Short-form session notes
SEASON 3 LAST EPISODE
*Gabriel brings Cecil & Lloyd breakfast in bed, as they are both injured from the battle with Tokugawa Shingen
*Gabriel says that they are going to Lothringen (maybe) according to something he heard from the Principal, and invites them to stay at his and Lukes mansion.
*Cecil & Lloyd bumps into Ryoko, who has overdosed on Zelenka’s energy drinks.
*Cecil & Lloyd attend a history catch-up class with Rei. Luke teaches. They talk about the three Royal Houses, Nipponia with its Red Oni, Britannia with its trials of the King and proofs of royal blood, Teutonia with its pragmatic hands-on realpolitik.
*Cecil attends mindbending class with Razputin, first introduced here, doing some Basic Braining and talking to Rei about her badge. Cecil also meets Aurora and talks to her a bit about her trip to Dorfstadt.
*Lloyd goes to see how the Winchesters are doing. He plays bridge with them and learns that Annabelle is under the weather, while Nigel has an injured side.
*Lloyd goes to check up on Naimitsu, who is bedridden, and talks some to Akane. Akane learns that Lloyd knows about her identity, though she doesn’t learn why.
*Cecil and Lloyd both get in touch with Ryoko, who is lost somewhere under the stables in the darkness, looking for a bathroom. They tell her to stay put and rush to her aid.
*Ryoko is about to be attacked by a grue, hiding in her shadow. Lloyd keeps it at bay with a lantern, while Cecil heroically jumps in with a butler bolt, causing the grue to abandon Ryoko and instead target Cecil.
*As the grue creeps up inside Cecil’s Fighting Trousers, Lloyd retrieves the Storm Bear Cub Usagi from the Bear Pit, and uses the Storm Bear Stare to defeat the grue.
*Ryoko’s energy drink overdose makes her out-of-control fast. A cure is needed, Cecil suggests alcohol – known to counteract the state of extreme awareness called Knurdness – but Lloyd objects.
*The two take Ryoko to the alchemy club, where Rafael whips up a cure for the energy drink. After a few tries, Ryoko falls asleep.
*Cecil goes to speak with Naimitsu, reporting that Ryoko has fallen asleep. Naimitsu confirms that there’s a training program in place for the summer, but does not reveal any details.
*Lloyd returns to the clubhouse with Ryoko. He speaks to Nina about her plans to bring Aurora to Dorfstadt. Mashiro hops in, reporting that something is happening in the Duelling Club. Meanwhile, Cecil has a letter to deliver to the Prince.
*Lloyd and Cecil arrive simultaneously. The Prince is drunk and waving his sword about. He is very sad.
*Lloyd talks to the Prince and tries to cheer him up. The Prince confesses that he feels very lonely and has always just wanted someone to help him and give him genuine advice.
*Just as the Prince is about to accept Lloyd’s extended hand, Baron von Richthofen arrives. He takes the Prince away.
THE EISENKRONE ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIME EPISODE ONE
*Cecil spots two black carriages outside Eisenkrone. To his great surprise, they are leaving for Lothringen and he is expected to join. Lloyd, Ryoko, and Mashiro are already in one of them. Akane, Naimitsu and Haruhi in the other.
*Cecil goes to pack and has a brief conversation with André.
*The carriages depart. They arrive at a big riverboat, the St. Anne, docked in Ritterburg. Aboard is the sailor Fritjof Andersson, who instantly becomes Lloyds new friend. Aboard are also the Hashimas.
*Lloyd becomes an instant sailor. Cecil makes friends with the shady sailors with peg legs. He gambles and wins a lot of money. Cecil also speaks to Naimitsu in the night, and learns that Mashiro has been quoting the Book of Revelations in her sleep.
*Some time passes.
*The ship arrives in Cologne, where the heroes board and buy clothes from Pierre the Magnificent. Mrs. Hashima also does extensive shopping.
*The ship sails past an immense graveyard of white crosses, remnants from the war.
*The ship reaches the ocean. The Black Earl, a pirate ship, is sighted in the distance but does not approach. Shortly thereafter, the ship docks at Calais. The characters are greeted by Mayor Auguste Rondelle.
*A tour of the city follows, with Baker Street and the statue of St. George and the Dragon. Mr. Dirac, the watchmaker, retreats into his shop.
*The characters travel to the Von Lothringen mansion; the girls go to the boarding home, Lloyd & Cecil meet Lucille, who forgot to wear a skirt and then falls asleep. They are taken by Luke’s butler Lurch into his room, and shown the Nipponian Room and the Britannian Room.
*The characters go to the roof using the old elevator. In the distance, they see some soldiers.
END OF SESSION
THE EISENKRONE ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIME EPISODE TWO
*Everyone goes for a swim. Akane nearly drowns, because of Rei and convenient botches, but everyone thinks it’s a mermaid’s fault. Lloyd, meanwhile, is convinced the mermaid was trying to rescue Akane. Naimitsu is worried, mermaids are evil.
*Cecil gets swimming practice from Sister Barbara by being thrown from a cliff. Haruhi climbs the cliffs with no fear. Ryoko follows her and Cecil has to rescue her.
*Lloyd and Cecil head into town to eat. At a restaurant, they learn that the locals hate mermaids, and also meet Captain Drake Francis, a pirate. He is to be Cecil’s teacher. Rei freaks out. Drake makes Cecil drink rum, and to show off, Cecil drinks the whole bottle.
