43. 21.iv – A Local Italian Newspaper Cut-Out
For his seventh year running, our Hero Bthash Shadownight of Roma Gladiatorial Training School has succeeded in twenty-four consecutive wins.
There was pandemonious cheer in the great Colloseum as he stabbed his final opponent in his last step towards freedom. He has been one of the most talked-about gladiators throughtout Rome, and anybody who is anybody cheered for him this day.
King Julio X climbed down from his prestigious box and gave our Hero Shadownight the wooden sword to mark his freedom from slavery and the keys to his new home in Florence, where he plans to retire.
That’s not all folks.
A woman had climbed out of her seat in the Colloseum and into the arena itself, calling his name and pleading with him. She claimed that she was his mother, and she had been fervently watching him for the past six years as he battled through his opponents.
There was shock and awe over the crowd.
Our Hero Shadownight made no comments, but was seen walking out with this strange woman.