I like that the quests are short (especially since that means we get quests on schedule), but they seem excessively cut. The dialogue at the moment has been compressed into too small a space; thus Theano seems incompetent (for letting things slip so easily), and Belle and the Hero are giving each other a lot of exposition.
There still isn't much insight to Belle's personality, or why the Hero is so trusting of her. An exchange involving more back and forth dialogue would help with those aspects. We know what she is, and what she knows, but we still don't really know who she is. I suspect this is what inclines people to think she is a Mary Sue (though I disagree with that).
Theano seems to be able to predict the Hero very easily, indicating some level of intelligence, but it also seems as though he's being made fun of. I feel as though he should be more threatening, make the playerbase feel a little on-edge around him. He is a thorn, after all.
Distractions aside, it was fairly interesting at its core. Would the connection between the rainbow colouring of the shard and Vitael be pure coincidence?
Is Vitael Belle's original soulally? What exactly was the nature of her forbidden magic? (white hair+ orange eyes= forbidden magic)
It's also nice to finally see Ragsrun's artwork being put to use (speaking of which, what did happen with Ragsrun? I gather she's still technically a volunteer, but...)
~original: @Dark Lord Urmi
i don't think the sword that absorbed that large shard was tougher than we are (we could also just put it into a weapon just as long as it's in our possession)
Sword: 3000 cubic centimetres of high quality steel (which would weigh about 24 kilograms, but hey, it's fantasy, maybe Rose steel is low density)
Hero: 70 kilograms of mushy human flesh.
If anyone reading this is not sure which is stronger, consider which one is designed to break the other.
(on a more serious note, we already do have weapons imbued with shards of the Ultimate Orb.)
I see a plot twist coming in the next one or two quests. I'm calling it now.
Edit: @Alamiran-- I have no signature :)
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