Episode 5 – “A Secret Revealed, and a Bond Forged” – May 5, 2022
Arc and Ariane finish their mission and free the last of the enslaved elves from the Lord of Diento’s manor. Following the operation, Ariane asks Arc if he will join her in continuing the fight to help the elf realm.
Arc considers the offer but knows if he takes on the job, he must reveal his secret to Ariane. He warns his elf friend that she might see him as a monster once he removes his helmet. Ariane promises to do no such thing. Therefore, Arc reveals his skeleton form.
True to her word, Ariana accepts Arc, who plays off his condition as the result of the curse (because saying he teleported into his favorite video game would make even less sense). With that out of the way, the pair head off towards the elf settlement of Lalatoya.
Meanwhile, the royal family of the Rhoden Kingdom discusses the attack on the Lord of Diento. Wishing not to needlessly break their agreement with the elves, the kingdom’s princess decides to meet with the elf leaders.
This show has a knack for setting up cocky antagonists. You know that, if left to their own devices, these are people who are corrupt, evil, and do what they do because they believe no one can stop them.
But with the existence of Arc and Ariane, you know that such shady characters’ schemes are likely to be upended. Thus far in the show, such incidents have been wonderfully satisfying, and I don’t have any reason to doubt this will change.