Many theories abound about the origins of the Roman Empire. The most commonly accepted (and the most realistic) revolves around the development of the Latins in the Italian peninsula, and their underdog story that culminated in the change of western civilization as it was then known. Ancient Roman poets hypothesized that they were the descendants of an ancient enemy of the Greeks, who fled to a foreign land to escape persecution. But none can forget of the two Wolf Brothers, Romulus and Remus, the greatest Roman demigods of all time... This story begins with two children. They were not the sons of a god, though they were divine in their own form. Nor were they nursed by a wolf, though the Earth gave much to them. They were powerful beyond belief, and walked among men as divine. But siblings quarrel, and gods worse than any. When they ruled over men, they quarreled. When they cared for men, they quarreled. But the time soon came when arguments no longer satisfied the anger of the elder twin. Romulus cast his brother Remus away from the kingdom they had built together. He could not be killed, but he was forsaken by the Earth and Man. His divinity was tainted, and the land revolted where he walked. In the aftermath of Remus's banishment, the kingdom that was founded and named for Romulus prospered. But Romulus never left his empire... 1500 years after the Founding, Rome stretches from the Iberian Peninsula to Cape Dezhnev, from Egypt to South Africa. With a god in place of an emperor, the Romans never fell. Barbarian hordes rebelled and were crushed, and enemies scattered before each divine blow. The city of Rome itself has grown into a sprawling urban metropolis, housing the millions of Roman citizens who flock to the shadow of the God-King Romulus. Yet not all is well in the Golden Empire. The Eldest Brother, still connected to the Infinitely Divine, remains a paragon among his people. But the Exile, the fallen Remus, tainted the land wherever he walked. In his wake rose the men of corruption, blooddrinkers and shapechangers, half-men and demons. And now, at the peak of the Golden Empire, armies of darkness spread over the lesser, wild frontiers of Romulus's dream. And all the untamed barbarians who bear the brunt of the assault can say is: Blame the Romans. ***** For now, this is only an interest check and a writing pad for ideas to spread here. The writing level I'm looking for is Intermediate-Adept. I do do background checks on my players. Feel free to make suggestions, ask questions, and apply for the RP!