This was a refreshing read, stylistically a strong piece. In comparison to many of the pieces I have read on this site its perhaps the best I have read in a great while. You captured the tone of the city and the feeling of the season, I like the autumn undertone and the sense of place.
The tavern was also well done, good character interaction a believable protagonist young, strong yet not at the top of his game yet. That added a sense of vulnerability that he isn't perfect and may mess up a few times. The tavern girl really the only other character interaction he had directly and she came out well enough, though a few small nuances could add to her. Perhaps she brushes he hand on his shoulder, he struggles to interpret the gesture, as young men tend to.
The Coliseum was true to course defined yet not slowing the pace, at this point I don't know how Eratel is going to be involved in this battle, but its interesting enough that I want to keep reading.
One thing I must point out to you is you overuse his name, and it became a bit distracting. The majority of the story was only him, and as a reader i know its his perspective so the constant reminder of his name was unneeded. Just use him, or he instead.
I do not claim to have much skill when it comes to grammar but there were a couple of things I found and listed them below;
Stopping at one of the last building at the edge of town- should be buildings
Alright men! Without any farther wait- should be further.
Overall a great piece, I enjoyed reading. If you are open to it I feel our writing styles are similar and perhaps we would both benefit from going over one anthers work or bouncing ideas off each other. If you are interested please message me, I feel like minds would help both of us going forward.
In any case keep writing