Last time we got to see the Hero-King on his deathbed. Then reborn as a baby girl. Followed by her beating a boy that was a few years older than her at age 5. Let’s see where this episode takes us.
Rafinha & Inglis are now 6 years old. Rafinha is the first to undergo the baptism in order to have her rune engraved. She receives her Rune called The Bow of Light. Before the ceremony Serena had talked with Inglis about not wanting her to get a Special Rune. Inglis states that they are of the same mind, as she doesn’t want to be made to live a certain life just because of her power.
Next up is Inglis, she explains what is being done by the box. She also tells how the people here have simply forgotten the techniques to use it. Once the ceremony finished she shows that nothing has happened. To which they are surprised to find that she is Runeless. To herself she says it is only natural not to have a rune. For as a Divine Knight she uses aether not mana.
Luke says that without a Rune she can’t officially be a knight, let alone succeeding him as captain. Inglis apologies for disappointing him, but he tells her he isn’t disappointed. She states that she’ll serve as Rafinha’s squire & protect her. In this way she can still train on the front lines without being promoted.
The Prism Flow
Another 6 years have passed, Inglis is now 12 years old. We learn about a Rainbow Rain which is harmless to humans. Yet it can turn plants, wild animals & livestock into Magicite Beast. The most powerful of them all being the rainbow king, the Prismer.
Inglis & Rafinha are walking together. Inglis mentions that she finally gets to hunt the magicite beast, but they are all weak. She wants to fight a Prismer & wonders when she’ll be able to. Rafinha mentions that one hasn’t been seen in their Ymir for at least 20 or 30 years. While Inglis mentions hearing that there have been sightings in neighboring countries. Rafinha chuckles & mentions that it’s strange for a pretty girl like Inglis to be able to beat a magicite beast without a rune. Inglis tells her that it’s their little secret.
The rain has stopped & they can see the Highland floating by. We then learn that the Highlanders are the ones providing the baptism box & producers of the Artifacts. Which allows the people on the surface to maintain their livelihoods against the magicite beasts. In exchange the surface gifts them with tons of crops & materials.
Inglis ponders about what happened to the Kingdom from her former life. As there is no record amongst the books she’s read to give her the answer. Rafinha is making a wish on the Highland & gets Inglis to join in. Rafinha wished for her brother, Rafael‘s health. While Inglis wishes for a worthy foe.
Rafinha comments that Inglis really does have the soul of a warlord in the body of an angel. To which Inglis doesn’t deny. Rafinha says that she should make a more girly wish, like for a boyfriend. To which Inglis freaks given that the mind is still that of a man. Rafinha agrees as she wouldn’t expect anyone other than her brother to be Inglis’s boyfriend.
Royal Inspector & a Highlander
Night falls & Inglis is admiring herself in the mirror with a party dress on. Rafinha then comes & they chat a bit before heading to the party room. Apparently every two or three years an inspector, but it’s the first time they’re accompanied by a Highlander. They would also be attending the party.
Arriving at the party, Inglis wants to hold on to Rafinha. As she is fine with the gaze of women, but is uncomfortable about the lustful gaze of the men. They then meet up with Rafinha’s father, who introduces them to a holy knight named Leon. As well as the inspector Lord Shiony & the Highlander accompanying him.
To Rafinha & Inglis’s surprise the Highlander turns out to be Rahl. Who had paid his way into becoming a Highlander. He comments on how Inglis has become a grown woman, with a lustrous mocking tone. Leon cuts in & asks the girls if they want to meet a Hyrule Menace. To which they agree with enthusiasm.
While they are walking they talk about Highlanders. Rafinha doesn’t take one of Leon’s jokes too well. Soon they reach a girl sitting alone & Leon tells her about the two girls that want to meet her. She lashes out slapping Leon & leaves. As Leon & the girls were talking a cry could be heard from the party.
The three rush back to find that Lord Shiony was burnt to a crisp, by Rahl. The reason being that he had gotten in between him & a female knight that he wanted to have join him in his chambers later that night. Rahl says that if they don’t want him to say that Duke Bilford had the inspector assassinated, then he would have to sacrifice the female knight to him.
Inglis tells Rahl that he has grown into a sick man & that she feels disgust towards him. He tells her not to get cocky just cause she had beat him once before. As he was about to say that he could just as easily ask for her instead. Inglis tells him very well, so long as he leaves Rafinha & the female knight alone. Since he hates her & would have come for her eventually it was better to have him come after her first instead. He agrees & tells her to come to where he is staying without anyone else coming with her.
Fighting a Hyrule Menace
Inglis is on her way to meet with Rahl. She thinks about the magic used & about the Highlanders. She hopes that Rahl has indeed become stronger. Inglis is then confronted by Eris, who wants her to turn back. Eris tries to threaten her to leave, but it only makes Inglis more interested in the challenge.
They begin to fight each other & Inglis is enjoying the fray. When Eris accidentally ends up cutting her, she ends up stopping her assault. Inglis asks Eris if she can sense mana. Reluctantly she admits that she can to a degree. So Inglis tries to show her that she doesn’t need to hold back by converting her aether into mana.
This shocks Eris & she decides to let Inglis go as she apparently didn’t need her help. Inglis is upset that this has ended their battle & tries to get her to continue. Eris declines & is suddenly attacked out of nowhere by Leon.
My Thoughts on the Episode
Why the cliffhanger just why…. It was starting to get good. Just what is Leon doing? Is he punishing her for harming Inglis or is he actually a bad guy? Rahl is definitely a major creep & deserves to get another beating. The question about Inglis’s old Kingdom, the answer just might lay within the Highlands. As from what we can see, the castle up there looks similar if not exactly like that of her kingdom in the past. It also increases the question of how things ended up this way.
It could be that after his death the kingdom fell to ruin under corrupt leadership. The Highland could also be responsible for the rainbow rain that makes the beasts they supply weaponry for. At this point it doesn’t look like Inglis can stay under the radar for too much longer & not get involved in the political affairs of the world. Overall I’d likely give this episode a 5.8 out of 10. See you all again for the next episode.