Season 3 episode 35 notes

  • Cecil is awoken by his annoying monkey alarm clock. Moments thereafter, the express postman bugle sounds.
  • Wilhelmina asks him what he wants to wear, but as she goes off to fetch his training uniform, she steps on one of Naimitsu’s discarded shuriken.
  • Cecil knocks on Naimitsu’s door. She’s disheveled and hasn’t slept, and her clothes are so loose weapons are falling from them. She tells Cecil she needs to head out to think – she’ll be in the forest, and asks him to tell Lloyd if he needs her.
  • Cecil sends off Wilhelmina to the infirmary, and heads to the post office to see who it is that wants to send letters so early on a Sunday.
  • Cecil meets with Shigeru, who has two immediate letters – one for Ryoko, the other for Rei. Cecil confronts Shigeru about Mashiro, but Shigeru dismisses him – “You know nothing.”
  • Cecil sets off to deliver the letters to the Assassins’ Club, where Rei and Ryoko live. When he gets there, though, he finds the entire Inner Circle gathered in the restaurant (plus Anita, recently kicked out of it) up and about. Mikhail is also there.
  • Mikhail asks Cecil to take a message to Principal von Krakow – he wants to stay here and look after his girlfriend, who is on trial. It seems the express letters are summons to be judged by the Assassins’ Club leaders.
  • Cecil contacts Rei and Ryoko mentally and tells them to meet him in the restaurant.
  • As Rei and Ryoko comes out, Yvain accuses them of failing in their task to protect Mashiro from the Strix, something they must be direly punished for. Cecil objects and tries to argue school law, but it’s pointless – even under Anita, the Assassins Club operated on its own codes and principles, not really the school rules.
  • Yvain introduces Juan de Cervantes, a handsome, hot-blooded Hispanian assassin who was originally assigned to watch over Mashiro. Ryoko and Rei took it upon themselves to keep Cervantes from spying on the Military History Club.
  • Cecil, in an attempt to protect his friends, says it was his fault Mashiro got hurt. As he’s an “honorary assassin” with a room in the assassins’ quarters (that he hasn’t used for six months, but still), he insists on taking the punishment.
  • Yvain liberates Cecil of his room, officially making him homeless (Yvain is unaware of Cecil’s secret room in the old Military History Club HQ). He inadvertently kicks Mikhail out in the process, since Mikhail has been living in Cecil’s room.
  • Yvain turns his attention to Ryoko and Rei, planning to relieve them of the duty of watching Mashiro and having Juan take over. Cecil protests that this would leave her less adequately protected. Yvain consents to letting Ryoko and Rei share the duty of watching over Mashiro. But he still wants to punish them.
  • Anita reminds Yvain of an old collaboration clause with the Sisterhood of Maids. Yvain decides to act on it, and demotes Ryoko and Rei to maids rather than assassins, to faithfully serve Mashiro until they have regained their honor.
  • Cecil, displeased with Yvain’s new cocky attitude, departs together with Rei and Ryoko, headed for the Military History Club.

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  • Lloyd, meanwhile, has woken up early to go speak with Principal von Krakow. He makes his way up to his office, and is let inside by a somewhat weary Principal, who’s been up late last night doing administration with Professor von Zweibrücken.
  • Lloyd explains to the weary Principal what Cecil and Naimitsu have done – how Keanu’s badly injured in the infirmary, and how Minami’s mind-scourging was partly Cecil’s fault. He acknowledges it would normally be grounds for expulsion, but understands Cecil can’t be expelled – what with having a duty towards the TRIBUTEWEAPON and Lloyd.
  • Principal von Krakow says that he will deal with it by speaking to the relevant parties, doing his best to avoid a scandal. He thanks Lloyd for this information and gives him a piece of candy, to be eaten after breakfast.
  • Lloyd makes his way back to the Military History Club, to prepare breakfast for Viktor who is having his big duel with Günther today. He also makes breakfast for everyone else, with Sophie’s help. He makes sandwiches, since that’s Viktor’s favorite food.
  • Akane reveals to everyone that Naimitsu is out somewhere, in the woods, alone.
  • Viktor heads out, with Lloyd as his second and the entire Military History Club except Nina in tow. Nina has decided against challenging the Dueling Club openly – instead she’s writing a letter for Aurora, trying to make peace with her again.
  • Viktor arrives in the Dueling Club and knocks on Günther’s door, calling him out. He challenges him and Günther decides to duel him right now, just taking enough time to fetch his weapons. The entire Dueling Club gathers up to witness the event.
  • Parsifal calls on Reginald to be Günther’s second, planning to have Günther fake an injury to have Reginald, the far superior fighter, ensure a victory. Reginald informs Lloyd about the plan while having coffee with him, however, and they agree to a pact.
  • Reginald claims to be outraged by Lloyd over a pretend-fight over the quality of the coffee. His pretend outrage guarantees that Lloyd would have to take over for Viktor if Reginald takes over for Günther. Parsifal, fearful that Lloyd would beat Reginald, calls off the plan and sends Günther out.
  • The duel begins. Günther fights strangely slowly and sluggishly, being pushed back by the clumsy and inexperienced Viktor. Parsifal unscrews his ring behind his back…
  • …but Lloyd notices Parsifal is attempting to interfere. He creates a thin layer of ice over the ring, preventing any of the dangerous MANPANTHER PLATINUM from leaking out.
  • Viktor pushes Günther back against the wall. He’s about to win.

