Season 3 episode 6 notes

  • Cecil, Lloyd and Sanchez enjoy a very delicious lunch together.
  • After deciding when to meet up to go to Ritterburg, Lloyd and Cecil each head for a kitchen: Cecil for the cafeteria kitchen to meet Minami, and Lloyd for the club kitchen to cook chicken soup for Naimitsu.
  • Cecil offers to help Tomoe and Minami wash up after the lunch. Tomoe rudely walks out, leaving Cecil to do her entire share of the work. Cecil and Minami chat some while they work.
  • Lloyd prepares triple-impossible (30) chicken soup for Naimitsu, who has a cold since the day before. He doesn’t know where she lives, but fortunately André wanders into the kitchen and offers to help out.
  • Lloyd and André walk through the school. Lloyd learns that Naimitsu sleeps alone, in a drafty attic, and that not even her daughters know where she lives – it could place them at risk. She is very sick. Lloyd gives her chicken soup and gives her his cloak as an extra blanket.
  • Cecil invites Minami to train her mindbending powers in the empty cafeteria. They sit down to meditate together. The first lesson is for Minami to focus on her own mental signal, but something goes wrong and she accidentally intrudes in Cecil’s mind.
  • Minami’s mental representation resembles a ninja, and her psychic signature is somehow masked. Cecil is suspicious.
  • Minami ends up in Cecil’s memories of Nipponia, accidentally catching a peek of his first time with Mashiro. She’s very flustered by this. Minami leaves, but not before dropping a clue that she’s been trying to access information on Akane; a memento in the form of a piece of red cloth. Cecil discusses this with Kage, who offers to torture/mind control her to find out why, but Cecil prefers a more subtle and less psychopathic approach.
  • Cecil goes on with the next lesson while pondering what he just learned. He splits his mind into 10 homonculi, hoping to teach Minami to overcome distractions. It works as intended.
  • Lloyd heads down the rickety stairs from Naimitsu’s attic. Without André to guide him, he has to take a different path back.
  • Lloyd discovers that Rei has tied a rope to the staircase railing, and is rappelling down the wall to spy on the Dueling Club, who are having a meeting just below. Lloyd can clearly see them through a skylight.
  • A Storm Monkey appears, climbing on the rickety railing and shaking it alarmingly. Lloyd, fearing that the railing will break and Rei might fall, catches the monkey and swings down to safely catch Rei just as the railing breaks.
  • Rei and Lloyd swing into an engineering workshop, while bits of the broken staircase rain down into the Dueling Club. They make their escape through a smoke-vent. Lloyd blindfolds himself so that he won’t accidentally look up Rei’s skirt while they crawl.
  • Rei and a blindfolded Lloyd carrying a monkey emerge from the smoke-vent right in front of Akane, who is extremely perplexed about what they’ve been up to in there. Lloyd makes it worse by cluelessly blabbering.
  • Lloyd makes sure to return the monkey to Ryu. The fifth monkey has been caught; five monkeys remain at large.
  • Akane says she is about to get changed to head for Ritterburg. Lloyd says that coincidentally he’s headed there as well, and goes to wait for her. Lloyd runs into Cecil, who’s just about gotten ready.
  • Lloyd, Cecil and Akane all go together to Ritterburg. Akane breaks off to go clothes shopping, while Cecil goes to speak with Hildegard and Lloyd goes to gather evidence for the court case.
  • Lloyd disguises himself with a spiky hairdo and enters the Rose and Dagger. He orders chocolate milk and interrogates the barkeep, Murdo. Murdo is so charmed by Lloyds honest and heartfelt questions that he reveals that it looked like Bert was being suddenly attacked by a man wielding a chair; he also reveals that Bert drank quite a lot of beer but otherwise kept to himself. Murdo furthermore attests to Bert’s extremely limited Teutonian, he could only really say “Good” and “More”.
  • Lloyd is about to leave, but Mathilda von Zweibrücken is in the inn and has been drinking a little too much wine. She takes Lloyd to a back room under the pretense that she has a clue for him, but then gets disturbingly frisky. Lloyd, unsettled by the unwanted advances, escapes through the window.
  • Cecil learns that judge Ebenezer Beskow is hard on criminals and that he despises latecomers. Lloyd is running late. Cecil worries.
  • Lloyd rushes in right after court begins.
  • Bert stands accused of starting a fight, as well as doing extensive property damage to the chairs in the Rose and Dagger.
  • The prosecution calls Kurt Klein. Klein claims that Bert had been insulting the beer, and that Bert threw a mug of beer in his face. He furthermore claims that Bert was the first person to start throwing chairs around, and that Bert fought in an unsportsmanlike way.
  • The prosecution calls Murdo. Murdo repeats that it looked like Bert had been drinking a lot, but that he didn’t see Bert using any chairs as weapons. He also says it seemed Bert enjoyed the beer, and didn’t insult it.
  • Lloyd brings up one of the broken chairs as evidence. It’s clear that the chair was broken by impact against Bert’s extremely tough bowler hat, giving evidence that it was Kurt who hit Bert with the chair, and not the other way around.
  • Lloyd, acting as Bert’s translator and defense attorney, calls Cecil to the stand. Cecil attests that Bert is a man of good character, and that he has investigated Bert’s memories (with the man’s consent) but was unable to discern exactly how the fight started.
  • The prosecution cross-examines Cecil and brings up his past in Durmstrang, implying that he’s a violent and criminal person. Lloyd issues a firm objection, and passionately defends Cecil, while accidentally accusing him of being a womanizer instead. Nevertheless, Lloyd guarantees that he’s not a violent thug.
