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The sun beamed down in a blinding procession. Wide rays that cursed all who fell beneath them, merciless and swift in execution. He shook out his long curly black mane; if he knew that there was a world filled with lush trees and shade he might think that the heat was unbearable. There's nothing so blissful as not knowing how bad you've got it. And he's certainly got it. With an irritated huff he kicks a poor unaware sand lizard out of his path, lips curling up into a sick grin as he heard the snap of bone. The lizard didn't move. He takes momentary refuge behind a protruding rock, yet to be eroded by the unceasing blast of sand and wind.

Ah. Shade. His mind wanders. He had been travelling for quite some time now. After he had heard of a pride of lions cropping up from a group of nomads, he quickly became intrigued. If there was a permanent settlement somewhere that meant there had to be shade and water. It didn't take much effort on his part to interrogate the travelers and then dispatch them. The sand wouldn't remember those it swallowed. Neither would he. Living out here was tough, even to the point of having to eat other canines or felines. He has yet to stoop to eating lion, though. It's time to go.

He was getting close. The increasingly large sandstone outcroppings pointed to that. He didn't have much hope in the rumors, though. He wasn't looking for some sorry excuse of a pride cowering in an old human ruin. He lips pull back into a sneer at the thought. Still, He wasn't about to underestimate the lions he was about to meet. Ambers and oranges streak across the sky like a tigers pelt as the sun dips below the horizon. He crouches near one of the large sandstone outcroppings, crimson irises focusing on the gate he saw in the distance. He waited until the air was cool and the night was heavy before approaching the gate.

He puts on the brightest smile he can as he walks up to whoever is standing infront of the gate, "Hello there sweetheart. Is this the budding pack of Rome that I've heard so much about? I hope it's inhabitants aren't as weak as the nomads that speak of it." He keeps up his friendly appearance, tail swishing behind him some.

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They were short on guards, so for now, the king patrolled the borders. He trusted Severus to accept others into the empire as well, but--well. Severus had always been action first, questions later. That would work well for when they were a more formed nation, but he worried it would only dissuade others from them for now. Perhaps that was for the best--after all, the empire was no place for the weak.

He waited in an alcove of the rock that built their walls, on the outside looking out. Visions danced in the rays of heat that drifted up from the dark sands. He watched them without really seeing them, ghosts of the past, here and then gone. His mind drifted to other things, never quite able to stay in one place for any length of time.

One figure was different than the rest. Augustus' pale eyes refocused, watching the curious little feline's approach. He rose to his paws as the man came close enough to speak.

"Hello there sweetheart. Is this the budding pack of Rome that I've heard so much about? I hope it's inhabitants aren't as weak as the nomads that speak of it."

Ah, finally. Their reputation was spreading.

"Do I look weak to you?" He towered over the other, a looming figure of fire and death. An impassible wall of muscle. "What have you sought out my Empire to get?" Everyone wanted something, that was just the way of the world.

His assertion of his place of power was not accidental, either.

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welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
done my time and served my sentence,
dress me up and watch me die
If it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
dynasty decapitated; you just might see a ghost tonight

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As he drew closer to guard he was pleasantly surprised by what he saw. A lion that towered over himself, although he was quite used to that, and he had plenty of experience fighting with the walls of muscle and ironclad talons that vastly outweighed his own. His handsome features pull up into a devilish smirk, revealing his beautiful white fangs. Perhaps this pack is worth joining. We'll see. His smug expression only lasts a second and his cheerfully insincere smile eclipses his chiseled form once more, long tail swishing in thought.

"Do I look weak to you?" This made his eyebrows raise in perplexion. Sure, build was important but a rampaging brute is an easily predictable foe. His claws extend and retract, sifting through the sand as his mind wanders. He looks like a fun foe to fight, but alas he was here to make friends. "Well Well. Isn't that a loaded question, my dear? I wouldn't want to spark your rage with an unsatisfactory answer though, large fellows like you tend to be mindless brutes." Despite his implications he says this in a teasing tone. He rounds around the back of the other male as he says this, clearly not in a threatening manner but more to just size him up. He brushes against the males right side as he finishes his circle around him, "Fun to play with though. Both in and out of a fight."

"What have you sought out my Empire to get?" Ah. Getting straight to the point are we? He frowns a bit, tail lashing. "Aw. You're no fun. I'd like to play a bit more, but oh well. I'm looking for a pride to replace the one I was stolen from as a kit." 

His mind flashes back to the good old days. Of his parents and the fun times he had with his litter mates. A pang of longing fills his heart and he shakes his head. They were probably dead or had long forgotten about him, and it was time for him to find his own pack and maybe even one day his own mate. 



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"Well Well. Isn't that a loaded question, my dear? I wouldn't want to spark your rage with an unsatisfactory answer though, large fellows like you tend to be mindless brutes."

