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Army of Attila the Hun

Army of Attila the Hun

History of the Huns

The history of the Huns spans the time from before their first secure recorded appearance in Europe around 370 AD to after the disintegration of their empire around 469. The Huns likely entered Europe shortly before 370 from Central Asia: they first conquered the Goths and the Alans, pushing a number of tribes to seek refuge within the Roman Empire. In the following years, the Huns conquered most of the Germanic and Scythian barbarian tribes outside of the borders of the Roman Empire. They also launched invasions of both the Asian provinces of Rome and the Sasanian Empire in 375. Under Uldin, the first Hunnic ruler named in contemporary sources, the Huns launched a first unsuccessful large-scale raid into the Eastern Roman Empire in Europe in 408. From the 420s, the Huns were led by the brothers Octar and Ruga, who both cooperated with and threatened the Romans. Upon Ruga's death in 435, his nephews Bleda and Attila became the new rulers of the Huns, and launched a successful raid into the Eastern Roman Empire before making peace and securing an annual tribute and trading raids under the Treaty of Margus. Attila appears to have killed his brother and became sole ruler of the Huns in 445. He would go on to rule for the next eight years, launching a devastating raid on the Eastern Roman Empire in 447, followed by an invasion of Gaul in 451. Attila is traditionally held to have been defeated in Gaul at the Battle of the Catalaunian Fields, however some scholars hold the battle to have been a draw or Hunnic victory. The following year, the Huns invaded Italy and encountered no serious resistance before turning back.

Hunnic dominion over Barbarian Europe is traditionally held to have collapsed suddenly after the death of Attila the year after the invasion of Italy. The Huns themselves are usually thought to have disappeared after the death of his son Dengizich in 469. However, some scholars have argued that the Bulgars in particular show a high degree of continuity with the Huns. Hyun Jin Kim has argued that the three major Germanic tribes to emerge from the Hunnic empire, the Gepids, the Ostrogoths, and the Scirii, were all heavily Hunnicized, and may have had Hunnic rather than native rulers even after the end of Hunnic dominion in Europe.

It is possible that the Huns were directly or indirectly responsible for the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and they have been directly or indirectly linked to the dominance of Turkic tribes on the Eurasian steppe following the fourth century.

Army of Attila the Hun - History

Attila (c.406-453) is one of the most well-known military leaders of his time, and still a very well-known leader today. He worked to unite the Hun Kingdom, bring its people together, and help create one of the strongest military fronts and armies of his time. He was able to do so with limited military experience and a limited army of men and militia to fight the battles with other warring nations.

Acquiring a Vast Empire

During his military leadership, Attila led his army through several conquests. At each battle front he and his men took on, they pillaged and looted in order to acquire the necessities to continue warring. While he led the Huns through their many conquests, he managed to expand the empire and helped to unite a broken front along the way.

The empire that he was able to build while in power went from parts of what is today considered Germany, through Russia, parts of Poland, and through a majority of the southeastern portion of Europe. Not only did he amass several victories along the way, he drew together a nation that had been torn apart and built what is still, to this day, one of the largest empire takeovers during his military reign.

Invasion the Roman Empire

In 440 A.D., Attila initially invaded the eastern portion of Rome’s large empire, which forced the Roman Emperor of the time (Theodosius II) to enter and negotiate a peace treaty. In this treaty, an annual fee of 660 pounds of gold (which was to begin in 443 A.D.), was to be paid to the Hunnic Empire. The payments in gold, and payments that were also made in forms of land, put a temporary halt to the conquests and attacks by the Hun army. The limited attacks ended when an attempt to conquer the Persian Empire was halted on the Western front.

Unsuccessful Persian Campaign

Although Attila was able to build this mass empire, he had an unsuccessful run in and confrontation with the Persian Empire, which led to a second invasion of the Eastern Roman Empire in 441 A.D. His success in this campaign encouraged him and his army to continue through, and to push to the west. He was successful in this route as well. He and his men went through Germany and Austria with minimal effort, passing through the Rhine and into Gaul.

Powerful Leader

In his time, Attila and his army conquered many armies that faced them, devastating any nation that would come in his path. Attila made it a requirement that any army in his way would be large and powerful. With his large army and power that he acquired through his prowess as a leader, the armies that challenged him found it very difficult to overcome him and his forces.

