"Nanatsu no Taizai" is a tale of humans and beings from the other world and of the ancient times. The Holy Knights have protected the country of Britannia, wielded immensely of powerful magic. They were both feared and revered. However, a faction arose, which betrayed their country and turned their blades toward the remaining knights. To the masses, they were known as the Seven Deadly Sins.
Episode 2: Sword of The Holy Knight
Due to the coup d’état by the Holy Knights, the third princess of Liones named Elizabeth fled in distress and began her journey in search of the Seven Deadly Sins.
Meliodas, Hawk and Elizabeth arrive at the village of Bernia known for their ale. The village uses water from a river hailed as the best in all of Liones and grout found along its banks. However, when they arrive, the famous river has dried up, and the herbs all wilted. As they approached the town, they see a huge crowd of people gathered in the center, mistaking it for a festival. Meliodas asks the people about the event.
It is revealed that a day before Meliodas, Hawk and Elizabeth came to Bernia, the Holy Knight Gilthunder also came to the village. The people had somehow incurred his wrath so he stuck down his sword sealing the village’s underground water source, thus preventing the village from making Bernia ale, which was their prime source of income.
A child called Mead shows up, boasting that lifting the sword will be a cinch for his Seven Deadly Sin friend. The child's move angered the townsfolk, and they started throwing rocks at the child. Meliodas retreats to the Boar Hat with Mead in tow.
At the Boar Hat, Meliodas asks Mead if what he says about his Deadly Sin friend is true, but they found out that he was lying. Elizabeth tells him that she also did the same as a child in order to get her father's attention. Mead reveals his past. Some years ago, Mead's parents passed through Bernia but fell victim to an epidemic which caused their death. Although he was raised by the villagers in his parents' place, he, being jealous of the other children who had their own family, lied and pulled pranks to get the villagers' attention.
But one day, the Holy Knight Gilthunder came to Bernia to drink the famous Ale. Even though it was the best Bernia had ever made, the Holy Knight insulted it and described the Ale was "only slightly better than a horse's urine." This angered Mead, who put a bug in the Holy Knight's next drink. This immediately angered Gilthunder, so he sealed the village river's underground water source with his sword.
Just then, two soldiers tell the villagers that if they do not pull out the sword by sunset, their taxes will be raised by ten times. Seeing how everyone was trying their best to pull the sword out, Mead also ran there and joined them. However, they failed. Seeing all the villagers collapsed from exhaustion, Meliodas easily removes the object.
That night, a celebration is held at the Boar Hat, and Meliodas was hailed as a savior by Bernia's villagers.
The Holy Knight Gilthunder, who currently resides and governs Fort Solgales, was informed that a child has pulled his sword. Wanting to confirm whether the removal of his sword was an accident, Gilthunder throws a spear imbued with his power toward the town.
Meliodas, however, sensed the approaching object, stopped the spear and threw it back, which resulted in the fort's destruction and Gilthunder's realization that the Seven Deadly Sins were still alive.
Meliodas, Elizabeth and Hawke then decide to depart to Forest of White Dreams. An information gathered earlier by Elizabeth says that the Holy Knights dared not to go there. Meliodas thinks there’s a Deadly Sin who’s probably out there, and with that, the group departs to another adventure.
There you have it for the recap on “Nanatsu no Taizai” Episode 2. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about this show.
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