He, uh, doesn't look okay, Noah.
In other words, everyone seems to pretty calm about Rex just burning that poor guy to a crisp.
I think you over did it just a tad bit, Rex. Guess Raymond needed some more COMBAT FOCUS.
I wouldn't be surprised if he's dead. If so, I guess it's time to see how the empire reacts to the death of its future soldiers.
Pfft, it's not a proper RPG attack until it shows the world being blown up at minimum.
Still wondering how the heart-based protection magic system works, with much more concern for Reynalde's life O_O
The hearts look like they were overloaded. That's blood coming out of 'em, isn't it? I can't imagine that represents the hearts are successfully holding up... But we will find out.
@Katz Remember how everyone was cool about public executions?
@itblobboy: I think they're a visual representation of an invisible, skin-tight magic shield which absorbs damage. The shield can only endure so much, and when the hearts empty the shield is "off".
@Sillyname I hope not! Internal combustion OP. Kidding aside, yeah, I figure that's about right, unless the damage is redirected to the hearts... Magically... Sure. That can also work. I guess.
Back on page 612 you can see Erin say they can go all out. The GKHH.. noise makes me doubt this claim. Guess I gotta trust the associates of the Empire to make overpowered defensive spells? *Notices Beefy last panel* I'm sure they could pull that off.
Just a tiny flesh wound.
*gasp* Noah talked with the guy he was warned not to... (o.O)
I also hope the heart system saves Reynalde from a "crispy brown" ending.
Okay, but public executions were because people though said person had done something wrong. In this scenario, it's meant to be just an example fight - no-one is MEANT to get hurt. But from the looks of it, Reynalde sure looks like he's in pain.
His pupils disappeared!
Hm, the people normally despise magic, but are not impressed at huge explosions?
Concerning Reynalde: Like the whole Noah ark so far, I believe this to be planned exactly by Veda, so she'll use wounded Reynalde's to get another point across.
Maybe she'll show how awesome magic healing is?