Lodoss, The Burning Continent (灼熱の大地, shakunetsu no lodoss") is the thirteenth episode of the 1990 anime series.
Parn reaches the bottom of the temple of Kardis, and is surprised to see the still alive Ashram, as he struggles against Wagnard, while Deedlit slowly loses her life. Outside the temple, Kashue's soldiers are also struggling against creatures that are being continually resurrected. Wort implores Karla to intervene to protect Lodoss but Karla refuses to act. As Wagnard is distracted by Parn, Ashram strikes the evil wizard down and then turns to face off against Parn. Ashram defeats Parn and is about to finish him when suddenly Wagnard, still alive, grabs him and violently strangles him. Ashram runs Wagnard through delivering a mortal wound before collapsing coughing up blood. Knowing he won't be able to live to control Kardis, in his last act Wagnard destroys the Scepter of Domination. Parn takes Ashram's Demon Sword and together with King Fahn's Holy Sword is able to break the magical hold Kardis has over Deedlit. Mycen finally defeats Narse, destroying the undead monsters on the ground.
Elsewhere, Karla tells her long time ally, Wort, that if the balance of power in Lodoss should change she will once again interevene, then she disappears. With the evil forces defeated, and the temple destroyed, Lodoss celebrates. In Valis' castle Parn has been knighted. He is about to take his leave when he is presented with a new sword from King Kashue and more importantly, Kashue's admiration. Parn promises to uphold chivalry as a knight and meetup Kashue again someday. Parn then accepts Deedlit's romantic advance and takes her with him on his horse as they ride off into the distance. The narration summarizes how Parn has come to understand the ever important balance between light and darkness, or good and evil, and thereby has taken his first step to becoming a true hero.
In order of appearance.
- Wagnard †
- Ashram †
- Narse †
- credited as Nobuteru Yuuki.