After centuries of relentless wars since her foundation, Rome successfully subjugated other local powers and dominated Italy. The Romans began to set their sight on lands beyond the peninsula.
In Sicily, a group of mercenaries captured the town of Messana and ravaged the countryside. When king Hiero of Syracuse marched against them, they appealed to Rome for help. The senate decided to dispatch an army under Scipio to Sicily to deal with the situation on the island.
Meanwhile to the north, Gallic incursion remained a serious concern. Being descendants of the father of the republic, the Bruti volunteered to guard the northern border and prevent any threat to Rome. Eventually they were entrusted the region of Etruria.
To assure no setback at this turning point, Gaius Julius convinced the senate and people of Rome to grant his faction control of Campania and Umbria in order to assist those two families in their missons. This is a great opportunity for the Julii to play a significant role in history.