NARAVAS

Naravas
Puer Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Naravas est

Name: Naravas
Rank: Puer
Origin: Cirta, Numidia

Naravas is the son of a Numidian merchant. His family settled in Cirta on the Mediterranean coast of Numidia many generations ago. The city, having fallen into Roman hands during Julius Caesar’s consulship shortly before Naravas’ birth, young Naravas grew accustomed to the sight of Roman legionaries who were locally known as Sittiani. Indeed, the Romans were no strange sight for Naravas’ family as his ancestors had partaken in the Jugurthine wars. These wars, named after King Jugurtha of Numidia, were often the subject of many stories that Naravas heard from his mother. His father too fascinated him with tales about these Roman colonisers from his mercantile travels.

Since when he was six years of age, young Naravas started travelling with his father, learning the trade of a merchant and often trading goods and wares such as ivory and spices all along the Northern African coast. His family had been eyeing the possibility of extending their trade across the sea and this became possible when Naravas’ father acquired an oncraria from a retired Roman merchant using Roman denarii that he had managed to save along the years. Disaster soon struck though as both father and son ended up shipwrecked on the coast of Judaea. He was cared for by local Roman physicians and when he recovered from unconsciousness, Naravas soon learned that he was the sole survivor – his father was sadly never found.

From that point onwards, a new world opened its doors as Naravas started following a legion that happened to be in area. This legion, the Tenth Fretensis was at the time on the lookout for Jewish Zealots in order to suppress them. The legionaries adopted Naravas as one of their own, took great care of him and even affectionately started calling him Filivs. Thus, the once aspiring Numidian merchant from Cirta, now started learning the art of war from the legion that took him under its wings.

SERTORIVS GEMINIVS TRIO

Sert. Geminivs Trio
Miles Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Sertorivs Geminivs Trio est

Name: Sertorivs Geminivs Trio
Rank: Miles Gregarivs
Origin:

Sertor Geminivs Trio is a miles gregarivs of the 10th Legion Fretensis.

CAIVS ARTORIVS ATELLVS

C. Artorivs Atellvs
Miles Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Caivs Artorivs Atellvs est

Name: Caivs Artorivs Atellvs
Rank: Miles Gregarivs
Origin:

Caivs Artorivs Atellvs is a miles gregarivs of the 10th Legion Fretensis.

LVCIVS TVLLIVS VINCENTIVS

L. Tvllivs Vincentivs
Miles Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Lvcivs Tvllivs Vincentivs est

Name: Lvcivs Tvllivs Vincentivs
Rank: Miles Gregarivs
Origin:

Lvcivs Tvllivs Vincentivs is a miles gregarivs of the 10th Legion Fretensis.

MARCVS AELIVS CORVINVS

M. Aelivs Corvinvs
Miles Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Marcvs Aelivs Corvinvs est

Name: Marcvs Aelivs Corvinvs
Rank: Miles Gregarivs
Origin:

Marcvs Aelivs Corvinvs is a miles gregarivs of the 10th Legion Fretensis.

BREONNA

Breonna
Domina Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Breonna est

Name: Breonna
Rank: Domina
Origin: Britannia

Breonna, daughter of Claudius – king of the Cantii. I was born and raised in Britannia in the lands of my Family Celtic tribe Cantiaci (Cantii), where my father, a descendant in the line of Anarevitos, was king of the Province. The Cantii are the most civilized of tribes and it was wise not oppose any kind of Roman influence. We actively traded with the Mediterranean world, exchanging locally-produced cattle, grain, metal and slaves for wine, olive oil and exotic forms of glassware and pottery. Being a princess of The Cantii I was also in close contact with the Roman Overlords. I am also the chief Druid of my Tribe which proved even more useful in my later years

“Ex his omnibus longe sunt humanissimi qui Cantium incolunt, quae regio est maritima omnis, neque multum a Gallica differunt consuetudine.”

Of all these (British tribes), by far the most civilised are they who dwell in Kent, which is entirely a maritime region, and who differ but little from the Gauls in their customs.” De Bello Gallicum – Julius Caesar

My destiny changed when my beloved father was mortally wounded, whilst protecting Cossus Cornelius Lentulus, in an ambush by a rival tribe – the Catuellauni, who were leading the resistance against the Roman conquest. Subsequently Cossus Cornelius was appointed by the Roman Governor of the province as Praetor and Magistrate of Cantii lands, and later promoted as Legatus of the Roman garrisons of Londinium, Durouernum and Cantiacorum. In gratitude to my later father bravery, Cossus took me under his protection and later was freed and made a Roman citizen. Sometime later I was adopted by Cossus.

