On top of old Severus, all covered with clues . . .
The glittering monument has got your number.
You can run rings around Saturn.
Able was I ere I saw Elba.
Be forceful with the statue -- if you choose.
Temple of Saturn (a.d. IV Id. Dec.)
You're in the home stretch now. You'll see references in the scrolls and Acta to the robbery of gold from the Aerarium. But you won't be using the same entrance as you did for the weights puzzle in May. Go underneath the stairs of the Temple of Saturn and click on the vault door there. The combination is CLXV. (Clue: go to the top of the Arch of Severus using the stairs at the end of the Lacus Curtius tunnels, only when you get out, turn around again and you'll see a staircase going up. At the top, you'll see a gold circle and batons, as well as graffiti saying "Cumae." Cumae was conquered in the year CLXV, as you'll see from the inscription on the Golden Milestone near the Aerarium vault door.) Go to the planetary map and get the ring of Saturn. Go out and up Saturn's front stairs. Click on the ring; it reappears on the doors, which open when you click on them. To the left is an anagram/palindrome puzzle. Solve it by picking up each letter and running it over the board until it magically appears in several places. Or, enter, from top to bottom (or left to right), ROTAS, OPERA, TENET, AREPO, SATOR. Go to the statue; what you do now will determine the ending of the game:
1. Ignore the statue and proceed to ENDGAME. (I prefer the ending that results from this one.)
- OR -
2. Click on the panel beneath the statue to open it slightly, then click on your axe to get it out and click on the axe again to break the panel open. Get the wooden soldier, bone, and scroll. Proceed to ENDGAME.