Season 3 episode 3 notes

  • Cecil dreams a recap episode of everything that has happened to him over the past year. He wakes up to the first day of his second year of school, and heads for the cafeteria.
  • Cecil discovers that the kitchen is on fire. Aurora has been trying to cook and it didn’t go well. Cecil sends Aurora to fetch water from the lake.
  • Viktor and Minami enter the cafeteria. Cecil shouts at Viktor to open a window, so Viktor throws his sword, breaking it. Cecil dives to try and stop him but accidentally slams into Minami, knocking her down and landing on top of her. Cecil finds out that his mind is being probed, but cannot trace the signal.
  • Lloyd walks in and is shocked and appalled by Cecil. After reprimanding him briefly, he runs into the kitchen and puts out the fire. In the process, however, his fire-bending powers manifest and his fingers light up like candles.
  • Akane walks in, trying to help. Lloyd hides his hand behind his back until she leaves, and he can extinguish the flames.
  • Aurora has been trying to make a cake for Nina.
  • Cecil runs to find Aurora, who has spilled water all over her clothes. She says she’s ordered a flower arrangement but it’s taking too long, asking Cecil to go look for her maid Wilhelmina, at the gardening club.
  • Lloyd cleans up the torched kitchen and cooks a delicious breakfast for Minami, Viktor, Nina, Cecil, and himself. Nina says her mother is at a teacher’s meeting with Ivan Honecker, that’s why she wasn’t working in the cafeteria.
  • Lloyd talks to Minami, revealing that Cecil has a very special surprise for her that he’s quite excited about. Lloyd means her membership in the MHC, but she misunderstands.
  • Cecil meets Bert, who directs him to a gardening shed. He bumps into Wilhelmina who has lost her skirt to some horrible monster in the shed. Cecil enters. It turns out to be Wolfie. Ryu has hidden him in the shed, and when Wilhelmina screamed and ran Wolfie tried to stop her by biting her clothes.
  • Ryu begs Cecil not to tell anyone Wolfie is in the shed. He successfully persuades Wilhelmina that she must have seen a very scary plant in the dark shed, and gives her back her skirt. The gardening club is shocked and appalled by Cecil’s conversation with a half-dressed girl.
  • Cecil returns to Aurora, without the flower arrangement as Wilhelmina destroyed it when she ran away in fear. Aurora is very upset.
  • Cecil and Lloyd head out to watch the Principal’s speech, introducing the first-years to Eisenkrone. The speech concerns responsibility, the need to be oneself, and the need to take care of one another. It hints at harsh lessons to come…
  • Ryu helps the class with orientation – their first class is Storm Lore. Professor Anderson introduces a type of Storm Beast called a Monster of the Id, which shapes itself after unconscious fears and desires. Cecil volunteers to try facing one, and it transforms into his brother – but then it somehow turns its attention to Lloyd. Cecil cuts the mental link to the beast, and it loses the form of Kage and instead becomes a shapeless storm. It whispers to Lloyd “I am your strength” before Cecil skewers it and absorbs the storm energy into his lance.
  • Lloyd, visibly shaken by the incident, assures everyone that he is fine. Class soon ends and they head to politics class.
  • Through the window in the elevated politics classroom, they see Minami, Haruhi and Viktor have their first weapons mastery class. All three make it into the advanced group. Viktor’s fighting style is surprisingly simple, while Minami’s is elegant and nimble.
  • Politics class is about leadership. Professor von Zweibrücken takes up von Richthofen and Commander Hoffmeister as examples of good leaders and assigns an essay about “why I should be a leader” as the homework assignment.
  • Everyone heads out to lunch. They find Aurora in a ginormous bear costume, as a ploy to get Nina’s attention, but Nina isn’t there. Jacob, excited about the big bear, accidentally spills his lunch on it. Cecil tries to clean it up, but it’s in Aurora’s lap and so Lloyd is shocked and appalled. Jacob and Aurora both leave.
