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Matthew
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"The Fake Pandemic"
POD: 535 C.E.
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Eastern Roman Empire
Occupation: Soldier

Matthew was the Roman commandant at Pelusium in Egypt. Tribonian thought he was bitter-looking, and no doubt had been sent to Pelusium as a punishment. Matthew listened to Tribonian's reason for being there, to prevent the arrival of the plague, with disbelief, but agreed to help Tribonian as Justinian commanded. When Tribonian explained he needed access to the Red Sea, Matthew happily sent him on to Clysma.[1]

References[]

  1. Lest Darkness Fall & Timeless Tales Written in Tribute (second edition), pgs. 397-398, loc. 5210-5228, ebook.
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