"VOCATUS ATQUE NON VOCTAUS DEUS ADERIT"
The year is 1836, and Italy is little more than a geographical phrase used to describe the patchwork of of kingdoms and princedoms that criss cross the Italian Peninsula. Regional powers like Sardinia-Piedmont in Northern Italy and Two Sicillies in the south have design's upon the land and the people whisper of a coming war in which they all know is coming. Not only do the various Italian nations look upon their homeland with dreams of grandeur, but France and Austria look on as well with greedy eyes; the land of ancient Rome is no stranger to bloodshed.
Amongst the turmoil the Italian people have one major connection, their faith, and the Catholic Church. Pope Gregory XVI leads the splintered Catholic world, and see's that without action and a strong leader the lords faithful flocks will be drawn into yet another fruitless war against each other in which they cannot hope to win, but not everyone see's the world as he. The Papal States, like the rest of Italy is riddled with resentment towards the government. Revolutionaries, liberals, religious distends and more lurk in the shadows ready to make best to them the most desolate situations. The Pope hopes to move soon, and plan's a way to unite his people and the Catholic world into a true Kingdom of God....
This is a story about hope, faith, murder, betrayal and war.