  • Sanchez talks excitedly about how he wants to learn to fight with a folding chair. Only heels may use them on other Storm Knights, but they are powerful weapons against Storm Beasts.
  • Weapons Mastery class begins. Everyone gets assigned special mentors for their respective fighting style. At Ivan Honecker’s insistence, Ivan becomes Jacob’s mentor despite Jacob not being big and strong and manly. Gottlieb teaches Lloyd and Günther, while Cecil gets assigned to Hildegard and Sanchez to Madame Dominique. Mashiro’s teacher remains uncertain.
  • Cecil heads down to Ritterburg to meet Hildegard. He meets the guard Gofius, who says there was some kind of vandalism she had to stop. A Britannian tailor named Mr. Fotherington has had his shop vandalized by angry Teutonians, who don’t want to import textiles from the enemy.
  • Mikhail and Minami were in the shop, and now that the attack is over, head back to Eisenkrone. Cecil learns that a very dangerous-looking young Eisenkrone student seems to have initialized the trouble.
  • Hildegard is about to teach Cecil when another case comes in – a bar brawl. They head to the Rose and Dagger to find that Bert has been in a fight. Neither of them can speak Britannian, but Bert invites Cecil to read his mind and see what happened. Cecil is uncertain, it’s hard to tell because Bert is a little drunk. Apparently he stopped by for a pint after running an errand for Alice, and ended up in an altercation with several Teutonian nationalists.
  • Hildegard takes Bert in for questioning and sends Cecil back to Eisenkrone.
  • Lloyd has basic review training with everyone else until class ends. Gottlieb tells him to stay behind. The Principal has asked Gottlieb to train Lloyd to the best of his ability. Gottlieb explains that to do this, he must get to know Lloyd, and he can only truly know him by fighting seriously and watching him suffer.
  • Gottlieb blunts a sword on a whetstone and proceeds to beat Lloyd unconscious.
  • Cecil heads back to school with Minami and Mikhail. On the way back, he runs into Kain. Kain has been released from prison and says that he is done with authorities – with both the Prince and his big brother, because you can’t trust anyone. Now, Kain will serve Kain alone, and he’s looking to win Mashiro back for himself.
  • Minami (and everyone) agrees that Kain is an ass. Minami says Cecil seems much nicer than Kain. She is very shy. Cecil and Minami return to Eisenkrone, while Mikhail gets distracted by his cousin. Minami is very awkward in anticipation of Cecil’s surprise, and just as he’s about to tell her she’s been accepted into the club, Viktor intervenes. He’s taking Minami to a class party. Just as they are about to leave, Cecil detects his mind being probed and discovers that the psychic signal comes from Viktor. Puzzled, he goes to look for Professor Anderson.
  • Lloyd wakes up in the TRIBUTEWEAPON chamber together with the Principal and André. The Principal says that he must teach Lloyd how to use the school’s new defensive systems, and shows him how to wield air and water to activate the super-ultra-powered ice shields. Nothing can get through the ice shields, leaving the school perfectly safe – nothing, that is, except a Pathfinder. André and Mr. Fried could get students safely in or out.
  • Lloyd and the Principal have a very heartfelt conversation. The Principal regrets having to put so much responsibility on Lloyd, and tells him that nobody can foretell the future. Lloyd accepts his duty with a heavy heart.
  • Cecil and Professor Anderson have a deep conversation about mindbending. They talk about homonculi, the process of splitting the mind and imbuing parts in something. They also discuss Viktor and Minami, and Anderson mentions the Kushieda mental signature, and gives Cecil a memory stone containing a memory from an unknown Kushieda. Anderson also says that he is worried about what happened in Storm Lore class earlier, and says that he’s afraid he doesn’t really know his students as well as he should.
  • Cecil and Lloyd meet up on the way to the first-years’ class party, going to talk to Minami and Viktor, respectively.

Season 3 episode 3 notes

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