Augustus raised an eyebrow, expression deadpan. He wasn't amused. "You know nothing of my rage, stranger." It was something the little lion should hope to never know. Augustus lived, breathed, and thrived on his deep-seated vindication alone. "Only a fool would assume that just because I outweigh them I am somehow lesser in intelligence." He wasn't offended, really; assumptions such as that always ended up in his favor, anyway.

"Fun to play with though. Both in and out of a fight."

"Is that so?" He asked, dry. It seemed as though his entire Empire was out to seduce him of late. He didn't necessarily mind, but--really, did they think that was all it took to get in their ruler's good graces? Sex meant very little to him; they would realize that in time. He enjoyed it, he partook, but it did not lend anyone any particular favor"Aw. You're no fun. I'd like to play a bit more, but oh well. I'm looking for a pride to replace the one I was stolen from as a kit."with him.

"Aw. You're no fun. I'd like to play a bit more, but oh well. I'm looking for a pride to replace the one I was stolen from as a kit."

"'Fun' is not something I've been described as, no." He sat. Despite the rather vicious looking spear atop the lion's head, he doubted he was much of a threat. He was a trickster, though--small enough to be underestimated. Augustus would not make that mistake. "What was this pride like?" He very much doubted it was anything like Rome, and he fully intended to tell the man that. He didn't need anyone in his Empire who had misconceptions about it's birth, what it was for.

Intentions could only be revealed with time.

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welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
done my time and served my sentence,
dress me up and watch me die
If it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
dynasty decapitated; you just might see a ghost tonight

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"You know nothing of my rage, stranger." He could tell by the way that this brute carried himself and the tone in his voice that this brute was not senseless. Though, he was a little disappointed that this brute wasn't playing along with him. He huffs. No sense of humor. "Only a fool would assume that just because I outweigh them I am somehow lesser in intelligence." 

Well he certainly does have a good head on his shoulders. He's probably high up in this pack's food chain. He stares at him somewhat quizzically as he tries to figure out this new stranger. What were his strengths? What were his weaknesses? If it came down to it Lev would probably have to turn tail and run. He wasn't good against these types of foes. His size gave him a disadvantage against other big cats, but his build gave him an advantage against canines.

"You know you ought to lighten up. Smile a little. You'll waste your beautiful coat with stress." This was some genuine advice, even if his playful tone made it seem otherwise. A genuine compliment with no ulterior motives.

"What was this pack like?"

His mind wanders, trying to find a short way to sum it up. To be honest he couldn't really remember it that well. He suspected that most of what he remembered was clouded by nostalgia. His usually cheerful demeanor slips into a pathetic sigh, "To be honest I don't remember much of my old pack. We lived out on the wall of teeth. There were quite a few hellion packs to compete with..." He pauses and the handsomely mischievous smile returns to his face, "... but what do you care about that? I can assure you I'm not here to live some pampered life of suckling on a mother's teat." His attitude and tone is rather chipper.

"Anything that boring would fester and rot out here."



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"You know you ought to lighten up. Smile a little. You'll waste your beautiful coat with stress."

Augustus rolled his eyes at the advice; it was nothing he hadn't heard before. He didn't have time to lighten up, though--he had an empire to make worthy, a reputation to build. Too many things to do, too little time. With a plate piled full like that, he could hardly even afford the time to sleep. Not that he often wanted to anyway. "Noted." He responded.

"To be honest I don't remember much of my old pack. We lived out on the wall of teeth. There were quite a few hellion packs to compete with..."

Hellion packs, hm? Augustus liked the sound of that--the odd, horned beasts had always drawn his fancy. He wanted to know what made them so different and so varied, he wanted to know if he could harness these things for himself, build an empire on them. No one in Rome would be forced to breed of course, but Augustus wasn't beyond suggesting partners for his gladiators.

"... but what do you care about that? I can assure you I'm not here to live some pampered life of suckling on a mother's teat."

Oh, right, the man was still talking.

"Anything that boring would fester and rot out here."

He hummed in acknowledgment, and observed the man with blue-lilac eyes for a few moments longer. "Very well," He decided, "You can join my pride. You will be a gladiator, same as the rest, unless you see fit to do a different job." He gestured towards the gates and made his way forward without waiting to see if Leviticus followed. "What's your name?" He asked as they moved beyond the giant stone archway, "I am Augustus. The Emperor, in case that fact escaped you."

Did Levi know what he'd gotten himself into?

ooc: I apologize for the lateness and shortness of this post. ;w; I didn't want to hold you up anymore.



welcome to the end of eras, ice has melted back to life
done my time and served my sentence,
dress me up and watch me die
If it feels good, tastes good, it must be mine
dynasty decapitated; you just might see a ghost tonight

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