Rome the beautiful is dying, the symbol of civilization falling, the
empire burning. Hidden from massacres and looting, a strange meeting is
held by nine families who share the Roman Empire. To retain their power,
they decide to support a new
religion : Christianity ; as well as its representative,
the pope. But who are these 9 mysterious families?
Later, much later, it's the Renaissance.The Scorpion makes a living by unearthing relics in the depths of the Roman catacombs, which he sells at high prices to princes and bishops. But Trebaldi, a powerful cardinal, takes an interest in him ! Is he a creature of the devil... or a witness to a cursed era who must disappear ?