Chapter 3: Beacons Unite
Ragnarok Chapter 3 was released to Global on November 23rd, 2021.
[Episode 50] The Search for Medicine
Ban and Fenrir head to the Capital of Xantenburg to find the medicine that will heal Meliodas. Will they be able to find it?
Chapter 3 of Ragnarok begins with Ban and Fenrir walking towards the gate of the Capital of Xantenburg. Fenrir is alarmed because he overhears that an entry pass is required. However, Ban “borrows” an entry pass from a nearby merchant, and returns it before the merchant even notices. The guard at the gate is wary of Ban, but Ban passes the test by being able to sufficiently convey that he is a chef and is visiting Xantenburg to trade ingredients. Once inside the city gates, Ban and Fenrir overhear numerous townspeople extolling the amazing qualities of King Siegfried and Prince Sigurd. Ban and Fenrir then head to the tavern to try to get more information.
[Episode 51] Information From the Capital
Ban and Fenrir finally enter the Capital of Xantenburg. What’s their next move?
In the tavern, the customers chat about the long-lasting winter and war. One customer hypothesizes that the recent events are all due to the curse of Fafnir the Evil Dragon, but other customers tell him to stop and that such a thing cannot be possible as all of Midgard is affected. As they continue their conversation, they discuss that Prince Sigurd recently faced the Dragon Incarnate and defeated him handily, and thus would easily be able to defeat the curse of Fafnir if it were real. They believe that Prince Sigurd will be an excellent king in the future, and a perfect inheritor of the Legendary Sword Gram.
As Fenrir listens in, he is saddened by the thought that great parents bear great children, unlike himself. Ban questions this statement, as Fenrir is supposedly the son of Loki. However, Fenrir shares that Loki had adopted Fenrir when he was orphaned and alone. Loki taught Fenrir how to survive by himself.
Going back to the tavern customers, we learn about the Order of Dragonslayers, the unit under the direct command of Prince Sigurd. Within this unit, the rules are strict and the training is hard, and there is even a rumored “special medicine” that all soldiers (including the king and prince) must take as being near the Legendary Sword Gram can make a person’s health deteriorate.
Upon overhearing this discussion, Ban inquires if Fenrir’s nose can pick up the smell of medicine from the soldier who fought Meliodas. Ban and Fenrir plot to climb the castle’s walls to find the medicine.
[Episode 52] Sneaking In
Ban and Fenrir hear a clue regarding the medicine while eavesdropping on the residents of the capital.
As Ban and Fenrir sneak into Xantenburg Castle, they chance upon one of the soldiers who’d been with Prince Sigurd. Ban recognizes that the soldier won’t be willing to come on his own and that they will need to use force.
[Episode 53] Medicine Whereabouts
The two make it inside the castle, but there’s a long way to go yet!
Ban and Fenrir proceed through a series of battles against the Xantenburg soldiers. Upon knocking out all of the soldiers, Fenrir smells something peculiar that he’s never smelled before. The pair search deeper into the castle to find the source of the smell.
[Episode 54] Real Dad, Fake Dad
Seeing Fenrir amazed by his skills, Ban tells him about his past.
Ban teaches Fenrir how to sneak about the castle and avoid detection. Ban shares that he learned these skills from his father when he was young, which makes Fenrir sad again. However, Ban shares that his “real” father was a Werefox - Zhivago was his real father regardless of not being blood-related. Ban challenges Fenrir to reevaluate his assessment of his relationship with Loki.
As Ban overhears the soldiers talking about intruders, he rushes Fenrir to hurry up. Fenrir investigates the area and determines the location of the medicine is on the floor above them. Ban leaps through the ceiling and grabs the medicine.
[Episode 55] Mission Accomplished
Ban and Fenrir finally find the medicine! Time to escape.
While his mission was successful, Ban created so much noise that the soldiers easily identified where they were standing. Ban throws Fenrir over his shoulder to escape. As they run away, Fenrir shares that he believes that Loki is his real dad after all. Ban expresses that he’s sure Loki believes the same thing.
[Episode 56] Ominous Aura
Sigurd suddenly senses an ominous energy. Where is it coming from?
Somewhere unknown, Prince Sigurd senses an ominous energy thanks to the Legendary Sword Gram. He goes to follow it, believing it might be the Dragon Incarnate.
[Episode 57] One Who Calls to the Sword
Sigurd discovers a cave spewing the ominous aura. He enters slowly.
The ominous aura that Prince Sigurd sensed is revealed to be the Evil Dragon Fafnir, returned as an evil spirit. Fafnir mocks Sigurd and says that Sigurd’s father, Siegfried, was nothing but a thief who stole Fafnir’s gold and founded his kingdom upon pilfered coin. Additionally, Fafnir says that the Legendary Sword Gram is actually far from legendary, but is really a sword that will bring Sigurd and Siegfried nothing but destruction.
[Episode 58] Fafnir’s Spirit
Sigurd encounters the spirit of the Evil Dragon Fafnir. Realizing Sigurd is Siegfried’s son, Fafnir’s spirit begins to taunt him.
