Oaths and Expansions
In the aftermath of the defeat of the Horde of Carrion and Ashe the Triumvirs reassess thier situation. Marcus Valerius Rutillius Maximus struggles with the reality that his open fame caused the Horde to seek him out. All that death and destruction was to find him and spill his blood. Severus Guernicus Secundus is delighted to have an awakened progeny to pass on his wisdom too. Add the fact Goratrix happens to posses a supernal alignment unknown to an eager to investigate Guernicus; and Guernicus couldn’t be happier. During the crisis of the Horde two of Vengus Balbinus’s soldales awakened to the Path of Thistle. As Rome repaired the damnage and healed the scars of the Horde, the Triumvirs knew things have forever changed.
In the 36th year (509 BC)of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus regnum the tyrant is expelled. The Republic is born. A new era dawns.
The begining of the Republic was a both a grand and dangerous time for the Concillium Roma. The revered founders achived archmastery and perfected the grand rituals passed down to current day. Goratrix proved to be magical prodigy, quickly catching up to his mentors in magical capabilities. His powerful personality coupled with his supernal power led him to be leading figure in the growing Concillium dispite his Norichi Celt heritage, as the elder magi retreat from the mundane world more and more. It is during this time the young girl, who comes to be known famously as Triaxes, is taken as an apprentice by Guernicus. Rome herself is attacked again and again by the forces of the ousted Etruscan tryrants and thier allies. Bloodied but successful in her defense, Rome takes the offense agaianst her neighbors. After several campaigns, the Romans had effectively completed the conquest of their immediate Etruscan neighbours, as well as secured their position against the immediate threat posed by the tribespeople of the Apennine hills. However, Rome still controlled only a very limited area and the affairs of Rome were minor even to those in Italy and Rome’s affairs were only just coming to the attention of the Greeks, the dominant cultural force at the time. At this point the bulk of Italy remained in the hands of Latin, Sabine, Samnite and other peoples in the central part of Italy, Greek colonies to the south, and, notably, the Celtic people, including the Gauls, to the north. The Celtic civilization at this time was vibrant and growing in strength and territory, and stretched, if incohesively, across much of mainland Europe.
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