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The year is 270 AD. A string of inept emperors and usurpers vying for power has led the Roman Empire into near-total economic collapse. This is its gravest crisis yet. Eager to capitalize on Rome’s instability, barbarian tribes gather like a storm on the borders, to plunder the riches of civilization.
To the east, the Sassanids set out on a grand conquest that culminates with an assault against Roman lands. They are held back only by a staunch defense led by Palmyra. Queen Zenobia holds fast – but for how long? Will you unite an Empire Divided, and return Rome to its former glory? Or will you become the arbiter of its final downfall?