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Hi all!

Below is a little info about my characters:

Clio is currently the body slave of Annia Comna and satisfied with her lot in life. She's calculating and reserved, but reliable and loyal too. Never forgets a slight, though, which can be a source of problems.

  • Gladiators: easy to make acquaintances with since Clio lives at a ludus. Her domina isn't much for letting her interact freely with men, and Clio sorta likes it that way. She enjoys watching them train, though.
  • Other slaves: easy to come across when out and about, or when her masters have guests and their entourage over. 
  • Vendors: Clio likes checking out the merchants' wares when she is allowed to do so, and may even buy something provided she has the funds.
  • Learned persons: despite having little to no formal education, Clio is thirsty for knowledge. Mythology and history are her favourite topics, but she could easily find herself interested in other themes such as literature, science and mathematics... if only someone were to teach her.
  • Greeks: having been in Rome for a couple of years has made Clio miss speaking her mother language, despite her decent command of Latin.

When it comes to romantic liaisons, they would definitely be frowned upon or worse by Clio's mistress if she were to learn of them. Clio's previous owner also left her with a very negative impression of love and lust. It would take a very resilient and persuasive person to make Clio get over her reservations, but it's not impossible by any means.

 

Titus is from a Senatorial family, the Sulpicii-Rufi. He's always been into bellic affairs and opted for a military career early in his public life. Served under Quintus Alexander in Gaul and Britannia and went to Cappadocia to aid and acclaim him as Caesar. He was posted to Britannia and then Dacia in recent years, but is now back in Rome and pondering his next move.

  • Army people: if your character has some connection to the legions, that's already a positive for Titus. If they served in Britannia, Gaul, Dacia or Cappadocia, all the better as they might know (of) each other!
  • High society: senatorial and imperial families are more tightly enmeshed in one another than wool socks, and manners dictate they behave more or less civilly towards their fellows. Titus may have spent half his life in service, but he's no brute. Lots of relatives to say hello to, I'm sure!
  • High society wannabes: in the army the strength of one's character says more than their background, so Titus is fairly non-discriminatory in his dealings with equites and plebeians, as long as they don't take him for a fool.

He's happily married to Valeria Flacca and entertains no thoughts of straying or divorcing her.  They've got three kids together, the oldest of which is a girl entering her teen years - which brings its own set of worries.

 

Safinia is an aloof plebeian from Lusitania who was orphaned at a young age and has been living in Rome ever since. She used to be somewhat of a seamstress but has recently (October 74) started working as a cook's assistant for the White stables. She doesn't care for inter-factions intrigue and mostly tries to do her own thing. She also has a terrible kleptomania habit, especially small objects, so approach at your own risk.

  • White faction associates: her coworkers and the people she sees every day and is more likely to interact with. 
  • Lower-class folks: those who would frequent the same places as her like baths and taverns. 
  • Anyone in Rome: in such a big city she's bound to come across all sorts of interesting people!
     

Livia is a senatorial matron currently very miserably married to an abusive and controlling husband from a prominent family, Secundus Quinctilius Varus. Meek and passive, she no longer takes the initiative on socialising unless it's family or people she knows well and are above suspicion. Her pastimes (can't really call them hobbies) include spinning, sewing and needlework, yelling at slaves and having a secret affair with her nephew-in-law. As of now she has no children (lost two in the past from her happy but short first marriage) and is doing her best to keep it that way given the volatile and oftentimes violent state of her household.

  • High society including family: pretty much the only ones she's allowed to see and visit, and not always without the taint of marital paranoia.
  • Merchants, especially textiles and accessories: poor girl doesn't have a lot of entertainment available, and she has to stick to what is acceptable for a lady of her rank.
  • Unsavoury characters: if you have a baddie character who knows a thing or two about poisons or would kill for coin but be discreet and keep their mouth shut, Livia will eventually need to get in touch witha them!

 

If you have any ideas I've overlooked here, I'm all ears! Reply below, PM me or hmu on Discord Liv#5452 🙂 

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Yo! I see your Titus got accepted! Want to have a thread with Aulus? Either a current one or back in time, either is cool!

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Absolutely @Sharpie! I'm fine with either, can't say I'm itching for one over the other. Would you like to start or should I?

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Hey @Liv! I'd love to throw Longinus at you! 

He's been in Britannia on and off for years, and was the de facto military commander out there in 61CE. He's also served as Legate thrice and felt most at home in its wilds and damp. It would be great to plot these two out, as I suspect they knew each other given Longinus himself was involved with the Brigantes trouble in 68CE as Legate to Titus' quaestor. 

I'm up for friends or begrudging comrades or...well, anything really!

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Omg @Sara, I was perusing Longinus' app to see what we could do with him and Titus! Great minds think alike ☺️

Begrudging comrades turned friends with a splash of jealousy on Titus' side sounds very interesting, mind if I go ahead and PM you?

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Hey there, looking at these it may be that there is scope for some plots between Sestia and Titus? She is comfortably within High Society and has good connections if someone is looking to network (father is Proconsul of Africa and brother has an imperial bloodline wife). 

I would love to do something with Clio as Sestia is a lover of learning, history and literature (making up for lost time as he father didn’t give her a wide education in youth)

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