- "There's a fool lad who wants to be a fighter like me. This is a wretched, dangerous trade, gods' truth, an' I wish I could dissuade 'im..." —
The tale ends once the gleaned information is shared with the Listless Fighter.
The fighter learned that the boy's father had also been a swordsman, and tried to be the father figure the poor lad lost.
The tale ends once the Listless Gladiator is defeated.
The young man saw his favored swordsman lose in battle, strengthening his resolve to study healing as an apothecary.