Tallis serves as a Decanus in the Army of Herod Antipas. A man known as the Baptizer is calling people to repent, claiming the Kingdom of God is near. In the village of Hammath, Zealots terrorize the residents, while Tallis and his conturbenium of eight soldiers received orders to capture or destroy the insurrectionist or suffer a similar fate at the hands of the Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea.Israel has a long history of turmoil and conflict. Life during the reign of Herod Antipas affected the lives of everyone living in Palestine. Rome ruled the world, and Pontius Pilate and the Tetrarch often found themselves on opposite sides of the coin. Zealots wanted nothing to do with either government and worked judiciously to remove both from power. Depending how you felt about the situation those in opposition to regimes where patriots or common thugs. Most people wanted to live in peace as they struggled to survive. Tallis and his troops found themselves caught in the middle of this conflict. Do they work in the shadows to support the people from the burdens placed upon them by the governments, or do they fight for an employer who pays them well and offers a comfortable life to those who excel doing their jobs? Will Tallis follow in his father’s footsteps and earn a promotion to Centurion, or will he and his soldiers let victory slip away and face the consequences of failure?