Israelite tribes by the rallying cry " the sword of Yahweh " (Judges vii.
The main chamber had been transformed into a centralized location for rallying warriors, supplies, and war planning.
This gave them not merely greater steadiness, but, what was far more important, the power of rallying and reforming for a second effort.
Three separate capitals must be discriminated Pavia, the seat of the new Lombard kingdom; Ravenna, the garrison city of the Byzantine emperor; and Rome, the rallying point of the old nation, where the successor of St Peter was already beginning to assume that national protectorate which proved so influential in the future.
The more moderate elements found a rallying cry in the manifesto of October, took the name of " the Party of 17 October," and became known as " Octobrists."