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Tellias waits until nearly the whole party has spoken before he converses with the Thebans further.
"Brathark is correct. I too think there must be something these creatures are being driven to secure in Thebes. Although they don't appear to be mindless, they are certainly driven by a higher order. We have seen and slain two such creatures already, and tough as they were, they fell to our combined arms all the same. I have no clue as to what could be for them in Thebes, but it seems they are determined to get it!" His brow frowns as his concern shows. Then his face brightens and he smiles at Euaristos.
"Indeed Euaristos. I remember the fight all too well. Many lost coin on my rise to the title. As my good friend, rest he in peace, used to tell his rivals in the competing gladiator stables, 'always bet on the short guy!' "*laugh* With this Tellias laughs and puts out his arm to greet Euaristos properly, as they move towards Thebes.
"I am fortunate to of been one of the few to have never lost in the arena, and to have found a way out at the right time, before the next champion came along, to maybe dethrone or even behead me! Now my position is more, sedate, shall we say, in the Ekklsia. However, I still train my gladiators to be the best they can and they are treated as champions, if they work hard and respect what the arena is about. Still I do miss the roaring crowds and the adulation. It does help to make one as short as I feel as tall as a giant!" He laughs again and then refocuses his attention to the city ahead.