Quintus Verus
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"The Fake Pandemic"
POD: 535 C.E.
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy
Occupation: Bureaucrat

Quintus Verus[1] was a citizen of the Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy. In 538, on the orders of Martinus Paduei, he conducted the Roman quaestor Tribonian from Ancona to the capital of Florence.[2]

As they made the journey along the Via Aemilia, Quintus Verus explained certain of Martinus' innovations as Tribonian noticed them, including improvements in horse-reins, pivots on axles, and telegraphy. The journey took four days.[3]


  1. Name as written; pronounced Quinto Vero in the spoken Latin of 538.
  2. Lest Darkness Fall & Timeless Tales Written in Tribute (second edition), pgs. 376-377 , loc. 4911-4926.
  3. Ibid., pgs 377-380, loc. 4926-4966.