Angered by Fafnir’s remarks, Sigurd wields Gram and attacks Fafnir. With Fafnir’s Spirit’s dying words, he ominously reminds Sigurd that he too shall come to ruin by the curse on the abominable sword.
[Episode 59] Medicinal Effect
Meliodas recovers after taking the medicine Ban and Fenrir brought.
Back in the [Boar Hat Tavern], Merlin inspects the medicine brought back by Ban and Fenrir and declares it not to be an antidote but a suppressant for the symptoms. Meliodas feels completely refreshed after taking the medicine, which Merlin attributes to his strong body. Grimnir is shocked to see Ban and Fenrir make such a glorious return after stealing the medicine from Xantenburg Castle and proclaims that Fenrir is truly the son of Loki.
With the remaining medicine after Meliodas’s dose was administered, Merlin feels she can concoct a potion with the same effect. She plans to do more research to understand more about the Legendary Sword Gram. Meliodas jumps back into action, despite Merlin’s caution to take it easy.
[Episode 60] A Terrible Rumor
Meliodas hears from the merchants that Priest Vali has formed an army in preparation for a war.
Tavern customers begin talking about the Giants of Jotunheim beginning their assault on Midgard, led by Loki. Upon further questioning, Meliodas determines that the leader is actually Priest Vali and that Xantenburg and Isenstein are working together against the Giants. The customers begin to debate if this is the “final battle” of legend, Ragnarok.
[Episode 61] Another Prophecy From Shall
[The Seven Deadly Sins] are worried a war will break out between Humans and Giants. Shall wakes up.
Meliodas and Merlin discuss the possibility of this final battle. Merlin affirms that it is true, given a few things that she has heard. There is no doubt that Giants are appearing in droves, and it is confirmed that Vali is gathering soldiers to form a large army. Vali seems to have taken advantage of his role as arbiter and intermediary between countries at war, and is using the situation to grow his influence. However, as Grimnir shares, as long as Vali acts “in the name of Odin”, there isn’t a single country that can disobey. Fenrir remains dubious of Loki’s involvement.
At this moment, Shall wakes up. “It’s going to be a fierce battle”, she says. “At this rate, many people will die… Humans… Giants…” and promptly falls back asleep again upon completing her prophecy. Fenrir insists that he wants to go see if it is true that Loki is leading the Giants to Midgard. Elizabeth expresses concerns about human lives being lost if a war breaks out, and inquires if there is anything that [The Seven Deadly Sins] can do. The team decides that before they can do anything, they must determine the truth.
[Episode 62] Northernmost Plains
[The Seven Deadly Sins] are headed to the Northernmost Plains to pursue the Giants. They find wounded Isenstein troops, led by Hagen.
Grimnir and Merlin project that the battle must be happening at a place called the Northernmost Plains, which is the edge of the land and is famous for the auroras in the sky above it. The team heads for this area.
Once [The Seven Deadly Sins] arrive at the Northernmost Plains, they see the beaten-down soldiers of Isenstein. However, Princess Brunhild is missing and none of the soldiers know what has happened to her.
[Episode 63] Hagen’s Story
Hagen explains what happened with Priest Vali and expresses anger.
Hagen approaches [The Seven Deadly Sins], frustrated by their presence. Meliodas asks Elizabeth to heal the soldiers of Isenstein. Diane inquires about Princess Brunhild, and Hagen shares that it has been decided that the Isenstein Legion will join Priest Vali’s expeditionary force as a vanguard role.
He recalls some time ago at the allied forces’ base in the Northernmost Plains, Priest Vali mockingly provided orders that should’ve been a simple task for the greatest army in Midgard and its leader, the great Brunhild. Hagen took offense at the remarks, but Brunhild calmed him down and reminded him that Isenstein was part of the allied forces and thus their only responsibility was to fight bravely under the given circumstances.
However, despite the soldiers of Istenstein fighting as bravely as they could, their weapons could barely scratch the Giants and they were hopelessly defeated. Hagen felt that Vali’s orders were payback for what had happened in the past. During the battle, Brunhild realized that attack would be meaningless and stayed by herself to fight the Giants and buy time for the soldiers’ retreat.
[Episode 64] Individual Investigation
Elizabeth is left by herself after the gang leaves for the Northernmost Plains. She doesn’t like the idea of doing nothing but waiting.
Now that the soldiers have been healed, they can return to save Princess Brunhild. Hagen thanks Elizabeth and Meliodas for their assistance.
Merlin reflects that the battlefield is in absolute chaos. The Giants spread out over a large area and are attacking as they see fit. Thus, Meliodas recommends that [The Seven Deadly Sins] split up, not to fight but to see what is going on. Elizabeth remains at the tavern with Hawk, Gowther, and Escanor. She wants to look for anyone wounded on the battlefield.
[Episode 65] Dangerous Situation
The gang arrives in the Northernmost Pains, but Loki is nowhere to be found. They decide to keep searching for him.
