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Record of Grancrest War Season 1 Cour 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1: Contract

Record of Grancrest War Episode 1: No Peace for You and Trust Me, I’m a Mage!

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 1, “Contract,” two kingdoms attempt to unite through a wedding, but a supernatural surge in chaos destroys the heads of the two kingdoms (literally!) — and their plan for peace. Some time after the disaster, the mage Siluca Meletes and her aid are waylaid by brigands. She’s about to dispatch them when Theo Cornaro, a Lord-wannabe with more ambition than skill, tries to “save” her. Will Theo survive the attempt? And if he does, will he survive Siluca’s scorn?

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At first, I couldn’t believe some of the brigands believed she was going to get intimate with them. Then I remembered that sometimes we guys just aren’t that bright when it comes to that kind of thing… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 2: Ambition

Record of Grancrest War Episode 2: Alliances the Hard Way and Combat Kisses

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 2, “Ambition,” Theo Cornaro tries to come to grips with the responsibilities of a Lord, and he’s still not sure how far to trust Siluca Meletes. After all, it’s not every day a talented and beautiful mage offers to hand you your dreams. Meanwhile, sensing potential weakness, the neighboring Lord David Lassic and his mage, Moreno Dortous, launch an attack. Can Theo defend his new territory? Can he trust Siluca to help him? And is that cat really wearing a cape?

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Did Siluca really have to act so surprised that Theo will willing to fight? Poor guy’s ego has got to be taking a beating… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 3: Battle Flag

Record of Grancrest War Episode 3: A Failure of Diplomacy and a Victory of Arms

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 3, “Battle Flag,” Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletes fight to stop a Salamander from destroying a local town. Even with with the help of Aishela and their new “friend” the priestess Priscilla, can they stop the rampaging Chaos demon from before it incinerates the city? After failed negotiations with King of Savis, Theo’s troops have to repel an invasion. Will the other Lords come to Theo’s aid? Or will Theo’s — and Siluca’s — ambitions die on the battle field?

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Flags and emblems can be powerful symbols. Theo uses his flag to unite his warriors and to symbolize what’s important to him. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 4: Decision

Record of Grancrest War Episode 4: The Inexperience of Youth and What’s the Rush?

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 4, “Decision,” Siluca Meletes seriously overplays her hand while trying to enlist of aid of her step father, Aubeste Meletes, and the woman in charge of the Alliance, Marrine Kreische. Though the consequences are dire for Siluca’s group, Aishela pays the highest price. Theo Cornaro and his people fight well, but not only are the odds stacked against them, the negotiations do not seem to proceed in good faith. How can Theo and Siluca come out of this with their hopes intact? Or will they even survive?

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Aishela is enormously powerful. She’s cleaned up until now. But when faced with a squad of powerful opponents? We got to see that even she has limits. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 5: Forest of Eternal Darkness

Record of Grancrest War Episode 5: A Shattered Alliance and Werewolf Maids!

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 5, “Forest of Eternal Darkness,” Lord Dmitrie the Vampire King no longer wishes to fight the Chaos. That’s a decision that Clara, the Queen of Werewolves, can’t accept, but the problem is, she doesn’t have a Black Witch on her side, and the Black Witch Yana wants blood. Clara’s blood. After hearing of this conflict, who does Villar Constance send to find out what’s really going on? If you guessed Theo Cornaro and his entire entourage (which is to say, just Siluca Meletes), you’re right! What can Theo and Siluca do in the face of such ancient powers? And how’d Theo end up with twin werewolf maids?

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Clara asks Theo to take her daughters out of the forest. He promises. So where does he take them? Into his household — in the forest! Oh, Theo… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 6: March

Record of Grancrest War Episode 6: Now, That’s Dancing and the Knife of the Red Crest

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 6, “March,” it’s Margaret Odius’s birthday, and Villar Constance remembered! So why is she so sad? Lord Milza continues to scorn Theo Cornaro’s philosophy of life, and they come to blows. Will Theo survive the fight? And will Siluca Meletes’s heart survive watching it? Finally, Milza decides to attack a castle by himself. How well do you think he fares? Does he really support Lord Villar’s ascendancy, or does he have plans of his own?

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We’ve seen a lot of combat. In this episode, we saw a different kind of effort: actually decent dancing! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 7: The White Prince

Record of Grancrest War Episode 7: The Measure of a Leader and Werewolf Twins Attack!

