The Daughter of Evil: Illustration Story is a collection of short, poetic stories included in Epic of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Fanbook, released on August 26, 2012. The stories were illustrated by Yoshida Dondorian. It reflects on several of the characters from the series, focusing largely on their personal traits or emotional dilemmas.
The Story of Two SwordsmenEdit
The Story of Two Swordsmen [note 1] is the first poem featured in the collection. It elaborates on Allen and Leonhart's motivations for their fateful duel. Allen wishes to protect Riliane while Leonhart similarly has his own things he wants to protect. However, Leonhart's will falters due to Allen's own intervention.
The Story of One SorceressEdit
The Story of One Sorceress[note 2] is the second poem featured in the collection. It explains the effects that Elluka had by incarnating Michaela and Gumillia as humans. To protect what she gained, Elluka turns the two spirits human, training Gumillia in magic and Michaela in songs. Michaela's happy life is cut short, though she continues to support and protect her beloved Clarith.
The Story of Two HeroinesEdit
The Story of Two Heroines[note 3] is the third poem featured in the collection. It depicts Gumillia and Riliane Mouchet and focuses on their determination. Gumillia, trained in magic, is searching for the vessels of sin. Riliane, skilled with a lance, has pride. Armed with the ability to fight, the two bravely push forward.
The Story of One GirlEdit
The Story of One Girl[note 4] is the fourth poem featured in the collection. It elaborates on Ney and delves deeper into her twisted psyche. It speculates her to have been many contradictory things, such as loving or destroying or being a big or little sister. The narrator admits they can't know anymore.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- The word 一人 used in two of the poems' titles has both an numerical and physical meaning, referring to both "one" person and to being "alone".
- Like the stories themselves, their names follow a pattern, referencing "two" then "one" of someone or something for each title.
- The colors of the titles and their orders follow the thematic color of The Daughter of Evil light novels: yellow, green, red, and blue; similarly, each of the stories focus on characters or events present in their respective novel.