After defeating the forces of evil alongside his allies of the Roman Empire, the Senate has granted the red dragon Pyrothraxus (Or Rutilus as the Romans call him.) a triumphal march through the city of Rome.
The Roman triumph was a civil ceremony and religious rite of ancient Rome, held to publicly celebrate and sanctify the military achievement of an army commander who had won great military successes, or originally and traditionally, one who had successfully completed a foreign war. In Republican tradition, only the Senate could grant a triumph. (Kinda like the X-box achievements of their time.)
On the day of his triumph, the general wore regalia that identified him as near-divine or near-kingly. He rode in a chariot through the streets of Rome in procession with his army and the spoils of his war. At Jupiter's temple he offered sacrifice and the tokens of his victory to the god. Thereafter he had the right to be described as vir triumphalis ("man of triumph", later known as triumphator) for the rest of his life.
Tradition would have it that the imperator had his face painted red and wore a golden wreath. He may have been accompanied in his chariot by a slave holding the wreath above his head and constantly reminding the commander of his mortality by whispering into his ear. The words that the slave is said to have used are not known, but suggestions include "Respice te, hominem te memento" ("Look behind you, remember you are only a man") Though for fairly obvious reasons, that's not the case here. His face is already pretty red and no slave would ever reach his head, let alone have the guts to say something like that to a Red Dragon.
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