Queen Antedia rules the Regni tribe. Fierce and unforgiving, she feels humiliated and betrayed by both the Cantii tribe and the gods. The Druids decreed that her only son and heir, Gildas, was to marry the Cantii princess Kerra, which she confirmed with a visit to the underworld where her dead advised her the same. The marriage was short and bloody, and ended with Gildas' castration at Kerra's hand. Seeking revenge, Antedia sees the arrival of Rome and potential means for finally getting what she wants.