Thank for sharing that link, it's first time I read 3 first original chapters, and I must say it feels like someone would throw Liriel Baenre into male school setting
Also Kel playing Gromph Baenre character.
But I really like this version of Ariel, she knows she's better than everyone and she shows that with her attitude, still Yafein even getting more buildup is just a trash character being Ariel male slave, nothing worth mentioning about him, so maybe it's better he got such coward treatment in remakes, it fits him now.
And males should be thankfull that Kern didn't continue it like that, in such setting their fate would be much grimmer than in current MA setting.
Also Mel is just old plain Mel, I don't know what's so disturbing about her behaviour, it's not much different how she was portrayed in current chapters.
But yeah it feels like beside character names I would be reading completely different comic than current MA tale, completely unrelated with all these AD&D Lloth terminology, which I'm glad authors gone into their original setting.
And if someone would have original chapters after chapter 3 before remakes were applied, maybe he/she could share them just for reference.