It is the start of a new gladiator cycle. This happens every five years as a celebration. Millions of people from all around the globe show up to this event and watch the beginning of the games. You play a Gladiator coming into the new event. Most are there to get out of prison, to re-pay a debt, to make a legend out of themselves or the fun of it. Most are there for the second. Thousands of these gladiators come and only hundreds come out. Then the games last go on for two years after before there is a three year pause before the next gladiatorial cycle. At the beginning of a match you are given a random item, it can be everything from cake to a missile launcher but more often than not it’s something medieval and sure to cause a mess. Guns and laser weapons are given out to about ten, those people are targeted, they then lose their life and gun or run out of ammo and resort to other tactics. This is set in the near future. An empire spread across America and parts of Europe calling themselves the New Roman Empire. They are led by Emperor Helios, the first of his name and most glorious of all the land. His Father’s Father’s Uncle had started the New Roman Empire, it was young, popular and growing fast. Emperor Helios had a sort of fetish for watching blood and combat to say the least. He had erected several new arenas in the past year to prepare for his first gladiatorial cycle as Emperor. Most of the character’s wouldn’t know how to fight like a soldier or fight at all! Keep that in mind. But also feel free to play a complete badass. Your character can be anybody! But please no god modding. In the word’s of King Leonidas “Even a god can bleed.” This will be story of the whole gladiatorial cycle. ( If this lasts that long! :D ) that means it stretches from the first days to their whole career. The first part will be battle then it will move to more of the political part of gladiators. Gladiators aren’t like they were in Roman times, they aren’t slaves. They are more public heroes and figureheads. They get sponsored. The battles onward from the first they bring in their own weapons and armor. They run their own political campaigns and battle in the arena. Getting the morale boost and support from the crowd can be all you need to defeat Goliath without help from God. Technology is fleeting, not many technological advancements have been made in a long time. Most innovations have been war related, whether it’s Mechs, Robots, laser guns or battle satellites. Communication is done by either expensive radio or landline phones or messengers and letters. Mobility is mostly walking, motorcycles are cheaper than cars but still burn a hole in your pocket and bikes are rare. Aeronautics are performed in Zeppelins or old airplanes. Clothing is mostly leather, fur and snake skin. Lots of things are made out of snake skin, especially clothes. Feel free to ask any questions! Bio Skele: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Name: Reason for becoming a gladiator: Appearance: History: Strengths: 1. 2. 3. Weaknesses: 1. 2. 3. Other: Willem Jackson: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Name: Willem Jackson Reason for becoming a gladiator: He didn’t pay the bills often enough and there is always some way to pay a debt without money. Apperance: History: As a child his parents didn’t have much, they scraped by doing whatever jobs they could find in this cruel world. So he grew up watching his parents. He began to collect things from the different places he moved and before he knew it he was an adult and off on his own. He had boxes full of things, useless things but from all different corners of the world. Things you could only find in certain places, items that used to be popular and some of the most random things. He began to sell them in a little shack. Before he knew it he bought a building and the building was filled. He began to make a steady living, he then met a girl, fell in love and married. They were happy together but soon the store began to fail, he stopped travelling places to pick up things and items, he spent more time with his wife. His business crumbled before his eyes, his wife left him and he tumbled into a world of debt and into the situation he finds himself to be in now. Strengths: 1. Intellect. He has a good mindset, he’s able to think through problems and pull out answers. 2. Diplomatic. He always seemed to be on your side and be your friend. 3. Agile. He was fast and he could out maneuver and out run anyone. Weaknesses: 1. Weak: He wasn’t able to swing a sword or throw a punch and hurt someone. 2. Law Abiding Citizen. He wouldn’t dare break the law or a rule least it meant his life or well being. 3. Hopeless Romantic. He falls in love hard and easy. He’s the kind of man who would fall for a penny whore. News and updates will go in my 2nd post and be edited there. Be sure to check in every day!