"The roar of the crowd can be intoxicating. It can give you the edge you need to defeat an opponent. It can also seal your fate should you lose favor. The arena is not a battlefield. The thrill of the fight has waned. But how will they fare in all-out war? Gladiators have risen the ranks of fighters and have run out of challengers. With their trident and shield, they charge into the fray. Their armor minimal and their bravado staggering. It is now time for gladiators to fight for something greater than themselves."
The Gladiator is a fighter by trade. They have honed their skills through grueling matches in the arena and are now the top of their field. They fight for their own personal reasons; Some fight to glory, some fight for riches but they all fight. Their armor is minimal to allow for greater mobility with their shield and trident but also to better highlight their skill. They have won over the crowd in every match but how will they fare when all that skill and training is put to the test in all-out war? It is time for the Gladiator to fight for something greater than themselves.
The Gladiators wear very little armor. They possess metal pauldrons and a bronze helmet as well as bronze greaves. Their torso is covered by a subligaculum loin cloth.
Trident & Buckler - Originally a fishing spear, the Trident became famous when Gladiators started using them in combat.
- Historically, Gladiators were Roman warriors who fought in arenas against animals, condemned criminals, and other Gladiators to entertain audiences.
- The Gladiator seems to be a combination of the Hoplomachus and the Retiarius Gladiators.
- The Hoplomachus often fought in the arena with spears and small round shields.
- The Retiarius fought using fishing equipment such as tridents and nets.
- In real life, female Gladiators did exist in Rome between 55 and 200 AD.
- Latin: "Turbae Carisimus!" - English: You're in trouble, my dear!
- Latin: "Audentes Fortuna Iuvat!" - English: Fortune favors the bold!
- Fuscina Ictus
- Latin: "Mars me Adiuvat!" - English: Mars favors me!
- Latin: "Dēmissa manē te!" - English: Stay down!
- Fuscina Ictus