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Lucius Vorenus
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Story Role
POV Role Shadow of Rome
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Born 5078
Title Official Titles
  • Lord of House Vorenus
Alias None
Status Alive
Allegiance Family Loyalties
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Father † Husias Vorenus
Mother † Premillia Vorenus
Siblings Full Siblings
  • Atia Vorenus
Internal Family
Spouse Niobi Vorenus
Children True Born
My children often ask me why I'm always so serious. They tell me that Italy is beyond safe. They tell me how Rome is filled with soldiers ready to defend them. They tell me the glory of Rome is unending. My response to them is always simple and the same. I tell them that was probably what the Bretonians thought.
Lucius Vorenus

Lucius Vorenus is the son of Husias, and Premilia Vorenus of the wealthy House Vorenus making him the current Patriarch of House Vorenus on top of his important military command as the Legio-Prefict of the Roman Army. Lucius Vorenus would be married to Niorbi when they were both very young, and despite long periods away from eachother the two have always remained loving to eachother.

Born in a small village north of Rome to a patrician family he was sent to train with the Roman Army. After taking part in the fall of Africanas and during this conflcit taking control of the 13th Legion and while in this command nearly reersing the tide of the war but the failure of others ended that dream before it could be realized. He grew quickly in the Roman ranks until gaining his current position due to his brilliance during the intial fall of Hispania. He is often cited as a Roman who believes very strongly in the failings of the Empire, and for this he is often ignored in favor of commanders who give a more positive and friendly means of continueing the cycle that Rome has gotten into. Lucius Vorenus would rise to become the most powerful non Senatorial member of the Roman Empire but even this couldn't allow him to change things and he became increasingly stressed over this situation. Lucius Vorenus was growing close to turning on the Senate and attempting to raise Augustus Julii to the Empireship of the Roman Empire when the city of Rome came under assault by the Skaven and he would perish during the fighting.


Early History

Born in a small village north ofRome to a patrician family, he was a young man who should have become a greedy noble like most of the rest of his family and the others of his grouping but instead he was fasinated with the history of the Roman Empire's rise. He spent much of his youth reading the tales of his ancient ancestors and while his brother and sister became obsessed with the ways of the Roman elites he trained daily to be a better fighter and future commander. At the age of seventeen his father placed him charge of a large devision within the thirteenth Legion. Under this command he was moved to Africanas for a time but only a year into his deployment he and the entire region came under assault from a race of brutal greenskin Orcs that had previously overwhelmed the Morracon province of Rome.

Fall of Africanas

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The Fall of Africanas
For years they had rampaged across Africanas destroying all human presence there. It was only when they attacked us that we felt the need to open our eyes to the situation. Had we of taken this seriously sooner. There is no point to even pondering what would be different.

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Word reached us that the monsters we had long known inhabiting the deserts of the south were upon us. They had burned down towns. Killed entire villages without pause, or diplomacy. It was war on a scale I didn't understand. No quarter asked, and certainly none given.
Lucius Vorenus

The lands of northern Africanas had become the sort of breadbasket of the expanding Roman Empire and in this way they had expanded themselves across much of North Africanas as far east as bordering Lahmia. It was as plans were being moved forward in the Senate to invade Lahmia that the first of the reports begin coming in about Orcish invasions into their holdings in Africanas. The Romans had long known of the Orcs, but they had inhabited the desert regions and as the Romans had no interest in these regions they had never scouted them out truly, and since diplomacy had always failed there was little true thought put into the Orcs, but this didn't change the fact that at this point the Orcs were mobilizing under a true direction and were preparing massive armies to take over Africanas and beyond.

We go to defend these people. We are their saviors, and we will be remembered as victorious heroes when we return my brother.
Titus Pullo

The Romans unwilling to see their lands lost in Africanas send massive forces to Africanas including the 13th Legion where Lucius Vorenus gets on a boat meant to go to Africanas and on the boat ride he befriends another Legionare named TItus Pullo. During the travel the two also come to befriend two other legionaries in the form of Gnaes Bataitius, and Sextus Irentius of whom are also members of the same unit within the legion. The Roman army stops on the waters just northeast of Carthage where they plan to land south of Carthage and meet the Orcs on the battlefield, although as Lucius watches the commanders are very indifferent to the threat the Orcs pose and take little scouting plans before landing. Together the two land south of Carthage and take part in a massacre of a large force of Orcs led by the Roman Generals the army does not consolidate their holdings but instead they decide to stop and celebrate where in they bring dozens of girls from a nearby Africanas village and Lucius watches on guard as the generals and leadership of the Roman Army engages in a night of orgies, and gives no commands to scout the area something Lucius comments to Titus is going to get them all killed.

Its easy to say looking back that it wouldn't have mattered how well prepared we were then for their attack, because at the time it felt like it was our leaders failing us. Partying. Drinking. Orgies. They just failed us.
Lucius Vorenus

In the morning as the celebrations continue the Roman army is set upon by a larger force of Orcs and Lucius and TItus Pullo are inside the Villa that constitutes the central command of the army as the Orcs overwhelm the camp of the army and Lucius and Titus are able to get the Legatus of the Army onto a horse escaping with a few dozen other legionaries in the villa moving northward towards Carthage. The general is extremely young and named Pompeius Magnus II. a senator sent south by his father in order to prove himself and horrified at the failure he promotes Lucius, and Titus Pullo along with Gnaes Bataiatius, and Sextus Irentius of whom were among the survivors of the Roman Army. During this retreat northward they are met on the road by the Roman General Tullius Agentius of whom leads them into Carthage and tells them the Roman Army has been brutally defeated in the west as well and there scouts are reporting the Orcs are coming on mass towards Carthage itself.

