Ok, got the opening bits put together with the help you guys provided (THANKS!).
The working title is "Rome" by Mojo. If you care to check out what I have so far, I'd welcome any thoughts or criticisms.
As I say, it's still rough. Some of the dialogue needs tweaked and the ground section is more of a placeholder for the moment, but after 11 hours of fighting with the system, I've got at least a beginning for your evaluation.