Bell stumbled upon a vouivre and was surprised to see that she was being attacked by both monsters and humans. Something didn’t sit well with him so he decided to bring her home to Hestia!
At first, the rest of Bell’s party were shocked and begged Bell to get out of the way, but he refused. There was something different about this monster. Then, to confirm his suspicions it spoke, surprising everyone. With that revelation, they agreed to let Bell take her back to Hestia to get more information. Hestia was also surprised but agreed that they must find out more so she sent her Familia hunting for information. Unfortunately, no one returned with much news other than bits of gossip.
Meanwhile, Bell and Haruhime fed and clothed Weine, the name Hestia gave to the monster. Even when she accidentally slashed Bell’s arm with her claws, he remained calm and reassured her. Then, at night Weine told Bell how she had memories of attacking and killing people like him and his friends. After a while, things would go dark and then start again. Over and over and over!
What did you think?
I’ll get this out of the way first. I’m not overly excited about the addition of a small childlike character to this series. However, I am glad that we went back into the dungeon after a season of almost no dungeon activity. All that said, I thought the moment that Bell discovered Weine was excellent and it just got everything right. Even the way the Bell protected and reassure Weine was very well handled and I like that things seem to be taking a strange turn. The moment that really hit me hardest was when Weine was talking about her memories and it became clear to me that she remembers each time that she had died and respawned. That struck me as incredibly sad and tragic.
What have you learnt?
I think it’s cool that this series is about to throw everything on its head and in a way it has been foreshadowing it for quite some time. In season one, Freya had one of her men give a minotaur a weapon and seemed to imbue it with a semblance of knowledge. For the most part, we’ve seen the monsters as monsters, but what if there is more to them. Not all of them, however, but if there is the potential to learn it will change everything. Much like how Welf was reacting. The existence of Weine shakes his understanding of the world. How will that affect the gods and their games?
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Season Two
- Episode 0 – Past & Future
- Episode 1 – Party | Banquet of the Gods
- Episode 2 – Apollo | Sun God
- Episode 3 – Conversion | Gathering
- Episode 4 – War Game | War Game
- Episode 5 – Home | The Hearthfire Mansion
- Episode 6 – Ishtar Familia | City of Lust
- Episode 7 – Renard | Fox Person
- Episode 8 – Ephemeral Dreams | Killing Stone
- Episode 9 – Berbera | War Prostitutes
- Episode 10 – Argonaut | Longing to Be a Hero
- Episode 11 – Rakia | Army’s Advance
- Episode 12 – Song of Love | Goddess and Child
- Season Three
- Episode 1 – Wiene Dragon’s Daughter
- Episode 2 – Monster | One Wing
- Episode 3 – Xenos | Outliers
- Episode 4 – Aspiration | Distant Dream
- Episode 5 – Ikelos Familia | King of Atrocity
- Episode 6 – Knossos | Man-Made Labyrinth
- Episode 7 – Dix Perdix | The Dreams of Beasts
- Episode 8 – Bell Cranel | The Fool
- Episode 9 – Stigma | Downfall
- Episode 10 – Invisible | Forced Breakthrough
- Episode 11 – Ultra Soul | Decisive Battle
- Episode 12 – Argonaut | Hero’s Return
- Bonus Posts