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Vortigern is a Germanus, who used to be one of Nero's trusted lieutenants. Nero asked Vortigern and Marcus to take Meg McCaffrey safely to Commodus's palace. Unfortunately for the two of them, Meg escaped on the way. When Vortigern and Marcus reported their failure to Commodus, he ordered Lityerses to kill them both. Lityerses proceeded to decapitate them with his sword.