The Journey of Elaina Episode 8: The Great Porcelain Caper

Last time Elaina visited two “split” lands. This time her destination was a more unified land, united in their love of porcelain dolls that is. Yup. This was a horror episode.

Elaina meets Sheila

Before we get to the main topic let my fellow cultured peeps and I admire another beautiful adult in the Night Witch, Sheila. She worked for the UMA (just like Saya) and was investigating a so called “Ripper” that went after women’s lives. More on this in a bit. As Elaina overheard the terrified citizens with incomprehensible info she was about to be on her way when Sheila stopped her to ask some questions. After proving her innocence she did the whole “Call me if you hear anything” investigators tended to do.

The Dollmaker

Like I said the people of this city were enamored with porcelain dolls. They were everywhere…and I was scared for most of the episode. Elaina noticed a rundown looking doll store. The Dollmaker was given them away for free, saying the smiles of happy customers was payment enough.

Yeah. This case was an intentionally easy one to solve. More on that later.

Doll at the inn

After leaving the store she found an inn for the night. In her room there was of course another doll. Disturbed by its presence she “threw” it into the closet.

Elaina taking a bathElaina Booty

I recall reading somewhere the LN author specifically requesting not to show off Elaina’s sexiness too much, hence this being the best we got so far. Readers who remembered Master Fran’s blessings in the premiere episode know this is tame in comparison. By the way the weather was quite hot when Elaina visited.

Elaina's rude awakening

Speaking of hot I dug Elaina’s surprise bobcut. Alas she thought it was the stuff of nightmares. It was thanks to this bobcut she suspected the Ripper was responsible. Later she called Sheila to the scene of the crime. They looked all over and found the most important clue in the closet, strands of the doll’s blonde hair but no doll in sight. Also it appeared to be human hair. Elaina immediately agreed to help with the investigation. She wanted “justice”, if you know what I mean.

Elaina and Sheila in disguise

After interrogating the Innkeeper they wore “clever” disguises to take part in a secret auction at what used to be an opera house.

The main event

I need full body shots to show off what kind of dolls were auctioned before the main event. Let’s just say they were…special. On to the main event. Dolls with HUMAN HAIR! One of them was the missing doll from Elaina’s room and IT HAD HER HAIR! Elaina wanted to scorch every soul in the opera house (except Sheila) but the senior witch tried to reason with her. Unfortunately the bidders didn’t make a compelling enough case to be spared of her wrath.

The Ripper revealed

After some “persuasion” the Ripper revealed themselves. It was true the Dollmaker didn’t do it for the money as she donated the auction earnings to the poor. However, she LOVED seeing the looks on people’s faces, be it joy, sorrow, anger, lust etc. She loved human expressions to an uncomfortable degree. She confidently flaunted her power as a mage but didn’t count on Elaina being a witch and was easily captured. To Elaina’s dismay the Dollmaker wasn’t executed but taken into custody.

Elaina's hair restored

You will be missed Elaina’s bobcut.

Viewers who paid attention during Elaina and Sheila’s first meeting will be rewarded near the end of the episode. Good stuff as usual.

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12 Responses to The Journey of Elaina Episode 8: The Great Porcelain Caper

  1. Christian Appel says:

    Elaina with bobcut/as tomboy looks really cute.

    Don´t mess with her and her girlfriend Saya or you have to bear the consequences – like crazy witch (at the end).

    Death penalty for hair cutting? Sometimes, Elaina is really cruel.

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  2. Little Viktoria says:

    I’m glad she got her hair back right away and didn’t have to spend years growing it. Elaina looks wonderful in a bobcut, but I love her luxurious, plentiful long hair even more.

    She wears Saya’s pendant even when she sleeps. That makes me so happy!

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  3. thejarlax says:

    I’m pleasantly surprised by how often Saya is showing up.

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  4. tbiscut74 says:

    My god, Sheila is one sexy goddess! Would love to see her again.

    Yeah I prefer short hair over long. Elaina bob cut will be missed.

    Also, Yea more Saya! Will never get tired of seeing her!

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  5. cirno9fan says:

    That was quite the episode. I was fine with her in a bobcut too (and I’m sure saaya would have gone on about how they were matching XD) but I do like Elaina’s long and silky hair too. And it was done against her will, so it’s good that she fixed it.

    Also, it wasn’t that she was confident in her “mage” status, she was confident because she was actually the level of a witch, and she thought Elaina was just a mage. Not realizing Elaina is one of the more powerful witches out there.

    The dolls were indeed creepy….

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  6. yurimylove says:

    lol she’s more of a “trimmer” than a “ripper”

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  7. Giack31 says:

    First off all I wanted to talk about the start of last episode and how it ties in with my theory of Elenia’s mom being the which that wrote the book that Elaina loves (it’s in the ep 5 comments if you haven’t seen it). The beginning of the episode shows someone that is very similar to Elaina but it’s not her because they have different voices (I think someone also mentions different chest sizes later on the episode?) and they never show her face. This to me almost confirms it.

    Now for this episode.
    This was a very good mix of a serious and creepy episode mixed with also a lot of jokes and funny moments.
    Elaina was really cute with shorter hair but it was done against her will so it’s only fair that it was restore to how it was before.
    It was clear that Sheila had some kind of connection with Saya but I didn’t her expect to be Saya’s teacher.

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