The Republic Senate Factions


Civilis are the moderates of the Senate. They are the deal makers and the go between for the dynamically opposite Popularii and The Optimates. They are coalition makers and the most numerous in the Senator. For one can choose to be a Civilis and remain enemy to none, while any other faction would curse you with deadly rivals.

Civilis's main goal is to extend the scope and influence of the Republic. They are often the allies of Solitudos since they wish for the aid of their military influence. The Civilis' current focus is an focused effort to catch up to the Empire in measurement of magical power. To that end they have invested heavily on various program aimed at discovering the means to do so. Many research academies have been granted to talented mages in their attempt to find the magic solution.

Civilis are the builders of the republic and is constantly designing and scheming one expansion or another to support the ever growing population of the Republic. Their believe that knowledge is the ultimate power and are heavily invested in the education system of the Republic.


No faction is as hated as the Nundinae in the senate, for these are the novi homines. It is a slightly offensive term that denotes people who are the first in their family to serve in the Senate. While Nundinae's goals often can be used to further Popularii's plans the two factions share a coolness whose roots lie in Nundinae's common origins.

Most Nundinaes familes are the results of foundlings marrying foundlings. These weak bloodlines are barely acceptable into the ranks of nobility and is universally shunned, socially and politically, by those of superior station. To the General Nobility the Nundinae are akin to a plague and is the root of everything that is wrong with the current state of things. Ivory cannot be produced from swine and any "noble" cultivated from such vulgar soil must be flawed indeed.

This is not to say that all Nundinaes are common. In fact, the Nundinaes includes are several families of enormous history. These are the loyal supporters of The Founder, whom remained steadfast to the Founder's vision when the less devout split to form the Popularii. These nobles represents the exception rather than the rule however. The influence of the Nudinae with in the senate is laughable with other factions sometimes disagreeing just for the sake of spurning the upstarts. Over the years the Nundinaes have mastered the art of maneuvering members of the other faction into asking what they want and then throw Nundinae support behind them.

The Nundinaes themselves are a mixed lot. Some Nundinaes remember the harshness of their previous stations and actively struggle for the betterment of their fellows. While others could not sever the ties fast enough. As different as they are the Nundinaes are united by their common ostracization for they would find neither tolerance nor support from any other faction.

Barred from the society of their betters and unable to achieve superior privilege they follow the one recourse they do have - wealth; which only makes them even more vulgar to the upper crust. They will never match their "betters" in prestige but they can at least attempt to match them in lifestyle.


If the senate is a prom then the Popularii is the Prom King. This is the newest faction and the shinning beacon of hope for Republic - or so they market themselves. Formed shortly after the death of Pebb's Progenitor, these war heroes used their achievements to seize the power void. They soon became the defacto inheritor of his legacy and proceeded to present themselves as the fulfill-er of his dream. A ploy that is expertly played upon and ate up in whole by the gullible masses.

The Popularii have became the darling of the Republic using their infamous motto of "Bread and Circuses" to lull the public into mindless supporters that follow their every deceleration. If a Popularii declares someone as corrupt then that man obviously is. And thus the Popularii wield the impressionable masses like a surgeon. More than one rival have had to earn a bad name by bloody suppression of a revolt and some of those of less talent have even lost their lives.

While the powerful scoff at Popularii threats the weak cower in their shadow. Popularii are ruthless and charismatic - a dangerous combination. However, this is not to say they are evil people. Popularii as a group seeks to advance their personal agenda, and many requires the republic to be powerful and thriving. Where the Optimes believes in Trickle down, the Popularii practice it. They pass popular laws and enforce social welfare. While they do not do this for the good of the populace, the impacts are no less positive for it.

Notable Members

Atia Balba Caesonia
Atia Balba Caesonia


The Solitudos are the prophets of doom. They incecently lobby for the formation of a stronger military, for heavier fortifications, with the ultimate goal of defeating the Scourge. They are infuriated at the Senate for acting as if the threat is over. In many ways Solitudos are the true social movers of society. Their goal is to strength the Republic from with in and seek ally with out.

Solitudos mainly consists of the truly powerful Senators - their wisdom combined with ability makes this faction deadly.

The Senate in general, however, find the constant doom prophecies of the Solitudos droning. While they commanded considerable power in the periods shortly after the war, the fact that the Republic have had no inkling of major invasion for the last 13 years and the fact they won the battle of [insert name here]1 only serves to make the Solitudos ridiculous.

Solitudos' one saving grace however is their enormous military power. They ruthlessly support and recruit any military talent of note and over the years have became more commonly known as the Imperator Faction.

Notable Members

John Sulpicius McCacius III
John Sulpicius McCacius III

The Optimates

The conservatives who opposed Pebb's Progenitor's attempts at expanding Citizenship and more check and balance on the power of the Senate. The Optimates without exception are generational patriarchs some of which can trace their lineages to the founding of the petty kingdoms that were hammered into the Republic.

The Optimates are a powerful faction and dominates the Senate. They are only ever checked when the other factions unite against them.

The Optimates wishes to maintain the ideals of the Republic, to keep rigid its social classes and to ensure stability by empowering the Nobles. Only through the Nobles will the Republic prosper and a prospering Republic means betterment for all - even the vulgar plebs.

Notable Members

Keyser Söze
Keyser Söze
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