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"A fighter's greatest weapon is his mind. The mind is a more powerful weapon than any sword, and a more powerful defense than any shield."
— Certavus' writings, The Secret of Certavus

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Tribe Ice
Tools Sword, Thornax Launcher
Status Deceased
Location Spherus Magna
Pronunciation sir-TAHV-us

Certavus was a Glatorian employed by the Ice Tribe, renowned across Bara Magna for his fighting prowess.


Early Life

On Spherus Magna, Certavus lived under the rule of the Element Lord of Ice, with other members of the Ice Tribe. He fought in the Core War, for control over Energized Protodermis, during which he commanded a well reputed battalion of the Ice army. Certavus later led a platoon of warriors to defeat several Sand Tribe fighters, and after succeeding, began the trek back to their territory. However, in the midst of their journey, they were ambushed by a group of Skrall warriors, and Certavus' cunning saved the lives of his men. They regrouped and moved through Bota Magna, where they witnessed a fight between Fire Tribe and Water Tribe fighters. Certavus launched an arrow into Tarix's shoulder, foregoing a lethal shot and prompting the Water commander and his forces to retreat before finally moving on.

Glatorian Career

After the Shattering, Certavus, like many others, was trapped on the largest fragment of the planet, Bara Magna. In the aftermath of the disaster, Certavus helped design the new social system its inhabitants would follow, in order to avoid war, as well as mentoring Glatorian, such as Gelu and Vastus. He became the Prime Glatorian of Iconox, fighting in their major Arena Matches.

Certavus became known as an extremely proficient fighter, and earned the respect of many of the other Glatorian. A powerful move of his design eventually adopted his name, becoming known as the "Certavus double-strike" and required a complex defensive maneuver in order to block it. He was the victor of thousands of battles within the arena, and also won the Great Tournament in the Arena Magna at some point in the past. He wrote a book, detailing many of his fighting secrets and ideas. He later left the book in an arena for others to find.


Certavus eventually died from natural causes, though he is still remembered and respected by the Glatorian.

Abilities and Traits

Certavus was very physically adept, and his fighting skills earned him the respect of many other warriors. He was also a very wise fighter; he knew when to use his strength and when to use his intelligence. He also held a high degree of weapons proficiency.


Certavus carried a Thornax Launcher, as well as a spiked sword.


"But brute strength can't win every fight. My mentor, Certavus, taught me that."
Vastus, The Exile's Tale




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