After the abuse Octavia went through because of Bubulx’s irresponsibility from the last episode, she finally gets to face him off to a duel. Also in this tournament, a mysterious elf participates in order to win the grand prize and eventually joins to help the Gael Clan.
There is in no doubt that women with swords are undeniably pretty and Octavia is no exception. Her fighting skills are simply amazing as she doesn’t use brute force to take him down, but instead used her sword effectively to make the opponent vulnerable. This gave me the impression that women could be superior fighters opposed to men as they lack appeal that women has.
Of course, Bulbulx is a total douchebag and decided to cheat by sending out soldiers on chariots to take her down. Knowing that Morgan gets fired up when it comes to fights, it’s predictable that she will jump in and help Octavia out despite being with the empire. To that effect, the battle was rather interesting as they were working together to take down Bulbulx’s forces and himself. In the end, they became friends and hopefully we get to see them help each other in battle again since they make a great team.
As for the mysterious elf, it’s totally unexpected to see her to take down a giant humanoid monster with the immense strength from her hammer. It’s quite expected as Rathy is a mine elf. Sadly her appearance, strength and referring to herself in the male pronoun, boku gave everyone the impression that she is a boy. In reality, she is actually a tomboyish girl and unfortunately, the dubs kind of got this one wrong because of this fact. As a result, I kind of felt sympathetic towards her as she deserved better.
While Morgan enjoyed herself at the coliseum, it seemed that she has attracted another enemy force, which is planning another attack on Avalon with another woman commanding the operation. Hopefully the Gaels prepared for this battle as the solders looks a bit tougher than the previous wave.