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Record of Grancrest War Season 1 Cour 2 Episode Guide

Episode 13: To the Homeland

Record of Grancrest War Episode 13: The Liberator Returns and a Lukewarm Reception

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 13, “To the Homeland,” Theo CornaroSiluca Meletes and their party arrive in Sistina to find a less warm reception than they had hoped. Pederico Rossini and his sons have trapped the islanders in a powerful web of greed, deceit, and despair. What can Theo and company hope to do against such an entrenched way of life — when even his childhood friend turns against him?

Grancrest Senki Episode 13

It was only after Rebecca told the story of how Theo’s father died that Siluca and the others understood the situation — in all its grim clarity. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 14: The Liberator of Sistina

Record of Grancrest War Episode 14: Death from On High and Public Negotiations

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 14, The Liberator of Sistina, the fall of Salvador Rossini in the last episode has shown the people that it’s not a death sentence to follow Theo CornaroSiluca Meletes and their party. The Rossini dad sends his hot-headed son Dorni to put down the uprising, but only after forcing him to listen to the prudent council of his other remaining son, Juzel.  The Rossini know that if they can’t kill Theo now, he’ll be unstoppable. Yana (Jana?), the witch, also wants in on the action and targets not only the werewolf twins (Ema and Luna) but Siluca as well. Will the savagery of the Rossini family and the witch prevail, or will Theo and Siluca teach them something about leadership and loyalty?

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Any doubts I might have had about Siluca’s combat capabilities are gone. She was pretty impressive in this episode! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 15: Return

Record of Grancrest War Episode 15: The More He Tightens His Grip and a Council of War

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 15, “Return,” the Mage Academy convicts Yana/Jana of summoning the demon lord who killed the Alliance and Union leaders back in episode 1. But even after the way Yana took control of her own execution, Siluca Meletes didn’t seem convinced of the witch’s guilt. Mirza Kooches’s mage convinces him that he hasn’t been brutal enough to the population, so he gets more violent. Shockingly, that doesn’t go as well as he hopes. Finally, Theo Cornaro (now an Earl) stands before the Lords who signed the Treaty of Altirk and convinces them that it’s time to go after Mirza — and that he will personally fight and kill the tyrant. Will the Lords accept his suggestion, or will they continue to spurn his leadership — unofficial or otherwise?

Grancrest Senki Episode 15

You’d think someone from the Mage Academy would be more circumspect, wouldn’t you? Unless he wants Siluca to know something’s up… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 16: Outpost

Record of Grancrest War Episode 16: Mirza Listens to Advice? Edokia Puts Skin in the Game

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 16, “Outpost,” Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletes lure Mirza Kooches into the Forest of Eternal Darkness, and things seem to be going their way. Then, the unthinkable happens: Mirza listens to his mage’s advice! Meanwhile, Ulrica pushes her assault on Edokia Kalaha’s Haman, who had been able to buy peace — until their coffers ran dry. Edokia’s mage, Laura Hardley, suggests a strategy that lays everything on the line. Will the Queen embrace such a naked ploy? And if she does, will it be enough to stop the vicious Ulrica?

Grancrest Senki Episode 16

Edokia’s authority was so great that she could wield it even without the usual trappings of power. That speaks volumes of the strength of her bond with her people. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 17: Two Heroes

Record of Grancrest War Episode 17: Through the Eyes of Death and the People’s Crest

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 17, “Two Heroes,” Mirza Kooches decides to go on the offensive despite the urging of his mage. Is Mirza really in a rush to protect Marrine Kreische and her forces? Can it really be possible he’s thinking of someone other than himself? The forces of Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletes whittle down Mirza’s army using sound tactics. Can Mirza get himself through not only Siluca’s magical onslaught, but the attacks of AishelaLunaEma, and Irvin as well? Can even their amount of fire power stop the red-crested butcher?

Grancrest Senki Episode 17

Is Aishela awesome or what? If it hadn’t been for the horse, I’m convinced she could’ve saved Theo a lot of trouble. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 18: Leader

Record of Grancrest War Episode 18: A Well Earned Ascension and Oh, _That_ Leader!

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 18, “Leader,” Theo Cornaro finally ascends to the head of the Altirk Treaty and takes possession of Castle Unicorn. He should be on cloud nine, so why does he seem so bummed during the reception? And what’s with his late-night meeting with Siluca Meletes? Later, Theo and Siluca confront Priscilla about the Church’s intentions for the Crests — and why the same Church may be targeting her! Finally, Theo and Siluca go undercover to visit the despondent Alexis Douse. What they tell him literally turns his world around.

