Caesar for instance had 4 veteran Legions at the start of his wars in Gaul. Crassus had 8 Legions when he went off to deal with Spartacus.

Characters that can provide the support of some important Roman institution could be a nice leverage point too.

Offline Caitlin

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2017, 12:24:03 PM »
I am hoping we have a balance of strengths.

Example - While I plan on having seasoned and very loyal army legion, my character will need to find a way to feed and house them. Something he can do out of his own coffers, but maintaining an army in the long term can break any man no matter how wealthy.

My point being, having people with strengths can create awesome potential for plotting and alliances/betrayals, etc.
How about my character having intelligence as his strength, in particular the ability to engineer and design buildings that will stand the test of time, an architect if you wish, and also the ability to oversee such projects.

I like the idea of playing an engineer instead of a conquerer and it sounds like somebody who would be useful for the story. I'd also like him to be married/ engaged at the start of during the story, so if there are any women playing who are looking for somebody other than a conqueror, feel free to shoot me a message. :-)

Are there any pairings already by the way?

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2017, 12:35:47 PM »
Character: Cassia Octavia Agrippa
Player: anouk daae

Role: Former Vestal, Daughter to Lucius Vipsanius Agrippa
Specialties:
  • Educated in matters of state
  • Business management
  • Midwifery and apothecary

Personality:
  • Charismatic
  • Observant
  • Loyalty-Driven

History:
  • At age 6, Cassia was taken to be a Virgin of Vesta - a priestess to attend the College of the Vestals
  • During this time, she was educated in matters of state in order to give unbiased testimony during trials.
  • When the Goths attacked, she hid among the other Vestals and priests in a series of underground tunnels.
  • After several days, the Goths found the small group hiding. The priests were murdered. The Vestals were taken.
  • Her father and those in his house were also slaughtered.
  • After reinforcements came back to take the city, her brother returned from Cyprus.
  • Upon his return, Cassia was asked to resign from the Vestals to help her family rebuild their legacy.

Relationships/Connections:
  • Markus Julius Agrippa the Younger - older brother to Cassia Octavia Agrippa (NPC)
  • None - To be filled out after plotting
  • None - To be filled out after plotting

Additional Details:
  • Vestals are generally required to serve for 30 years. Cassia has only served 13 by the time her brother calls her away.
  • Cassia is 19 years old, beyond what is considered normal marrying-age for the wealthier classes.
  • Both siblings come from the gens Vispania patrician family.

Additional Images:


Wanted:
  • If someone wants to play her brother, I'd appreciate it. No worries if not, though.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 10:35:47 AM by Anouk Daae »

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2017, 12:36:46 PM »
Ok so that's my app. I think I may have bent history a little... If the family names and lines don't work, I'll change them. Just let me know.

Offline Caitlin

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2017, 01:09:08 PM »
Character: Cornelius Octavius
Player: Caitlin

Role: Engineer
Specialties:
  • Architecture
  • Leadership
  • Budgeting

Personality:
  • Dominant
  • Creative
  • Cunning

History:
  • Cornelius is the second son of Tiberius Octavius, who is the Governor of Germania Inferior. Cornelius is twenty-eight years old.
  • Studied engineering in Rome and applied his skills to design and oversee the construction of buildings in Germania Inferior
  • Has served in the army where he designed Trebuchets who led to several important victories

Relationships/Connections:
  • Character name will go here- Nature of relationship/character opinion will go here
  • None - To be filled out after plotting
  • None - To be filled out after plotting



Wanted

Name: Open
Role: Wife or slave girl/ slave woman

Desirable traits: Up to you.
Requested faceclaim(s): Up to you.
Other notes: Iím looking for a female character who would be interested in either playing my characterís wife (18+) or a slave girl (16+)/ woman (18+). In case of a slave we can look towards her being set free. A romantic sub plot between our two characters would be fun and would have my preference.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 01:12:03 PM by Caitlin »

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2017, 01:52:13 PM »
While I understand the desire to pair up, I feel pair ups kill potential plot lines. But that is my own opinion. If it makes sense IC, then it works.

I plan of having my character born in Rome, but had not seen it since he went off to...wherever he ended up going. (TBD)

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2017, 01:58:55 PM »
While I understand the desire to pair up, I feel pair ups kill potential plot lines. But that is my own opinion. If it makes sense IC, then it works.

I plan of having my character born in Rome, but had not seen it since he went off to...wherever he ended up going. (TBD)

I tend to agree. I think if a pairing happens organically within the story, that's great. But the pre-cooked pairings can make things a little stale for me, personally.

