「明かされる秘密と紡がれる絆」 (Akasareru Himitsu to Tsumugareru Kizuna)
“A Secret Revealed, and a Bond Forged”
What’s better than a party of misfits you may ask? Why a party of misfits with no secrets between them. Yes, as promised earlier on Arc’s little secret didn’t stay secret for long, as with the likes of voluptuous elves and proper storylines now making an appearance it was time to establish the baseline for what’s to come. And what’s to come is going to be a blast.
Given how nonchalant Skeleton Knight is regarding Arc’s appearance and abilities to date, it should prove unsurprising that Arc’s grand reveal also became its own tongue in cheek moment. Or in other words, fantastical. Indeed, the literal white knight of plenty had a terrible curse put upon him, one requiring immense sacrifice to figure out and solve, and one Ariane can give a good bit of assistance towards ameliorating – and if you think I’m laughing my ass off writing this best think again because I swear I’m only – only – chuckling at the bony boy’s own sense of amused relief. Mostly. Indeed the complete willingness of Ariane to take Arc’s story at face value (albeit with a bit of fluffy Ponta support) simply further reinforces how Skeleton Knight is all about fun first and explanations second. Who really cares if it makes sense or has an answer? So long as the proceedings are entertaining it’s worth a watch, and I for one intend on seeing where things go.
As for what those proceedings are, we also got some information on that. Much as foreshadowed before, someone in the local kingdom is doing a naughty in kidnapping elves for nefarious (or plain lustful) reasons, and that someone likely has strong connections to the monarchy itself. It’s your usual paint by numbers fantasy intrigue, but it does give sufficient reason to keep Arc and Ariane together alongside bringing them into contact with greater powers whom Arc will, shall we say, have a field day with. After all, ridiculous powers need equally crazy arrangements to use right, and nothing says crazy like having our skellie boy do battle with princes for the sake of cute pointy ears and the right to Ponta fluff.
It’s the epitome of fantasy Skeleton Knight is gearing up towards, and I couldn’t be more excited to see just what’s in store.