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[personal profile] thanekos2017-08-26 01:37 am

Antonius Axia fought the image of Apollo.

The apparent god overpowered the definite mortal.

Antonius' son, whom he'd come to save, knelt by his side.

" Avitus, I have not been th-he best of fathers, but know that- ugh- I've always loved you. "

" B-but.. f-father.. you told me.. you d-do not believe in the gods.

" So how can they kill you? "

Thoughts flashed in the mind of the Detectioner of Rome. He staggered to his feet.

" My son is right. " he told the approaching Apollo. " I do not believe in the gods. "

He dodged the swing of the sword the seeming god held.

" So how can you kill me?! "

Apollo readied his sword arm again. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-07-22 01:52 am

Antonius Axia found himself in the arena.

He and the gladiator Achillia stood back-to-back, surrounded by some of the finest soldiers in the Roman army.

Above them, the emperor Nero (who'd called for their deaths) watched.

Achillia and Antonius fought, striking and being struck.

Then Antonius turned around. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-06-24 01:00 am

Antonius Axia was investigating the troubles plaguing Rome.

He'd gone to the arena with his slave Bran.

He'd found a lead in his investigations, a gladiator's memento.

He watched the gladiator in question, Achillia, win another of her matches.

He went down to confront her. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-05-20 08:01 am

Britannia: We Who Are About To Die started last month.

It's a four-issue mini, a sequel to Valiant's previous Britannia.

It opened some time before that'd ended, on a house in Rome.

A man drinking wine called for one of his slaves. She came, bearing a jug.

He and his friend smiled eagerly. )