At last, Mei’s dream of going to a Cartado festival has become true. While she seems excited, it seems that her friends want to tag along.
By now, everyone knows that Mei is a Cartado enthusiast since she knows how to use them effectively. Besides becoming excited over Rona having all those rare cards, it’s obvious that she knows a lot about them. While she dreams of going to the place where Cartado are made, nobody in the world went there in person, until now.
Someone finally invites Mei to attend a secret Cartado festival that most only read about in books. She happens to know a Dodo, a Tarka who owns a shop and became friends with. In other words, she got the invite she was waiting for thanks to her connections. Still, it’s funny to see Yulia’s, Fai’s and Seria’s reaction when they saw how cute Dodo is and offered it sweets. I knew this will eventually happen given their personalities.
Not to mention, Dodo allow Mei’s friends to come along and enjoy the festivities despite Mei being reluctant to do so. As expected, Seria is afraid to jump into the hole that Dodo magically created, which is a portal to their destination.
When they got there, the village is full of Tarka, who speak their own language. I find it amazing that Cartado cards are not made by humans, but grow on trees instead. As you would expect, the cards that grow on the trees are completely random. Apparently, they grow from nature in an area where the soil is more suited for Cartado trees than regular trees. Now we know where those Cartado cards come from. It’s too bad Mei can’t plant a tree of her own so she can have an endless supply of those cards.
As expected, Yulia and her friends see some Tarka kids throwing Carado cards for fun. Of course, Mei freaks out when one of the children throws a card at a tree. Thankfully, Dodo said it’s no big deal and allows Mei to have some of them. I find it funny how Mei gets all excited over picking them that Fai and Seria had to calm her down. Still, it’s surprising that Fai can understand what the Tarka beings said.
After the elder of the village greets the girls, Yulia and her friends change into their outfits. It’s funny how none of the outfits fit Yulia, Fai and Mei, except for Seria. I have to admit I felt sympathetic towards her. Still, the outfits are cute.
Aside from the opening of the festival along with the festivities, there is one activity that catches Mei’s eyes. Yes, it’s the Cartado King competition. The participant that brings back the rarest card will be this year’s Cartado King. Obviously, Mei wants to win this for bragging rights.
Of course, finding the right card to win is the hard part. While Mei manages to find a legendary rare, Fai almost had it. Sadly, she fell at the last-minute. She tried to launch Dodo to get it, but another Tarka got to it before it can.
Mei was about to concede defeat, but her friends convince her to find another one. Sadly, their search is fruitless, until they found a strange looking tree. Underneath the dirt is a common Cartado card, but it’s unusually huge in size. I have to admit that it’s funny to see Mei’s reaction to it thinking she can win with such a common Cartado card despite the size. Believe it or not, it worked.
While it’s sad to see all those Cartado cards go to waste as Tarkas burned them as an offering, Yulia and her friends had a lot of fun. At least Mei have something to brag about among her friends that she won a competition using a hugged-sized one-star Cartado card. At least we now know where those Cartado cards originated from. ¶