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On a highway between Rome and Antium, a Roman who has been spying for the Volscians has a secret meeting with a Volscian guy named Adrian.
After some friendly chit-chat, they get down to business.
The Roman spy reports that, OMG, there's been a ton of drama in Rome lately. The patricians have been fighting with the plebeians and Coriolanus has been totally banished. Plus, the patricians are about 2 seconds away from taking away the plebeians' right to elect tribunes.
Adrian the Volscian thinks this is great. Now the Volscian army can take advantage of all the in-fighting going on in Rome.