*Rei tells Lloyd about her tragic past. She tells him her dad was a Storm Accountant and was killed by Nipponese pirates.
*Lloyd gets recruited as a handyman around Thelma’s school for girls. His first task is to dust off an impressive painting. Lloyd and Cecil meet Colette, a hotheaded girl.
*Lloyd is invited by Gabriel to go to a tea party at a retirement home.
*Cecil feels really bad, and takes Mashiro up to the roof. In his drunken stupor, he reveals that the Angel has begun manifesting in small doses, and that she talks in her sleep. Mashiro is upset.
*Lloyd discovers that one of the old women at the retirement home is, in fact, Leon, the musketeer, thought to have died in the war.
*Cecil throws up on the roof, and meets Kurt Niedermayer, the war hero.
THE EISENKRONE ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIME EPISODE THREE
*Cecil goes to find Lloyd, to alert him about the approaching soldiers as well as try to convince him to persuade Thelma to teach Mashiro to control her Angel powers before they go out of control.
*Lloyd learns about the Resistance, and how Leon doesn’t want his people to go to war with Britannia again. Many of them have family in Dover. Leon says a peaceful solution is to prefer, but that the revolution might be the only option. When Cecil knocks the door, Leon disappears.
*Lloyd and Cecil talk about the approaching soldiers, and about Thelma. In the midst of their conversation, they hear ruckus outside. The old watchmaker, Mr. Dirac, is throwing things at Kurt. He’s very upset.
*Lloyd and Cecil help Gabriel do the dishes. Gabriel tells them that when the Britannians landed on Lothringen’s shores, the Musketeers and the local Frankish soldiers were ordered to form the first wave, and were wiped out to a man. It broke the Britannian’s surge and allowed a Teutonic victory.
*Lloyd and Cecil head back to Thelma’s boarding school. Lloyd is instructed to unclog the toilets and repair the plumbing in the bathroom. He puts his heart and soul into the task.
*Cecil goes to look for Rei, to speak to her about the pirate. He accidentally walks in on Sister Barbara working out. She’s very upset.
*Naimitsu guides Cecil to the drawing room, where he speaks with Rei. Rei says she will keep an eye on Drake Francis, and disappears.
*Colette rushes into the bathroom, apparently ill. She says she needs the showers and pulls the main water switch up to maximum, flooding the bathroom. Lloyd is shocked. Colette collapses on the floor, and screams for him and Cecil to get out. They do.
*Lloyd, soaked, is taken by Sister Barbara to the basement for a new set of clothes. Cecil is kicked out and returns to the mansion to wear something dry. Mashiro arranges an impromptu fashion show where Cecil shows off the clothes he bought at Pierre’s.
*Lloyd is dressed up in Joseph Dirac’s old civilian clothing. He looks very impressive. The locals all think he reminds them of the dead hero. Lloyd and Cecil sing karaoke at the mansion until late at night.
*Cecil takes Mashiro and Haruhi home, when he spots a naked girl running through the fields. It turns out to be Lucille. She is very upset with him and not at all her usual sleepy self. Mashiro takes Lucille home, while Cecil goes back to the mansion, with muddy clothes.
*Cecil, Lloyd and Luke talk about the strange occurrence. It’s very unlike Lucille to be angry, and why was she walking over the field with no clothes on? Luke says he’ll research various illnesses. Cecil and Lloyd go to bed, as it’s late.
*Lloyd wakes up, and heads out for a swim. He meets Naimitsu, who warns him about the mermaid they saw the other day. She’s going to go research how to trap and kill it.
*Lloyd takes a swim, and hears the sounds of faint sobbing. He finds a dark cave, where the mermaid is sitting, crying. She doesn’t speak, but through nodding and shaking her head she informs him that she doesn’t want to hurt anyone, and that she’s scared.
*Lloyd heads after Naimitsu to speak with her, but is stopped by Thelma, who needs help with her melon patch. Lloyd dons gardening clothes and helps out.
*Cecil wakes up, and after briefly helping Naimitsu find a Nipponese book about mermaids, heads out to speak with Rei. Rei tells him that Drake Francis lives in a shack by the beach, so Cecil heads there.
*Cecil meets Marcel, the fisherman. Drake is there. Drake takes him out to an island, teaching him insult fighting and telling him that he has to learn to enjoy and experience the world. He orders him not to eat until he’s truly ready to enjoy a damn fine meal.
*Sister Barbara goes to look for Cecil, angry with him for harassing Lucille,, but gets lost in the confusing von Lothringen mansion.
*Cecil goes back to the boarding school to apologize to Lucille, but it turns out she has gone missing.
*Cecil and Lloyd return to the mansion. Sister Barbara accidentally attacks Naimitsu, and loses the ensuing fight. Sister Barbara is going to perform an exorcism on Cecil to drive out his demons, but when she hears Lucille has gone missing, she hurries to look for the poor girl instead.
*Naimitsu informs Cecil and Lloyd that she has a plan for how to catch the mermaid. Lloyd will lure it up from the water, and then Cecil will pierce its heart with a trident.
*The gang prepares to go swimming again, since Naimitsu has confirmed that the waters are safe for now and the mermaid is nowhere near. Cecil turns down a picnic with Mashiro, which makes her sad.
END OF SESSION