(UUNN HQ) The following statement was released from Empress Iulia in the Imperial Palace on Martius:
The Atreus line has returned to Martius and the Atticus usurpers from Ares Prime have finally been wiped away. Septus is dead. Aqilus is dead. Rnenta is dead.
Montona has fled.
I have sent word through the Legatio to Cina that Septus’ crazy dog Zarkwon needs to be returned to us. And the museum and statue of the usurper who murdered my ancestor have been destroyed. The slate is clean.
I reach out to Venticus and Cineon to join with me in finding a way to make Octavius the empire it was meant to be. For many years, we have been held back – first by by TRI and then by internal squabbling. It’s time for a new way.
Sources on Ares Prime indicate that there may be concern about the lineage claimed by the Empress, and that this would clearly need to be verified. The last Atreus Emperor was Marcelus I, who died (executed by Atticus VI) over 160 years ago. He had one son and two daughters.
The stance of Cinatus is unknown at this time.