40 - 30 BCE
40 - 30 BCE
Last edited by Lucius Malfoy; November 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM.
Maximinus sat within his villa, gazing around the city of Rome from his location on the Palatine, overlooking the beautiful home of his many ancestors. He sighed lightly, gazing around the silent home. His sister, Flavia was out, gathering necessities from the market for dinner tonight. He grabbed an apple and bit into it, then his blue eyes would glance at Rome before the young Roman headed inside.
Spotless military career, excellent marks from the Academy in Ravenna...the life of a solider now turned into the head of the family and Praetor of Rome. His father's untimely death followed by his mother's death about a few years ago caused a great pain into the family. Thankfully, Maxinimus's uncle Numerius and his widowed aunt, Aemilia helped him get situated back at the estate with his little sister, Flavia. It was restless work to be in the Curia, but someday, Maximinus would return to the field to lead the soldiers of Rome into glorious battle and to victory.
A message arrives for Regulus, inviting him to a meeting with Lucius Libanus.
Gnaeus decides to visit the Praetor. As he arrives at the villa he gets an odd sense of Deja Vu...
He brushes aside the feeling and waits to be let in
The lictors approach the Consul and let him in. Maximinus was currently with his sister having lunch on the rear end of the Villa that overlooked the vineyards. The lictors announce the Consul's visit. The Praetor wipes his mouth and immediately stands up.
Consul Gnaeus! What a pleasant surprise to have you visit my humble abode. Welcome welcome. Can I offer you anything to eat or drink perhaps?
A servant brings up a chair for the Consul to sit in. Flavia stands there quietly as her older brother speaks.
"Ave Maximinus" Gnaeus smiles warmly, taking the seat, and kindly accepting the offer for refreshment, "I hope I have not come at a bad time?" he asks concerned...
Oh no no! My sister and I were just having lunch. You did not interrupt us at all.
Maximinius has his glass refilled and smiles. Flavia gets some more water and continues eating for now.
So tell me, Consul, what brings you here to my humble Villa?
Gnaeus thinks for a moment, "Troubling matters, Quaestor." he sighed, "I am soon to be on campaign in Lusitania yet I seem to find our Tribunes...lacking and the plebs...I'm sure you understand the concern, I would not wish to foolishly abandon the Curia in my term here to return from campaign and find the plebs up in arms. The tribunes hold to much power and I fear that Rome needs her Patricians now more than ever."
Do you not mean Praetor, Consul?
He listens to the words of the Consul and nods to Flavia. The young lady bows and walks off for now. The lictors stand guard and watch. The Praetor lowers his voice.
Quaestor Lucius and myself share the same view...we are looking for support to form a Patrician cause to counter the growing populist movement. Rome needs tradition to keep it alive and strong, not the power of these populists that seem to grow ever so bold in our Curia.
ooc- Damn it thought Praetor, wrote Quaestor
ooc- Aemilia Regulus?
"Tradition is the rock upon which Rome stands, upstarts must be put down." Gnaeus nodded, "My support is a given, for too long have the old ways been ignored by these Tribunes and the Plebeian council. I am sure my fellow Consul feels the same and maybe Sextus Tuccius, from what I have heard he is Stickler for propriety, though his affairs may have become hindered by his love for Elephants, what with him being the Pro-Consul of Africa and all"
I have already made my move to speak with Consul Lucullus. Perhaps you may speak to Sextus on our part? I will notify Lucius of your support. We cannot let the plebs take away the power that we earned through blood and sweat...battle and debate...sword and word.
"I shall speak to Sextus upon his return from Carthage." Gnaeus nodded
"How are your family Praetor? I trust they are well?"
"That girl was your sister? No?" Gnaeus asked
"How old is your sister, Praetor?"
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