- The last words of a Pope -
So you think you have won my old friend? That you can lock me in a cell and throw away the key? Or perhaps your guards come even now to silence my voice forever. Let me tell you this - my name will be remembered long after you are but dust upon the wind. And if some future history should deem you worthy of a foot-note, it shall be to name you for what you are - a modern Judas who extinguished the last light of Gods true servants.
Glory in your victory. Guide our reunited brethren on the world stage if you can. Yes, I know you see the footsteps of Rome marching across Europe and Africa, I know you are recruiting men in their thousands from the north to the southern tip of Sicily, but we are not Rome reborn and you are no Emperor.
You govern a fractured people now not the closely knit group of liberal revolutionaries who hoodwinked an aging Pope. Try and change your new subjects if you can, fill them with the ideals of freedom and liberty that you purport to cherish, or fail and be replaced by another hot head, too impatient to see Gods will be done here on earth.
I sign off here, my life's work is done. With you I failed but with Italy I believe I achieved something greater. She shall survive now despite, rather than because of you!
Authors Note: At this point we got a new beta patch to play with which caused me to have to abandon my fledgling Italy at this juncture. Let me just say that upon unifying Italy my 65% liberal majority that I'd worked so hard for went down to around 30% as the staunch conservatives from the rest of Italy took over, so the Popes liberal revolutionary *friend* would have had his work cut out!