Chapter 3 - The time of a relative peace
Soon after the liberation of Veneti, Belenos returned to Lemonum, but he sent 1 800 men, led by the Aedui called Motios to defeat a band of Lugoae, that pillaged the region. Motius wasn't very intelligent, but he has won this battle with no casuallities! Belenos immediatelly offered him to become part of our familly. Young Motios was very suprised - he didn't expect that. He accepted and hugged Belenos like a brother. Soon after, as he was influential, he became governor of Avaricum, the most beautifull city in whole Gaul. This was another great symbol of unification - member of Aedui was now a part of Gallic royal familly and governored capital of the Biturges.
Aedui continued to attack Viennos few times again, but they were defeated every time, thanks to my sons, Adcobrovatos and Amminnos. For that time, land and sea trade started to flourish, especially with our allies, Casse. This was the time of deveplovement and financies recover. We started to build roads, to prepare the coast for building trade ports, we also strenghened goverment of the Aedui magisterial body in Cenabum - after all Aedui are now our friends - those who call themselfs Aedui live in Cisalpine Gaul - Aedui capital, Bibracte is in Central Gaul. Also, installing of Arverni King goverment has started in Avaricum and newly-liberated Western Gaul. But then Tarbelli reported us about what is their 'ruler' doing: He paid bands to pillage the city few times. Then people asked him to stop them. He wanted them to pay him 10 000 mnai in order to recruit 500 cavalarymen!? That was abnormally high - he didn't need more than 1 500 for that. That is why Belenos was again on the move, despite he wasn't ready for attack. He felt he must liberate our brothers. And he took about 8 000 men, but most of them were untrained Lugoae. He hoped Iaosatae will make the difference. City was defended by 6 000 elite forces, cuz their leader was very rich - he hired a lot of merceneries, as citizens refused to fight by any conditions. The battle started how it was normal for Belenos - with Iaosatae. They have killed about 2 000 men. Then the most important part of battle took place in a city, close to the wooden wall. Merceneries were strong, but we have prevailed, thanks to the determined resistance by Lugoae and brave Bataroas. After that it became easier - Belenos killed Cunobelin and the battle was over, with Tarbelli liberated.
Then we started to install Arverni King goverment in Burdigala, as it was the choice of the people. Now Wolcae asked us to liberate them from their leader, as he was one-eyed, but didn't want to retire, despite it was a Celtic tadition, Meanwhile, Belenos learned a bit from the druids in Burdigala, and was again on the move. Lusotannans are our new allies, and our diplomat is watching the situation deveplovement in Iberia - Lusotannans have conquered only one city. I must go now, I have to commit sacrifaces to Teutates, in order to thank for all succes we had so far.
Verix Aneirin oi Lugos