Like other public aspects of Roman society, the rituals of patronage derived from the male lifestyle. However, because upper-class women participated in the Roman status structure and could manage their own wealth (including freeing slaves), they could serve as both public and personal patrons. Inscriptions throughout Italy and the provinces commemorate women as public patrons; another page details the impressive buildings erected by three major civic donors in the Roman east, Plancia Magna, Aurelia Paulina, and Regilla . The image at right, for example, shows a statue of Eumachia, a priestess and wealthy woman who put up a large public building in the Forum of Pompeii and was a public patron of the guild of the fullers, who erected this statue in her building. The inscription reads, The fullers [dedicated this statue] to Eumachia, daughter of Lucius, public priestess. In fact, participation in public patronage seems to have been considered an honorable activity for a woman throughout Roman history. Personal patronage was more problematic, however, especially if a woman's clients were men, since it seemed to undermine the concept of natural male superiority and created opportunities for sexual innuendo. Nevertheless, elite Roman women certainly did serve as patrons for men, especially during the Empire, when connections to the imperial family gave women access and influence in the court.
With the incident behind them, Nagisa thanked Terasaka for snapping him out of his moment of madness. Terasaka shrugs it off, stating that if Nagisa died or was at least incapacitated permanently, it would be one less helper to kill Korosensei. As the ill students recovered, the exhausted class spent the rest of their resort time relaxing. Before leaving Korosensei (who returned to his normal form following Karasuma's failed attempt to seal him with concrete), created the Assassination Test of Courage, a trial supposed to scare the students in pairs with the idea of drawing them closer together but the students saw through his ulterior motive to create love gossips. Nagisa was paired with Kayano, though the latter still felt the physical injuries from the fight with Takaoka.
The way of the Arbalester opens when a Warder becomes truly dedicated to mastering the crossbow. Arbalesters can make special bolts, which can greatly increase their potency in battle. They carry out powerful ranged attacks with speed and precision. Also, they possess various special abilities, such as skill with traps. Arbalesters tend to be more powerful when fighting in groups rather than fighting alone. This class is available to female Kamael only, and their attacks are based on various crossbow skills. Arbalesters can sway a battle in their favor by setting traps for their enemies by consuming previously absorbed souls. Arbalesters can also evade enemy attacks by using defensive abilities such as Decoy or Shift Target.