Yes. In the north, a massive Saxon incursion has begun.
Gentlemen. Your discharge papers with safe conduct throughout the Roman Empire. But first, I must have a word with your commander In private.
You are to travel north to rescue the family of Marius Honorius and return in particular with Mariusí son, Alecto. Alecto is the Popeís favorite godchild and pupil. It is his destiny to become a Bishop. Perhaps even Pope, one day.
If your men truly are the knights of legend, perhaps some will survive. If it is Godís will. Your men want to go home. And to get home, they need to cross the entire breadth of the Roman Empire. Deserters would be hunted down like dogs. Will you defy the Pope, Arthur? Rome? God Himself?
Would you leave a defenseless Roman boy, destined to lead our Church, at the hands of the Saxons!? Fulfill this mission, and your men will receive their discharge. Their papers will be waiting here the moment they return. You have my word.
To represent the holy court, my trusted secretary, Horton...... Horton? ... will accompany you with your quest.
Godspeed, as you fulfill your duty to Rome.
Then get them home.
Benedicta tu in mulierbus. Benedicturs fructus ventris tui, Iesus.Benedictus tu in mulieribus...
God help us. What are they?
Dozens donít worry me nearly so much as thousands
Very kind of Arthur to give up his room. But of course, it is to be expected.
When my Master meets with your knights, he must be seated last and he must be seated at the head of the table.
His Eminence, Bishop Naius Germanius.
A round table? What sort of evil is this?
His arm is broken. And his family?
Sir. Iím here to escort you to the fortress hall
Welcome back, Arthur, Lancelot
Your Master can plop his holy arse wherever he chooses.
Arthur says for men to be men, they must first all be equal.
We are three days march from great Wall. If we camp at night
Roman infantry. And possibly Sarmatian knights. Arthur Castus is their leader.
It is said he has never been defeated in battle. It is said he is a great warrior.
A very high ranking family live there. They are of great importance to Rome
I found tracks coming from the south, but none going back. Horsemen, traveling light and fast. Could be Roman cavalry. Could be knights.