Meliodas and Fenrir go off together. Meliodas asks Fenrir if he still feels a connection with Loki, but Fenrir says he doesn’t sense his father anywhere on the battlefield. However, the pair see two Giants near the North Side of the Northernmost Plains so they head over towards them.
The Giants are overheard conversing about how Humans are weak and how Loki tricked the Giants into wasting their time. As Fenrir approaches the Giants, they attempt to recruit him as a Werebeast. Fenrir inquires if Loki was their leader, and the Giants scoff at Loki being considered a leader as he is a liar and a traitor. According to the Giants, Loki tricked them into believing something amazing would happen once they got past the wall, Ymir’s Eyelashes. However, nothing amazing happened and the wall is now destroyed.
The Giants move to attack Fenrir, and Meliodas leaps into the way to defend Fenrir. Meliodas defeats the Giants and they run back towards their friends. Meliodas assesses that the Giants are amateurs with no real experience in combat and that they have no leader but are running amok.
[Episode 66] In Search of Survivors
Elizabeth arrives in the aftermath of a brutal battle. She quickly looks for survivors
Meanwhile, Elizabeth, Hawk, Gowther, and Escanor find the scene of a massacre, filled with corpses. Elizabeth is determined to find a survivor, which Hawk does on the Northeast Side of the Northernmost Plains. The survivor is found to be Princess Brunhild, who mumbles Sigurd’s name, and mysteriously whispers “my...love...how…could...you”, as Elizabeth heals her. Brunhild awakes, shocked by this miraculous healing.
[Episode 67] Princess Brunhild’s Thoughts
Brunhild comes to. She thanks Elizabeth for saving her.
Brunhild is surprised that Elizabeth would save her, with her being her enemy. However, Elizabeth says there is no such thing as allies or enemies when helping people. She believes that what Brunhild did on the battlefield to help the innocent was a truly remarkable thing to do. However, Brunhild protests being placed on a pedestal, saying that the only thing she knows how to do is thrust her spear and bring death to her soldiers and enemies.
Elizabeth asks Brunhild about her calling out to Sigurd when she was unconscious. Brunhild awkwardly responds that Sigurd is her sworn enemy, and at all hours she is filled with nothing but hatred for him.
Elizabeth responds that she once knew of an unfortunate couple who loved each other very much but could only be hateful to each other. Elizabeth feels such a situation may be the same for Brunhild and Sigurd.
[Episode 68] Hidden Feelings
Elizabeth helps Brunhild. Meanwhile, what is happening to [The Seven Deadly Sins]?
Brunhild denies Elizabeth’s assumptions vehemently. While she is grateful to Elizabeth for saving her life, she still states that if they were to meet again in battle, Brunhild would carry out her duty without fail.
[Episode 69] Unexpected Encounter
Ban finds some Giants about to hurt Human soldiers and jumps in.
Meanwhile, on the West Side, several soldiers are confronted by Giants. The soldiers are told they must stay and fight as this is an honorable way to die. Ban approaches the scene and begins to fight the Giants.
As Ban defeats the Giants, the Human soldiers thank him. However, their commander angrily approaches and asks why he would interrupt their battle. Ban grips him by his neck and asks him if he’d like to die with honor. The other soldiers look on in horror and realize that there’s no way a regular Human would be able to defeat Giants, and so Ban must be a monster. The soldiers cowardly run away.
After the soldiers run away, Ban spies an unknown blond-haired female sitting on top of the fallen Giant. She is revealed to be Megellda the Valkyrie. She remarks that Ban must be a surprisingly strong Human, and must be a well-known hero. Ban begins to walk away, and Megellda pulls out a sword to attack him. She stabs Ban through the back and announces that she’ll make sure his soul gets to Valhalla safely, as she will take him there. Ban angrily turns around, and Megellda questions how he survived the Valkyrie Strike.
Ban attacks Megellda back, knocking her out. She profusely apologizes and begs for forgiveness. Ban is not interested in killing someone begging for their life. He pardons Megellda, and she graciously thanks him. She shares that as a Valkyrie, her job is to guide the souls of Humans who died bravely in combat to Valhalla. However, her track record isn’t very good as a Valkyrie. Valkyries live under strict rules, and one mistake can cause one to be tossed down to the earthly realm. Megellda was hoping that Ban’s top-notch soul could be used to boost her job performance. Uninterested, Ban walks away, but Megellda stabs him through the back again, however again Ban doesn’t die.
Megellda asks Ban if he is immortal, and he says he is, which is a pain because he cannot be with the woman he loves. So, he asks Megellda to go ahead and kill him, but she cries openly about the fact that he cannot die. As Megellda says, “death is the calm after a hard and painful life”, and “should be the beautiful final moment of a Human’s life”. Megellda vows to find a way to help Ban to die so that if he dies she gets to take his soul to Valhalla. She consigns herself to being Ban’s exclusive Valkyrie in a strange turn of events as Chapter 3 comes to a close.