Western Empire

In 450 A.D. Attila attacked Gaul, part of the Western Empire. During the final years of his reign as leader, he focused most of his battles and military takeovers in the West. The Roman general Aetius united powers with the Visigoths in response to the invasion led by Attila. The newly-formed, larger army successfully halted the Hun army when they reached Orleans and was strong enough to defeat Attila in the battle of the Catalunian Plains.

Due to the defeats he had faced against the combined Roman forces, Attila changed his movement and central focus towards Italy. Although they moved forward, and were entering Italy, Attila was quickly forced to turn his army back around towards the west, due to the epidemic in the region, he had to back away.

Military Recognition

Attila had become one of the best known leaders of his time and was one of the most powerful military leaders to be able to lead his fronts through Western Europe. During his time of power, he became known as the Scourge of God. He was given this title for the devastation that he and his military had wreaked on the Roman Empire.

Attila The Hun: A Closer Look At One Of History’s Fiercest Conquerors

One of the most recognised names in history, Attila the Hun was a fighter who really made the headlines. Earning a reputation in the Roman Empire as a force to be reckoned with, Attila the Hun led his army into numerous battlefields, fighting for his right to take on the world. While he is considered as one of the fiercest warriors in history, very little else is really remembered about Attila the Hun, with many people knowing the conqueror by his name alone. To understand more about the leader, then, we must journey back several thousand years and take a closer look at life on the battlefield under his watch.

While his name evokes a sense of savagery, Attila the Hun was a relatively privileged individual, having been brought up amidst the most powerful family north of the Danube river. It is because of this fact that Attila received such an in depth training for life on the battlefield from a young age, he was instructed in horse care, sword fighting and archery. Thanks to this upbringing, Attila was able to speak both Gothic and Latin, which is what enabled him to interact with the Romans when he came into power.

Despite all signs pointing the opposite way, Attila did initially try to invoke peace between his people and the Romans. Trying to negotiate a treaty with the Eastern Europeans, the leader lived relatively peaceably with his neighbors for some years. Wars erupted only years down the line, after a treaty was claimed to have been broken.

It was only after several years in power that Attila became Attila the Hun as he is known today. As well as killing his own brother in order to rise to power, the leader invaded Gaul in order to win a wife, taking the Western Empire as his new wife’s dowry. The storming of the Huns throughout Europe became so advanced that even after the Romans stopped the advancements of their opposition, they were forced to live under strict treaty rules.

Despite his thirst for power, however, Attila the Hun didn’t grow a taste for wealth. The ruler is believed to have lived a relatively humble life, eating simple food off wooden plates while his guests dined lavishly. Choosing modest dress, the leader overlooked the trappings of riches and gold, apparently focusing on the task ahead of his above all else.

A man feared for his conquests of Europe, Attila the Hun was a great deal more complex than the history books give him credit for. Simply by taking a closer look at the leader, we can begin to understand what might have motivated him in his moves and how a leader in the 5th century AD might have lived.

Attila the Hun, had more brain than brawn

Western depictions of Attila in no way do him justice. It has been said that Attila murdered his own brother, Bleda, in a brutal power struggle. However, there exists no historical evidence that proves that Attila carried out this murder. The ancient Romans also painted him like some terrible monster that acted without thinking. In their eyes, he was an uncouth and brawny leader. Actually, Attila was quite a short man. He had a very scary physical appearance. Historians believe that his head was quite large as well. Some of those deformities were self-inflicted by Attila himself. He strategically made himself look repulsive in order to gain a psychological edge over his enemies in battles.

Additionally, Attila honed his craft in negotiations and military strategy. At an early age, his uncles exposed him to several military meetings and inter-tribal negotiations. He would use those skills to his advantage and claim several chests of gold as tributes from the Roman Empire.

Attila was such a gifted planner that he knew when exactly to strike. He looked for weaknesses in his enemies’ defenses and used that to his advantage. And while the barbarians around him fought endless wars among themselves, Attila carefully finished them off one after the other. Merely tagging Attila as a “scourge of God” diminishes the amount of reasoning he put into steering the affairs of the Huns.

Bleda’s Widowed Wife, the In-Law of Attila

A storm had rendered Priscus and Maximus’ camp unlivable and forced them to take refuge in a Hunnic village nearby. When they arrived, they met a woman ruler.

