Aeterna Roma - Roman RPG Mar 20, 2013 18:40:03 GMT -8
Post by Gothy on Mar 20, 2013 18:40:03 GMT -8
Almost ninety years have passed since the end of the Republic and the rise of Augustus, the first emperor. The line of the Julius Caesars has failed, extinguished as a result of familial disagreements and unchecked ambition. Their blood continues on through distant relatives, but it is now a branch of the Claudii that maintains a hold over the empire. Rome's influence extends across the whole of the known world, dominating Europe and Asia, and yet internally not all is as well as it might seem. Not one but two Caesars rule, one raised from amongst the ranks of the Praetorians, the other the legitimate but young and inexperienced son of Claudius.
War rages across the empire in Britannia, in Judaea, and in Dacia. Rumors spread like wildfires of a civil war in Parthia and unrest in Aegyptus--events that could very well lead to even more conflict. This is no longer the same Principate that Augustus created; while the Caesars maintain the most power, they are not invincible. The senate, having won back bits and bits of influence through years of crises, remains unruly. Though none of its current members lived during the time of the Republic, there are many who plot and scheme for an end to the empire and a return to tradition. They watch the ongoing wars and the increasing tension within the empire with wary eyes, waiting for the opportune moment to show, once and for all, that a Caesar is not necessary.
Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City. In a place where the streets are running thick with wine, blood, scandal, ambition, and lust, events happen so quickly that rising to power one day and falling the next is expected. Sweet words, honeyed speeches, and purses of money might milk your way to the top, but one wrong move and it's all over. This is a place where one forges alliances to survive and where enemies can seem as friends until they stab your back. A place where lust and wine are entwined so quickly that marriages are made and dissolved in months. A place where Caesar and the Senate fight for power, while all men scramble to find those they can trust.
Where will you go in such a place as this?
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