Characters / Aeterna Roma

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    Efrem Canicus Phiscerus 
  • Angst: It became so great at one point that the name Efmo was applied to him.
  • Beard of Sorrow: Grew one after the big breakup with Piso, then shaved it off when he decided to turn his life around and become a better man.
  • Honor Before Reason: Integrity is a big thing for him, which has resulted in some falling out with a few people.

    Hortensia Flaminia 
  • Beneath the Mask: Underneath the stony front she puts on, Horty is full of troubled emotions and is very passionate about her beliefs. Rarely does she let this show, but when she does it usually comes as a shock.
  • Chaste Hero: Sex is a new discovery for Horty, one that she isn't sure she enjoys.
  • Does Not Understand Sarcasm: Happens sometimes, though it is occasionally a case of Obfuscating Stupidity.
  • Emotionless Girl: Can come off as this thanks to her cold demeanor and her ignorance of other people's expressions of emotion.
  • Hates Being Touched: Horty is uncomfortable around people and somewhat of a germophobe. Allowing someone to touch her - especially intimately - is a big deal.
  • My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: The only way to describe her reactions to people's interest in her.
  • The Quiet One: She only speaks when it's to say something of worth.

    Princess Zuleika of Parthia 
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With a lot of people she genuinely likes
  • Belly Dancer: What Zuleika is most famous for
  • Dark Action Girl: She's not the most skilled of fighters, but she can certainly defend herself and has no qualms about killing.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother, the queen of Parthia, along with Zulei's eldest brother plotted against the king and were then executed for treason. Zulei grew up with the pressures of being a princess, a spy, and with the knowledge that her mother may have easily wanted her dead.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Zuleika attempts to use this to her advantage as much as humanly possible
  • Femme Fatale: An educated, seductive, use-them-and-lose-them type of woman who works as a spy in Rome for her homeland.
  • Guy-on-Guy Is Hot: Explains why she specifically hired a couple of sexy male bodyguards.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Zulei's specialty, especially when she dances.
  • Princess Incognito: She likes sneaking out of sight from her guards and going out into the underbelly of the city without all the fuss about her princessness.
  • Wicked Cultured: She's not the nicest of people, but she can speak a number of languages, understand philosophy, dance like a pro, and play quite a few instruments.

    Tiberia Aemelia 
  • Rich Bitch: Came from an influential patrician family and married two influential senators. She murdered one for his inheritance and plots to kill the other for similar reasons. She's also cruel to those she considers below her.

    Julia Cana 


    Piso Calleio 
"You'll remember this, you diseased cunt."
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: There was this one time... with a coin... and a short tunic... and yeeeaaah.
  • Erotic Eating: A common staple with him.
  • Ethical Slut: He's fairly infamous for sleeping around, but on the whole he's a sweet, understanding, and wonderful lover to everyone he does sleep with.


    Lucilla Sabucia Augusta 

    Marcellus Severus 

    Alaric Stilicho 

    Octavius Alexander 

    Gaia Sabucia 

    Lepida Agrippa 


    Vespera Calleio 
  • Action Mom: Knows how to sword fight, at least on a novice level. Can also fight hand-to-hand pretty well.
  • Beautiful Slave Girl: Until she was freed.


  • Samus Is a Girl: When fighting some people are shocked to find out she's a woman.

    Ursula Aburia 
  • Family Versus Career: Should she do as her family wishes and marry, or should she pursue her dream and stay a successful nanny?
  • Good Bad Girl: She's educated and hard-working, loves her family and cares for her widowed mother. But she slept with her brother's wife and keeps her indiscretions a secret.

    Franciscus Calleio 
  • Street Urchin: Born and raised in the slums. Always hungry, always needing something more. He would try anything to support himself and his family, though he was too young to be much help.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: He's articulate, an avid reader, clever, and great at strategy. He also understands the world more than his family realizes.


    Marcus Sempronius Licinus 
  • Accidental Pervert: Very, very accidental given his Single-Target Sexuality. Has managed to walk in on Felix/Piso (can't forget the orchid), and his eyes have just so happened to land on certain areas when trying to avoid making eye contact with certain people (Lucilla and Vaughn come to mind) on more than one occasion.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Looks scary (being an ex-gladiator), but is actually quite a softy. Not that anyone is going to find that out.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: "For fuck's sake, you fucking bastard!" among many. Marcus is not happy unless he has said at least one curse word per sentence.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Well, until he got with Felix, and then he began drowning his sorrows in an entirely different way.
  • Gladiator Games: Was sentenced to die in the arena, but managed to somehow survive for five years until he became another type of slave entirely (wink-wink, nudge-nudge).
  • Hidden Depths: Thereís more to him than meets the eye, although thereís nothing that he wants brought to the surface. Itís all firmly weighted down. With lead weights. And an elephant. Just to make sure.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Can come across as a complete jerk and totally mean, but is actually rather nice (shock! horror!). He tries to act like a bastard to keep people from knowing the real him by throwing as many pathetic insults as he can (but not going so far as Your Mom), but is really not a jerk.
  • Pride: Continually refuses to do things because of pride (when things would be so much easier if he only accepted help) and will happily make things harder for himself so that he can say that he did it (so there), and it has also made him do some really stupid shit. Like, really stupid. Like, 'get sentenced to death' stupid and 'I'm too proud to admit my name so whip my back to a bloody pulp, please' stupid.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Only has eyes for Felix. There is no other person in the world except Felix (when it comes to that stuff, although if it's a case of life and death...). Has often been described as Felix-sexual.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: How he and Felix came to be. Hate pretty much turned into love (though lots of punching, biting, and kicking was involved).
  • Tragic Mistake: Believed the Emperor had killed his father, and so plotted against said Emperor, only to be caught and sentenced to slavery. Has yet to discover that Emperor didnít actually kill daddy, but when he does? Oh dear. Prepare for major tantrum.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Not quite in high school, but can (depending on your opinion) qualify for this. Minus the leather jackets.