She welcomed them into the village for one evening and treated them to the very gracious Hunnic customs only shared by the elite. In this encounter, the woman revealed herself to be the widowed wife of Bleda, the slain brother of Attila:

“…The woman who ruled the village, she had been one of Bleda’s wives, sent us refreshments and beautiful women for sex [. ] We treated the woman kindly and shared the provisions that had been set out, but we declined intercourse with them. We remained in the cabins, and at daybreak, we searched for our belongings […] After we tended to the horses and the other pack animals, we visited the queen. We greeted her and exchanged as gifts three silver bowls, some red hides, pepper from India, the fruit of date-palm trees and other fruits that were valuable to the barbarians because they did not grow locally. We then thanked her for her hospitality and slowly withdrew…” - Priscus Line 72-73, Fragment 8 - Excerpts on Romans' Embassies to Foreigners of Constantine VII Porphyrogennetos .

If it was true that widows were honored with respect in Hunnic society, then one could explore the possibility that the widowed wife of Bleda might have been espoused by Attila after Attila killed Bleda in 445.

The 6 wildest conspiracy theories about Osama Bin Laden’s death

Posted On May 04, 2020 22:05:14

In a daring, well-documented nighttime raid, 23 Navy SEALs landed in an al-Qaida compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. They were there to kill or capture the world’s most wanted man. The entire operation lasted only 40 minutes and ended with the death of Osama bin Laden.

Or did it? That’s what the deep state, reptile aliens or any number of conspiracy theory boogeymen would want you to believe, sheeple. The truth is out there.

Imagine instead believing that the bin Laden raid wasn’t a result of years of research, intelligence work and training. Since there were no photos released to the public, some believe the government isn’t telling the whole truth about the “alleged” death of bin Laden in 2011.

The U.S. government’s reluctance to release the photos of his body and the immediate burial at sea didn’t help quash these theories, either.

You don’t have to go far on the Internet to find alternate theories about bin Laden’s death. And if this author is mysteriously killed in the coming weeks, you can be sure one of these is true. Definitely.

Osama bin Laden died in December 2001

Some say the world’s most wanted terrorist was suffering from Marfan Syndrome, a genetic mutation that affects the proteins keeping the body’s tissue together. bin Laden, according to former State Department official Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, looked like a textbook case of the disorder. His tall frame, long limbs and long face all displayed classic symptoms.

The disease affects one in about 5,000 people and can cause sudden death and there is no definitive DNA test for it. Instead, doctors begin with judging the outward appearance of a suspected “Marfanoid” person — someone thin and often lanky, sometimes with spidery fingers and curved spines. Pieczenik claimed CIA doctors had treated OBL for Marfan, and the al-Qaida leader died just months after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

Other claims say he died at the same time, but of renal failure, not Marfan Syndrome.

He didn’t die — he got a vacation.

Like all great conspiracy theories, this one is fact mixed with a healthy dose of fiction — but the facts make it just believable enough to catch on. During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, the CIA flew Soviet-built weapons from Saudi Arabia to the Afghan Mujahideen during Operation Cyclone.

The conspiracy theory alleges that bin Laden became a CIA asset at this time. The CIA, partnering with Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence Agency, worked to build the mythos surrounding Osama bin Laden, so that fanatical terrorists would come to Afghanistan. Funded through the heroin trade, tacitly permitted by Pakistan, the CIA created a means to fight Islamic fundamentalism in one place.

The raid that killed bin Laden the terrorist was allegedly a means to let bin Laden the CIA asset retire. This is a theory backed by the Iranian regime.

Pakistan Captured bin Laden in 2006

This one comes from legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh. Hersh alleges that Pakistan’s ISI captured the terrorist in 2006 and used him as leverage to operate in Afghanistan. The ISI then sold bin Laden to the U.S., but forced them to stage the raid that killed him.

According to Hersh, when Navy SEALs arrived in Abbottabad, they were met by an ISI officer who casually walked them to bin Laden’s bedroom. The SEALs then riddled him with bullets, tore his body apart, and dispersed them throughout the Hindu Kush, just because.

Hersh’s sources for this story are both dubious and anonymous.

Pictured: No Arabs. Definitely no Arabs here.

