|Japanese||The Lunacy of Duke Venomania 『バレンタインデー／Valentine's Day』|
|Romaji||The Lunacy of Duke Venomania 『Barentaindee/Valentine's Day』|
|Release Date||February, 2014|
|Media Type||Short story|
|Series||Deadly Sins of Evil|
|Preceded by||Evil Food Eater Conchita: Setsubun|
|Followed by||The Daughter of Evil: The Doll Festival|
- For other uses, see The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (disambiguation)
The Lunacy of Duke Venomania: Valentine's Day is the second episode in the collection of short stories emailed to select purchasers of Waltz of Evil: The Deadly Sins of Evil Guidebook starting mid-February, 2014. The story was written by Akuno-P. It portrays I.R. judging the different chocolates made by the members of Sateriasis Venomania's harem for their beloved Duke.
In February of EC 136, I.R. is drawn by a sweet smell into the kitchen of the Venomania Mansion's basement, where she finds the members of Sateriasis Venomania's harem. She learns from Lukana that the girls are making chocolate. Shocked she was making the Magic Kingdom's lost confectionary, Lukana explains how she saw it being made in one of her dreams. She then explains they had all agreed to make chocolate for Venomania to taste, making a game that the most delicious one would be given to the Duke.
While I.R. begins plotting to eventually take Lukana's body, she is presented with the woman's chocolate and has a taste, finding it well made. I.R. is then given chocolate by Maylis, surprised it contained liquor, which the princess felt would let her one-up Lukana. She is then presented with Mikulia's peculiar concoction, which is less than desirable. She is finally given Gumina's chocolate and almost perishes tasting it, learning the girl put paint inside it. I.R. then wickedly declares Gumina's chocolate the winner. After it is fed to Sateriasis, he is confined to his bed for three days.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Valentine's Day is a real life holiday celebrated on February 14, honoring Saint Valentine; it is commonly associated with romance and lovers giving confectionaries to express their love for each other.
- While the story is said to take place in February of EC 136, neither Maylis nor Gumina were abducted and brainwashed by Duke Venomania until later that year.
- Humorously, Lukana's prophetic dream involves a woman in a red dress instructing her cook to make the chocolate.