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|Alternate Title||Vorn-Thenardier Final Campaign Arc|
|Side||Silver Metoer Army; Thenardier Army|
|Result|| Civil War suppressed |
Thenardier is slain
Ganelon escaped Brune
Regin is enthroned as the Queen of Brune
|Light Novel Volumes||LN Volume 5|
|Manga Chapters/Volumes||MN Ch 40, MN Ch 41, MN Ch 42, MN Ch 43, MN Ch 44, MN Ch 45, MN Ch 46, MN Ch 47, MN Ch 48, MN Ch 49, MN Ch 50, MN Ch 51|
|Anime Episodes||Episode 11, Episode 12, Episode 13|
Regin Arc is the fifth and last story arc of Arc One from Madan no Ou to Vanadis series. This arc focuses on Regin Estelle Loire Bastien do Charles, a rumored "dead prince" (Prince Regnas) who survived the Dinant Plains Incident while supporting Tigre and the Silver Meteor Army to end Brune's brutal civil war. It also features the civil war's final stage where the three way feud between Tigre, Thenardier and Ganelon is finally over when Thenardier is slain by Tigre's arrow. In the aftermath, Brune's peace and tranquility not only restored under Regin as Brune's first queen, Tigre's status as the "traitor" is also relinquished and knighted as one of Brune's renowned war heroes. This arc also marks the Silver Meteor Army's dissolution.
Life in Perche Fortress: Prelude to Civil War's EndEdit
- Valentina's Visit to Perche Fortress
Four days have passed since the previous war with Muozinel Army, the Silver Meteor Army arrives and stays in the Perche Fortress for their recuperation. After his political studies in his room, Tigre meet Mashas who urges him to take a break and asks him to request Mila for for tent arrangement on his behalf. Upon Tigre's arrival in her room, Mila complies his request while asks Tigre to investigate a rumor "ghost" in the Perche Fortress before his bedtime.
In his sleep, Valentina infiltrates into Perche Castle silently while staring at Tigre's sleeping face up close, further remarks her interest towards Tigre's attributes that attracts her fellow Vanadises. In an unexpected turn, a drowsy Tigre accidentally gropes Valentina's breast that cause Valentina to laugh bitterly while whispers to him that he will face terrible consequences had he woken up at that moment. After poking her finger to Tigre's face, Valentina creates a portal with her Viralt and vanishes without a trace.
- Silver Flash's and Frozen Wave's Unlikely Alliance
At Perche Fortress's upper castle level, Elen and Mila are watching the sunrise and discuss Tigre's next move. While thanking Mila for rescuing Tigre from the previous battle, Elen also urges the Ice Vanadis to return for Olmutz, much to Mila's anger for Elen's rudeness. At the same time, both Vanadises see Tigre and Lim(who woke Tigre via her homemade soup) who are waving for them from below, prompts the Vanadises to meet them immediately.
- Knight and Earl
- The Meeting
- Friendship Between Princess and Maid
After the War Council, Titta is tasked to accompany Regin by Tigre despite her initial anxiety. In a bathroom, Titta helps Regin to wash her back while the princess trying to ask the housemaid anything about Tigre. Through their small chat during the bath, Titta and Regin later become friends.
Ganelon's Plan to Escape from BruneEdit
In Lutetia, Greast returns from Nemetacum after his battle against Steid.[Notes 1]  When Greast asks Ganelon about the sudden retreat, the Duke replies by informing him about Tigre's Black Bow and Regin's reappearance in the Silver Meteor Army's Camp, somewhat triggers Greast curiosity. [Notes 2]  Greast suggests Ganelon to kill the princess but Ganelon refuses as he claims the murder could only ruins his plans and because of his disadvantages against his enemies,[Notes 3] [Notes 4] he decides to leave Lutetia since he has roughly accomplished his goals.