Bin Laden Didn’t Even Live In Abbottabad

In the London Telegraph, Abbottabad resident Bashir Qureshi dismissed the idea that bin Laden and his family lived in the area. Though the raid blew out the windows on his house, he still dismissed the idea, saying “Nobody believes it. We’ve never seen any Arabs around here, he was not here.”

The Pakistani press didn’t help. Newspapers in the country allege the raid was set up so U.S. forces would have an excuse to enter Pakistan. Former ISI officials seconded that idea in Western media, noting that someone was killed and removed by the U.S. forces during the raid, but it wasn’t bin Laden. The real bin Laden was already dead, they said, and the U.S. knew it … they just didn’t know where he died.

The U.S. Captured bin Laden Well Before 2011

Another theory promoted by the Iranian regime says that the U.S. captured and held bin Laden for years before finally killing him. Fearful that forcing the world’s most wanted terrorist to face trial in the U.S. could result in a hung jury or worse, an acquittal, the United States decided to execute him and stage his death as an elaborate raid.

This theory alleges that killing Osama bin Laden was a stunt by the Obama Administration in order to secure an election victory — even though the presidential election was more than a year away at the time.

Bin Laden Was Literally Kept on Ice

In keeping with the “bin Laden was already dead, the United States just confirmed it” line of thinking, this theory states that the United States had either captured bin Laden after the raid on Tora Bora or that he died of renal failure well before 2011. The U.S. then allegedly froze his body in liquid nitrogen to wait for an expedient time to announce the “victory.”

The expedient times listed by proponents of this conspiracy include not clashing with the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and knocking an episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” off the air so President Obama could thumb his nose at Donald Trump.

This article originally appeared on Military.com. Follow @militarydotcom on Twitter.

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Army of Attila the Hun - History

Famous Men of the Middle Ages , by John Henry Haaren, [1904], at sacred-texts.com

KING FROM 434-453 A.D.

THE fierce and warlike tribe, called the Huns, who had driven the Goths to seek new homes, came from Asia into Southeastern Europe and took possession of a large territory lying north of the River Danube.

During the first half of the fifth century the Huns had a famous king named Attila. He was only twenty-one years old when he became their king. But although he was young, he was very brave and ambitious, and he wanted to be a great and powerful king.

Not far from Attila's palace there was a great rocky cave in the mountains. In this cave lived a strange man called the "Hermit of the Rocks." No one knew his real name, or from what country he had come. He was very old, with wrinkled face and long gray hair and beard.

Many persons believed that he was a fortune-teller, so people often went to him to inquire what was to happen to them. One day, shortly after he became king, Attila went to the cave to get his fortune told.

"Wise man," said he, "look into the future and tell me what is before me in the path of life."

The hermit thought for a few moments, and then said, "O King, I see you a famous conqueror, the master of many nations. I see you going from country to country, defeating armies and destroying cities until men call you the 'Fear of the World.' You heap up vast riches, but just after you have married the woman you love grim death strikes you down."

With a cry of horror Attila fled from the cave. For a time he thought of giving up his idea of becoming a great man. But he was young and full of spirit, and very soon he remembered only what had been said to him about his becoming a great and famous conqueror and began to prepare for war. He gathered together the best men from the various tribes of his people and trained them into a great army of good soldiers.

ABOUT this time one of the king's shepherds, while taking care of cattle in the fields, noticed blood dripping from the foot of one of the oxen. The shepherd followed the streak of blood through the grass and at last found the sharp point of a sword sticking out of the earth. He dug out the weapon, carried it to the palace, and gave it to King Attila. The king declared it was the sword of Tiew, the god of war. He then strapped it to his side and said he would always wear it.

"I shall never be defeated in battle," he cried, "as long as I fight with the sword of Tiew."

As soon as his army was ready he marched with it into countries which belonged to Rome. He defeated the Romans in several great battles and captured many of their cities. The Roman Emperor Theodosius had to ask for terms of peace. Attila agreed that there should be peace, but soon afterwards he found out that Theodosius had formed a plot to murder him.  He was so enraged at this that he again began war. He plundered and burned cities wherever he went, and at last the emperor had to give him a large sum of money and a portion of country south of the Danube.

This made peace, but the peace did not last long. In a few years Attila appeared at the head of an army of 700,000 men. With this great force he marched across Germany and into Gaul. He rode on a beautiful black horse, and carried at his side the sword of Tiew. He attacked and destroyed towns and killed the inhabitants without mercy. The people had such dread of him that he was called the "Scourge of God" and the "Fear of the World."