Battle of Carthage

With the Roman Legions losing all across the Carthage province it was quickly clear that as they retreated they all moved towards Carthage where the Orcs followed them leaving only Tunisia to the southeast also holding out against the Orcs. Appius Pullo fought during the collapse of the Africanas province managing to reach Carthage with the sixth legion and it was here where he was killed fighting in the defense of the southern gate with his death saving the gate from complete collapse and allowing the army to escape.

Fleeing Carthage

Following the second assault by the Orcs the Romans are spent as a defence as several gatehouses are in ruins and most of the western wall has collapsed leading to the Generals to order the army to take to this ships. With not enough space for the population of Carthage the remaining population is forced to man the remaining defences alongside Lucius, Titus, and Gnaes, and Sextus of whom remain behind to assist in the defences. Holding out for another week they allow most of the remaining population to retreat by sea and with the last of the boats leaving Titus, Lucius, Gnaes, Sextus, and the badly wounded Secundus Julii prepare for their own death, but are saved by the return of Pompei of whom had dropped his soldiers off on a nearbye island in the hopes of coming back quicker.

Fall of Hispania

Main Article : Fall of Hispania

Battle of Lyons

Main Article : Battle of Lyons


Upon returning to Italy from the Battle of Lyons he was ceremoniasly promoted to the now empty rank of Legio-prefict which was obviously empty after the complete destruction of the Roman Army. This promotion was something that he took very seriously in the beggining but as the politics of the position took over the actual role he felt he was supposed to do he has become bitter about his rank and has withdrawn into the actual army and away from the politcs that come with it.

Sacking of Rome

The Skaven would come through the endless sewers of Rome directly into the city.

Your Grace. I have news from Italy. Rome has been sacked. Ratmen in their thousands are said to have came from beneath. The city is lost. Rome has fallen.
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The sacking of Rome would be an event planned years previous to the actual sacking as the Skaven under the leadership of Kritot of Fester Spike of whom held control of Fester Spike which was the name for the Skaven nest beneath Rome. Kritot wanted to grow himself in influence hoping to return to the Undercity a victorious conquerer of the great human city of Rome, so to do this he would join forces with Sutage the Corrupted a powerful Warlord of Clan Mordkin and together the two would plan to burn Rome carrying off all the treasures of the city to bring before the Undercity. While there planning was in place there was an increasing level of failure on the part of the Romans as the Emperor Nero withdrew into the Palantine Palace where he put on elaborate plays while the Roman Empire fell apart. As the situation deterioated to the point that the Roman Legions stationed in Rome moved out of the city holding positions in forts around the city the Skaven would move forward to attack the city now only occupied by Legio II Roma of whom was a full strength legion but spread over the entire city with their main forces at Capitoline Hill.

Your Grace. I have news from Italy. Rome has been sacked. Ratmen in their thousands are said to have came from beneath. The city is lost. Rome has fallen.
Page to the Queen of Ravenna

Lucius Vorenus is standing in the Senate where he listens to the Senators continue to fail at doing anything, and as he ponders the words of advice of his friend Titus in that he should destroy the Senate and take control himself in the name of the Emperor he is interupted by a messenger of whom says that a great fire has started in town. Leaving the Senate he travels into the street and as he and his men move towards where they see smoke they are attacked by Skaven of whom overwhelm and kill most of his men and stab him in his gut dealing him a terrible wound. Moving forward he links up with surrounded Legionares and fights off a large Skaven force and then fights with these men and more he gathers along the way to the Legionare Baracks where his wife is. Reaching the Barracks he finds the entire place has been put to the sword and his family either dead or not present. He and his men fight there way back towards the Roman Palace where they find the Emperor and his family dead and their bodies mutilated. The last thing he sees is the burning of the Senate before he finally sucumbs to his wounds.

Death of Nero

He was the Emperor. Whatever kind of man he was, he was still the emperor, so his death means something.
Romulas Julii

Family Members


Titus Pullo

Main Article : Titus Pullo

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He was a noble man despite all of his less then noble qualities. When the dark men of the world came at you he was the one person who you knew without a doubt would not falter, and that is what he will always be.
Lucius Vorenus

Lucius Vorenus for much of his military was very rarely without his right hand man, Titus Pullo. The two became best friends after being two of only 156 survivors of the massive 200,000 strong Roman army that took part in the disasterous Battle of Carthage. Retreating together out of Africanas they would stay a part of the same Legion for many years after and together they both went to Hispania where they were stationed during the Fall of HIspania. Titus Pullo and Vorenus would finally part after the birth of TItus Pullo's bastard daughter and he went to Ravenna where he was promoted to a Legionary Commander and Vorenus was promoted as well to the most powerful Legionarry in Rome.

POV Role

POV Characters - Shadow of Rome
† Lucius Vorenus
Chapters: 1 · 3 · 5 · 15 · 22
Titus Pullo
Chapters: 2 · 7 · 9 · 13 · 16 · 23
Tony Constantine IV.
Chapters: 4 · 8 · 10 · 14 · 20 · 26
Issac Conmenus
Chapters: 6 · 11 · 18 · 27
Bruno Certo
Chapters: 12 · 17 · 28
Gaius Glabo
Chapters: 19 · 24 · 29
Tiberius Crassus
Chapters: 21 · 25 · 30