I’m going to withdraw my request. I would like to save a Talent for a second initiative, in case a good senator comes up. Any objections?
Not from me. I’m not bidding on extra initiatives this round.
@rho21 - 10 to Aurelius, which he will donate to the Treasury of Rome; 7 to Flaminius; remainder to faction treasury
Flaminius plans to throw a Games to help keep the unrest down and to start to repair his unjustly stained reputation.
The Populares appreciate his generosity.
@rho21 2 to Papririus (if I did my math correctly for a grab at Aemilius), 15 from Fulvius to Rome’s Treasury.
And I’m spent.
We still have to get through the Forum phase unharmed, but I think at this point we plan to fight the Illyrian war? Suggest we can send Fabius as a Consul with the legions we have to get the best odds, no need for a Dictator. Unless of course we manage to draw Scipio, in which case I think maybe we should tackle Carthage.
The prominent Cornelius family has been down on its luck in recent years; a series of wastrels paying little attention to the senate and frittering away the family wealth and influence. At last a competent young man has progressed far enough through the cursus honorum to take up the reins and lead the family to a bright future to exceed its illustrious past.
The family Cornelius is influential (5) and skilled in both military matters (4) and public oratory (3). Loyal too (9). Truly a catch.
If someone draws Scipio, he won’t be playable until the revolution phase anyway.
@Knightsaber: Junius is HRAO as Rome Consul, so it’s your initiative first.
@rho21 Papirius will spend 2T (bribery!) to attempt to bring Aemilius the Younger aboard.
If only I’d saved one more…
It’s like old times again here in Shepherdsville.
A comet has been sighted in the southern sky. An omen, some say, that Rome will have joy if it fights Carthage this year. Others claim the opposite, that the comet favours Carthage and we should stay well away. The haruspices seem to be on the latter side, calling this an evil omen that Rome and stating that Rome would do well to avoid all conflict this year.
First event I’ve rolled in a couple of years, and it’s a 10 => evil omens.
Money subtracted from the Pontifex Maximus. @scottagibson
@CF_Kane: your initiative now.