Short-Form Session Notes, Part 2
THE EISENKRONE ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIME EPISODE FOUR
*Cecil, concerned about Lucille, ducks out of going swimming. Instead, he goes to search for her. He jumps off into the forest, and runs into Commander Dietrich Hoffmeister, inspecting the troops that have by now made camp.
*Hoffmeister asks to see Cecil’s skill in action, and is very impressed with his leap attack techniques. Hoffmeister, who fights with a zweihander, invites Cecil to join the army, but Cecil declines. Hoffmeister says “I want that boy”.
*Cecil continues to look for Lucille, but only finds a treasure hunter named Arizona James and thereafter a dog named Monsieur LeFluff. He decides to take the dog back to town, as it appears to be lost.
*Lloyd, meanwhile, writes a warning letter to the mermaid. He hides it in a bag and heads down to the beach while Naimitsu and Ryoko go shopping for fishing nets. Lloyd places the warning letter in the mermaid’s cave, along with a candle.
*Lloyd makes some sandcastles in the sand. Colette shows up, looking for Cecil – she’s furious with him for what he did to Lucille. She shouts some at Lloyd until Naimitsu arrives with her children and Akane. Naimitsu and Lloyd talk some.
*Haruhi throws Ryoko and the fully-dressed Colette into the ocean. Thereafter, she runs off to play with Lloyd, who swims with her on his back out to an island.
*Lloyd discovers a Storm-touched tree out on the island, that has gained sentience. It tries to snare him and Haruhi, but fails. Using a combination of intimidation and Storm Gardening, Lloyd manages to tame the tree and uses it as a carousel.
*Cecil runs into Sister Barbara, who is looking for Lucille. Monsieur LeFluff says hello, and tips her to the ground. Sister Barbara misunderstands it as an attack, and as Cecil fails to apologize, she smacks him across the face with a ruler.
*A fight breaks out between Monsieur LeFluff, Cecil, and Sister Barbara. Monsieur LeFluff bites and tears her dress, which infuriates her. Cecil botches his untrained Animal Training roll, and accidentally teaches Monsieur LeFluff to keep ripping her clothes apart. Cecil leaves, letting LeFluff continue.
*Cecil heads into town, looking for LeFluff’s owner. He runs into Keanu, who worked on the ship and now works as a helping hand to the old people of Calais. Keanu says Mr. Dirac has lost his dog, so Cecil pays him a visit.
*Mr. Dirac is indeed Monsieur LeFluff’s owner. Cecil goes back to the edge of town and finds LeFluff, who has followed him. As the dog is returned, Dirac is overjoyed, and promises Cecil a gift.
*Cecil goes to find one of the Nipponese girls, hoping to record a Nipponese tune on one of Dirac’s music boxes.
*Naimitsu runs on water to find Lloyd and Haruhi. She explains that Colette has fallen ill somehow, and that Thelma is taking care of her. It seems to be shock from the cold water.
*Naimitsu and Lloyd talk some about Akane, and about how she seemed happy at Eisenkrone but has recently grown more distant. Naimitsu says it would be good if she could make some friends. On an unrelated note, Naimitsu schedules some special training for Lloyd the upcoming night.
*Naimitsu, Lloyd and Haruhi return to the boarding school, finding a large group of peasants with torches and, for some inexplicable reason, pitchforks. It is the search party, looking for Lucille.
*Sister Barbara emerges from the woods, hiding behind a tree. Lloyd spots her. She panics and flees, embarrassed of her state of undress after LeFluff attacked her.
*Lloyd uses the Cloak of Modesty to rescue Barbara. Infuriated, she returns to the school.
*Lloyd goes to speak some to Mashiro, who is very sad.
*Cecil, meanwhile, has found Akane and is taking her to Mr. Dirac’s shop. As they walk through town, they notice all the doors and windows are shut. Two soldiers are in town, trying to get a drink.
*Cecil tries to persuade the soldiers to leave. They don’t comply, and start a Storm fistfight with Cecil.
*Just as Cecil is hit hard by a bolt of force, Mashiro contacts him. Reacting too late to mask the pain, he accidentally reveals it to Mashiro. Mashiro’s Angel instincts activate, and she begins to transform.
*Akane helps the badly injured Cecil, and the soldiers back down and leave. In a hurry, Cecil returns to the boarding school, just as Mashiro’s transformation completes.
*Lloyd, meanwhile, has been trying to help Mashiro fight against the transformation. Thelma, reluctantly, helps him. It looks as though they’re succeeding, but then Sister Barbara emerges, shoving them aside. Barbara urges Mashiro to lash out against Cecil and purge herself of all attachment to the sinful boy.
*Just as Cecil arrives, Mashiro transforms. Her broken Angel persona follows Barbara’s orders a little too literally, and shoots Cecil with a bolt of holy fire, almost knocking him unconscious. Thereafter, she instantly transforms back.
*Cecil tries to attack Sister Barbara with all-out Storm Powers. Lloyd steps in the way, and is struck hard by Cecil’s Butler Bolt-charged fist.
*Lloyd barely manages to persuade Sister Barbara to step down, for now. Cecil runs to take care of Mashiro, who is horrified by what she has done.
*Cecil and Mashiro go off to finally enjoy their picnic. Eating sushi prepared by his girlfriend, Cecil finally understands the lesson Drake Francis was trying to teach him about joy.