Online RedEve

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2017, 02:06:30 PM »
While I understand the desire to pair up, I feel pair ups kill potential plot lines. But that is my own opinion. If it makes sense IC, then it works.

I plan of having my character born in Rome, but had not seen it since he went off to...wherever he ended up going. (TBD)

While I agree with this in most cases, in this game, a female character who isn't paired up seems like she would be pretty much on the outside of everything.

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2017, 02:11:43 PM »
Another good point. It's why I elected to have a (presently) NPC brother.

Offline Caitlin

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #31 on: December 03, 2017, 02:12:10 PM »
Characters could still pair up and then introduce one another to each other. Pairings also don't have to mean that partners couldn't cheat on each other, which could cause a whole series of sub plots with intrigues and betrayal. :-)

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2017, 02:25:03 PM »
Everyone's got great points.

I'm going to keep my character as a singular while playing her brother as an NPC to start with, then see where I want her to go.
That's me personally. But I respect everyone else and their decisions. Either way, can't wait to get some scenes started. Should be fun.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2017, 02:29:02 PM »
Ok so that's my app. I think I may have bent history a little... If the family names and lines don't work, I'll change them. Just let me know.

Well if her father is supposed to be the same Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa who aided Octavian/Augustus he would be dead over a century before this game begins, so you may want to tweak slightly in that regard. Otherwise the character looks fine.

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Character: Cornelius Octavius
Player: Caitlin

Looks fine.

While I agree with this in most cases, in this game, a female character who isn't paired up seems like she would be pretty much on the outside of everything.

If you still want to take up a wife I've got a wanted up for my characters wife.

I'll get a character thread up soon. Any of you have a preference on what board we place this in?

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2017, 02:43:40 PM »
I think N/C will be fine, not to say we may not get into extreme range, but I rarely find games that get to that point (and the area is just flooded for no reason)

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2017, 03:07:34 PM »
Well if her father is supposed to be the same Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa who aided Octavian/Augustus he would be dead over a century before this game begins, so you may want to tweak slightly in that regard. Otherwise the character looks fine.

I wanted her father to be from that line, but not the same one. I can tweak it though. No problem.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2017, 03:09:17 PM »
I think N/C will be fine, not to say we may not get into extreme range, but I rarely find games that get to that point (and the area is just flooded for no reason)

I was leaning that way myself.


I wanted her father to be from that line, but not the same one. I can tweak it though. No problem.


If its a different chap with the same name that's perfectly fine. I just wanted to clarify!

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2017, 03:09:58 PM »
I tweaked the name, so there's no confusion. Or less confusion, at least.

Offline Aiden

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2017, 03:23:58 PM »
I think I will be using a famous family name but "flubbing" the history for the sake of this game

Offline Red Lobster

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2017, 12:17:05 AM »
This looks pretty neat. Quick question Primarch, were all of the Senate members killed during the sack of Rome, or just the ones in Rome at the time? IE, would I be able to create a character who was part of the Roman Senate and happened to not be in Rome at the time of the attack.

My current character idea is either an extremely rich Roman senator (using the Marcus Crassus character) who was gone from Rome at the time and, now that his predecessors are dead seeks to take control of the Senate. Or maybe his son if we establish that previous Council members were killed.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 12:18:25 AM by Red Lobster »

Offline BlackStone

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2017, 12:28:53 AM »
As great as this concept is, I think I am going to bow out.  My primary hook for this game was claimed by someone else and did not make sense to have to returning conquering generals, and the other concept I could get behind really only works if my character is paired with someone, and does not look like it will happen.

Offline BentonKjarn

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2017, 09:46:44 AM »
Blackstone, if you feel  the hook as conquering general was claimed by me, please feel free to throw your hat back into the ring, as I am going to bow out from this concept as to not get too far out of my depth too soon on E.  Have fun everybody!

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2017, 10:20:42 AM »
Well, dang...

Offline BlackStone

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2017, 10:38:59 AM »
No its okay and I did not mean the comment as a passive aggressive slam but as an explanation.  I have a lot on my plate too here and really should focus on the turkey piled high on it instead of going.  "Ooooh more stuffing please!"

* loooooooves stuffing a d is the guy at the holiday table told every year to leave some for everyone else*

Offline BennyQ

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2017, 12:40:08 PM »
Hello all, marking my interest down for this RP!

Is the position of Governor of Syria (later Syria-Palaestina) still available? On the front line with the Parthians and is only concerned with holding them off in the centuries long mortal struggle with the foes across the Tigris. Or is it Senatorial Provinces only, in which case I can settle for Asia (western Anatolia) or Bithynia and Pontus region.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 12:41:53 PM by BennyQ »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2017, 12:50:10 PM »
Is the position of Governor of Syria still available?

