With the southern shore of the Grand Lake nearly conquered, Ades looks to take on the northern shore, with their first major obstacle being the isolationist nation of Glacies. The Silvius sets course for Glacies as well in hopes that they’ll accept their assistance. Meanwhile, Fam reads about transport of 8 Ades battleships and wants to capture them. She runs into the Pirates along the way, but they all are ambushed by the 3rd fleet, with Fam barely allowing them to escape, though not without heavily casualties on the Pirates. Then just as Fam has the Silvius back in sight, the 1st Fleet shows up demanding that Princess Millia be handed over.
It's a Trap!
So Fam’s (and the Sky Pirate’s) ambitions end up getting them in trouble, as the Ades Federation knew the transport would be a target too good for them to pass up. It was only by sheer luck that they weren’t all destroyed by the fleet. And now the 1st Fleet has suddenly shown up as well.
Giselle is clearly feeling like she’s the odd one out with Millie i the picture and becoming such good friends with Fam. Fam clearly doesn’t think anything has changed between them, but from Giselle’s point of view, their relationship seems to be approaching a breaking point. If Fam doesn’t return to the pirates once she fulfills her promise, I’m not sure what Giselle will do.
Hecate tells Shana that while Sydonay and Bel Peol see Shana as a problem they can work around, Hecate disagrees, seeing her as a threat to their plans and proceeds to attack her. Meanwhile, Yuji is opening a gate to the Eternal Abyss to retrieve his old body that is trapped there, something that Alastor thought was impossible. After opening the gate, Yuji notices Hecate’s attack and stops it, telling her that if Shana dies, Alastor will just form a new contract and be a bother later. Meanwhile, Lamis is double-checking a massinve unrestricted method that the mad professor Dantalion has created and detects some odd anomalies that he can’t fully explain.
Hecate has an objection
We now see that the unrest with Yuji having Shana is shared by all three members of the Bal Masqué trinity, and even though she was the quietest before, clearly Hecate was the most disturbed by it. Yuji also finally gives an answer to the question as to why he is keeping Shana, though whether that’s truly the whole answer is yet to be seen.
I got all confused by Yoshida’s conversation with Khamsin. Clearly the story he told was his own personal story, but I guess I don’t really get what it had to do with Pheles’ cross. I understand that it furthered this notion of love conquering all (not in those words, but that is effectively the theme here) but..whatever. I guess we’ll find out eventually.
Meanwhile, Yuji and the Trinity are going into the gate, which leaves the Palace of the Stars vulnerable, which is probably right when Wilhelmina and Rebecca will show up.