Corvo and Jessamine gathered for whiskey and cigars!
And he knew about that room, and that’s why she left the letter for him there! I thought it was a draft, but she put it there on purpose. She knew Corvo will find it! She just wanted to let him know she missed him, and that she was thinking about him. In case… in case she would be ill? Nonono, maybe she was afraid she would be elswhere when he returns, having a meeting with her advisors, or inspecting the prison, or visiting Sokolov…
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The emperor Justinian was of Gothic origin. His native name was Uprauda, a word said to mean upright, and thus to have found an equivalent in the Latin Justinianus. He was born around 482 at Taurisium in Bulgaria. Adopted by his uncle, the Emperor Justin, he succeeded him as sole emperor in 527.
Hassan S. Khalileh, Admiralty and Maritime Laws in the Mediterranean Sea (Ca. 850-1000 A.D.), footnote on p. 7
Emperor Justin started out as a barbarian mercenary, and his wife Theodora was an actress and prostitute.
"Shrouded within the park of Villa Demidoff (just north of Florence, Italy), there sits a gigantic 16th century sculpture known as Colosso dell’Appennino, or the Appennine Colossus. The brooding structure was first erected in 1580 by Italian sculptor Giambologna. Like a guardian of the pond in front of him, the giant is in an endless watchful pose, perched atop his earthy seat.”
Misenum, seat of the western Roman empire’s Mediterranean fleet. Its crews were mostly recruited from Egypt. Pliny the Elder was praefect of the navy here when he witnessed the eruption of Vesuvius across the bay. He attempted to get closer for a better view and was killed. The imperial fleet was later moved to Constantinople. Photo by Porfirio.