On this page of The Forgotten City guide, you will find a description of several story quests. You will learn what Galerius, Horatius and Magistrate Sentius want from you and how the Golden Rule works. We described what you need to do to push the plot forward, get more tasks and make progress. However, you can stop here and ask around for as much information as you can.
You can get a few achievements in this part of the game:
- Law Abiding Citizen
After passing through the loop/portal, you will reach ancient Rome. You will be greeted by Galerius, a very friendly man who will guide you around the city. However, you must first exchange a few sentences with him. He'll start by asking you your name and your background. You can tell the truth, lie, or try to wriggle out. If you tell the truth, nothing bad will happen - Galerius will think you hit your head.
You can spend a moment to have a longer conversation, but nothing prevents you from heading out to the city and finding out about his problems. If you want to focus on the story missions, select "Alright, lead the way".
The Forgotten City has a great feature that will make it easier for you to travel with other characters. Just click the appropriate key (E on PC), and the main character will follow their companion. You can spend this time listening to the dialogues or watching the surroundings. You have complete control over the camera - you just do not have to move the legs of your character.
When you get to the patrician square, Horatius will appear - he will not let you go any further. He will order you to go to the villa with him. You can tell him that you won't do that, ask him about life or other valuable information. If you want to go further, choose "Alright, lead the way". The man will appreciate that you did not interfere with his work and followed him.
Again, you can use the key (E on PC) to easily follow the man.
In the villa, you will have an easy but very long task. However, you should focus on what you are doing to understand what the mechanics of the game are, what principles this city works on, and how to learn all of this. However, let's start by climbing the stairs and reaching the stone balcony. That's where you will meet Sentius.
Magistrate Sentius will tell you a lot about the city, the people, the Golden Rule, and what happened years ago. He will also ask you about life. Again, you can lie or tell the truth. Sentius will react very well to the information that you are from the future. He will only ask how does the city looks like "now". You must use all the dialog options that are available, only then you will receive the task. However, if you do not want to listen to everything and think that you won't have problems with exploring the city, there is an option to skip the dialogs (left mouse button on PC).
When you receive the task from Sentius, you can move on.