News from the front is not good. Despite our valiant efforts the Barbarians haved continued to stream into the Empire.
A dispatch rider arrived two days ago -- it was from long time friend and neighbour Centurion Sergius Aemilius, who is stationed at the last military outpost in the Lugdunum foothills region :
"Everyday our camp is subject to attack and come nightfall the Barbarians raid our supply lines. We have sent riders out to Vetera, Abusina and Novaesium; they've either become lost, killed or Rome is ignoring our plead for aid and reinforcement."
"This is the last rider we can spare and I hope he reaches you - Centurion and brother. We are garrisoned on the crossroads between the foothills and the two river bridge heads that lead across into Germania. The barbarians have collapsed the mountain passes in and out and have cut us off from civilization."
"I have lined up what is left of the Legion and we will hold here until we are reinforced or we are dead."
Looks like we are headed to the very fringes of the Roman Empire and will be fighting on Barbarian soil.