A new character named Nora is introduced, alongside Marquis Dixgard’s new assigned order the Order of Azure Hawk. One which specializes in espionage. They discover the Knightsmith who sold out Ernie’s designs but are unable to learn Kerhilt was the one who stole their Knight.
I must admit there is a sort of appreciation for how time works on this show. Finding someone within the kingdom who sold them out naturally would be easier than finding an outsider. Much less, this helps bolster Kerhilt for it makes it seem, even though her people weren’t up to snuff, she was cunning enough to truly get away. With that, even though she ran, you get a sense she isn’t some slightly savvy rogue agent. She is truly someone deserving to lead her own order.
And speaking of orders, with it being noted the Order of Azure Hawk focuses on espionage, it leads me to wonder if each order has their own specialty? Such as maybe one focusing on border patrol, another dealing with demons, maybe another, like Ernie’s, focusing on new and developing technology? Something which is of interest to me since, with this show mostly being about humans vs. humans, it’ll be interesting to see where the king places his strength and where are his weaknesses. Especially for when Kerhilt and her order, alongside their country, come on the attack. [note]From what we are told, peace for the Occident region seems to come since demons attack going west. So, with that, the Occident region faces no real threats and has a reason to make peace with the east. With that said, while the Occident region also has Silhouette Knights, being that they aren’t facing demons, one could say that they have no need to push their tech further. So the balance could maybe be seen as being thrown off thanks to Ernie’s advancements. For if the demons don’t keep the east at bay, that gives them time and resources to attack the west. Though, this is assuming Kerhilt’s supervisors are thinking this vs. her being bored and her wanting war – as she said.[/note]
The Silhouette Knight Laboratory vs. The Order of the Phoenix: Ernie
As you can imagine, someone Ernie’s age making great advancements is both enviable and embarrassing if you are an adult. Hence why Chief Gaizka is hoping to use a mock battle the king is hosting to bury Ernie’s name in the history books. However, as always, Ernie thinks of new and inventive designs which blow everyone away.
His newest Knight is a two seater with two ether reactors and split controls. It is driven by Addy and Kid and it looks like a centaur. But, unfortunately, it seems the mock battle will take place in the next episode so who knows whether Ernie may embarrass Chief Gaizka or not. [note]Prepping for the battle takes 10 months.[/note]
I have mixed emotions about this whole mock battle thing. On one hand, any and all action sequences on this show are welcomed. Yet, on the other hand, I grow tired of watching grown people upset Ernie is doing so much in so little time. Much less trying to undermine his achievements. So here is hoping Kerhilt and her finances are only taking one or two episodes off for this show needs them – bad.