When the Province of Pannonia offered help to the people of Carmuntum, it was all Secundus needed for an excuse to march on them. The Governor of Pannonia had thought Secundus to weak and depleted to act, especially with the fact that Tullus was now in a position to attack Rome. Secundus however, was a gambler at heart and trusted blindly in the will of the Gods, with this blind faith he marched into Pannonia and crushed all resistance before him. The Governor fled and the local forces put up only minor resistance before conceding. Pannonia now belonged to Secundus!