On the mountain, Sorey meets first with Edna, who is a earth Seraph and then Zaveid a wind Seraph ( if I’m not mistaken). Both of them help Sorey getting rid of an hellion with the only exception that Zaveid, who gave the last shot, actually killed the hellion instead of purifying it. And that’s bad, that’s really bad, because when you are a good guy, you don’t kill people, even if they are bad. So Sorey is not very happy and says things like “ bouh, that’s not cool Zaveid” and Zaveid is like “ lmao I don’t care, I just want to kill that dragon”. Sentence which subtlety summons the beast.
Soon the identity of the dragon is revealed, it is Eizen aka Edna’s big brother aka a member of Velvet’s crew in Berseria. Apparently he can’t be saved anymore and everybody, even Edna think it’s useless to try. However, Edna doesn’t want to abandon him even though she ignores how to save him and how he became a dragon. She talks about killing her brother a bit but quickly stops when she realizes Sorey is determined to find a way to save Eizen ( even if he doesn’t know how). So I guess like Lailah mentioned, Sorey’s straightforwardness is a quality, since it gave a bit of hope to Edna.
The second part of the episode focused on explaining how Zaveid and Edna are related to Eizen and why they care about him. Well, it’s rather obvious for Edna since it’s her brother but I found her flashback quite touching and now I have some sympathy for the guy, even though I don’t really know him…
but he’s hot and that’s all that matters.
But Zaveid’s part was the most interesting in my opinion, when his resolve to kill the dragon turned into some rage, letting us know the reasons of his anger against Eizen. Apparently, they knew each other before and used to be good friends. Now Zaveid is angry at Eizen for forgetting everything, for turning into an hellion and maybe for letting him behind, all alone. I don’t really know, those are pure suppositions from me but I’m interested and wish to learn more.
But anyway, Sorey armatizes with Lailah and gets rekt. What is important to note however, is the fact that Eizen did recognize his sister and stopped his fire before hurting her. So I guess not everything is lost heh, there’s still a chance to turn him back into a hot dude. Then Edna becomes a sub lord because Sorey said he’ll look for a way to turn her brother back so following him is the best opportunity she has.
Finally, Mikleo manages to get the artifact quite easily so I guess there’s no water trial? Again, Mikleo doesn’t really do anything this episode but just seeing him on screen makes me happy. Also seems like he gets prettier every episode… oh well.
So this episode introduced two new characters, part of the main cast: Edna and Zaveid. I know I was the first one to shout ” I WANT TO SEE THE REST OF THE CAST!” but I can’t help to feel like things are a bit rushed. As expected since, you know, we got a two episode commercial. But on the other hand, I’m glad things are finally starting to move a bit.
If I remember correctly, Edna’s introduction is the same than in the game, however they changed things a bit for Zaveid but telling the differences is not in my capacity. So yeah, I’m a bit lost here and I think, since my memory is a bit fuzzy, I’ll stop making comparisons with the game since I’m not sure about the exactitude of my sayings.
But anyway, I was happy to see Edna again! She’s awesome. Now I just want the party to interact with each other a bit. Especially Meebo and Edna, those were my favorite interactions in the game, the comic duo Edna x Mikleo is just amazing.
I’d like to give a special mention to the soundtrack this episode for offering us quite a large panel of songs with some interesting musical choices. I think my favorite one was the one they played when Zaveid was introduced. Man, this rocking guitar and harmonica was awesome, it did contribute to make Zaveid’s character even more bad ass. I think my initial reaction when they started playing the song and showing Zaveid’s face was something along the lines of :
” Oh my! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°), he sure is working those tights pants”
I also want to know more about Eizen and how he became a dragon. If it is explained in the game, I’ve forgot, but in any case that’s something I won’t be able to spoil by inadvertence. Maybe if we get some other Berseria episodes we’ll learn more about Eizen and his past, but I doubt it. If it’s not revealed in Zestiria it means it’s an important part of Berseria, thus, they probably won’t adapt it, at least not for the moment.
Based on the preview I get the feeling that we might see Sorey armatize with Mikleo, so yeah! I can’t wait!