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  • Cecil reaches the Military History Club with Rei and Ryoko, just after Lloyd and the others leave for Viktor’s duel. He meets Nina who wants help with composing the letter to Aurora. Stressed, Cecil agrees to help Nina rather than go spy on Viktor’s fighting style.
  • Cecil and Nina write a fantastically well-written letter for Aurora, trying to make her see reason.
  • Cecil leaves to deliver the letter, to Aurora in the dueling club. He arrives just as Viktor is about to strike the finishing blow. Rather than take the opportunity to read Viktor’s mind, he delivers the letter to Aurora.
  • Viktor defeats Günther. The Military History Club cheers, while Parsifal is outraged. Günther seems exceptionally slow-witted and dull, and retreats to his room to fall asleep. Lloyd is mystified by this apparent weakness from Günther, which was the only reason Viktor won.
  • The Military History Club triumphantly returns to their quarters. Cecil asks Lloyd a few questions about Viktor’s fighting style, and draws the connection between the Kushieda spy’s ability to dull peoples’ minds and erase their memories and Viktor’s mysterious victory…
  • Lloyd and Cecil retreat to Cecil’s room, for Lloyd’s homework of studying Cecil’s lance for Weapons Mastery. He draws some conclusions about its personality, to be presented to Gottlieb later.
  • As they return to the common room, Akane is about to go for a walk. Naimitsu isn’t protecting her, but Viktor is coming along to keep her safe. Lloyd decides to go along for a nice walk by the lake, as well.
  • Cecil takes Mashiro into the library, to finally talk about their relationship. At long last, Mashiro formally breaks up with Cecil. If he couldn’t come visit her while she was injured, he isn’t ready for a relationship.

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  • Lloyd, Akane and Viktor stroll along the shore, talking about memories of home. Viktor grows more and more melancholy. He explains that he’s never seen his home shores, and that it’s his only desire to one day see the land of his ancestors… and then he says “I’m very, very sorry.”
  • Viktor launches an all-out mental assault backed up by his Kushieda lineage. Akane’s mind is breached, and Lloyd is hit by the same wave of mental paralysis as Günther was, earlier.
  • Lloyd, barely able to think straight and almost unable to speak, attacks Viktor in a desperate attempt to defend Akane. Viktor erases all memories of himself in real-time, making him effectively invisible, but Lloyd acts on instinct and manages to strike him, injuring him deeply.
  • Lloyd uses his Psitanium badge to send a psychic message to Cecil. Cecil, in the middle of the breakup talk, bursts out the door, summoning Sophie to deliver his lance.
  • Viktor steals Lloyd’s badge, trying to attune it and use it to transmit the stolen information from Akane’s mind to his contact in Ritterburg.
  • Lloyd disarms Viktor in the nick of time. The badge falls in the lake, out of reach. Akane gets to her feet, slashing at Viktor with her sword and injuring him further – he’s almost bleeding out…
  • Cecil charges out of the school with his lance, driving it with unhesitating full force in a killing blow towards Viktor. Just before the lance connects, Viktor makes telepathic contact with Cecil…

END OF SESSION.

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