GURPS 4e Gladiators Arena
Marcus was a soldier of the empire, a legionare. But when he came back home from his 2 years long duty in Gaelia, he found his wife pregnant. He didn’t have the heart to force justice on her, so he left her to her destiny, but before that, Marcus forced her to tell him who was the father of her baby. Rich and respectable roman citizen and merchant with luxury and expansive fabrics is the reason of Marcus waiting for his match in arena. Marcus killed the man on public street during a day. Marcuses’ sentence was “Guilty, Dead in Arena”.
Marcus was given only one week to train, but he spent most of that time in a cage. Technicaly he is now a property of lanista, but supposed to die in Arena as soon as possible.
Marcus will be probably set as a Hoplomachus or Essadarius. With a little bit of luck, and his previous military experience, Marcus will, hopefully, make it at least for a couple of matches. Altought his odds are not very positive, and audience will ask for his dead the very first time he gives them a good reason.