At the heart of the excitement sits Felix Festus, a lanista looking to win the public favor –
While no lives will be taken in the ring; honor, pride and the grand champion title
are all at stake in the exhibition.
Although lives will be spared in the arena, the same will not hold true at the festivities.
One Roman will take their last breath at the party and it will be up to you to search out
the guilty from the guileful. Was it the brute in a fight for his freedom?
A senator unwilling to award another seat? A socialite who will not accept a rising of the classes?
Or perhaps a slave whose secret runs so deep that murder is the only way to silence it.
As you defend your own innocence, you will be called upon to decipher between
the downtrodden and the downright deceitful…that is, unless the murderer is you!
With 20+ guests: At least 8 male guests, 8 female guests and 4 gender neutral guests.
With 15-20 guests: 7-8 male guests, 7-8 female guests, 1-4 gender neutral guests.
With 10-15 guests: 4-6 male guests, 4-5 female guests, 2-4 gender neutral guests.
With 8-12 guests: 4-5 guests, 3-4 female guests, 1-3 gender neutral guests.
Justice Ruler—Senator. Born into the upper class, Justice is not one to open the Senate doors, or his understanding, to those from different classes or families.
Claudia Ruler—Senator’s Wife. Wealth and prestige have always come easy to this woman of privilege. What will she do when her power and dominance are in jeopardy?
Marcus Augustus—Senator. With an open heart and an open mind, Marcus proves to be a different type of leader, but whether he is one that will prevail and retain his Senate seat is yet to be decided.
Cecilia Augustus—Senator’s Wife. With a troubled past, this diva has made it into the upper class not through her money, but by her romantic exploits.
Cicero Augustus—Senator’s Son. Aspiring to be just like his father, Cicero may be following in Marcus’ footsteps in more ways than one.
Felix Festus—Lanista. With his sights set on the Senate, Felix needs to capitalize on his popularity with the people, as well as prove that his managerial skills extend beyond the arena.
Fabiola Festus—Lanista’s Wife. A demanding domina, Fabiola will host the party of a lifetime to elevate her family’s status to one that is worthy of the upper class—in an attempt to become a part of it.
Anthony Aurelius— Soldier. After returning from the war, more surprises await this soldier at home than he encountered on the battlefield.
Amelia Aurelius—Soldier’s Wife. Loyal and loving, Amelia would never intentionally betray her family. However, Amelia’s inadvertent actions may come back to haunt her.
Antonia Aurelius—Soldier’s Daughter. Having inherited her father’s breeding and intensive loyalty, this is one woman who will go down fighting – for herself, for her love and for her family.
Titus—Grand Champion Gladiator. Carrying the title of all titles in the arena, one misstep and Titus will be left without his honor and possibly his life – something that many long to do.
Brutus—Gladiator. Stripped of his independence and taken from his family, Brutus will do anything to gain his freedom back.
Hadrian—Gladiator. Hadrian’s desires to claim the grand champion title come not out of pride, but out of revenge.
Livia—Slave. Working off the debt of her late husband, Visuvius, Livia has more to prove than her worthiness.
Sabina—Chamber Servant. As Fabiola’s ‘go-to’ girl, little escapes Sabina’s eyes and observance – least of all her domina’s longing to bear a child.
Tatiana—Slave. Sister to Titus, her devotion to the truth runs deep and her loyalty to her family, even deeper.
Trader Livinius—Merchant. From people to potions to popular weapons, this trader has no limitations to the trades they conduct.
Speedius Ryder—Charioteer. A popular figure in the Roman world, Speedius is out to prove that
they can take on anyone in any arena at any time.
Gossipus Maximus—Town Crier. Responsible for relaying all of the news, Gossipus’ knowledge extends far beyond the information they are commissioned to pass on.
Iovita Investigatus—Constable. As Rome’s main form of law enforcement, a flip of the coin (or a bribe with coin) may determine which side of the law they are truly on.
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