Some skills need to remain relevant.
Everybody starts at the bottom when they change careers. Alerio Sisera understood the concept. He even recognized the difference between being a military man who lived by the gladius and a politician who used a pen to craft agreements.
But the theory went to Hades when a series of brutal robberies required Lictor Sisera to investigate the crimes. Bringing fresh eyes to the scenes, a different perspective to the questioning, and postulating a hypothesis ended when blades were drawn.
In Abject Authority, Alerio is forced to fight for his life while trying to enforce the laws of the Republic. It seems even as a politician, Alerio Sisera needs to keep his blades sharp because some skills are never truly retired.
Welcome to 251 B.C.