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 7, “The White Prince,” it’s Theo Cornaro’s turn to attack a castle by himself. Will he do as well as Milza in episode 6 — with a similar body count? Or will he find a different path? Later, at a celebratory banquet, Theo meets Lord Pederico Rossini, the corrupt ruler of Sistina, his hometown. Will Theo let him live? And how will Rossini react to the name “Cornaro?” Finally, an unexpected visit turns deadly as Theo and his household have to fend off an attack. Can even the combined strength of Theo, Siluca MeletesIrvin, and twin combat werewolf maids push back so many attackers?

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I got to see the twin werewolf combat maids in action — and wow, they are lethal to their enemies! They have great teamwork, too! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 8: The Congress Dances

Record of Grancrest War Episode 8: Love Denied and So Close, Yet…

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 8, “The Congress Dances,” a flash-back shows the lengths to which Alexis Douse, the Prince of the Sun, went to win the heart of Marrine Kreische — so why does she rebuff him now? Villar Constance makes his move in the congress, and Theo Cornaro provides impeccable support. But a short-sighted Lord and his followers vehemently oppose Villar, with Alexis’ unwittingly help. Can Villar and his faction seize the opportunity to strike the Alliance? Or will the chance elude them?

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Alexis looks so crestfallen that Marrine can’t help but kiss him. I guess that’s one approach to winning friends! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 9: The Black Princess

Record of Grancrest War Episode 9: An Extremely Important Issue and Quid Pro Quo

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 9, “The Black Princess,” Villar Constance tries to show patience and restraint when it comes to a campaign against the Alliance, but some of the Lords under him, as well as Mirza Kooches, decide to take matters into their own hands. To take Siluca Meletes’ mind off the matter, Theo Cornaro asks her to join him on a tour of his domain. What will happen when rain traps them — alone — in the wilderness? And why has Marrine Kreische asked for a meeting with Mirza to talk about an alliance — and what will he charge her?

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Kamhi’s tear made the horror of this scene all too real. Marrine’s experience? Light years beyond what I can imagine. But Kamhi’s pain drew me into the scene. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 10: Blade of Betrayal

Record of Grancrest War Episode 10: A Telegraphed Betrayal and a Touching Reunion

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 10, “Blade of Betrayal,” Marrine Kreische and her forces invade the Union, putting pressure on Villar Constance, his troops, and his mages. Meanwhile, Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletes rally as many of the surly townsfolk as they can in an attempt to hold off one another group of Marrine’s forces. Will Villar realize in time that Mirza Kooches is a betrayer and is even now leading a fleet to assail him? And who’s the solitary figure in a boat racing to arrive before Mirza’s fleet?

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Alas, poor Solon. We didn’t get to know you at all! And you seemed like such an interesting character… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 11: The Fall of Castle Unicorn

Record of Grancrest War Episode 11: Goodbye Kisses Everywhere and Acts of Savagery

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 11, “The Fall of Castle Unicorn,” the arrival of the Nordic fleet timed to coincide with Marrine Kreische’s advance puts Villar Constance and his mages at a severe disadvantage. With Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletes too distant to arrive in time, and with the foolish lords bickering back in the capital, it looks like team Villar is on their own. Can his tremendous swordsmanship turn the tide, even with help from Margaret Odius? Or will Marrine take her cousin’s Crest?

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What grace, power, and beauty in the face of despair. I’m going to miss Margaret. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 11.5: Reminiscence

Record of Grancrest War Episode 11.5: Maps and So, So Many Names!

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 11.5, “Reminiscence“, we got a recap for the first 11 episodes, so there was no new material. Well, no obvious new material! This episode actually did a great job using maps to show us some of the countries in context of the conflict. It helped some of the battles make a lot more sense. Plus, it was nice to take a breather from the onrush of plot!

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No, Siluca’s not trying to eat Sistina. I assume this was done for dramatic effect. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 12: A Treat Formed

Record of Grancrest War Episode 12: An Eye For… a Neck? And Public Displays of Affection

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 12, “A Treaty Formed,” Mirza Kooches cannot understand why the subjects of the now deceased Villar Constance won’t just stand down and accept the change of leadership. David Lassic literally puts his neck on the line in an attempt to help the tyrant understand. Marrine Kreische takes an interest in Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletesand insists on meeting with them before trying to wipe them off the face of the Earth. The meeting gives Theo an idea for an innovative new kind of attack!

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David was almost as excited about facing off against Mirza as the reverse! Loyalty and courage — that’s an admirable combination! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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