A sarcastic remark from Roman Revolutionary Augustus Caesar II (nom de guerre, not actual) during the revolt against the Ostrogoth kingdom. Franglia, with several enemies on its borders, and the Papacy, who managed to annoy most leaders with claims of earthly supremacy, brought more problems than help to the Roman revolt. However, things were not as dark as they seemed. By 845, the Ostrogoths had decayed significantly, with most of their people identifying as Romans rather than Ostrogoths and the aristocracy engaged in infighting. The Romans, drawing from a wellspring of support and several traitorous dukes (or their equivalent), managed to regain their state. "Yesterday was a failure, I'll give you that, but it's behind us now. Looking ahead of us are the bright, rolling fields of our destiny, a destiny that tells us to survive, not fall! Are you truly willing to give up because of one loss? Of course not! We must persevere, regroup and regain our footing. Once we have that, nothing will stop us."