Gerhard (Germanic name)
Galerius Novio is perhaps the most well known explorer within the Roman provinces. He is currently the leader of the Cohors Exploratorius and has led many expeditions in the Terra Occidentalis. The Roman settlements in that new world would perhaps not have been as succesful had he not found the best locations for them to thrive. The account below is written by explorer Galerius Novio himself
Early LifeAs you can probably tell I am not like the average Roman. Like many in the Cohors Exploratorius I was born in the more remote regions, in my case in Frisia, a region of Germania. When I was old enough to serve in the army I joined the Roman campaigns to expand towards the Suevus. During this time I was mainly a scout and a quite good one at that. It was during this time that my desire to see the larger world grew.
PersonalityNew members in the Cohors Exploratorius will claim that I am quite hard on them and lack empathy. I see things differently, you can only see so many of your men die before you start doing everything in your power to make them persevere. I give them the skill and set of mind to survive in the harshest conditions. If that is not caring about your brothers, what is.
RelationshipsBeing away for long periods of time does not make relationships easier. But somehow my wife and I have made it work. I try to return as much to her as I can between expeditions. With our household now in Colonia Australis, the return journeys are much shorter. My oldest son has even followed in my footsteps and joined the Cohors Exploratorius. But don't be fooled, I would never dare to give him preferential treatment over my other men.
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Year of Birth
708 AUC 40 Years old
Germania, Frisia, not far from Flevum
Short blond but graying