Octavius decides to dedicate himself to his birthright as emperor of Rome; Tyrannus joins Octavius' forces in the battle against Marc Antony as the fate of the empire hangs in the balance.
After a poisonous snake bites Octavius, the Vestal Virgin Camane saves his life, not once but twice.
Tyrannus does not trust ambitious Marc Antony and leaves the villa before Antony sets a poisonous snake loose on Octavius.
Camane risks her life by posting signs claiming that Octavius is Caesar's rightful heir; mercenaries capture fleeing Octavius and his gladiator guardian, Tyrannus, and put them into a brutal prison.
After Caesar's assassination, the gladiator Tyrannus spirits the dead ruler's nephew and heir away from the turbulence of Rome; Mark Antony addresses the crowds at the funeral, as a vestal virgin risks her life to guard Caesar's will.