Nevertheless, Ganelon firstly plan to pretend to be "crazy" by burning down Artishem while leaving his army to fend off Thenardier Army. As Greast finds the plan to be insane, Ganelon replies that Regin will be coming for Artishem anyways and he will wait for another opportunity to strike while making several stipulations for the aftermath: If Thenardier Army wins, he will collect both Black Bow and Durandal but should the Silver Meteor Army wins, he had to flee for another kingdom. When Greast asks the Duke about the king's fate, Ganelon simply replies that Faron would no longer be his threat because of his severe illness that was caused by a prolonged poison.[Notes 5] Ganelon further smirks as if the event are played into his hands and vows to annihilate anyone who hinders his quest for power.
In a battle in Montauban, due to Thenardier Army's five dragons and a massive army, Ganelon Army is entirely annihilated[Notes 6] [Notes 7] and Montauban itself is fallen. After his army's victory, Thenardier asks Steid about his view of this battle which Steid replies that whilst Ganelon Army's ill-preparation results their demise, he also reports Greast's return to Artishem. Thenardier however deems the battle to be his "defeat" and their army could be decimated should they face Greast in battle. As Steid's worries his commander's vengeance, Thenardier calmly[Notes 8] tells Steid that he wishes to see Tigre's true caliber that took him so far, from slaying Zion in Molsheim Plains and Seven Chains Assassins demise to defeating Roland and even repelling massive Muozinel Army from Agnes. Furthermore, rumors about Regin's reappearance and her alignment with the Silver Meteor Army further burns Thenardier's motivation to eliminate both Tigre and Regin and he orders his army to march and confront the Silver Meteor Army.
Meeting Between Valentina and SofyaEdit
Meanwhile, in Silesia Imperial Palace, Sofy is tasked by Viktor as Zhcted's special envoy for Brune again. The old king continues by informing Sofy that because the Wind Vanadis has been away for Brune for almost six months, he already dispatched Mila to keep an eye on Elen from doing anything deemed "foolish" or "reckless". Worrying over her best friends well being[Notes 9], Sofy complies to Viktor's orders and preparing her departure for Brune.
On her way exiting the Imperial Palace, Sofy confronts Valentina[Notes 10] at the palace's corridors. When Sofy is asking Valentina about her rare visit, the Void Vanadis simply replies that she only come for an "important" information and meeting Viktor. Despite Sofy "understands" her "fragile" state and inviting her for a tea, Valentina lies as she claims that she has "using" too much energy for just one day and respectfully declines Sofy's offer before leaving, prompting Sofy to suspect her fellow Vanadis's ulterior ambitions. [Notes 11]
Artishem the Burned CityEdit
Elsewhere, Elen and her peers are shocked to learn that Artishem was burned by a huge fire. To further everyone's surprise and suspicions via Mashas's information, rumors suggests that Ganelon was responsible for the fire[Notes 12] and he was reportedly "dead" during the incident, although in reality he and Greast have already escaped from Brune. Regardless, Tigre tells Regin that they will proceed to Artishem as planned.
Battle of Vincennes Edit
In Vincennes Plains, armies from both sides finally collide where Thenardier Army's massive troops and five dragons overwhelms the Silver Meteor Army. Despite the earlier disadvantages however, by dividing into three groups against their enemy[Notes 13], the Silver Meteor Army initially gains momentum when Elen and Mila (one who commanded the Left Unit) easily kill three Earth Dragons before confronting the remaining two dragons. From afar, Thenardier receives this news via his messenger but remains calm as he commands all troops to kill the Vanadises once they annihilate his dragons, even if they need 6,000 soldiers to do so. To the Vanadises' horror however, due to Drekavac's special chains, their Veda are entirely nullified when the dragons remain untouched even after receiving their Vedas. When the Fire Drake breaths its flames to burn Mila, Elen saves Mila just in time but unable to dodge the fire breath that subsequently burns her cape and her back. Mila is shocked to see Elen's condition and just as she attempts to heal Elen's burn injury while fending off the dragons, both Vanadis had to retreat under Lim's escort.
Elsewhere, Tigre and his unit also struggling against their enemy for not only 3,000 men short, but also Baron Simon Digne's information about Viscount Chateauroux's and Viscount Batan's betrayal where the former defect to Thenardier Army along with 500 troops. Tigre had to recuperate the army morale by telling his soldiers to stand their ground or they will gain nothing if they retreat. While Tigre shoots down the traitors, his unit also follow suit by eliminating 500 defected soldiers.
