Gods and Monsters: Legends reborn!
Battle mistress and famous Gladiatrix
Her father was a nobleman and once served as a master tactician for the king. He was one of the very best. He married a duchess, retired from his service, and stated that he would have a plethora of sons to carry on his legacy.
Instead, he ended up with 5 daughters. He refused to let that stop him though, and went on to train them all to carry on his name. Masterful on the battlefield, two are fairly high-ranking officers in different military units, one is a Captain of the King’s Royal Guard and another is a professor at the Royal Military Academy. Every one of them is extremely successful. Every one of them, that is, except Red.
She was about to graduate from the officer academy when a scandalous affair got her kicked out unceremoniously. She still doesn’t speak of what truly happened to this day and the record has since been sealed to preserve her father’s legacy.
Her father and mother, ashamed of her failing, cut her off from the family and told her that she would have to earn her way back into their good graces.
She was at her wit’s end when she saw a flier go up around town asking for female soldiers to participate in a bloody battle royale in the stadium to earn fame and riches. So desperate as she was, Red signed up. They ended up fitting her with the cooper-red suit of full-plate armor which would become her namesake. She dominated the battle and came out on top.
However, knowing her family would never approve, she wears a red scarf to cover most of her face. It was originally white; torn from her virgin gladiator garments on that first day of battle, but has since been stained red by the blood of her many fallen foes.
She’s been fighting her way to the championship ever since in hopes of reclaiming her father’s love and acceptance and of one day putting all of her sisters to ultimate shame by becoming the greatest woman warrior and leader of all time.
Along the way, she’s become well known in the arena for rallying the other gladiators to her side and finding incredible ways to survive in the most dire of straights. Her tactical training and love of wargames from her academy days are sometimes all that manage to get her and her allies through certain-death situations.
Her divinity was earned when she found herself toe-to-toe with a celestial lion in the arena and defeated it. Many other gladiators helped her to win, but she alone survived the encounter, delivering the death blow herself to the creature. She then took upon herself the symbol of the Lioness; proud, courageous, cunning, brave, and strong. A true Queen of Beasts and a power not to be underestimated in battle.