Diapha: Blood & Sand (& Pie)
At one point you were all part of the house of Saundir in Nor. Saundir is a noble and military man of great influence. Many of you were slaves or gladiators who fought in the name of House Saundir in the arenas of Nor. Those who were free had some sort of close relationship with House Saundir. Some of you have been in the household for your entire life, some were recent additions. You were part of a slave revolt (either as a slave or you helped as free person) and now have fled to the relative safety of Rosso, a colony of Sehret and thus a free state.
Some of you are old friends while those who are new at least consider it a good idea to stay together in case House Saundir comes looking for you. One of you had a lead on a possible job in Rosso, so now you are here in search of work and to keep a low profile from slave hunters.