As the sun reaches its zenith, both armies retreat under their respective commander's orders. As the result, both sides suffer the same casualties of 4,000 deaths. During a war council within two koku breaks, Elen and Mila tell Tigre about their battles against the new dragons with their magical chains, which worries Tigre. Mila further stating two possible solutions: Cut the chains that wrapped around the dragons or kill the mastermind who controlling them. Nevertheless, the two Vanadis then tells Tigre that while they are still going to attack the dragons, hed had to lead the remaining army units to fight against the remaining Thenardier soldiers since neither Lim, Mashas or Regin could not capable to command a fleet of soldiers under his command. Tigre quickly understands and began to prepare his army for the next battle with Lim as his assistance.
Two koku later, both armies resume their clash in the battlefield. Thenardier learns from Steid that Tigre's soldiers only equip melee weapons (stones) and they are not wearing their armors. Regardless the enemy's different tactics however, Thenardier proceeds to launch his first attack by splitting his forces: the army would attack from two directions while the Dragons remains charging from the center, Tigre and his soldiers began to retreat while leaving the Vanadis to deal with the dragons again[Notes 14]. Through their gruesome battle and team-work, with distractions while targeting the dragon's weak spots[Notes 15], both Vanadises finally slay the two remaining dragons.
Back to Tigre's army, they begin their counter-attack by throwing rocks at their enemies, causing the enemy soldiers to retreat from battle. To boost their morale, Silver Meteor Army soldiers roar Tigre's nickname while clashing with the remaining Thenardier Army's soldiers. The battle's result leads to Thenardier's greater defeat with all five dragons are slain and 20% of his army were lost: 10% are resulted from the casualties and another 10% has fled form the battle and never return. On the contrary, Silver Meteor Army suffers merely 10% of its army. However even with the Silver Meteor Army's victory in this battle, the war between Thenardier and Tigre is far from over.
During the war's interlude, the girls (Elen, Lim, Titta, Mila and Regin) are taking their bath at the nearby river from their camp. Lim asks Elen's condition after seeing the Wind Vanadis's burned injury on her back, to which the latter replies she is doing fine while also teasing her friend's growing breast size, much to other girls "disappointment".
After their bath, Elen and the girls are walking towards Tigre's camp and see him sleeping on the ground. While Titta tells Elen to let him sleep for a while, Elen claims that since they momentarily pushed the enemy back, Thenardier Army would certainly preparing their retaliation. So the girls plan to wake Tigre up as Elen makes her daring move by lying above Tigre's body while he is snoozing.
To everyone's surprise however, Tigre reacts to Elen's "hostility" by flipping Elen onto the ground, pins her down and accidentally groping her breast where Elen barely has room for her escape. After seeing what he had done to Elen, Tigre immediately take a few steps back while looking at everyone who are still dumbfounded over the incident. Through Elen explanation, Tigre's face turns red and apologizes to Elen while everyone-particularly Lim and Mila-shows signs of jealousy towards the couples (Tigre and Elen).
Saint-Groel, The Holy Grotto of BruneEdit
During their breakfast, Elen asks Tigre if his next move is to decimate Thenardier and his army but Tigre persists their journey for Artishem in order to help Regin to prove her regal heritage. Regin begins her briefing about Charles Saint-Groel, a sacred Holy Grotto that is established even before Brune's foundation and rumored to be a place where King Charles (Regin's ancestor) kept ancient archives. Of all three possible routes for the Holy Grotto, Regin chooses the second route that leads to Mosha Temple since it is near to their camp, as well as one of few routes she personally recognizes.
