At least you still fight like a Roman. Now die like one.
~ Nihilus, to Tacticus

Nihilus was a recurring villain in The Story Keepers. Nihilus was a centurion of the Practorian Guard to the antagonist Emperor Nero. He was known as being ruthless, and thought of his other fellow centurions as rivals. He began to expect that Tacticus was a Christian. He was also known for a failed catapult plan. Nero, eventually was impatient with him, and threatened his life. He was also known for brutally wounding (and later murdering) Capella. He later fought with Tacticus at Shem Hadar, where he fell off the edge of the cliff, after refusing Tacticus' help.