Rubicon: : a bounding or limiting line; especially one that when crossed commits a person irrevocably.
Where did this word come from?
In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar led his army to the banks of the Rubicon, a small river that marked the boundary between Italy and Gaul. Caesar knew Roman law forbade a general from leading his army out of the province to which he was assigned. By crossing the Rubicon, he would violate that law. “The die is cast,” he said, wading in. That act of defiance sparked a three-year civil war that ultimately left Julius Caesar the undisputed ruler of the Roman world.
I felt it was the most fitting title for this chapter of the Twelve Shepherds.
In book three of The Twelve Shepherds Saga we discover that the mission of the Shepherds is more than just the pursuit of justice. The corruption and unscrupulousness of those in power have resulted in a public outcry that can no longer be ignored. With the help of the press the people themselves apply pressure on those in office, and as a result the mission reaches a turning point. The Shepherds now target the root of the problem, knowing that when crossing that line, there is no turning back.