I welcome to the arena a noble lady of distinction, Anastasia Fitzgerald. A quick sword and a resurgent shield are the hallmarks of this gladiatrix. Already renowned for her martial feats on other grounds, she enters to the acclaim of plebeians, equestrians and patricians.
The lanistae are also delighted by the arrival of this champion. You can bet they are.
Salve Anastasia!!! Let the games begin.