At night, Tigre decides to bring at least ten people (including Regin, Rurick, and himself) for the expedition while leaving the rest (Lim, Mashas and Gerard and others) stay behind the camp. Bertrand enters into Tigre's camp and requests him to take him along which Tigre complies since the old adjutant has been his faithful follower for years; furthermore, Bertrand also tells Tigre that he will follow him to Zhcted when the civil war is over. Elen volunteering herself in joining the expedition because of its relevance to her future but Lim and Mila are strongly against her participation for two reasons: Lim reminds Elen over her position as a Vanadis while Mila assuming the cavern might consisted with traps and unexpected danger. As her answer to both girls, Elen first asking Lim if she can muster soldiers who are stronger than herself (which silencing Lim) and tells Mila that the expedition will be a decisive turning point against Thenardier. When neither Lim nor Mila are able to argue further, Tigre then reminds Elen that if any mishaps befalls upon them, she must prioritizing her's and Regin's safety while he would provide any support he could for them.
In dawn, Tigre and his expedition group arrive to Mosha Temple which Elen views as a modest shrine. Through Regin's findings for a hidden switch and Tigre, Bertrand and Rurick move the Mosha Statue aside, the temple floors unlocks a small staircase that leads to an underground passage that led straight to the Holy Grotto.As the expedition group continue to explore though the underground passage[Notes 16], they also stumble upon a giant mural that illustrates a mysterious archer-along with mysterious figures-battling against a Three-Headed Monster which, according to Regin, depicted as a lore about a battle between Gods and Dragons. This opts Elen to have mixed feeling towards ancient mural as she claims that to be as complicated as the origins of the Black Dragon King.
Unfortunately, Thenardier and his twenty men outraced Tigre's group [Notes 16] and they are waiting for them at the Saint-Groel's main gate. Due to an overwhelming odds, Elen urges Tigre and Regin to stay back and a skirmish quickly ensues when soldiers from both sides clash against each other Holy Grotto. When Steid goes after Tigre and Regin, Elen dispatches Rurick to protect them while she fights against Thenardier alone.
Even with the Silver Meteor Army's soldiers[Notes 17] best efforts while enforced with Tigre's arrow shots, Steid survives by killing two soldiers while clashing with Rurick along the way before he latter catching Tigre's arrow shot, thus avoiding his assassination. Tigre's display garners Steid's impression who even claims his nickname is not a hoax and tells his enemies to move away since he only wants to kill Tigre and Regin. Rurick refutes Steid's request as he claims that it would be a disgrace for a knight to comply his enemy's request.
Meanwhile, Elen battles Thenardier in a sword fight and even with Arifar's power, Thenardier remain unscratched due to his incredible strength and durability that prompting Elen to think the Duke to be a skillful opponent. [Notes 18] Impressed over such skill from a girl before her 20's, Thenardier praises Elen but she sarcastically mocks his age as her retort. Regardless, Thenardier replies that he will anticipating to see Regin's death with his own eyes.
The battle however is interrupted by a sudden tremor that shaken the Saint-Groel, forcing both forces to retreat from the falling cavern. Of all people who have escaped however, only Steid and Tigre [Notes 18] remain in the cave where Tigre makes his fearful confrontation against Steid as he narrowly dodges Steid's sword swings. Just as Steid is about to kill Tigre, Bertrand sacrificing himself to save Tigre by receiving Steid's slash onto his back. Due to the falling boulders while escorted by an unnamed Zhcted soldier, Elen could only helplessly calls Tigre's name before the cavern is completely sealed.
As the tremor finally stops, Tigre regains his consciousness but finds himself trapped within the cavern's rubble. Whilst seeing Steid's lifeless corpse whose emotions remains stoic even being crushed by a falling rock, Tigre also finds an injured Bertrand from the other side. As Bertrand relieves over his lord's safety, Tigre urges Bertrand not to die for his and Alsace's sake. Even in his dying state, Bertrand tells Tigre about how grateful he was to serve House Vorn for two generations, and he is proud to see Tigre's growth and accomplishments that made him a better lord as Urs.[Notes 19] With his last words, Bertrand finally closed his eyes and passes away that saddens Tigre, and his overwhelming grief and anger also unleashes the Black Bow's full potential power that removes the cavern's debris above him, before eventually passing out due to his exhaustion.
