22. Otho was to pamper the body, but the spirit of resolute and firm. He wanted to have the same palace, like Nero, he longed for the luxury, pleasure in and out of wedlock - all the pleasures to be gained from the position of the princeps. His close of freedmen and slaves, more loose and tricky than usual in a private home, convinced him that only he can achieve if he finds in himself the courage to take a risk, but that can all fall into the wrong hands, if he and will continue to do nothing. At the same pushed him and stargazers: the observation of stars, they argued, shows that the state face new shocks, and that the new year will bring glory to Otho. Users of this breed lie deceive sovereigns and ambitious, they are forever banished from our country and always left to use their services . These vile minions of imperial families rested in their secret intrigues Poppaea. Among her astrologers he was also Ptolemy, later, in the Lusitania, a member of Otho environment . That he promised Otho, that he would survive Nero. When this prediction come true, he came to believe, and it is based on conjecture and talk about that old Galba and Otho still young, predicted last imperial power. A man possessed by ambition, tend to rely on the implementation of even the most vague hopes, and Otho believed these words, thinking that they are dictated by wisdom and express the will of destiny. Ptolemy lost no time and soon began to push Otho on crime - especially because, once succumbing to thirst for power, go for them is not difficult.