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Gaius Julius Rufio (unknown – 38 BCE) was a Roman general commanding the Roman forces in Egypt and a member of the Order of the Ancients. Appointed by Julius Caesar himself before his death, Rufio sought to undermine Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius' rule in Egypt and claim the kingdom for himself.

Personality and characteristics

"So it is true... the Hidden Ones exist. [...] Strange, how you want the same things that we want... peace, order... and yet our ideas will survive."
―Rufio, confident in the Templar cause, 38 BCE.[src]

Rufio was a true believer in the Templar cause, believing it their will to unite the world under peace and order as well as the Father of Understanding. He has shown an ironic fascination with how his new opponents, the Hidden Ones, also wanted the same things as the Order, but was confident that the Order's faith and conviction are far stronger than the Hidden Ones. Even in his death, he was deeply confident in the Order's survival, to the point where it terrified Bayek as he realised that the Order may as well be eternal.

Aside from his devotion to the Order, he is a highly capable military general. Amunet has described him as an expert at intimidating others, stating that he can "cut" true fear into the hearts of the people. He was also seen and described as being extremely cautious, with him deciding not to set foot on to the Sinai Peninsula. Amunet even state that he is a master at guarding himself, suggesting that he never lets his guard down.