From the other side, the survivors (Elen, Regin, Rurick and a Zhcted soldier) reach to Mosha Temple safely and Elen immediately call a march for Artishem in order to stop Thenardier from escaping, while also commands Rurick to report the incident to Mashas and Lim and muster 2,000 soldiers (including Brune soldiers) under her lead. During their rush for Artishem, Regin asks Elen what would they do after they arrive to their destination, to which Elen replies that they will going into Saint-Groel again to find Tigre.
Suddenly, a huge beam of black light appears and breaks through the Holy Grotto from afar, further prompts Elen and Regin to sense some hope for Tigre's survival. Upon their arrival to the ruined Artishem, Elen and Regin find Tigre holding the Black Bow while lying on the crater, prompts Elen rush for Tigre and become relief becomes relief after hearing his weak voice before passing out in her arms. At the same time, Elen also looking at the deceased Bertrand whose selfless sacrifice for Tigre garners her sympathy. Minutes later, the Silver Meteor Army soldiers arrive and bring down a long rope to pull both Elen and Tigre out from the crater. Artishem's residents also gather around the crater and [Notes 20] despite their suspicions, nobody call both Elen and Regin due to their shock over an aftermath of the burned city and they could only watch the Silver Meteor Army's arrival into Artishem.
Tigre's Melancholy and DepressionEdit
In evening, the Silver Meteor Army generals are holding the war council where Elen explains everything that happened in Saint-Groel, prompt Mashas to dispatch 1,000 men for Artishem. Even as the life of Elen and Regin are ensured, everyone is worry about Tigre's unusual well being since the aftermath despite Titta informs that Tigre only inflicts minor injuries. When Gerard asks Mashas would Tigre be able to recover from the tragedy, Mashas replies that even he is unsure about it and when Mila asks him about Thenardier, her answers that Duke would likely returned to his army. Fearing Tigre's recklessness would cost Silver Meteor Army's morale, Lim immediately asks Mashas if Thenardier will accuse Tigre of acting alone for his "ambitions". Elen reassures Lim that even if she had to knock him out, she will stop Tigre from doing anything reckless. Nevertheless, Mashas informs everyone since Thenardier Army began its move, they too cannot neglect their own preparations and leave Tigre alone for a time being.
Throughout the entire day, Tigre is still distraught over Bertrand's death while Tir Na Fal, whose voice could be heard only by Tigre, congratulates him for using the Black Bow's full power. Elen later visits Tigre's camp to consult his and asks his next move, though Tigre's only reply is to wait for the next day. Elen continues by telling Tigre that he mustn't abandon the war since Thenardier Army also suffering a significant lost since the incident and, depending on certain situations, the Duke might ought to negotiate for a truce. As Tigre remains unconvinced, Elen retells her past life as a mercenary and how was her pride became her motivation to move forward. Elen's words about pride reminds Tigre something he said to Mila before and responds by muttering words of mettle, regaining his normal self in the progress. Afterwards, Tigre apologizes to Titta for making her worried, causing Titta to cry in joy and relief.
Later that night, Tigre comes to Elen and thanks her for helping him to recuperate himself and apologizes for his naivete. Nonetheless, Elen forgives Tigre and leads him to everyone at the main camp.
Coincidentally, Tigre and Elen are also surprise to see everyone (Mila, Lim, Regin, Rurick and Gerard) are already in front of them and realizes that they have been eve-dropping their conversation all along: Gerard and Rurick are blaming each other for the commotion whilst Lim, Regin and Mila are asking both Tigre and Elen for his opinion for the upcoming battle against Thenardier. Nevertheless, Tigre thanks everyone for their concerns about him before returning to the Commander Camp.