  • Lloyd calls Bert Hackney to the stand. Bert testifies that he went to the tavern to drink eight or nine pints of good beer, and that seven Teutonian men picked a fight with them – but he couldn’t understand why, since he doesn’t speak the language. All of a sudden, one of them smashed a chair over his head. Saved by his bowler hat, Bert defended himself and won the fight. Lloyd translates.
  • The prosecution cross-examines Bert, but accomplishes nothing of interest.
  • The prosecution calls Rock Schmidt, the leader of the seven thugs who fought with Bert. The prosecution argues that Rock and his six accomplishes could hardly have lost the fight if they weren’t surprised by the savage and brutal surprise attack wrought by the evil Britannian foreigner, Bert.
  • Lloyd cross-examines Rock. Having just spoken Britannian to Bert, he gets his vocabulary confused and mixes up “intercourse” and “conversation”, wondering if Rock sought intercourse with Bert. Rock is so flustered by the accusation that he becomes uncertain and then admits that he didn’t seek any kind of friendly interaction with Bert. He would never fraternize with Britannians! When Lloyd pressures him, he confesses to starting the fight, and to breaking the chairs.
  • The jury convenes quickly, and clears Bert of all charges. The judge orders a new trial against Rock Schmidt and his accomplices.
  • Hildegard thanks Lloyd and Cecil for helping to make sure justice was served. Bert thanks Lloyd as well, and heads back to the school to find Alice.
  • Cecil and Lloyd go to look for Akane, but instead bump into a short, fat tailor named Schubert Schwarz. Schubert is stuck in a trash can, and the boys rescue him. He explains that he is working for Wilhelmina. He was rudely thrown by Nina after trying to subtly find out her measurements, because he was hired to make a dress for her. Unfortunately, the dress had to be a surprise so he couldn’t explain why he was asking these very personal questions, and so Nina took offense.
  • Cecil uses his Lightning Calculator and Eidetic Memory skills to estimate Nina’s measurements and gives them to Schubert. Lloyd is shocked and appalled that Cecil keeps track of these things.
  • Cecil and Lloyd meet Nina, after Schubert hurriedly flees the scene. She and Cecil go back to Eisenkrone, while Lloyd goes to look for Akane.
  • Lloyd bumps into Bartolomeus Kreutz, a senior student at Eisenkrone, and his retinue of Dueling Club members. He finds Akane shortly thereafter, but discovers that Kreutz and his gang appears to be following her.
  • Kreutz confronts Akane once they’re outside of Ritterburg, saying that she’s a traitorous foreigner for supporting Britannia by buying Britannian goods. He aims to teach her a lesson, and almost tramples her with his horse trying to frighten and hurt her.
  • Akane draws her sword to defend herself against Kreutz’s troops, who are attacking her with blunted training weapons, aiming to beat her up. Lloyd, horrified at the development, hides in the forest and suits up as the Blue Oni, coming to her aid.
  • Cecil and Nina return to Eisenkrone. Cecil discovers a psychic distress beacon, emitted by Minami. He hurries to find her, with Nina in tow.
  • Lloyd (subtly) uses his Earthbending powers to unsaddle Kreutz, borrows his horse and sweeps Akane up on it. Unfortunately, Kreutz has time to fire off his Divine Lance ability, shooting Lloyd in the face with a beam of blinding light that shatters his mask. The flashy explosion means Kreutz and all of his men are also blinded, though, so they don’t see Lloyd’s face. Nor did they see that the Blue Oni used Sturmmeister powers.
  • Akane discovers that the Blue Oni is actually Lloyd. They ride to Eisenkrone, then set Bartolomeus’ horse free. Akane wants Lloyd to come along with her to a hiding place in the woods, but Lloyd – seeing that she’s safe – flees, ashamed that his secret identity as a Sturmmeister has been accidentally revealed to her.
  • Cecil finds that Tomoe and a gang of young female thugs have beaten Minami very badly. Shocked and appalled, Cecil declares his disgust with Tomoe, then hurriedly takes Minami to the infirmary.
  • Professor Ryder explains that Minami isn’t the only Military History Club member who’s been badly injured. Rei has been hit in the back of the head and knocked unconscious, and Ralph Heissblut has been horrendously battered half to death. Ralph isn’t a Military History Club member; he took this savage beating while trying to defend Alice. Alice is only mildly injured, with ruffled clothes and a small bruise on her cheek – Ralph gave her the time she needed to escape.
  • Cecil wonders if Tomoe is behind this; Alice bitterly explains that as a Britannian, she was a prime target for the racist mob. She was accosted by senior Dueling Club members, wielding real weapons.
  • Cecil, infuriated with the outright attacks on his friends, leaps back to Tomoe.
  • Tomoe explains that Parsifal has declared war on the Military History Club. She had to beat up Minami to become an officer in the Club, something she badly needs since – being a foreigner – she is badly in need of status in the increasingly xenophobic Dueling Club.
  • Tomoe states that the Tokugawa have too much pride to back down. She orders her retinue of first-years to attack Cecil and Nina. Cecil and Nina easily dispatch the girls, and then attack Tomoe, beating her up with their bare fists. Despite Tomoe being armed with an actual weapon, they take her down.
  • Cecil carries Tomoe to the infirmary. He denies Nina the chance to make an example of her by leaving her somewhere public, stating that “we are better than they are”. When Nina asks him if he’s ready to take the fight to the enemy, though, Cecil replies that he is.

Season 3 episode 6 notes

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