Requiem Aeternam Negastis

Story 2: Venusia, where our pain began.

Narrative:

The word of the Julii is beyond reproach in Rome, so when Antonius told the guards the nobles died attacking him they had no choice but to believe him. Claudius is promoted to consul and is forced to travel abroad with his new star general. Fearing reprisal from other senators he sends his kids to Venusia in southern Italy. General is not worried about the safety of his kids as much as the effects the decadent roman lifestyle could have on his kids, especially his daughter. He sends his kids with the Julii to the south. While there Alia joins the ranks of the Venus cult, she meets an oracle named Agatha and a mysterious woman named mother. While she rises in rank she begins to take blood sacrament from mother every full moon. Cassius learns that the Julii are different from other masters, and that his skills can be useful to their kind. He also starts to learn more about himself and his own past. Guinevere and Nagum start to get approached by suitors, when Guinevere is not training Antonius’s sickly younger brother, as their fathers wish to marry them off. Antonius and Kanosh bond over their collective wish to see their sisters end up with what they feel is the right man for them. They jointly take steps to ensure this. The group also meets 2 strange people in an opium den. A depraved mistress named Seraphina, and a sullen Greek trader in Arabic robes named Archimedes. All things change as the phyrric war breaks out. Aided by a local noble family with ties back to Alexander the Great a Greek king invades southern Italy. Things seems well in hand till word of Kanosh and Guinevere’s dad reaches them. Kanosh is now forced to lead his people in his fathers absence. Everyone finds a way to go to the front to help fight as general, scout, healer, or by sneaking in on the front lines. Claudius hires and Greek ex solider to teach the kids how to fight Grecian military. He arrives to train with his 7 year old son Darius along with him. The war is a huge success, even in the face of elephants, and the Greeks are pushed back of of the coast of Italy. When the heroes return they find a much harsher city than they left. Kanosh has gaps in his memory, and the Greek families are pushing back against the romans. The existence of Laires, gods who walk the night, is revealed as well as the name Tyberious. The guardian of Alexander’s ancestors.
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Story 1: No longer children

Narrative:

Rome expands its borders in the north and 2 young celts find themselves pushed into the political high society world of Rome. Their father is to be a Roman general, and they must now adopt a roman lifestyle. At the same time a young priestess in training, who lost her family to illness finishes a dangerous over land trip to see her uncle for help. He denies her out of anger with his sister, but her twin cousins take her in. During this time a roman street rat, an orphan whose survived by larceny takes a job serving a nobles son. His idea is to rob the kid blind, and takes a role as his personal aide. A party is grown at the Julii estate. A celebration of the oldest son Antonius becoming a man. Everyone is together for the first time, wine is drunk, friendships are made, and games are played. For most it is the first taste of true roman nobility. Weeks pass and those involved in the party start to see that with the benefits of patronage from the most powerful family in Rome comes enemies as well. What begins as exchanged looks and words in the markets escalates to threats and thrown stones. All of this culminates in a bloody battle in the markets at night on their way home from watching debate at the forums, the results of which are the death of a roman noble and his son and the street rat being pressed into Julii service as a gift for Antonius’s sister.
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Chronicle 1: In those days we still saw the sun
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