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"Hic Sunt Leones" Here be lions.

House Augustus is a prominent Martian gold family. It has existed since the time of the Conquering and is currently in its 14th generation. As of the events in Red Rising, they are the leading family of Mars, possessing ArchGovernorship of the planet.

House Augustus's numbers are currently dwindling; Nero notes that after Claudius's death, his family consists of two nieces, a nephew, son and daughter, and that's it.[1] As of Iron Gold, Virginia and Pax au Augustus are the only known living members of the Augustus family.

They have a lasting feud with House Bellona, spurred on by Nero au Augustus' acts and the killing of his son, Claudius au Augustus.

Members include:

  • Nero au Augustus, former ArchGovernor of Mars and head of House Augustus, murdered by Adrius during the Triumph.
  • Virginia au Augustus (Mustang), current Sovereign of the Solar Republic; daughter of Nero and twin sister of Adrius.
  • Adrius au Augustus (The Jackal), former ArchGovernor of Mars; son of Nero and twin brother of Virginia. Executed for his crimes against Mars and the nuclear bombing of Luna.
  • Claudius au Augustus, eldest and favored son of Nero, killed by Karnus au Bellona as a result of a scheme by Adrius.
  • Pax au Augustus, son of Virginia and Darrow of Lykos

Affiliated persons include:

  • Pliny, politico and advisor to Nero, killed by the Augustus bannermen for betraying House Augustus.
  • Leto, ward and disciple of Nero; replacement for Claudius. Killed by Karnus au Bellona with Adrius secret help.
  • House Telemanus
  • Darrow au Andromedus

Standard Edit

A lion on red and white.

References Edit

  1. Red Rising, Part IV, Ch 44