The games proceeded, and the bouts were nothing special until the Primus match – between a gladiator from the Magnus ludus and another from the Regios ludus. The king honored Proculus Corbolo, owner of the Silver Wind Trading Company (the parent company of the Shadow Wind Trading Company), with the choice of whether the loser of the match would live or die.
The Magnus gladiator won, and Corbolo gave the thumbs down. There was a moment’s hesitation, and then the Regios gladiator lacked a head.
In the noble’s gallery above, Rinoa and Brenn Wllson stormed out, and the king looked on curiously.