Like I said before, it’s never the ghost. I figured there was something wrong with Yoruko’s death. I have to say, though…it’s pretty clever to use armor destruction to fake death…sounds like something I’d try. I guess I can’t really blame Yoruko and Kains since they were just trying to figure out what happened to Griselda, not steal the rare item.
But at the end of the day, Grimlock was a pretty boring culprit. At least he didn’t do it for the item…that would just be nuts (not that his reason was much better). But that aside, the scene with Griselda’s “spirit” at the very end was kinda suspicious. It kinda makes you think a bit more about what the PK said about death not being true in Sword Art. What if it was suggesting that Griselda didn’t die in the real world? But that’s just wild speculation.
Poor Kirito…the first decent food he’s had since he entered Sword Art Online and it disintegrates when it hits the ground. What an unforgiving game…the only place where dropping food on the ground can’t contaminate it and it enforces the 5-second rule. Asuna’s cooking skill does beg the question, though…she’s about as strong as Kirito, right? How did she manage that?
Kirito always made sense because he’s a solo character, so he would naturally gain more experience. But how does a guild second-in-command get so much experience that she can afford to raise a cooking skill? Another introductory arc has finished…how many more are left? This one wasn’t all that bad, but it’s nice to have a more overarching thing going on.
Just one last note: we’re introduced to the PK guild Laughing Coffin…just wanted to say that Kestrel was a much better-sounding guild name in my opinion. Also, Kirito finally has a friend!