Nero characters

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These are the characters in the Nero game.

Leads

The Leads in Nero are:

  • Vitus Lucianus (Scott Dorward): A Senator and born-again Christian.
  • Vebius Lucianus (James Mullen): Vitus's son (by his first wife) and 2IC of a legion.
  • Drucilla Lucianus (Aiva): Vitus's second wife.
  • Lucidus Tiberius (Richard): Vebius's commander, recently returned from Britannia.
  • Manus Cathal (Robin Poole): Gladiator and ex-slave of Vebius, captured in Britannia.

The Relationship and Value statements at the start of the game were as below.

Vitus

Relationships

  • Vebuis has a dangerous hunger that needs to be contained.
  • I must not give into the temptation to punish Drucilla for her wicked ways.
  • I have come to doubt that Lucidus is worthy of my daughter.
  • Manus is the one man in Rome who can be trusted.

Values

  • Duty: Those I love need to be saved
  • Glory: I am but a conduit for the glory of God
  • Justice: There is no justice in the world of man
  • Love: Turn the other cheek, but remember who slapped it
  • Power: My power is no longer a tool for my personal gain
  • Truth: I must hide what I believe for the safety of all.

Vebius

Relationships

  • Vitus is an old man standing in my way.
  • Drucilla is a worthy adversary.
  • I question Lucidus's loyalty to Nero.
  • There is no value in Manus.

Values

  • Duty: I owe nothing to anyone but myself and my Emperor.
  • Glory: The Light of Nero shall shine on me!
  • Justice: The law belongs to those who buy it.
  • Love: People will do anything for you if you say you love them.
  • Power: If you aren't a master, you're a slave.
  • Truth: Say what you must to get what you want.

Drucilla

Relationships

  • I enjoy the reflected power of Vitus. I feel free to use it as I wish without any repercussions.
  • Vebius is amusing but poses no threat to me.
  • Lucidus must be mine (until i get bored).
  • I love the way Manus chases me; it boosts my ego.

Values

  • Duty: I should keep my affairs private so as not to sully the family name
  • Glory: I wouldnt mind a trophy lover
  • Justice: I deserve what I have
  • Love: I enjoy the chase too much
  • Power: I relish the power I have over men.
  • Truth: My status is sacred and my past must remain hidden.

Lucidus

Relationships

  • Vitus stands between me and power
  • I must help Manus as I believe he is being controlled
  • Drucilla is too wrapped up in her own affairs.
  • Vebius should take my place after me.

Values:

  • Duty: I have a responsibility to my men to improve conditions and the unjustice in the chain of command.
  • Glory: I am already famous for my victories but I will not rest on my laurels. The Roman army can become even greater.
  • Justice: There is great injustice in the military. Leaders are unaware and uncaring of the reality of war.
  • Love: My wife and I are not the same- all she cares for are the comforts of home. I want someone who shares more of my values.
  • Power: I must gain power in the senate in order to improve it. I will revolutionise it from the inside - by honourable means.
  • Truth:

Manus

Relationships

  • Vitus He should turn from his false god.
  • Vebius is an emtionless whelp who barely looks at me despite my magnificence.
  • Drucillahas been touched by my unearthly powers and made holy.
  • Lucidus is a rival for the affections of those I wish to control.

Values:

  • Duty: Chains like this can no longer hold me.
  • Glory: The gods have chosen me to be their avatar
  • Justice: The only justice is my will
  • Love: Affection is weakness.
  • Power: he power of this world is meaningless, it will soon be ashes
  • Truth: Rome's Lies must be laid bare under the glorious sun of my reign

Features

(Relationships marked (R) are the description of the relationship the Lead has with this Feature.)

Emperor Nero

Relationshps

  • Vitus (R) I'm no longer afraid
  • Vebius (R) The glory of Rome!
  • Drucilla (R) Blackmails me into doing things
  • Looking for an excuse to kill Claudia
  • Lucidus is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen

Locations

  • Visits the bath for 'executive stress relief'

Claudia Caesar

Current wife of Nero

Relationships

  • Drucilla (R) Gossip buddy
  • Nero (R) Looking for an excuse to kill
  • Vitus is a passionate lover

Locations

  • Visits the bath for 'executive stress relief' (with Vebius?)

Qunitina Tiberius

Wife of Lucidus Tiberius

Relationships

  • Lucidus (R) She's over-pious
  • Secret desire for Manus
  • Vebius needs to be saved
  • Uncomfortable acting as a spy for Vitus
  • Seeks solace from Demodocus

Julia Lucianus

Daughter of Vitus and Drucilla, aged 16

Relationships

  • Drucilla (R) Annoying little brat
  • Attracted to Manus
  • Crush on Lucidus

Jamseed Khamesh

Pathian general, ostensibly working for the Romans

  • Manus (R): Co-conspirator against the Romans
  • Wants to rekindle the affair with Drucilla

Atreus

Protégé of Vebius

Relationships

  • Vebius (R) Our passion is intense
  • Manus is the Chosen One

Relationship maps

Nero relationship map
Nero character generation stages
Nero relationship map stage 1
Nero relationship map stage 2
Nero relationship map stage 3
Nero relationship map stage 4
Nero relationship map stage 5
Nero relationship map stage 6