Mid-morning- March 15, 44 BC
Aricus and Spurius both scaled the wall and reached the top, but Spurius slipped and fell backwards, landing with a painful crunch. His ankle was sprained, and he would not be climbing any time soon. Meanwhile Decius and Aretmis also got to the top of the wall and were able to look over it. A single guard remained inside the gate, and when he saw Aricus, he rushed along the wall, drawing his khopesh. A long colonnade led from the gate to the villa itself, in front of which stood a huge statue of the Sphinx. Another guard had Caelia Alba by the arm and was hustling her to the front entrance of the villa, where two more guards stood. The guard holding Caelia gestured back to the wall at the men climbing over it, and the two guards began running towards Decius and Artemis, also drawing their swords, though they were still some distance away.
Elizabeth and Titus remained outside the villa.