Imperator Sulla! During your prolonged absence in Achaea, the worst has happened. The Marians have seized Rome, driven out or murdered all of your allies, and we, the optimates who support you, are powerless to provide assistance of any kind. You must return at once to Rome -- but when you do, you'll find yourself caught in a pincer attack of Consul Carbo's Gaulish allies from the north, and Marius the Younger's Roman legions from the south. The only way to win is to pacify Italia and prove once and for all that you, and you alone, are destined to be Rome's first Dictator for Life. Details of this crisis, and a description of what you may expect in Rome, are contained in the attached Assignment Briefing. Do not be long in coming, Sulla. The future of Rome depends on you!