Roman


Romans

 

Culture

Long ago, "in ancient times", the noble Roman Empire conquered and civilized this land. It ruled all of Britain―indeed, all the world. Due to decadence and selfishness, the whole Empire collapsed except for one part―Britain, thanks to the ancestors of the present-day Roman Britons. These are the Old Families of the "ancient aristocracy." The urban Britons revere their Roman heritage, especially their legal system that has maintained the "peaceful imperial times".

The old Roman cities provide a life for many residents because they are trade centers. The commoners there often call themselves Romans, too. These are the plebeians of urban life, the numerous lower classes.  Romans are stereotyped by others as upper-class snobs, rich folk who take their status as "given". Most are condescending because they know they deserve their place, though the equites hold up their privilege by actually doing the noble and dangerous task of defending the land.

 

Skills & Traits

Roman stock tends to produce nobler-looking people than other cultures, with lithe, attractive forms.

Roman culture emphasizes education and most Romans can read some Latin, whereas even the nobility of many other peoples are illiterate. They also practice lost sciences such as medicine, which they do not consider "unmanly" as some other peoples do.

Romans are well known to be experts with language and politics. City dwelling requires more use of their tongues than their swords - though combat training still exists with a special focus on siege warfare to protect their cities.

 

Religions

Roman Christian