[Jieming, newspapers didn't exist in the Tang dynasty. ]
"You're impossible!" I smiled and walked over to help her stoke the fire, belately noticing that she was using newspaper as kindling. "Huh? Where did you get this?!!?" I exclaimed, trying to salvage as much of the unburnt paper as I could. Newspapers from Chang'an were rare so far from the capital and I could see that this copy was only a week old! That's practically first hand news! Hungrily I plonked my a*** down onto the floor in front of the fire and started reading the newspaper... or at least the parts that were not yet burnt.
Han Qi moved up to say something to Zhao who curtly ordered him back.
[Ur, Syed mentioned in his last narration that Zhao had left Han Qi in the courtyard to watch Bashar and Prefect Zhang, rather than bringing him in to the assault on the Governor's office.
Also, your narration suggests that the remaining Black Ones committed suicide. This is rather implausible considering that they are Muslims, for whom suicide is forbidden (we'd better not go into the more current issue of suicide bombing, which is complicated).]