Grancrest Senki Episode 18

The support team doesn’t have to be friends — Siluca needles Priscilla every chance she gets. But Theo still relies on both of them. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 19: The Awakening of a Noble

Record of Grancrest War Episode 19: A Well-Orchestrated Attack and Odin Would Have Been Proud

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 19, “The Awakening of a Noble,” Alexis Douse advances his army against the traitor Lord Dawson, who immediately begs his new Lord, Marrine Kreische, for reinforcements. Can you guess her answer? Later, Sea King Erik, the leader of the Norse, infuriated that the “moppet” Alexis would dare challenge him, sails into battle. Will his berserker Crest prevail? Or will Alexis’ unorthodox naval tactics turn the tide?

Grancrest Senki Episode 19

I have to give Alexis credit: He knows how to use his tools! Who knew a paintbrush could be so deadly? Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 20: Pitched Battle of the Three Forces

Record of Grancrest War Episode 20: Holding the Line and a Blast from the Past

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 20, “Pitched Battle of the Three Forces,” Marrine Kreische’s forces march against those of Theo Cornaro and Siluca Meletes. Can our heroes hold out until reinforcements under Alexis Douse arrive? Even if they do, will they be able to follow Theo’s plan to reunite Marrine and Alexis, when Marrine’s so vehemently opposed to it? And that’s not even mentioning the Mage Academy’s plans…

Grancrest Senki Episode 20

I’d love to be a fly on the way when Siluca explains her secret marriage to her father! He doesn’t seem like the forgiving type… Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 21: Purge

Record of Grancrest War Episode 21 Review: Foundation of Empire and She Did What She Could…

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 21, “Purge,” the Mage Academy prepares for battle with Emperor Theo Cornaro and his chief strategist, Siluca Meletes, by killing all of the mages who are loyal to their Lords instead of to the Mage Academy. How many mages will stand with Theo, Siluca, and the other Lords allied to them? And who’s the traitor in their midst — someone so close that even Siluca didn’t suspect them?

Grancrest Senki Episode 21

If being emperor isn’t enough to generate the Grancrest, then what is? We should know more about the basic mechanics by now. And so should Theo, Siluca, and the rest! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 22: The Holy Grail

Record of Grancrest War Episode 22 Review: Permission Reluctantly Granted and a Papal Audience

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 22, “The Holy Grail,” Emperor Theo Cornaro and his chief strategist, Siluca Meletes, learn that the Pope has declared them heretics and had enlisted many of the elderly and children to stand against his imperial army. Unwilling to slaughter innocents, Theo demands his advisors come up with another approach, and Priscilla offers one: she will meet with the pope to convince him to stand down. Theo reluctantly agrees. Was the timing of the pope’s moves a coincidence, or is there a connection to Pandora? Can even the holy Priscilla, accompanied by Siluca, Irvin, and Aishela, sway the pope and his guard? Or will this papal audience be fatal for our heroes?

Grancrest Senki Episode 22

I have to give Priscilla credit for being brave in the face of what she knew was her destiny. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 23: Castle Walls

Record of Grancrest War Episode 23 Review: An Ancient Monster Revived and a Compelling Invitation

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 23, “Castle Walls,” Emperor Theo CornaroSiluca Meletes, and the Lords under his command begin their assault on Eramu. But there’s a slight problem: the Mage Academy has unleashed an ancient beast on them — a beast barely quelled in centuries past. What chance does David Lassic and his mage, Moreno Dortous, stand against such a beast? And even if they can defeat it, can Theo, Siluca, and their special force refuse a compelling invitation, knowing that the loss of Theo means the loss of the war?

Grancrest Senki Episode 23

Though I’m sure he appreciates David’s vote of confidence, Moreno doesn’t seem excited about the idea of attacking the Cyclops. Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Episode 24: Grancrest

Record of Grancrest War Episode 24 Review: A Presumptuous Guardianship and the Foundation for the Future

In Record of Grancrest War Episode 24, “Grancrest,” Dimitri has trapped Theo CornaroSiluca Meletes and their special forces in a confined space with dozens of his shadow clones. How will they defeat an enemy they can’t even touch — much less make it back to the main battle at Eramu? Meanwhile, the Mage Academy has been hiding a shocking truth about the foundation of their organization — and the use of Chaos through the ages. But it might not matter if Theo and company can’t get past Dimitri!

Grancrest Senki Episode 24

In the spirit of better late than never: Theo finally tells Siluca how important she is to him. In unambiguous terms, yet! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.

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Extra: Pandora’s Warning

Record of Grancrest War: Pandora’s Warning

If you’re sure you’ve watched episode 24…

So I’m happily watching the last episode of this series, and I’m enjoying myself quite a bit. The first time through, as Theoand Siluca watched Pandora’s warning unfold like something out of the original Star Trek episode City on the Edge of Forever, I was entertained. But as I re-watched it to write my review, I noticed something odd — there were images that I thought I recognized in Pandora’s stream. Then I realized that, “Holy crap, those are images…”

Well, let’s walk through it, okay?

Grancrest Senki Pandora's Warning

Just your average, every day hyper advanced civilization!

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