Certainly!

As great as this concept is, I think I am going to bow out.  My primary hook for this game was claimed by someone else and did not make sense to have to returning conquering generals, and the other concept I could get behind really only works if my character is paired with someone, and does not look like it will happen.

Just going to point out that being a 'Conquering General' was pretty much the thing to do, I rather expect most of the male characters to be some form of Conquering General. But if you wish to bow out that is of course your own decision.

This looks pretty neat. Quick question Primarch, were all of the Senate members killed during the sack of Rome, or just the ones in Rome at the time? IE, would I be able to create a character who was part of the Roman Senate and happened to not be in Rome at the time of the attack.

My current character idea is either an extremely rich Roman senator (using the Marcus Crassus character) who was gone from Rome at the time and, now that his predecessors are dead seeks to take control of the Senate. Or maybe his son if we establish that previous Council members were killed.

As it stands I'm running with the idea that the traditional leadership was wiped out in the attack, so between the two ideas I believe the son would be preferable.


Offline BennyQ

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2017, 01:02:29 PM »
Certainly!

Awesome. Governor of Syria it is for me. He will be an ex-consul who had a brother who was killed in the attack on Rome. But forget the Goths, the Parthians are more dangerous!

I'd like to point out that my character will not be a conquering general. More of a defensive one. Looking to earn that Parthicus/Armeniacus epitah by the end of the RP.


Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2017, 01:56:54 PM »
Character thread is up. Any of you that have submitted a character can feel free to post up. The rest can post character sheets here or PM them to me.

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2017, 03:05:35 PM »
What sort of settings will there be to play in?
Is it just a free-for-all of anywhere within Rome, or would there be some specific places with scenes open for all?

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2017, 03:07:51 PM »
There will be a thread dedicated to pushing the main plot, open to all. First will probably take place in the ruins of the Senate building.
Then a thread (or threads) for the general posting, getting that smaller scale interaction going on and the like.

Offline BennyQ

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2017, 03:26:46 PM »
@Primarch Quick question. The Province of Syria goes through a few name changes during this period. Sometimes its just Roman Syria. Sometimes its Assyria. Sometimes its Syria-Palaestina. Is it okay if I just call it Assyria? Bending the historical accuracy here a little...

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2017, 03:35:53 PM »
Yeah I Trajan will have died before making Roman Assyria a Province but screw it, that's fine. Run with it.

Offline Mister Ugly

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2017, 04:02:23 PM »
Neat! I have had a long running desire for a character based on a bloodline...
This idea is close enough that I can make it work. She would be from the bloodline of Cleopatra Selena II, daughter of Cleopatra IV [last Pharaoh] and Mark Antony. {also of the Ptolemaic Bloodline that leads back to Alexander the Great}

C. Selena married Juba II and they were placed as rulers of Mauretania, this being a bit of an AU the family still is in power and 'considered' loyal to Rome... Her father is Governor but wants a senate seat and has sent food and oil and his daughter to Rome.

Short Version! Hope that could work!

MU
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 04:03:26 PM by Mister Ugly »

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2017, 04:10:28 PM »
We've actually already got someone playing the descendant of Cleopatra angle. While the idea of two descendants isn't exactly impossible at this point I would prefer it if people explored alternate prestigious backgrounds.

Offline BennyQ

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2017, 04:12:04 PM »
Here's my work in progress character sheet. Am going to make him a son as well and looking for a wife of the son and possibly a daughter to forge alliances later. Please let me know if there's any issues.



Character: Tiberius Santori Aquilinus.
Player: BennyQ

Role: Governor of Assyria.
Specialties:
  • Financial Administration.
  • Logistics Expert.
  • Cavalry Leader.

Personality:
  • Stoic.
  • Disciplinarian.
  • Cautious
  • Xenophobic.

History:
  • Born in the Italian countryside (54AD) to a Novus homo family (his family previously served as successive Centurions under the Julian-Claudian dynasty prior to achieving Equestrian and finally Senatorial rank).
  • Worked his way up through the Cursus honorum, serving as Tribune, Quaestor, Aedile and Praetor in succession.
  • Raised to Senate under Titus in 91AD ahead of his time due to loyalty.
  • Made Consul in 94AD under Domitian for a few months, before replaced at year end election.
  • Made Governor of Assyria by Nerva in 98AD, where he remains.

