End of the roman empire leads to a fragmented europe: Roman laws were removed; right and wrong were no longer codified and applied equally to all areas of the empire. Common monetary system was removed; value was no longer standard. The world became much more local; roads were no longer maintained. With the end of the roman empire; cities began to decline. The decay/collapse of roman empire meant that security was up to the individual. Some people were capable of protecting themselves while others began to associate with the people who could protect them, often for a cost. With such, the traditions of the roman empire began to change: In the time of the roman republic, patron lords like senators and other powerful people would have large posses of individuals willing to do things for them. This could be any number of errands that the lord felt to important to do.