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Marticide is a side quest which is started when the player character enters the family villa in the second act. In the hall, you will find Cicero waiting for you. He has a message from Julia Calida that she needs your aid, as she is in grave danger. You will her and Cicero in the Streets area of Rome, in a back alley close to the tavern.

When you meet with Julia and Cicero in the alley, she will explain that her family hasn't forgiven her accident which led to the death of her first husband. She was invited to a family diner in which they acted they had forgiven her. That act was put up, until the new proposed second husband walked in and told about the marriage. Julia refused to marry this new husband, which opened the conflict.

Julia's mother threatened her with marrying the husband, or she would take the marticide case of her previous husband to the court. As Roman law is unforgiving to marticide, the act of woman killing their husbands, it's likely that Julia Calida would lose the case and being put to death.

Marcus Tullius Cicero is asking her for the conditions her husband put through and whether there are forgiving circumstances, for either a more lenient punishment or acquittal for this crime. Julia, as the desribed the experience, reveals that are no forgiving circumstances, according to Roman law.

Court[]

In case of taking the case to court, the player controls the action of Julia, which consists of selecting dialogue. After some exhange of words between Calida and Aulus and Caecilia, the judex privatus is willing to listen to the case of both parties. Cicero is the advocate of Julia Calida.

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Marrying Julia[]

Male player character have the option of solving the family dispute Julia has by marrying her. Male characters who have romanced her successfully and not have been unfaithful, can solve the dispute quite easily, as Julia has no objections against the marriage, although the circumstances don't mean it's complete out of free will. Cicero as an advocate will agree with this solution, as he reasons that the Julii family has a problem with her not being married instead of the marticide. He also reasons that this marriage is better for the family, as the reputation, wealth and political power the player character has, means that he is a better match and the family will very likely agree.
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