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Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode Guide


Episode 1: Rayneshia’s Marriage

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 1 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 1, “Rayneshia’s Marriage,” Lenessia Cowen’s mother, Saraliya Tseleu-Arte Cowen, the Pearl of Eastal, came to visit. After inquiring after the adventurer Krusty’s health, she dropped a bit of news that Lenessia was ready for, even if she dreaded it: She was to marry Sir Touri, head of the Saiguu family. After enjoying her freedom for so long in Akiba, will she go along with it? Meanwhile, Shiroe has his hands full with the political machinations of Eins, who seems intent on destroying their political unity. What’s his goal? Is he acting on his own? Or is there another power involved?

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Episode 2: The Duke of Akiba

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In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 2, “The Duke of Akiba,” the People of the Land shocked Isuzu with their enthusiasm for Eins becoming the Duke of Akiba. Rudy, though, seemed to know something. What does his experience as previously being one of the People of the Land tell him? Shiroe and Akatsuki visit the wise mage Regan. Regan told them of the story of the Dukes of Yamato, a tale of treachery and death that left the Holy Empire of Westelande and Eastal on bad terms. Shiroe and Akatsuki returned to their guild hall and briefed their close friends. Shiroe had gained critical insights into the situation, but does he know enough to block Eins and his Westelande supporters? Or are their plans already too far along?

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Episode 3: The Round Table Fractures

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In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 3, “The Round Table Fractures,” Shiroe felt like he failed Akiba and the Round Table by not immediately bringing the People of the Land into the conference — despite knowing how important they had been. Eins, surprisingly, does not want to defeat Shiroe. Instead, Eins wants to enlist Shiroe’s aid. He wants Shiroe to be his chief strategist! Meanwhile, Lenessia wrestled with the idea of her arranged wedding. AkatsukiRieze, and Misa Takayama, gave Lenessia unexpected help, with remarkable in abstentia assistance from Krusty! Will Lenessia listen to her heart? Will Shiroe decide to take part is the destruction of the Round Table? And what role will Utena Itsukinomiya Touri play in these negotiations?

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Episode 4: Akiba General Election

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 4 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 4, “Akiba General Election,” despite her tremendous show of support in the previous episodeLenessia actually seemed surprised that Shiroe expected her to run in the election. But once convinced, she knew what she had to do next: Obtain the blessing of Saraliya, her mother. But what will Lenessia do when her mother withholds said blessing? Meanwhile, polling for the Round Table’s candidate fell seriously behind Ein’s numbers. Is it possible to make up such a huge deficient in just a few days — especially when Rudy explained the real problem? And the election getting so close, just where has Shiroe disappeared to?

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Episode 5: Blessings

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In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 5, “Blessings,” Touri launched his election-day speech through Malves, his proxy. Despite Malves’ unrelenting arrogance, the People of the Land responded warmly to a familiar formula: royalty pledging to support them and their dreams in a safe environment. Even the Adventurers responded well. Then Eins spoke for a few moment, and because he put his effort into speaking from the heart, he only widened his appeal. Finally, it was Lenessia’s turn to speak. What could she say to get the crowd on her side — so they would vote for her and the Round Table? And just what has Shiroe been up to — and will it help their chances at all?

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Episode 6: Immortal in Ethereal Utopia

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 6 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 6, “Immortal in Ethereal Utopia,” Rieze sent a message to a select group of the adventurers asking them to meet. Why? Because she had received a clandestine communication from Krusty, who was trapped on a Chinese server. Rieze said that message was for the select group in general, and Shiroe in particular. What message could be so important? Why didn’t Krusty deliver the message himself? And why does Rieze and Takayama insist on delivering the message with hand puppets?