In the household of Cossus, although a descendant of nobility, I interacted with attendants and used to help them in their task and daily chores. I took interest in the making of cloth and the fabric industry. In spite of the fact that most of the clothing was imported, I took it upon myself to get to know this industry. I loved the basic tasks related tasks leading to textile production, such as preparing the wool, dyeing, spinning and weaving, laundry, re-dyeing faded items, and patching together used clothes for slaves.

Having been adopted as a daughter of Cossus, this gave me a brother Quintus Aurelius. When news of his father’s attack reached him Aurelius returned to us in Britannia As Cossus’ sole heir, he inherited his father’s titles and deeds. I grew accustomed to him and became very fond of him as he treated me with respect and love. The Senate recalled Quintus Aurelius to Rome and his household followed back to the estate in the north of Italy. So now I am a Celtic Druid living away from my ancestral lands and home in the service of my adopted family in a far away land. How I long go back to Britannia but I fear this will not happen in this lifetime. However my Brother has vowed that when the time arrives for me to join my ancestors he will place my bones to rest in the sacred grove back in Britannia. For this I will love him.

VALERIA CELERIS

Valeria Celeris
Domina Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Valeria Celeris est

Name: Valeria Celeris
Rank: Domina
Origin: Egnatia

I am the only child of the senate member Valerius Celeris Antonius, a rich estate owner in both Egnatia (in modern day Puglia) and Herculaneum (in modern day Campagnia).   We have olive groves in Egnatia and produce olive oil which is a major industry of our wealthy and noble family. We  export olive oil throughout the Roman Empire from the nearby harbour of Brundisium. In our other estate in Herculaneum we possess large vineyards and produce large quantities of wine which are imported from the harbour of Portus. 
Valerius, my father  is a close friend of Cossus Cornelius who is Quintus Aurelius‘ father and together with his family we hosted them several times in our family home in Herculaneum. This is how Quintus and I got acquainted as children. However, the various military campaigns that took Quintus to distant lands did not permit him to visit Herculaneum during his youth. When Quintus’ father died, he inherited his father’s title and estate. Soon after Quintus revisited Herculaneum at my father’s invitation.
My father’s intention was to arrange a marriage between me and the son of his most esteemed friend who besides being wealthy has also made a name of himself in the Roman Legion. Quintus Aurelius and I met again after many years in our beautiful villa in Herculaneum and fell in love to the delight of my father who could not wish for a better match since this marriage has also a political impact.  My father Valerius is very pleased that his only daughter is happy in this marriage and that my security is guaranteed.  Due to our bond my father’s exportation business has flourished. His oil and wine produce now extends to further regions reaching the north of the empire since my husband, Aurelius enjoys several privileges and has important connections in the northern Roman cities. 
From our love union, a daughter was born, Aurelia Flora

ADRASTEIA

Adrasteia
Domina Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Adrasteia est

Name: Adrasteia
Rank: Domina
Origin: Corintus, Graecia

Adrasteia is the daughter of a rich Greek merchant. Her family is renowned for trading pottery and metal wares between Corinth and Judaea. She was raised travelling by sea from port to port with her parents. Her mother, as her mother before her, was an actress well renowned for their beauty and emotional performances. Adrasteia took to performing and story telling from a very young age and her talent soon became well known.

Even though she always desired to raise a family, she never married. She did however fall in love with Manius Furius Pulcher, a legionary of the 10th Fretensis who happened to be around in Jerusalem during one of her acts. Following the legion throughout its travels, Adrasteia would act out tales of the legion’s achievements, not least those of Manius as well. Due to her curly hair, Adrasteia was nicknamed Crispina by the legion’s legate, Quintus.

Disaster struck when Adrasteia had to witness the demise of her beloved Manius who had been mortally wounded in battle. He died shortly afterwards in her hands. This experience sowed a greater resolve in Adrasteia to tell the tale of her lover and his deeds as a legionary, which she does as she follows the 10th Fretensis wherever it goes.

MVRRVLA FELICITA

Mvrrvla Felicita
Domina Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Mvrrvla Felicita est

Name: Mvrrvla Felicita
Rank: Domina
Origin:

Mvrrvla Felicita is a domina of the 10th Legion Fretensis.

OCTAVIVS SATRIENVS ALBVS

Oct. Satrienvs Albvs
Miles Legio X Fret.

Nomen mevm Octavivs Satrienvs Albvs est

Name: Octavivs Satrienvs Albvs
Rank: Miles Gregarivs
Origin:

Octavivs Satrienvs Albvs is a miles gregarivs of the 10th Legion Fretensis.