Badouin's Visit to the Silver Meteor ArmyEdit
The next day, a war-council is held where Mashas announces two reports: First report is regarding a request from Elizaveta Fomina to be Tigre's ally through her gifts, much to Elen's dismay. Mila explains to Tigre that because of an alliance between Elen and Tigre, Liza also wished to befriend with him if he win this battle. At the same time though, she also mentions the strangled relationship between Elen and Liza, with Elen enforcing Mila's claim by telling Tigre that because of her Rainbow-Eyed fiend, she had to left the camp for Legnica[Notes 21] Regardless, Tigre accepts the gift as he dispatches Gerard to check the goods. Mashas reads the second reports which comes from Pierre Badouin and the news about Faron awakening. To everyone surprise, Badouin has already arrived into the Silver Meteor Army's camp which prompts Tigre and others to bow to the prime minister.
Badouin reveals his visit is to understand Tigre's true intentions because of Zhcted Army's involvement in Brune and Tigre's newest army's ongoing achievements. When Badouin asks him about his next move after the civil war, Tigre replies that he will ensure Alsace stability while relinquishes all privileges he had in Brune before return to Zhcted as its prisoner, prompting Badouin to realizes that the "traitor" has been defending Alsace all along. Tigre introduces Regin to Badouin but Badouin is unfazed by claiming that even if he knew Regin's identity, not everyone are easily convinced by her survival alone. As Elen laments their fruitless expedition in Saint-Groel, Badouin reveals that because its only damage was its second floor, Saint-Groel would be accessible once the rubble is removed. Regin immediately asks Badouin about Faron's condition, but the Prime Minister replies that Faron's condition is so severe that not even Brune's best medicine and physician could rescue him. Tigre however suggests to bring Regin back to Nice as he believes their reunion might slightly improve the king's health. At the same time, Tigre also reminds everyone not to neglect his war against Thenardier since this could be Silver Meteor Army's turning point. Badouin agrees to help Tigre by reporting Regin's presence to Faron as fast as possible.
Meanwhile at Thenardier Army's camp, Thenardier also learns Faron's awakening via Badouin's letter and an order for his army's dissolution. Instead, he kills the messenger and secretly buries him somewhere away from his camp. Faron's awakening further strengthen Thenardier's determination to kill both Regin and Tigre as fast as possible before they could reach Nice. Without the Dragons and Steid however, Thenardier realizes that his army is at its disadvantages even with its overwhelming numbers; moreover, even if he did return to Nemetacum and manage to recuperate his army's rank, it is time consuming for Thenardier to collect his army due to the far distance between Nemetacum and Nice. [Notes 22][Notes 23]Nonetheless, Thenardier immediately recovers from his previous defeats and prepare his last battle against Tigre and his allies.
Battle of MerevilleEdit
On the next morning, both armies marches to Mereville Field (Nice's southern area) for their final confrontation. They arrive to Mereville Field three days later and the skies begin to rain. Mashas concerns the battle as he views Thenardier Army's preparations via the Four Spears Formation, which he presumes to be effective offense or defense in battle, though Regin reassures that Tigre will bring glory for the Silver Meteor Army. Before the battle, Tigre apologizes to Mila for almost endangering her life but the Ice Vanadis tells him not to worry as she allow him to repay his "debts" slowly while invites him to go for Olmutz, which risen Tigre's dilemma out of his fear of Elen's anger.
The battle begins where Zhcted Army Unit attacks Thenardier Army's Left Wing unit. Even with their overwhelming disadvantages, Thenardier Army's Left Wing resists their fears and desperately retaliate against the enemy. This leads to Elen's frustration to see herself being surrounded by the enemy who stubbornly attacks her even with mounting casualties on their side. Fortunately, reinforcement from Silver Meteor Army's detached unit lead by Mila and Tigre and the death of their flagman by his arrow further demoralizes the enemy. Meanwhile, Silver Meteor Army's remaining units barely survive Thenardier Army's right wing's Four Spears Formation, which is led by Marquis Sonier. Still, under direction from Lim and Mashas, the Silver Meteor Army changes its formation but Sonier insists on attacking, only to be surrounded by the Silver Meteor Army's ambush from both sides after the forth attack. Sonier tries to recuperate his army's morale by launching another spear attack while waiting for reinforcements, but his request is denied as most reserve units have already went to attack Zhcted Army but failed. As the result, Sonier and others are slain in the progress.