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Episode 7: Not a Curse

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 7 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 7, “Not a Curse,” Rieze and Takayama began act two of the “Krusty, Tycoon Lord” puppet show. Krusty had just regained consciousness to see Kanami saying “Yoo hoo!” A welcoming sight, no doubt, but not one he wanted to see in the caved in remnants of a mountain — a mountain he’d helped destroy in his battle against Elias Hackblade in the previous episode. Where was the former hero who had turned insane monster? What had happened to Krusty after he’d been taken from his friends during the incident at Seven Falls (previous seasons)? And what’s that Akatsuki’s saying about the power of masculinity?

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Episode 8: The Oldest Ancients

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In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 8, “The Oldest Ancients,” Lelia Mofur and her sister Litka Mofur sprinted through the forest in spite of their terrible hunger. They were desperate to get to Akiba to warn the city about something they didn’t quite understand. All they knew was that it was powerful, and it was evil, and they didn’t want it to get to the city. A food gathering party found them unconscious and exhausted and brought them to Shiroe, who recognized them immediately. Tetora recognized them, too, but instead of feeling curious like Shiroe, she exploded with rage. What had so upset Tetora? Just who were the two Mofur sisters? And why was it going to be so ridiculously expensive to give them a place to stay?

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Episode 9: Adoration

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 9 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 9, “Adoration,” Shiroe works with adventurers like Isaac to watch for the Genius Erenius as it approaches Akiba. The adventurers are confident they can take care of Erenius, since the Mofur sisters Litka and Lelia reported it was only level 65. Shiroe, however, remained concerned. At the same time, there was another battle brewing. At Isuzu’s urging, Minori tried to get Shiroe to go on a date. Akatsuki even seemed fine with the idea. Are things going Minori’s way? Or is Rudy right that Isuzu should stop encouraging Minori? Finally, Tetora takes a squad out for field training. She’s very enthusiastic — maybe too enthusiastic. How many hill giants are too many?

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Episode 10: Labyrinth in Akiba

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 10 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 10, “Labyrinth in Akiba,” something separated the top-tier Adventurers like Shiroe and Naotsugu from the younger Adventurers like Minori and Isuzu. There was one exception. At the time of the event, Akatsuki had been using the Teaching System, so she remained with Minori. At first, Adventurers like Isaac felt zero concern. They were at the top of their ranks, so they thought they just needed to kill the monsters and get everyone back together. However, their enemy showed an unexpected ability. Adventurers suddenly found their were back to rank 35 — and all that entailed. Many couldn’t even use their advanced weapons, since those weapons had a minimum level requirement. Can Shiroe figure out what happened, and how to stop it, before the experienced Adventurers are killed? Is this the work of the Genius Ereinus, as seems likely? And just what is Ereinus’ goal?

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Episode 11: Despair Genius

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 11 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 11, “Despair Genius,” Minori found herself in a terrible situation. The Genius Ereinus had created a raid map that looked just like Akiba, including the Guild Hall. Worse, all Adventurers over level 65 realized their levels had plummeted to 35. The raid monsters made quick work of them. That left the Adventurers who had lower ranks, with one exception: Akatsuki, who had used the teaching system to lower her level just before Erenius had struck. Now, armed with her experience, the raid materials she’d purchased before with Shiroe, and some notes about monster behaviors from Rieze, Minori had to do what she’d never done before: Run a raid. Against a Genius, no less! Is she up to the task? Can she could on her friends like Isuzu for help? And just what is Ereinus capable of doing?

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Episode 12: Song of the Nightingales

Log Horizon: Destruction Of The Round Table Episode 12 Review

In Log Horizon: Destruction of the Round Table Episode 12, “Song of the Nightingales,” the Genius Ereinus had almost destroyed the first raiding party Minori had ever commanded. Finally, among of the Adventurers in her party, Akatsuki stood alone. Her clear-headed understanding of her feelings for Shiroe helped her resist Ereinus’ worst attacks. Using a battle-cry that somehow incorporated Shiroe’s bedhead, Akatsuki launched a counter attack. The other party members tried to heal and prepare to re-engage the enemy. But even Akatsuki’s skill could not best the Genius. What else could they try? Would Minori’s first command end in disaster — for herself and for all of Akiba?

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