Before Gauis (from Centurion: From Glory to Glory) faced off against the proud and arrogant Valerius, there was a young man whose only desire was to escape his cruel and domineering father. Born of a slave and destined to live the life of a tenant farmer, Valerius dreamed of another life, of honor and glory. Falling into a drunken stupor, Valerius’ father was on the verge of losing everything. Taking the initiative, Valerius works hard to fulfill his father’s obligation, impressing General Sextus. His ungrateful father, resenting his son’s new found status, steals away in the night taking Valerius’ brother and mother. In his anguish Valerius joins the army of General Sextus and focuses his pain and anger against the enemies of Rome. Excelling in strength and skill Valerius finds himself as a tool of powerful and ambitious men. The young idealist son of a slave, Valerius resigns himself to be the best tool in General Sextus’ army.