the smuggler’s bible

Dromond of Frisia

Dromond finds Legion V Alaudae in circumstances very similar to those that convinced him to leave in the first place. They’ve been bunkered along the Rhine for more than 30 years, scrapping with the locals. Nobody remembers him, or they’re too polite to bring it up.

The army heads south in the spring and they kick the shit out of XIII Gemina at Bedriacum. He’s heard it happens, but this is the first time Dromond has seen Romans fighting Romans—like rocks grinding against each other.

He loves every minute. When the legion is good, it is very good indeed.