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Rabanus was a Gladiator from Sardinia who escaped from the ludus of Batiatus along with Spartacus and the other gladiators. He later fought against the Roman Republic during the Third Servile War.

Background

Early Life

Rabanus was born into a small town Sardinia, and trained to be a warrior at a young age, he was one of the most skilled fighters in his land, how ever during his early twenties he was taken into slavery when his town was attacked and burned down by the Romans. Taken to Italy, he was then sold to Lentulus Batiatus, a lanista, and trained as a gladiator. He survived many years in the arena, and eventually came to know Oenomaus, Gannicus, Castus, Crixus and Spartacus, training with them at the ludus.

In 73 BC, Rabanus decided to join the five other gladiators in escaping from Batiatus

Third Servile War

Battle at the Silarus River

Death

Main article: Crucifixion

Following the defeat of the rebels, Rabanus, along with around 6,000 other captured rebels awaited death by execution. Another condemned rebel Sarantos planned to make a fatal last stand against the Romans and break free, but Rabanus was quick to tell him he was going to die either way. He told Sarantos to pray to his gods, and await the afterlife, telling him that one day Rome would fall, and they would arise again.

Traits and Skills

  • Master Combatant: Rabanus was an expert in one on one combat also with weapons, having been trained as a warrior before a gladiator. He was able to face multiple Roman legionaries with less armour.
  • Multilingual: Other than his native tongue, Sardinian, Rabanus was also fluent in Latin, German, and Gaulish, which allowed him to talk with the Gaul's and befriend the Germans better.

Personality

Rabanus had a quiet demeanor, and was known for being violent against his enemies. Despite being violent rabanus shows a friendly side with his fellow army members.

Rabanus was also a religious man, who had a firm belief in the gods.

Appearance

Rabanus had an impressive mascular build and a shaven head and a slight stubble. He wore makeshit armor which held a variety of weapons he could use against the Romans.

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