(Danubia, Martius) After two days of silence and uncertainty, Iulia (pronounced: eye-OOO-lee-ah) Atreus has emerged as the leader of the coup that displaced Atticus Aqilus, the interim Consul on Martius. Although there has been no official statement, she is allegedly taking the title “Empress “ based on her direct relationship to Marcelus I (Marcelus Atreus) – the last “non-Atticus” emperor of Martius who was executed in 45BT when Atticus VI took the united thrones of Octavius.
At age 27 Iulia is the same age as Emperor Venticus when he took the throne on Ares Prime in 115. Etruscera is still locked-down and it is unknown how she gained control of the Imperial Guard. There has been no official word from either Ares Prime or Cinatus endorsing or denouncing the coup.