Year 260. Antonius from Optimia returned from the journey to the southwest.
Antonius become more famous than anytime before. But, the Germans in the wild forests of Germania were planning the huge invasion. Germania, large nation, ruled by Onobolus II was known for it´s huge armies and vast amount of small villages. And there, in village of Drasdonf was main German army base. Most of the German weapon stocks were warehoused there.
This time, in Optimia was normal, pleasant day, like there near the villa of Antonius from Optimia, when...
...the Antonius´s warehouse exploded. Whole area around was destroyed, more than 800 people died. Was Antonius dead too?
Fortunately not. He was this time in his residence in Daseia, and nothing happened to him. But what caused the explosion? Investigation started, and it was founded out, that it caused gray powder from the Antonius´s experiment. Antonius started to study and use this explosivity of powder made frou sulfur, charcoal and potassium nitrate. Explosivity was impressive, only five barrels of it destroyed an whole residence on picture above. This powder will change a history. After couple of months, discovered, that a pipe filled with that powder can shoot the projectile to very big distance. If it will be from hard material, it will not explode, and it could be used as a military weapon. That secret new weapon, with massive destruction power was finally there. The Cannon.
The Romans were now much stronger than anytime before. With this devastating weapon, they finally can crush Germania once and for all.