A merchant stumbles on a grotto when he is lost and eats his last apple. He plants the seeds the next day to provide food for future lost travelers. And so, the nymph Theanore is born.
She would grow from a tiny seed to a splendid apple tree. She would meet many friends. She will try her hand at being a merchant like her father. And she will get to know her lifetime companion, the merman Marinus.
But as every farmer can tell you, apple trees live only for about 150 years and so, with her tree dried up so will Theanore die. But before that, she will live.
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The series is a slow burn that has a slice-of-esque feeling. The characters are not two dimensional and are pretty fun, the setting is charming and the prose is nice, but not really my type of story. Kinda lost interest after
Theanore created a worker union to stand against evil Santa Claus
This is a fun little slice of life dungeon core novel. The main character is a child so she is very innocent. It is cute. Don't compare it to some more serious dungeon core novels. This story is really just a slice of life with gamelit elements. For what dora set out to make I think she did a good job. Expect lots of sillyness and cuteness.