In Gladius; players may choose to take on the role of Ursula or Valens. Ursula; from the northern land of Nordagh; is the daughter of a great barbarian king. Valens is the son of one of Imperias greatest gladiators. A bloody conflict between their two homelands gave rise to a vengeful dark god; which nearly destroyed all of mankind. Only with the help of the revered Valkyrie was the dark god defeated but it came at a great cost of many lives. This gave rise to an uneasy peace that has existed for decades between the two lands. Now the two young heroes must fulfill their destinies to keep the world from heading into another disastrous war.
- Ursula and Valens join forces and travel across many lands competing in gladiator tournaments where they recruit a variety of warriors. They also become immersed in the evil plot to revive the dark god. Once this wicked plan is put into action the gladiator games cease and the small band of fighters go on a