@Paul-Nebeling I think you are right, I even think I remember that disqualification was a mention in the last book, but I cannot remember why and couldn’t find it. Could it be because he used a knowingly cursed weapon during the tournament? Or the weapon is capable of something along the lines of the Primeval Blade and that flagged into a rule violation?
Or… after rereading it for like the 20th time… he died, killed himself on accident? He did lose an arm fighting Rook with the axe.
My body was turned to dust.
And as I felt myself shattering, my consciousness faded away.
Alto's S-rank pull is really funny, Jubei seems to have decided that Ray really was related to the accident 10 years ago (but can't stop fighting long enough to find out ^^), and I wish Xunyu got more screentime cause she rules. (I get why she can't, but I still wish it'd happen.)
For those interested in the whole drama around Franklin and A-RI-CA and how much it affected Franklin. There is an extra WN SS that can be read after volume 16, though if you don't know Japanese you'll have to MTL it. Don't go poking further though if you don't want to be spoiled for the current WN arc / future LN arcs.
the Theodore and his fellow knights die is a bit sad... are there even enough tians left in the palace to even sustain a town? The post-launch mortality and carnage rates are so high, compared to how it was before, that the game's worldbuilding would likely keel over and die faster than the devs losing fresh changes to keep the game from burning out.
They didn't die. Arc Sage maybe be the worst but she is a capable healer.
Chapter 2 page 23, 4th narration bubble: "Entering it with a large group of soldiers could been seen as an act of war.
Chapter 3 page 25: Having "Oh right" starting the sentence for two bubbles in a row is a bit awkward.
Something from the volume 2 epub that I wanted to check:
"The countries close to Gideon are Caldina and Legendaria. The latter signed a treaty of commerce with Altar, while the former is a full ally
For some reason, I had the impression that Legendaria was Altar's ally; and Caldina having a treaty of commerce seems more like a match. Is my impression wrong, or did that get mistakenly flipped in the text?
Also, more generally, I remember Steiner commenting that Gardranda's title was being changed from "Demon" to "Hobgoblin." It was Demon in the (recently downloaded) volume 1 premium epub, but is that just a matter of the epubs not being updated, or did it switch back to Demon?