Warning: Spoilers up to the end of Episode 8 follow.
The episode takes place a couple years after the end of the previous episode. Rudeus is about to turn ten years old, a milestone, and the Boreas Greyrat family is gearing up to surprise him with a birthday party.
Through some narration, we learn a little about the political background regarding the Greyrats. There are four main houses of the family. Rudeus is from the Notos branch, which is the blacksheep branch. Rudeus’ father, Paul, is brother to a man who is the head of the family, ...