10-07-2010, 10:24 AM
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Characters Full Name: Aulus Artorius Minor
Class Status: Military, citizen. Optio.
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual.
- The Army.
- Competent commanders.
- Strong alcohol.
- His family and friends.
- The quiet life in the country.
- Exotic places.
- The Imperium.
- The crowded spaces of the city.
- Not being able to spend time with his family.
- Republican views.
- Men who do not keep their womenfolk safe (and in line.)
- Listening to people complaining.
- Being hungry.
- Not being paid for his services to Rome.
- His wife's mood swings.
- Being accused of cowardice.
- Loosing his wife to death or harm in childbirth.
- Dying as a slave on foreign soil.
- Not being able to find suitable husbands for his daughters.
- Not being able to find suitable wives for his sons.
- Not rising at all through the military.
- Rising to the rank of Centurion.
- Increasing his families wealth & standing.
- Watching his children grow up healthy and strong.
- To take another wife at some point.
- To see his sons marry a respectable brides.
Aulus is soldier with a sense of duty to Rome. He was raised in a household that supported the Imperium and therefore supports that system of government. He likes some of the ideals within Republicanism; but doesn't think it works on a large scale. The man is loyal to his Legatus, and to Caesar. If those two conflict in anyway he feels confused, agitated and angry about his two loyalties being tested. The man is wary of new people, especially those who want his friendship because it usually means that he will give them his loyalty. Something that he prizes and doesn't want to give away easily.
Or they could be after coin.
Or other favours.
The man is sexist towards women and believe they should be in the home, protected by their family. Aulus however, does not approve of men who beat their wives without a reason but he certainly wouldn't take disrespect from woman either. He is protective of his family, despite his dislike for his wife the man doesn't want to see her come to any physical harm. Aulus wants the best kind of life he can possibly give his children.
While the man holds order in high esteem, he also enjoys gambling by the races or by dice. Aulus is a mediocre player, sometimes winning and other times loosing. It seems that he wins more with his body on the battlefield then he does when he gambles coin.
Celebrity Claim: Francesco Cura
Hair: Dark Brown, curled when it grows.
Build: Muscled from training.
Aulus is seen wearing the clothing of the men in the legions, even when he is off-duty. It is something he is most comfortable wearing. On his feet are the caliga or the 'soldier's boot'. His tunica is the soldier's red, but more often it is a caramel coloured shade of brown. The man cannot afford the expensive white fabrics of the upper classes.
Only for important occasions would he bother to wear a toga, otherwise the man doesn't feel the need to do so.
Aulus has a scruffy, soldierly look about him. He's often casual in the way he holds himself in non-military functions. When he is in a military situation, the man holds himself upright. On his olive skin, there are scars from battle, hardened muscles from training. His nose twists a little to the right, a result of a shield hitting him in the face. Aulus carries no tokens around his neck.
History & Family
Aulus Artorius Major (50) & Patricia Artoria (53)
Gala Artoria - 17 - unmarried
Marcus Artorius - 14 - unmarried
Vibia Artoria - 40
Marcia Artoria - 15 - unmarried
Patricia Artoria - 12 - unmarried
Primus Artorius - 11 - unmarried
Secundus Artorius - 8 - unmarried
Other family members:
None living nor close enough to put in.
Aulus was born in the farmland around the Capua, in Northern Italy. His family were good people, although not great in either social standing nor in wealth. But they had enough to live well and not have to borrow money in order to survive. His Pater was a soldier who served in the legion before returning back to his farm, his mother came from another farming family nearby. He was the first son son born into the family, Aulus was taught basic numeracy and how to recognise his own name. Most of his chores were how to govern the few slaves the family had and now to grow crops.
When he was sixteen years of age, he signed up to join the legion and to serve Rome as his father had done before him. He joined the army, serving as a tirones at the age of sixteen and six months later he became a Milites. Aulus served in the Eastern lands, finding wealth there and also realising his strong dislike for many Eastern customs. Although he did find their women to be irresistible.
When he was eighteen, he was granted special permission to marry from the Legatus and married a woman who was older then him. She brought money to the family and prestige. Aulus was not thrilled about the union, but did his duty to his family and married her anyway. Vibia provided the Artorii with four children, two boys and two girls. There were times when his wife miscarried and Aulus was either indifferent or serving in the legion. Despite the illusion of indifference he presents to her, the man would hate to loose her and to have her suffer.
Recently he was part of the men who were chosen to serve in Britannia for Caesar's glorious campaign and even selected for his legion. The Legio I Darialis. The man on a personal level had doubts about such a young ruler, but had a lot of respect for many of the leaders in Britannia and after Caesar had declared victory. He asked for a transfer to assist in the colonisation process (avoid going home to his wife.) and was able to be transferred into the Legio V Alaude under the command of Legatus Q. Fabius Carbo.
Since then he has been spending his time dealing with rebellious Britons and defending the new Roman frontier.
Other: I know the main invasion in Britannia is over. But I think it would be interesting to have him in the colonisation efforts, if there are any problems. Please let me know!