Carthage's bastion of old, Hispania, is a work in progress. Although the Romans have carved out a mineral-rich eastern section of Spain, the interior remains firmly in the clutches of barbarian tribes. The fearsome Celt-Iberians have been a thorn in the Romans' sides for many decades. Any governor who could secure the whole of Spain for Rome would certainly go down in history as one of the greatest commanders of all time.
It is rumored that Spain's rich mining opportunities would allow huge quantities of wealth to be extracted from the countryside. Carthago Nova is the traditional capitol of this strange western world. Generations of Romans had been born, fough, and died in this distant corner of the growing empire. Although it has been under Roman sway for many years, it is still very much a frontier.