The Lantern Bearers Setting

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Rutupiae

The Roman fortress of Rutupiae was the post where Aquila commanded a troop of Rhenus Horse-Auxiliary Cavalry. It was located on Tanatus Island in the British Isles. It was also known as the fortress of the Saxon Shore the turf of so many battles in the past. Entrance to the fortress was through a doubled-gated arch. Rutupiae was huge and designed to house at least a half a Legion of soldiers. When Aquila returned to the fortress after his leave, he was astonished that the enormous stronghold was nearly empty. He found it horribly desolate and a harbinger of things to come.

After Aquila learned that the Legion was returning to Rome, he found that he could not bear to leave Britain which had become his home. He hid in a dark stairwell of Rutupiae until the Legion was gone. Before leaving the fortress for the last time...

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