Senator Decimus Aquila

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Overview

Senator Decimus Aquila
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Former Senator of Cimerora
Zone Cimerora
Coordinates (-722.5, 16.8, 4279.5)
Level Range 35-50
Introduces Marcus Valerius
Enemy Groups None
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Senator Decimus Aquila is a hero contact in Cimerora at coordinates (-722.5, 16.8, 4279.5). His level range is 35-50.

Introductions

Contact Introduces

Information

Former Senator of Cimerora

Senator Aquila was once one of Cimerora’s most respected elected officials and a key advisor to Imperious. While he has been utterly stripped of his official title and its ranks and privileges, he is a kind-hearted man who now focuses his attentions to the needs and lives of the fort’s citizens.

Initial Contact

By the look of you, I would say that you have traveled a great distance. Allow me to introduce myself: I am Senator Decimus Aquila.

Ah… forgive a foolish man. I am the former senator of this beautiful peninsula. My days as an elected official came to an end when Romulus and his men traitorously dethroned Imperious and took the title for himself. These days, my aims are small. I have to aid those who have chosen to remain true to Imperious and ensure their continued safety.

Greeting

  • Hello.
  • Greetings.
  • Lovely day, is it not?

Not High Enough Level

Our time together has been brief, it is true, but I am certain that there are others who could use someone as powerful as you.

Too Busy

Ah, life is so very busy is it not? It creeps up on you, little niggling errands that seem to pile on top of each other until one day it is hard to discern which way is up! I must wait for now, but once you are free of obligations, I would enjoy a moment of your time.

No More Missions

Our time together has been brief, it is true, but I am certain that there are others who could use someone as powerful as you.

Store

Senator Decimus Aquila does not buy or sell anything.

Story Arc

The Tale of Cimerora (35-50)

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Souvenir

The Tale of Cimerora


Each time you look at the ancient coin, you are reminded of travelling back in time to Cimerora and meeting a bested but not beaten Senator who introduced you to the various peoples of the picturesque peninsula. It's a little reminiscence you like to recall as...

The Tale of Cimerora

Once the shock had worn off and you realized you were truly standing somewhere in the ancient Mediterranean, you made your way up the path towards the village's plaza and, at the entrance to the town, met Senator Decimus Aquila. He was quick to point out that he was no longer the senator, that little had been lost to him once Romulus and his men exiled Imperious from his position as Emperor.

Senator Aquila then sent you to speak to the various townsfolk of Cimerora, all of whom had slightly different tales. One thing was constant, however, and that was their loyalty to the former ruler of Cimerora and their desire to see his kingdom returned to him.

Agree to hear the tale

Briefing

I am not the one to adequately tell the full tale of Cimerora. It is the citizens of this meager fort, who have suffered the trials and heartbreak under the rule of Romulus, who are best suited to this task. Would you hear these tales?

Mission Acceptance

You do me a kindness, stranger. Character is it? (A strong and powerful name for any man.)(A lovely and graceful name as any woman could have.) If you will permit an old deposed Senator some time, I will send you along your way shortly.

These are difficult times, you see. I fear that, if the bloodshed continues, our cause and the powers that strengthen our great heroes will one day be lost. If you have not yet decided to aid us, please speak to Antonia Severa, the wife of a slain soldier. Perhaps she will help change your mind.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Antonia has been hardest hit by this incursion. She lost her husband, one of Valerius' key soldiers during the siege.

Speak with Antonia Severa

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Antonia Severa

Debriefing

Greetings, stranger. The Senator has sent you over to hear my tale, has he not? It is a sad one, I am afraid. I am the wife of Gaius Severa. he was one of Valerius' top men, highly decorated in fact, during the rule of Imperious.
When Romulus sought to take over Cimerora from within, my husband fought alongside Valerius each day. They were so much like brothers. Valerius tells me that my husband was slain in Vespillos Pass, as he leaped in front of him, blocking a sword meant for his head.
My husband died an honorable death and I miss him. But these are the days of blood and battle and, sadly, many of the widows here have tales like mine.
You should speak to Brutticus Aurelius. he is a fine soldier and is fiercely dedicated to Imperious. He can tell you more.



Speak to Brutticus

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak to Brutticus Aurelius

Debriefing

I do not recognize the tribe or battalion of your garb, but I sense a fierce thirst for power in you, for good or bad, I do not yet know. You are a soldier of sorts, of that I am sure, so you will understand my tale.
I am in complete servitude to Imperious, the former ruler of Cimerora. He was ostracized from his kingdom some months back by Romulus, a pathetic and conniving pig of a man. To look at Romulus months ago, you would not believe this act to be something he would be capable of. One day, however, he changed. By the demigods of Hades, his power grew. I am sure of it. He has harnessed something so powerful that it defies logic and understanding. But he is a fool and barely controls it. If he is left to his own foolishness, this power will be his undoing.
I welcome that day. The man is dangerous. However, if this...power...is unleashed, I fear it will be the end of all our strength, and of the generations to come.
Go now and speak to Atticus the Commoner. This war affects all of us and he has his own tale to tell.



