An untapped wealth of magical power.
Francesca has always known she was gifted when she was upset she could make things happen, dishes to break or sometimes fires to start. Not until her husband was killed was she able to acquire any magical training. Louis was quite a find for Francesca a Celt and mage from Gaul he feels that anyone with the gift must use it despite the risk he agreed to train not only Francesca but also her children who have the gift boy or girl. Francesca blames the Marius family for the laws against women performing magic and despises them for hoarding their magical knowledge. The Sullas control the senate now and Francesca will do anything to secure an alliance with their family.