Artorius (Weird Wars Rome: Dux Bellorum)
In the late 5th century CE, the colony of Britannia finds itself defenseless after Rome recalls her legions. The Romano-British hire Anglo-Saxon mercenaries to defend their borders, but soon find themselves at war with their erstwhile protectors. As the light of Rome begins to die in the west, a leader arises – a man history will call King Arthur, but whom history knows as the…
|Russell Crowe in Gladiator|
(The best King Arthur movie yet made is the the first act of Gladiator.)
*Legendary Wild Card
Ambrosius Artorius Aurelianus is the descendant of a long line of respected military leaders. As Britannia devolves into petty kingdoms in the wake of the Anglo-Saxon uprising, Artorius earns his title as “the last of the Romans” by putting the cause of freedom before personal gain. He is a master tactician, a competent politician, and leads an army of cavalry descended from Sarmatian and other foreign auxiliaries stationed in Britannia centuries ago.
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d10, Intimidation d6, Knowledge (Battle) d10, Knowledge (Briton) d6, Knowledge (Germanic) d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d8, Riding d8 (includes bonus from Military Family).
Charisma: +2 Pace: 6 Parry: 8(1) Toughness: 8(5)
Hindrances: Code of Honor [Major], Death Wish [Minor; free Britannia from the Saxons], Loyal [Minor].
*Edges: Band of Brothers (WWR), Command, Common Bond, Cry Havoc! (WWR), Equestrian/Patrician (WWR), Fervor, Inspire, Leader of Men, Military Family (WWR), Rank (tribune, WWR), Tactician, Trademark Weapon (spatha named Caledfwlch).
Gear: bronze breastplate (+3 Armor, torso only), clipeus/medium shield (+1 Parry, +2 Armor vs ranged attacks), contus/lance (Str+d8, AP 2 if charging from horseback, 2 hands), formal robes, greaves (+2 Armor, legs only), legionary helmet (+3 Armor, 75% chance of protecting against head shots), marching pack, pavilion, spatha/long sword (Str+d8), war horse.