Speak to Atticus the Commoner

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak to Atticus the Commoner

Debriefing

I am Atticus. Just Atticus, a humble fisherman.
I come from no great birth or lineage, but I have lived here in Cimerora for all of my life. Until Romulus took over, this was a peninsula of opportunity. I felt that I had a voice and was taken care of by Imperious. But now, all of us who are loyal to Imperious have been cast out to this small fort.
Romulus lives the life of an impostor Emperor, reaping the rewards of all the work Imperious has put a lifetime into. He is a bad man. Evil. Something dark lives inside him, I think. I cannot explain it. But he is not the man he used to be and I fear for us all. If we cannot find the soldiers to fight against him, our cause will be lost. Not only that, the cause of all future generations as well.
You should go talk to Julia Pria, one of our town merchants. She can tell you how this war has affected her, too.



Speak to Julia Pria

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak to Julia Pria

Debriefing

Hello, traveler. Do you seek to hear my tale, as well? Ah good. The Senator has been sending to me travelers he thinks can best aid us so that I may give them my own story. That I shall do.
This beautiful town used to be the jewel of the peninsula. Ships once lined up to dock in our marina and trade among other lands was constant. Each morning, the sounds of tradesmen and townsfolk hawking their wares and haggling each other could be heard across the city. We were prosperous and the Emperor, who had a mind not only for rule, but for economics as well, set forth agreements and policy so that even the least of us was taken care of.
Those days are long past us now. Almost daily, Romulus' men lay siege to this fort and attack us both subtly and in plain daylight. His men have pillaged the town, kidnapped its women, and frightened away traders from lands across the sea.
We get by, but for how much longer, I do not know. If you would take on our cause, perhaps we could one day move back into the Kingdom and take our place as its rightful citizens.
If you have not done so already, you should speak to the old woman on the hill. Hers is a very insightful if not confusing tale.



Speak with Old Woman

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Old Woman

Debriefing

My eyes see not, but understand you well I do, Character. A time not now you are from. Know I speak true and hear me. Dark times to come. All that is then will end from the darkness now. Gone. Power. Gone. End of the demigods.
Evil the crystals be. Part of the thing that sleeps, they are and wake they will soon. It is the mechanical colossus that to us all brings death. Stop Romulus and beware the dark thing that sleeps. The light will go out if ever it wakes. Only darkness for the time that is now until the time that is then. The end of us all will it be.


Debriefing

We are a small fort now, Character. Once we were great. We will be again. Thank you for listening to our tale, you have warmed the heart of an old Senator who has yet to give up hope.

Missions

Talk to Marcus Valerius

Briefing

You will soon come across Marcus Valerius, Character. He was the Captain of the Guard to Imperious, the former ruler of Cimerora. Marcus is a steadfast soldier who is fully devoted to Imperious as, of course, all of us who remain in this small fort are. He has seen many battles and lost many friends in the war against Romulus Augustus. His manner is brusque, but do not let that fool you. He has shed as many tears as drops of blood on the battlefield and would have gladly stood in the place of the men who have fallen before him.

I feel confident that, somehow, you will prove to be a great military asset to Marcus.

Mission Acceptance

Here. Take this letter and give it to Marcus. He will be glad of any help, and though an introduction is unnecessary, I believe that these small acts of formality give him a sense of structure that I think pleases him. These are dark days, Character, so any comfort I can provide, I will do so.

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Parchment
The scroll of parchment bears the handwriting of Senator Aquila; its contents, an informal introdution to Marcus Valerius:

Hail, Marcus.

Please allow me to introduce to you this traveler who has performed a kind service to me and this fort. This warrior has listened to the tale of the citizens of Cimerora who are loyal to Imperious and, I believe, may be of great service to you in your battle against Romulus Augustus.

Your friend and humble servant,

Decimus Aquila.

This introduction should get you a proper audience with him.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You must speak to Marcus Valerius quickly. These dogs who gather around the heels of Romulus have begun to gather openly in this fort. There is no telling how long before they will try to overtake it as well.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Talk to Marcus Valerius


Debriefing

What do you hand me? From Senator Aquila?

Ah. I see. Decimus is a trusted advisor and friend to me. Perhaps it is time to acquaint myself with you.


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