It is the year 14. The Roman Legions under Governor Varus have miraculously survived ambush in the Teutoburg forest and are now trying to consolidate their position north and east of the Rhine. Resistance to their rule is led by a charismatic and powerful German noble named Arminius who is waging a brutal and effective guerilla war. Gaius, a young, capable officer in the Roman Army, is summoned by Governor Varus, away from his post in Spain and given the commission to capture, Arminius. During the course of his mission Gaius must journey through the wild forests of Germania to the very edge of the Roman world where he discovers that Arminius is a more cunning and dangerous opponent than he had ever imagined. Threatened by catastrophe, Gaius must rally his few remaining troops and defend himself in a desperate last attempt to defeat the German armies before it is too late.