07-03-2011, 07:22 PM
Other Characters: Vaughn, Spurius Vitellius Lucullus, Rex, and Brutus.
Characters Full Name: Faustus Dexsius
Age/DOB: 33/Winter 25 AD
Class Status: Milites
Sexual Orientation: Homosexual
- The body of a man
- Being in the military
- The smell of the ocean
- Ignorant soldiers
- Weakness/Lack of assertiveness
- Effeminate men
- Not being a Praetorian Guard before he dies
- Failing to live up to his ideal of his father
- To become an immune with the Praetorian Guard
- One day become the Praetorian Prefect, or damn close to it
- To live a long, happy, and pleasurable life
Faustus is about as laid back as a soldier could be without looking careless about his career. The drama and gossip that goes along with a man that gains influence and power did not faze him – he just did not care about the rumours that surrounded his life and career. He knew that the people that mattered to him knew the truth and those that did not, well, simply didn’t matter in his point of view and thus could be thought of as nothing more than illiterate commoners. His carefree attitude extended from his mother who, unlike Faustus’s father, was relaxed, patient and taught him to appreciate the finer things in life than the strict military code that his father had instilled into his mind.
Not that Faustus didn’t care for the military; if anything his father’s ascension to the Praetorian Guard inspired the young soldier to pursue a similar career with the hopes of attaining at least his father’s position of evocati augusti before passing away in 57 AD. The death of his father hit Faustus hard but that did nothing more than fuel his desire to ascent the ranks with the Praetorian Guard to do his father’s memory proud.
When Faustus was on leave from the military he visited his family within Rome and took time to enjoy the finer things of Roman life, despite the constant anxiety that he felt not being out in the field. That worry was quelled by fine wine, the pleasures and beauty of the body of men, and the appreciation of the arts that his mother instilled in the soldier at a young age. The worries and stress from the battlefield fell from his body when he was on leave; there was nothing more that the soldier wanted to do than relax and enjoy life.
Celebrity Claim: David Gandy
Clothing Style: Typical Praetorian Guard uniform (military gear with a stylized breastplate); off duty he wore an eclectic combination of a plain tunica with an old pair of pero boots - more associated with the working class than a soldier within the Praetorian Guard.
To describe Faustus as “muscular” seems almost erroneous; the man has muscle mass, yes, and they are spread across his body symmetrically and are of the right size, shape and function to perform his duties well, but he’s not truly “muscular.” Faustus does not spend hours lifting weights for his physical appearance, the way he looks is the way his body reacted to his training. Faustus was as much a frontline fighter as the rest of his brethren and bore the scars and lifelong wounds of that arduous role; his arms and chest bore the majority of scars from past battle wounds, each cut and slash eliciting a story from the soldier if asked.
History & Family
Parents: Lucius Dexsius (Father, deceased), Licinia (Mother)
Siblings: Fausta (Twin sister, deceased)
Other family members: N/A
Faustus and Fausta, the “lucky ones”, were born fraternal twins and it would have been easily assumed that the two young children brought to the small town in Latium, Italy. Unfortunately for Faustus’s family, his sister passed away days after her birth, but that never stopped the gift of luck that their birth brought the family by their continued health and good fortune. With his father away with the military for most of his childhood, Faustus’s mother was the primary influence on his young psyche; but the visits from his father and the stories of battle made the young Faustus want to pick up his toy sword and join his father on the front lines.
Once Faustus was of age, he was able to join the army and begin his training with the hopes of one day joining his father in battle. This dream would be put partially on hold by the news of his father being accepted into the Praetorian Guard when Faustus was arranging his admission into the army. His training as a soldier were good, his father’s physicality helped Faustus get through the rough and vigorous work that came from the boot camp that the soldiers had to endure. When it was time to be posted to a legion, Faustus was assigned to Quintus Flavius Alexander's legion.
The legion that he joined was not part of the group that was defeated by the Greeks in one of the first skirmishes during the prolonged Rebellion of Graecia, but Faustus saw the most action in recapturing Athens and witnessing the death of Menadides, though Faustus never did manage to see just how his death occurred. The slack and bloodied body of the former leader of the rebellion was enough for Faustus and his comrades to cheer in victory at their success in recapturing Athens and placing it back under Roman rule.
Faustus remained with Quintus’s legion until two years after The Rebellion of Graecia when he was chosen to join the Praetorian Guard. Though Faustus and his father would never work together due to their difference in rank, his father was proud of his son for his promotion into the Guard. A year before his father’s death, Faustus would gain another promotion to discens to “specialize” and train to join the military police. To date he has spent two years training for his specialization with the hopes of his promotion to immune within the next year.
(The title is self-explanatory.)