Name: Caetvs Marinvs Leonicvs Rank: Miles Gregarivs Origin: Messana – Sicilia, Italia
Though being Sicilian by birth, Caetvs hails from an ancient Britannic
family of the Catvvellavni tribe. His father, Avdoti, was amongst the Britannic
followers of the mighty Caesar who soon distinguished himself in battle. Having
been granted Roman citizenship in recognition of his service, Avdoti was
adopted into the Marini gens and given the name by which is more commonly known
in the Latin speaking world: Avlvs Marinvs, known as Catvvellanvs. It was after
being granted citizenship and settled in Messana in the province of Sicilia
that Avlvs fathered Caetvs.
Caetvs’ childhood had not been much, working odd jobs for various masters
and widely regarded as a stranger’s son – in fact often looked down upon. This
instilled a fighting spirit in Caetvs which was soon put to good use when he
enlisted with the newly created 10th Legion. It was also during his childhood
that he learned to sew, a skill which quickly came to good use in the legion.
He is well known for his brews, especially his posca of which it is alleged
that his centvrio is very fond of. However, it is his unfailing courage and
fighting spirit that got the attention of most, if not all his companions in
the legion. Never the type to shy away from a fight, Caetvs is always to be
found in the thick of it and unfortunately sometimes, for the wrong reasons
too. Although he is a burly type and displaying all hallmark Roman traits of
unbridled lewdness and bloodthirst, Caetvs can sometimes be a bit of a hot-head
and often, he has had to explain to his superiors why he got into fights with
other fellow legionaries.
Nonetheless, his loyalty
towards Rome, the legion and his companions is unflinching. Always ready to
sacrifice himself for Rome and the legion, Caetvs has on multiple occasions
distinguished himself as a brave legionary, urging his companions to fight on
and push for victory. He has often been heard to state that “a day without
blood wetting my sword, is a wasted day”, which may explain his zeal for
battle. In turn, this also explains his agnomen Leonicvs, given to him for his
lion-like bravery and determination in battle.