From the scrolls of Quintus
Still baffled by all the information about the Nordic mythology, my curious heroine is moving farther north to find out more about the Teuton tribe and uncover its legends. This time she reached the Teutonic city of “Cherusci”. There however she found out that the Teutons were planning an attack on Rome from their Rally Point! Thanks to the looted winter coats, she was able to blend in with the crowd. On the board hung a scroll of Quintus: A drawing of the newly-built City Wall of Rome. Looks like the Teutons aim to attack the tribe successfully despite the wall!
Even Rome’s walls were not built in a day!
I, the great Quintus, advisor to the Emperor and wise member of the Senate, proudly proclaim to our people that the Aurelian Wall has just been completed! The wall is so many cubits long, we always lose count when measuring it. But dear patricians, dear plebs, a monumental wall of this size that cannot even be measured by man’s hands, shows the might of our tribe! Rome, the Eternal City, shall be protected by the Gods!
The last large Teutonic attacks were the reason for the construction of the wall. The last great war, the battle of Placentia, clearly showed us that we needed to improve our protection considerably. It took however a couple of phases of the moon before I was able to convince the Emperor that such protective measures would be a good investment. Initially, I was seemingly talking to a brick wall, since the wall’s construction would be lengthy and expensive. When I heard about further large-scale attacks that were planned by the Teutons, the need for such defenses became clear and I informed the Emperor of my discomfort. And so the order went out to all stonemasons.
Headless attacks are ineffective!
The City Wall, built mainly from clay bricks, has 18 large gates and 383 watchtowers. When our enemies see this wall, they will instantly turn to stone and surrender unconditionally! They can even bang their heads against the wall, but there is no helping them! The Aurelian Wall is a prime example of all the Roman City Walls that had already been built so far!
Signed, Quintus, advisor to the Emperor.
After the heroine saw the plans of the city of Cherusci, she immediately got on her way back to warn her people! But which way is the quickest? Since she knows all roads lead to Rome, she traveled straight south!