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"A Good Run" is a prose short story of the Tales of the Slayer book series. Written by Greg Rucka, it was originally published on October 2, 2001 by Simon Pulse.

Summary[edit | edit source]

It’s 490 B.C.E. in Greece, and Thessily Thessilonikki is the current Slayer. In order to protect the messenger Pheidippides, she must run 300 miles in 3 days while fending off countless vampires. In the end, this 29 year old Slayer just wants to be remembered for something great that she herself did.

Continuity[edit | edit source]

  • The events of this story take place in the year of 490 B.C.E., with flashbacks from the years 507, 502, 500, and 494 B.C.E.
  • According to Thoas, there was no record of a Slayer living as long as Thessily, who died at 29 years old after 17 years as a Slayer. In the 21st century, Buffy Summers will live to see her 30 years (One Year Later) after 15 years as a Slayer.

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Individuals[edit | edit source]

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Species[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Greece
    • Athens
    • Delphi (Only in flashbacks)
    • Marathon
    • Sparta
    • Thessilonikki (Only mentioned)
  • Persia (Only mentioned)

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Death count[edit | edit source]

  • One vampire, staked by Thessily (only mentioned).
  • Six individuals, slayed by Thessily (only mentioned in flashbacks).
  • A jur'lurk, slayed by Thessily (only mentioned in flashbacks).
  • Eleven vampires, dusted by Thessily.
  • Two vampires, slayed by Thessily (in flashbacks).
  • Unknown number of vampires, burnt by Thessily.
  • Thessily, poisoned by an unidentified vampire.

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