Helvidius Bassianus, the War-Crow, orders his troops within the Legio Mortuum to remove all insignia from their shields. They bear neither the marks of the traditional Camarilla nor the chi-rho of the mortal Christian empire. The decision provokes ripples of discomfort amont the Kindred of Rome. While it is considered overtly treasonous, some begin to whisper that Bassianus is putting his loyalties up for bidding. The Praetor of the Legio Moruum points out that there is no legislation guiding the insignia of the Legion and that the officers have always been free to ditcate the markings of their troops as they choose. Bassianus ignores the controversy and his pure black shields are deployed. A second division within the Legio Mortuum, led by a contemporary of Bassianus, soon follow suit.