Relationships/Connections:
  • Cleomachus Santori Drusus (son).
  • NCamelia Glabrio (third wife)
  • None - To be filled out after plotting

Additional Details:
  • Tiberius is 47 years old.
  • Because of the nature of his command and potential foes, Tiberius is more inclined to cavalry leadership rather than the typical heavy infantry tactics the Romans use.
  • Commanding the Assyrian legions, Tiberius commands one of the strongest forces in the Roman east, to ward off the Parthian threat.
  • Both fears and respects the Parthians.
  • Despite commanding auxillary forces and living among Greeks and Assyrians, Tiberius has an extreme dislike of any non-Roman, despite once being discriminated because of his novus homo roots.
  • Tiberius has been married three times, of which only his third marriage produced children.

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Character: Cleomachus Santori Drusus.
Player: BennyQ

Role: Military Tribune serving in Assyria.
Specialties:
  • Leads from the front.
  • Rhetorically gifted.
  • Fond of the Sciences.

Personality:
  • Brash/Temperamental.
  • Socially outgoing.
  • Lavish/Extravagant.

History:
  • Born in Rome to Tiberius Santori Aquilinus and Camelia Glabrio in 75AD.
  • Spent much of his formative teenage years partying Rome during his fatherís commands in the provinces. May have a bastard child or two.
  • Currently completing his first step on the cursus honorum as military Tribune in the Legions under his father.

Relationships/Connections:
  • Tiberius Santori Aquilinus (father).
  • Camelia Glabrio (mother).
  • None - To be filled out after plotting

Additional Details:
  • Cleomachus is 26 years old.
  • He served as Tribune first on the Rhine before transferred to the east.
  • Sole heir to the Santori gens/family.
  • Dislikes his fatherís strict and austere lifestyle. Currently in debt due to borrowing as his father refuses to relinquish any of the familyís wealth. Desires fame and victory through battle to pay off the debt.

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Wanted


Name: Bride of Cleomachus Santori Drusus.
Role: Wife/Bride-to-be.

Desirable traits: Open to discussion.
Requested faceclaim(s): Open to discussion.

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Name: Daughter of Tiberius Santori/Sister to Cleomachus Santori.
Role: Sister/Unwed daughter.

Desirable traits: Open to discussion.
Requested faceclaim(s): Open to discussion.

~

Name: Camelia Glabrio
Role: Matron of Santori gens.

Desirable traits: Reserved, ambitious, possibly controlling.
Requested faceclaim(s): Open to discussion.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2017, 06:22:33 PM by BennyQ »

Offline Mister Ugly

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2017, 04:13:12 PM »
We've actually already got someone playing the descendant of Cleopatra angle. While the idea of two descendants isn't exactly impossible at this point I would prefer it if people explored alternate prestigious backgrounds.

Well Darn...I missed it!
maybe a couple of pit vipers can settled the issue?  O:) O:)

Let me see what I can work up instead!!

MU

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2017, 04:19:48 PM »
Here's my work in progress character sheet. Am going to make him a son as well and looking for a wife of the son and possibly a daughter to forge alliances later. Please let me know if there's any issues.
Nothing is jumping out at me, seems fine as far as I can tell.

Let me see what I can work up instead!!
Looking forward to it!

Offline BennyQ

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2017, 04:37:00 PM »
Alright, I added the son in and some wanted ads. Let me know if it's all approved and I'll post it over on the character thread.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2017, 04:47:08 PM »
Looks good Benny. Throw them up.

Offline Anouk Daae

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2017, 04:51:02 PM »
aaaahhh shit the Eagle, man! I loved that movie!

I should stop commenting now, right? 'Cause I'm already in... k, I'm just gonna...yeah, bye.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #60 on: December 04, 2017, 05:17:14 PM »
I should stop commenting now, right? 'Cause I'm already in... k, I'm just gonna...yeah, bye.

Good point.
OOC thread is up

Offline Vonandi

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #61 on: December 05, 2017, 11:17:37 AM »
Very very interested - but I was wondering if I could play a woman masquerading as a man, someone who is hiding their true nature so she can take full claim to her deceased fathers inheritance and power, but is at constant threat of being found out and subsequently executed. Would that be appropriate for a character submission?  It's something I would very much like to rp through in this setting but I understand if some people don't want such a thing to be included.

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #62 on: December 05, 2017, 11:57:57 AM »
Go for it~!

Offline PrimarchTopic starter

Re: Rome, I come to your aide!
« Reply #63 on: December 06, 2017, 04:26:25 PM »
IC has started here
This is the 'main plot' thread, the more loose/open thread shall follow.

We are still accepting characters!