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Verginius Tricostus is the son of two members of House Tricostus and through this is the current Patriarch and Lord of House Tricostus.

Verginius would travel to Rome where he was to meet with the Senate in order to renew his govern-ship of the province of Tuscany, and while he thought this was a done arrangement when he arrived he was ambushed by Julius Julii of whom wanted Verginius removed as Julius had discovered that Verginius had been using Tuscany as his own fiefdom and was barely loyal to the empire anymore. Having been shamed by the Roman Senate it was Verginius that left Rome travelling northward to the Kingdom of Ravenna where he met with Queen Yvonne Pullo of whom he offered an alliance with if he was assisted in rebelling against the Roman Empire, and having already been preparing for war in northern Italy Yvonne was more then happy to assist him giving him funds to go about planning Tuscany's independence. Verginius Tricostus would return to Tuscany following the independance of Ravenna and would enlist the assistence of Quintus Longinus, and Gnaeus Corbulo of whom he would convinse to turn their legions to his influence leading to the Rebellion of Tuscany.

History

Early History

Losing Tuscany

Verginius would travel to Rome where he was to meet with the Senate in order to renew his govern-ship of the province of Tuscany, and while he thought this was a done arrangement when he arrived he was ambushed by Julius Julii of whom wanted Verginius removed as Julius had discovered that Verginius had been using Tuscany as his own fiefdom and was barely loyal to the empire anymore.

Alliance with Ravenna

Having been shamed by the Roman Senate it was Verginius that left Rome travelling northward to the Kingdom of Ravenna where he met with Queen Yvonne Pullo of whom he offered an alliance with if he was assisted in rebelling against the Roman Empire, and having already been preparing for war in northern Italy Yvonne was more then happy to assist him giving him funds to go about planning Tuscany's independence.

Northern Roman Revolt

Main Article : Northern Roman Revolt

The Northern Roman Revolt
The Roman Empire is dead. Look on at the corpse that calls itself Rome.
Civil War in Tuscany - Maps
Ravenna besieges Genoa in the north My emperor. But in other news the Tuscans have turned on us and risen against us with the help of two Legions.
Lucius Vorenus

It would be Verginius Tricostus that following his trip to Ravenna return to Tuscany with Titus Pullo of whom brought with him both the financial support and military suppoort of Ravenna, and where now following the independance of Ravenna he knew his time for independance was upon him. Having been given enough funds from his trip to Ravenna to allow him to purchase mercenaries he would send men to southern Italy where he was able to gather some twelve thousand mercenaries to augment the native forces of Tuscany once the time came for the rebellion. Knowing he needed more power then just Tuscany, and the mercenaries he went to the two men he had spent his entire adult life cultifating and would enlist the assistence of Quintus Longinus, and Gnaeus Corbulo of whom he would convinse to turn their legions to his influence leading to the Rebellion of Tuscany. 

The two legions moved in the night, and before anyone in Rome could even blink we had control of Tuscany. Let them come. Let them come.
Verginius Triscostus

Siege of Florance

Following the capture of Florance by the now proclaimed Dutchy of Tuscany the Romans would send three legions immediatly northward from Rome to retake the city. As the three legions moved northward though the forces of Ravenna would move forward with their part of the strategy as they moved their forces southward and attacked Genoa. Realizing the loss of Genoa wasn't something they could accept the Romans were forced to shift the Legio XIII Gemina towards Genoa to assist in the defence of the city while the Legio I Roma, and the Legio VII Claudia moved towards Florance.

Battle of Grosetta

Following the retreat of the two Roman Legions (Legio I Roma was nearly at half strength by the end of the siege, and Legio VII Claudia was at near full strength but was forced to retreat or else risk being surrounded) the forces of Tuscany would move southward towards the still Roman held river crossing of Grosetta.


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