ATTILA and his terrible Huns marched through Gaul until they came to the city of Orleans. Here the people bravely resisted the invaders. They shut their gates and defended themselves in every way they could. In those times all towns of any great size were surrounded by strong walls. There was war constantly going on nearly everywhere, and there were a great many fierce tribes and chiefs who lived by robbing their neighbors. So the towns and castles in which there was much money or other valuable property were not safe without high and strong walls.

Attila tried to take Orleans, but soon after he began to attack the walls he saw a great army at a distance coming towards the city. He quickly gathered his forces together, marched to the neighboring plain of Champagne and halted at the place where the city of Chalons now stands.

The army which Attila saw was an army of 300,000 Romans and Visigoths.  It was led by a Roman general name Aetius and the Visigoth king Theodoric. The Visigoths after the death of Alaric had settled in parts of Gaul, and their king had now agreed to join the Romans against the common enemy--the terrible Huns. So the great army of the Romans and Visigoths marched up and attacked the Huns at Chalons. It was a fierce battle. Both sides fought with the greatest bravery. At first the Huns seemed to be winning. They drove back the Romans and Visigoths from the field, and in the fight Theodoric was killed.

Aetius now began to fear that he would be beaten, but just at that moment Thorismond, the son of Theodoric, made another charge against the Huns. He had taken command of the Visigoths when his father was killed, and now he led them on to fight. They were all eager to have revenge for the death of their king, so they fought like lions and swept across the plain with great fury. The Huns were soon beaten on every side, and Attila himself fled to his camp. It was the first time he had ever been defeated. Thorismond, the conqueror, was lifted upon his shield on the battle-field and hailed as king of the Visigoths.

When Attila reached his camp he had all his baggage and wagons gathered in a great heap. He intended to set fire to it and jump into the flames if the Romans should come there to attack him.

"Here I will perish in the flames," he cried, "rather than surrender to my enemies."

But the Romans did not come to attack him, and in a few days he marched back to his own country.

Very soon, however, he was again on the war path. This time he invaded Italy. He attacked and plundered the town of Aquileia, and the terrified inhabitants fled for their lives to the hills and mountains. Some of them took refuge in the islands and marshes of the Adriatic Sea. Here they founded Venice.

The people of Rome and the Emperor Valentinian were greatly alarmed at the approach of the dreaded Attila. He was now near the city, and they had no army strong enough to send against him. Rome would have been again destroyed if it had not been for Pope Leo I who went to the camp of Attila and persuaded him not to attack the city. It is said that the barbarian king was awed by the majestic aspect and priestly robes of Leo. It is also told that the apostles Peter and Paul appeared to Attila in his camp and threatened him with death if he should attack Rome. He did not go away, however, without getting a large sum of money as ransom.

Shortly after leaving Italy Attila suddenly died. Only the day before his death he had married a beautiful woman whom he loved very much.

The Huns mourned their king in a barbarous way. They shaved their heads and cut themselves on their faces with knives, so that their blood, instead of their tears, flowed for the loss of their great leader. They enclosed his body in three coffins--one of gold, one of silver, and one of iron--and they buried him at night, in a secret spot in the mountains. When the funeral was over, they killed the slaves who had dug the grave, as the Visigoths had done after the burial of Alaric.

Attacks on the Eastern Empire

The empire that Attila and his elder brother Bleda inherited seems to have stretched from the Alps and the Baltic in the west to somewhere near the Caspian Sea in the east. Their first known action on becoming joint rulers was the negotiation of a peace treaty with the Eastern Roman Empire, which was concluded at the city of Margus (Požarevac). By the terms of the treaty, the Romans undertook to double the subsidies they had been paying to the Huns and in the future to pay 700 pounds (300 kg) of gold each year.

