They’d always warned him. “You take too many risks, Mestrius,” they said. “You’re too blasé.” “You think you’re indestructible.” “Your luck’s going to run out one day...”
And that day, it seems, is finally here.
Dominus Mestrius, taking his customary walk through the markets, has been hemmed in by fighters loyal to Mestrius’ youngest son – and rival for the Senate – Autobus. Now Mestrius’ gang must escort the careless Dominus out of the market square before he is killed by Autobus’ gang.