Starting with a battle for the king,
the loyal and brave commander,
brings the glory with courage and strategy.
King decides to hand over his empire,
to this brave human and able leader,
in spite of the natural heir, his only son.
As greed of empires had always done,
son kills the father to snatch the throne,
oreders soldiers to kill the commander and his loved ones.
Destiny kept him alive to mourn,
the death of his lovely wife and only son,
but he was a slave now, bonded in chains.
The old merchant builds a team of fighters,
for annual games show at king's palace,
slaves were bought, in less than the price of cattle.
He tells the slaves their destiny in the show,
they have to fight for life or in ashes they will go,
but asks them to fight brave, and in front of them he bows.
" Gladiators I Salute you........ "
With some training, weapons and the helmets,
they entered first qualifying round of quest,
death is gifted to the weaker and survival, only for best.
People enjoyed every moment, of the game,
of the game of real flesh and blood of slaves.
Throwing his sword into the crowd he shouts,
" Are you not entertained? "
and again, " Are....you... not......ENTERTAINED "....
Merchant sees the flash in his eyes,
and calls him to gift his own armour,
and tells him that he too was a slave one day but won his freedom.
" I was the winner.......not because I killed quicker........ but because people loved me... "
" WIN THE CROWD........WIN YOUR FREEDOM "....
Now they enter final game, and the king was watching,
royal army of the king, fighting slaves of the game,
standing amidst the fellows and waiting for the killers.
" Whatever comes out of these gates, we have better chances of survival if we work TOGETHER "
He keeps the command, as natural leader he was,
and his electric voice, brought the sheeps follow his voice.
And they crashed the first chariot,
keeping his eyes steady, he ordered others,
and leading from front, he slaughtered foes.
Impressed from it, new king wanted to meet them...
He was wearing helmet, and king came close...
What's your name?
My name is Gladiator... ..and he turns the other way....
Hey you slave....How dared...you... to show your back to me....Remove your helmet and tell me your name..........
Removing his helmet off, he turns speaking like wounded tiger,
" My name is Maxamus Desmond Auralious,
commander of the armies of North,
a loyal servant to the true king Marcus Auralious....
a father to a murdered son,
a husband to a murdered wife,
and I will have my vangeance, this life or the next "
Chill of fear goes down King's bones,
he wanted to kill him but for people he could not....
King's sister comes to meet the Commander
" I have seen a slave today, becoming stronger than the Emperor himself "
King makes his sinister planning,
to get him killed by the champion of last five years,
against the destiny, he fights his life....
Now the sand was goin from the king's hands,
He wounds him and challanged to fight....
He smiles, " You will fight me.
...One wise man once said that the best thing you can do when death smiles at you is smile back.
I know you could never fight your own fears "...
and King replies " And you...........Maxamus, the invincible, who knows no fear "
" I loved my father, you too loved my father....
in a way we are brothers..
so please brother smile for me.... "
And King pierces his back with spear,
and tells the soldiers to cover up the wound....
" Conceal the wound......
Tuck up his armor.... "
But finally the stronger will kills the weaker.......