ROMAN SOLDIER: halt, strange person! where are you from?
TIME TRAVELER: i come from the future. what are your names?
ROMAN SOLDIER: my name is QUINTUS, as i am the fifth child in my family. my comrade is SEXTUS, for he was the sixth child in his family. what is your name?
ROMAN SOLDIER: [starts counting on his fingers as his eyes open in fear]

@impiaaa @HTHR LIV, 54, is a processional number (3/4 of 72) The universal encoding of a geological warning, à la Hamlet's Mill, pervades this time-travelling epic.

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