Tormagroth is the youngest of three children of Kintoth, his mother, a warrior general of the tribe, and Doraign, father, a noted ambassador for the tribe. His tribe of several hundred made permanent camps between human cities in the land of Tanilan.
Born into slavery in Pompeii, Crescens became a gladiator as a young man. Trained as a _retiarius_ because of his good looks, he became surprisingly popular, defying the disdain people usually had for this "effeminate" class of fighter. Indeed, he quickly …