The 8th Son? Are You Kidding Me? (Episode 4) – Obligations? Are You Kidding Me?!

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Well is heading to the Capital via flying ship along with his party and Brantack Lyngstad when they are attacked by an undead dragon. Can Well save the flying ship and the people on board?

What happened?

Having saved the ship and purified the undead dragon with holy magic, Well arrived at the Capital and was greeted by the King’s personal guard. They took him to meet the King where he was rewarded with a title of his own and compensated for the dragon bones and magical jewels he collected from the fight. All Well can do is to stand there and let it happen. Finally, he gets to go to his brother’s wedding and ends up paying for the families wedding gift. It’s already starting to suck being a noble. But, then he manages to get his hands on the materials he needs to be able to make Miso. Meanwhile, others are already plotting on how to use Well for their own benefits.

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 4 Well fighting Undead Dragon

What did you think?

I mentioned in the last episode that I felt like we would be getting into the actual story after the main bulk of the setup, but I think that continued into this episode. Sure, we got to see Well battle a giant undead dragon and that was pretty cool, but then Well got swept away and never got to do much else. I am looking forward to them going out as an adventurer party and doing some adventuring. It is interesting seeing the pitfalls of suddenly becoming a noble and having no say in the matter. One thing I do like is when the Isekaied protagonist takes things from their previous life and recreates them in the new world. It seems like such an obvious thing to do, but I enjoy it.

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 4 Well fermenting rice with magic

What have you learnt?

Well, the number one thing is that I prefer adventuring to political drama, so as long as this series gets on with that element of the story I’ll be fine. I don’t mind the other side of things so it’s not going to put me off, but I know what I’d rather be doing. I’ve also never been interested in nobility and inherited titles which is probably why I enjoyed watching Well branch out on his own and make a life for himself. I did like how he’s considered his position and his analogy about fermentation and rot. I think there’s more action to come with this series and I’m looking forward to it, but it’s also a fairly easy going series.

The 8th Son Are You Kidding Me Episode 4 Well becomes a Baronet

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