Some time later, the Prefect met with the Alemanni outside the city. Accipiter demanded a ransom in exchange for the city's safety. Though reluctant at first, the Prefect eagerly gave Accipiter his demand after hearing threats from the Aleman general.
He was then joined by another man who informed him that the preparations for Aquilus' arrest and trial were ready. The Prefect ordered the man to execute Aquilus and his wife once they were brought outside the city.