Layla Zalika

  • Age: 32
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 152 lbs
  • Origin: Alexandria, Egypt
  • History: With both of her parents murdered in a robbery when she was a young girl, Layla had to raise herself growing up after her parents left one morning to meet a trader and never returned. A few years later she became a servant to Queen Cleopatra, and has been assisting the royal family for nearly her entire adult life. She served as the Queen’s personal assistant for several things over the years but was mainly in charge of her most prized possessions such as her wardrobe and jewelry. Layla would often help Cleopatra pick out the right outfit for any particular occasion.

Because she was so close with Cleopatra she frequently interacted with the Madjay giving them simple orders at the Queen’s request. The Madjay, mainly Tau Zuberi trained her how to fight and kill in order to protect Cleopatra should it ever be required. And what started as a friendship between Tau and Layla became more than that over the years as they spent so much time together. Tau would often say that she is as deadly as she is beautiful. Even though relationships between the Madjay and servants was strictly forbidden Layla would sneak out at nights to meet Tau in secret. They would always meet in the fields and and watch the stars for hours dreaming about their future together. On the eve of her 29th birthday they met in their usual spot, however things quickly turned bad when the Queen was robbed due to Tau not being at his guard post. They were both caught together shortly after the robbery, and while Tau was sent to prison for abandoning his post Cleopatra loved Layla like a sister and wanted to show her mercy. Layla was exiled from Alexandria and ordered to never set foot in Egypt again under the threat of death. She traveled to Rome looking to start a new life, but not as a servant this time. Trained to kill and with nothing left to lose she signed up to become a gladiator. She has never seen Tau since the night of the robbery and wonders every day if he is still alive.