From 435 to 439 the activities of Attila are unknown, but he seems to have been engaged in subduing barbarian peoples to the north or east of his dominions. The Eastern Romans do not appear to have paid the sums stipulated in the treaty of Margus, and so in 441, when their forces were occupied in the west and on the eastern frontier, Attila launched a heavy assault on the Danubian frontier of the Eastern Empire. He captured and razed a number of important cities, including Singidunum (Belgrade). The Eastern Romans managed to arrange a truce for the year 442 and recalled their forces from the West. But in 443 Attila resumed his attack. He began by taking and destroying towns on the Danube and then drove into the interior of the empire toward Naissus (Niš) and Serdica (Sofia), both of which he destroyed. He next turned toward Constantinople, took Philippopolis, defeated the main Eastern Roman forces in a succession of battles, and so reached the sea both north and south of Constantinople. It was hopeless for the Hun archers to attack the great walls of the capital, so Attila turned on the remnants of the empire’s forces, which had withdrawn into the peninsula of Gallipoli, and destroyed them. In the peace treaty that followed, he obliged the Eastern Empire to pay the arrears of tribute, which he calculated at 6,000 pounds (2,700 kg) of gold, and he trebled the annual tribute, thenceforth extorting 2,100 pounds (950 kg) of gold each year.

Attila’s movements after the conclusion of peace in the autumn of 443 are unknown. About 445 he murdered his brother Bleda and thenceforth ruled the Huns as an autocrat. He made his second great attack on the Eastern Roman Empire in 447, but little is known of the details of the campaign. It was planned on an even bigger scale than that of 441–443, and its main weight was directed toward the provinces of Lower Scythia and Moesia in southeastern Europe—i.e., farther to the east than the earlier assault. He engaged the Eastern Empire’s forces on the Utus (Vid) River and defeated them, but he himself suffered serious losses. He then devastated the Balkan provinces and drove southward into Greece, where he was only stopped at Thermopylae. The three years following the invasion were filled with complicated negotiations between Attila and the diplomats of the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II. Much information about these diplomatic encounters has been preserved in the fragments of the History of Priscus of Panium, who visited Attila’s headquarters in Walachia in company with a Roman embassy in 449. The treaty by which the war was terminated was harsher than that of 443 the Eastern Romans had to evacuate a wide belt of territory south of the Danube, and the tribute payable by them was continued, though the rate is not known.

"Barbarians at the Gates" [ edit | edit source ]

Attila, whose Hunnic armies had been gathering up on the Danube and Rhine rivers, proclaimed that "These are the death throes of Rome. The light of civilization dims and gutters. And if such precious time was left to hide your women, for your children to cry, even at the moment of your final defeat you would still take no comfort in oblivion. For I am coming for you. I RIDE WITH A MILLION WARRIORS! I BRING THE END OF DAYS. I AM!! THE SCOURGE!! OF GOD. And I will watch your world. Burn."

"The Fall of Rome" [ edit | edit source ]

Attila is first seen invading the Eastern Roman Empire after drying up Constantinople's gold reserves, with the aid of Orestes. Leading the slaughters in cities like Sirmium, Proto Belgrade, and Naissus, he encountered the Theodosian Walls, and cast his dark magic towards them. This caused an earthquake that made a giant crack in one of said walls, which would have given him the victory if it weren't for the great effort the civilians made to patch up the crack. When the failure to take Constantinople was evident, he left a reverse chi rho on a tree, which would affect Emperor Anastasius. He finished his campaign of Eastern Rome, taking the last of the treasures the Eastern Romans held.

He was provoked to attack the Romans again after Honoria sent him one of her engagement rings. He had also heard that Aetius had been training an army to defend the empire against his Hunnic horde, so enslaved some Gothic ones instead, including men like Odoacer. With this, he started his march through Gaul, first encountering Lutetia, but Genevieve's prayers repelled his forces, causing him to siege Aurelianum instead, but just as he was about to get in with the aid of barbarians, the citizens overthrew said barbarians and re-closed the gates. The siege would last long enough for Aetius' army to arrive, to which Attila's army fled to the Catalaunian Plains, where he held a lead, but his progress ended up being slow enough for Aetius to turn it around, causing Attila to flee again.

Attila's last attack would be directed towards Rome itself, destroying Aquileia in his warpath, inadvertently creating Venice. When he reached Mediolanum, Aetius once again slowed him down enough to minimise the damage, despite running a much smaller army. When he finally got to Rome, he found Pope Leo descending from the sky alongside two Ophanims, requesting Attila's audience. Attila then saw a man in robes raising his sword behind Leo, and decided to talk to Leo, who talked Attila out of conquering Rome. He then went back to the Hunnic Empire to party, marry a Goth girl, and die from a nosebleed.