THE EISENKRONE ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIME EPISODE FIVE
*Cecil and Mashiro talk some after their picnic. Mashiro heads inside the school to meet Lloyd, and learns that Thelma has agreed to teach her. She immediately hurries off to begin.
*Cecil, after the picnic, returns to the town. As he’s walking, the fire from the street lights jumps into the air. It turns out to be Akane, poised to burn down Mr. Dirac’s shop.
*Cecil intervenes, and speaks with Mr. Dirac, who used a cuckoo clock to steal Akane’s sword, as he greatly disapproves of weapons. Cecil persuades him to return it, saying that it’s Akane’s only memory of her parents.
*Mr. Dirac records Akane singing a beautiful Nipponese lullaby, using his enormous recording contraption.
*Cecil speaks to Akane about Lloyd being used as bait to trap the mermaid. She heads down to the beach to train some.
*Lloyd puts on his Blue Oni suit to go train with Naimitsu. He is instructed to become one with the air, and sneak into the forest to steal a helmet from one of the soldiers. Lloyd does so.
*Lloyd overhears Commander Hoffmeister talk about Cecil, and how there is a local helping them with recruiting him. He also discovers Mrs. Hashima is in the soldier’s camp, and that she’s interested in this plan to snare Cecil.
*Lloyd distracts Mrs. Hashima and Hoffmeister with a big boar, which frightens Hashima and makes Hoffmeister’s mouth water. He successfully steals a helmet, and returns.
*Cecil returns to the roof, to run into Naimitsu. He thought she was watching Akane, but she isn’t. Naimitsu freaks out, and heads for the beach. Cecil follows.
*Cecil senses the mermaid’s mind, moving in the water. Helplessly, he waits.
*Naimitsu snatches the swimming Akane out of the water, and scolds her for being so careless. Akane gets angry with both Naimitsu and Cecil for casually risking Lloyd’s life, and leaps off in a burst of flame. Naimitsu is sad.
*Lloyd returns to the roof, but Naimitsu isn’t there. Instead, he meets Cecil, who is training again. They have an important conversation about how one shouldn’t try to murder nuns. Cecil agrees, but heads off to train in solitude.
*The Red Oni appears. He and Lloyd (who is again wearing the Blue Oni disguise) speak for a while about the Empress and her friends. They spar some. Lloyd learns to catch and move with the air.
*The Red Oni and Naimitsu vanish to speak about secret things. Lloyd goes to bed. So does Cecil.
*Lloyd gets up early to do mysterious things involving the mermaid; he is preparing.
*Cecil and Lloyd are joined for breakfast by Gabriel, who has brought eggs. Gabriel takes them over to the boarding school, where Cecil discovers that Mashiro is very injured after her training. He gives her the music box.
*Lloyd heads into the chapel to find Thelma. He is instructed to clean the dojo, which is stained a little with Mashiro’s blood after the brutal training. Her knuckles are bleeding.
*Cecil goes with Mashiro to Sister Barbara. He learns that Mashiro is very injured.
*Cecil tries to work things out with Sister Barbara. He promises to at least try and work together with her, for Mashiro’s sake.
*Lloyd is joined by Rei, who learns about Cecil and Barbara’s fight, and how Lloyd was hurt. She heads out to find Cecil.
*Lloyd speaks with Sister Barbara about Jesus and about how all he wanted was to make friends. Lloyd unwittingly uses his unstoppable, world destroying Girl Magnet powers on Barbara.
*Cecil and Rei go to meet Drake Francis. Rei says she will spy on him from afar. He has a companion hidden nearby, and she is worried.
*Cecil meets Drake on the island. He does an advanced trampoline-rock-fire obstacle course while playing three chess games at once. Drake gradually assaults his mind to drain his mental powers, forcing him to rely on his body and his instincts to avoid the telekinetic rock and the fire.
*Rei gets worried when Cecil grows sluggish and slow, and intervenes. Drake, annoyed, tries to stun her but Cecil jumps in the way.
*Drake pins Rei to a tree, not knowing if he can trust her. He is persuaded to bring her on board as co-teacher. He calls her a pirate, which infuriates her.
*Drake’s associate, Mr. Smee, emerges to train some insult fighting with Cecil. After this, bot h he and Rei leave the island.
*Lloyd learns that Akane plans to take his place as mermaid bait. Horrified, he tries to convince her not to. In the end, he is forced to be rude to her and make her angry, so that she won’t mind if he gets hurt.
*A sad Lloyd returns to the roof, where Cecil is training some more with the trident. He and Cecil go down to the beach, where everything is being prepared.
*Lloyd and Cecil enter the rickety old dressing room. Ryoko enters at the same time, to fetch the fishing nets. Disaster happens. The shack collapses, leaving a half-dressed Cecil and a not-dressed Rei tangled together. Ryoko is tied up and completely immobilized. Lloyd is fine, but almost faints from shock.
*Naimitsu leaps into the fray, rescuing Lloyd from fainting.
*Mrs. Hashima appears, amused by the situation. After mocking Rei and Cecil some, she points out that Rei can use her telekinesis to escape.
*Naimitsu and Lloyd begin to untie Ryoko.
~END OF SESSION~