I wonder if glowing eyes affects her vision? In fact, how does she get her eye to be luminescent? Is it moss? Yeah, its probably moss.
The biggest and most substantial change this chapter brings is not in plot or character development, but in art style. Lee Gwang-Su-nim, the artist of the work, has implemented a new element of detail to his art style, the eyes. As seen above, characters now have very detailed eyes in the same style (but usually less luminescent). You can see a second ring added to the eye in the middle of the white of the eye. It is yet to be seen if this is going to be for every character or just those who have power (i.e. not normal humans). Additionally, Gwang-Su-nim usually matches eye color to hair color, although with many exceptions. Nobles, Frankenstein, and the Elders are the exceptions thus far. Basically, all modified humans have matching eyes and hair.
The Elders are all ugly, but that is besides the point. The point is that a new element to fighting was added this chapter. There is no way of knowing how significant of an element this is, if it is a one time thing or recurring, yet. We will know if it comes back or not. This new element is referred to as an “aura” as depicted by the green super sayian-esque energy above. This aura has the power to hinder those who are not strong enough to withstand the energy. Yeah, it is pretty generic.
I have a few elements of plot to cover. First, it turns out that Regis and Seira are representing Lukedonia and have not been secretly in contact with the Union. Their purpose is to cover up the death of the 12th Elder, which Seira does fairly convincingly. Second, we are reminded how much of a powerhouse Seira is, being a Clan leader and what not, and her line, “Challenge me. I will not decline.” is pure gold. Regis, on the other hand, is the usual wimp who can’t do anything without Seira. I predict that he will eventually strive to obtain power and get out of Seira’s shadow. Perhaps he will be blinded by his strive for power, perhaps not. The third plot point is that the Elders are all ugly. Why is this significant? Because the protagonists are extremely good looking, this creates an obvious binary of ugly vs. the good looking to add to the evil vs. good conflict.
GO Rating: 4.5/5*
*Seeing Lee Gwang-Su-nim’s art style evolve gives this chapter bonus points.