Apparently, this is a dragon.
And these are also dragons. But don’t forget that Bloody August was also a dragon… that looked like a dragon. Anyways, I’m kinda busy this week, so any grand plans I had in mind will have to be shelved for the time being. As a result, I’m just going to pump out this post real quick like and get back to my actual work.
— When we last left off, Orphen was leaving on a journey when he found a couple of stowaways in his wagon. Did he kick them out? Nah. And is he going to keep complaining about them tagging along? You betcha! We’ll find out later, however, that Orphen is half tsundere and half broke. Money talks.
— Where are we headed? I’m not sure. I just know that we have to cross through this forest that is apparently the home of all life. Somehow, I find that hard to believe.
— We’re off to a rousing start when Majic uses his magic in order to creep on Claimoh…? Claiomh? Man, if I can’t pronounce it, I can’t spell it.
— Anyways, I usually expect the roguish anti-hero to be the pervert. For whatever reason, I thought Majic would be clean and wholesome. I guess the joke’s on me.
— By the way, his name is Majic. Maybe that’s why he wants to become a sorcerer…
— At least Orphen tells the kid off. Nevertheless, he’s astonished by Majic’s ability to pick up magic so quickly. I mean… it’s in the name. Majic? That’s like being shocked that Mr. Crentist is a good dentist.
— Still, that doesn’t spare us from the inane conversations like how Claiomh is wearing Orphen’s pants because she intelligently decided to go on a road trip without packing. Or how food supplies are low because Majic eats too much. Oh, I shouldn’t forget to mention that Claiomh isn’t a good cook! I love road trips!
— It’s also pretty annoying how Orphen likes to dole out incomplete information and neither of the other two characters will call him out on it. Ooooh, neither Tafrem nor the Tower of Fangs are impressive! So, um, do you want to explain why? The royal family and the Kimluck Church don’t like sorcerers because…? I mean, I hate anime’s complete and utter reliance on exposition, but if we’re already here, we may as well just get it over with.
— Elsewhere, we see a girl converse with a giant wol–… I mean dragon! Dragon! It’s a dragon!
— In the middle of the night, Majic wanders off on his own to find more food. What is he going to do? Cast fireball on a poor forest hare?
— He eventually bumps into some forest maiden. Even though he had just been informed by his master that the forest is full of people who don’t take kindly to practitioners of the magical arts, Majic begins to perform his best Ryuji from Persona 5 impression: “HELLO DID YOU KNOW THAT I’M A SORCERER STUDYING SORCERY UNDER ANOTHER SORCERER? IN CASE YOU COULD NOT HEAR ME I AM A SORCERER.” Ah, bless his dimwitted soul.
— Like Orphen, the girl likes to speak incompletely. She tells Majic that he must leave because the forest is dangerous, but of course, we shan’t elaborate! There’s also a hidden village in this forest, but she can’t take him there and we shan’t elaborate on that either! Perish the thought!
— And torch power!
— Claiomh tries to look all badass, but she immediately trips and falls on her ass. Nice. Needless to say, Orphen has to save the day. He also now has to rescue Majic. Our stowaways are just deadweight, essentially.
— It’s a small world so these two idiots are somehow involved. In fact, they’re the ones who leaked out information to the villagers about Orphen all because they didn’t want to clean a barn.
— So our hero and Claiomh eventually locate this hidden village in a massive forest. It’s magic, okay? Orphen’s one of the greatest sorcerers, so obviously, he would know how to use Google Maps.
— Even though Claiomh sees a wolf in this flag, it’s clearly a dragon.
— Then we take a detour in order to dump some information on the audience.
— Yes, the Weird Sisters. That’s just what they’re called, man. I don’t decide this stuff.
— So again, these non-dragoon-looking idiots are dragons… but they’re also called Celestials. And they couldn’t leave heirs… but they could somehow mix with humans? In any case, that’s how human sorcery was born!
— So I guess there are people still loyal to the dragons, and they hate sorcerers who are practitioners of sorcery that is derived from dragons. It’s all very clear now!
— Like in a shounen, Orphen tells Claiomh to go away because girls don’t get to have fun. On the other hand, she claims to have been trained to fight, but she fell on her ass just moments ago.
— After the girl departs, Orphen fights a few angry villagers before Fenrir, the dragon, appears right behind our hero.
— We’ll just open up MS Paint and invert the colors… aaaaand the end. No, really, we’re done now. That’s the cliffhanger. Come back next week. If you kids behave, we’ll invert the colors back to normal.