With most units except Left Wing Unit are annihilated after receiving the Silver Meteor Army's offensive attacks, Thenardier Army is on a verge of collapse but even after pleaded by his aide to retreat for more reinforcement, Thenardier refuses to comply while telling his men they should leave if they wishes to surrender to their enemy. As Thenardier Army's Left Wing Unit is fallen and some surviving Thenardier Army solders force to flee from the battle, Tigre and the Silver Meteor Army finally confront Thenardier and his remnant soldiers in Mereville Fields.
Thenardier's Last StandEdit
During their confrontation, Tigre asks Thenardier his reason behind his heinous attack on Alsace, to which Thenardier explains that by removing Alsace even with drastic measures, Zhcted's invasion upon Brune could have been prevented. When Tigre become furious to hear his enemy's ruthless judgement, Thenardier denies by stating that since Brune Army's terrible defeat in Dinant Plans, he already anticipated Elen's possible invasion by taking advantage on the feud between Ganelon and himself; furthermore, he asserts that had he let it slide Ganelon would be the one who attack Alsace instead while claiming Tigre is indifferent from Ganelon for allying himself with Zhcted.
Hearing his enemy's intention prompts Tigre to tell Thenardier that he will never forgive him for hurting his people. As response, Thenardier also vows to kill Tigre in order to avenge his fallen son. Tigre's desire of vengeance causing the Black Bow resonates even heavier than before. However, Elen strikes Tigre from behind and tells him that whilst she understands his revenge, he cannot be consumed by hatred. Tigre thanking Elen for staying by his side before leaving for his duel and remarks how grateful he was to meet her. Tigre throws his quiver away but keeps the Black Bow and an arrow in his hands, all to strengthen his resolve to defeat his rival. Seemly intrigued by his opponent's risky reaction, Thenardier prepares his battle stance as well. As the wind blows from an opposite direction, Thenardier charges towards Tigre and going to kill him with his sword. Whilst praying for his best shot, Tigre fires his arrow to Thenardier who try to deflect the arrow with his might. Staggeringly, due to his miscalculations both the wind speed that flowing Tigre's arrow, Thenardier is shot to his forehead and fall from his horse, resulting Tigre's victory.
After the duel, Tigre dismounts his horse and looking at the dying Duke who disbelieves the duel's outcome. Elen asks Arifar if it's wind helped Tigre's victory but the Viralt denies via its blinking light. Unable to finish his sentence over Brune's fate, Thenardier takes his last breath and passes away where his death severely cripples his former army, forcing all soldiers to surrender under Regin's advice. Tigre's victory in Mereville Fields not only instantly ends Brune's brutal civil war or exacts his revenge for the fallen Bertrand and allies, it also finishes Tigre's personal battle since the incident in Dinant Plains.
Regin the New Ruler of BruneEdit
Somewhere far away from Brune, Ganelon and Greast[Notes 24][Manga 1] [Notes 25][Anime 1] are seeking refuge at a nearby port in Zhcted. Prior their departure, they encounter Valentina who bows down and apologizes for her late arrival. Through Tina's generous invitation, both Ganelon and Greast decide to follow her for Zhcted.
Ten days after the final battle in Mereville Plains, Tigre is lauded as the hero and savior by Nice residents.[Notes 26]. While riding a carriage for the castle, his is greeted with grandiose parade and cheers from the citizens. On the carriage with Tigre and Titta, Regin thanks Tigre for ending the civil war. Behind the horse carriage, the Vanadises[Notes 27] and the Silver Meteor Army's generals (Lim, Rurick, Gerard, Hughes) and its allies (knights and aristocrats alike) also receive the same ovation as Tigre. In the ceremony, the Silver Meteor Army is honored as heroic army by Badouin.
Moments later, Nice Royal Palace hold an exaggerated feast to celebrate Brune's return of stability. Instead of participating the party, Tigre and his peers (particularly Regin, Elen and Mashas) are escorted to Faron's bedroom by Badouin, who urges everyone not to pressure the king due to his severe illness.
While they enter Faron's bedroom, they also meet Sofy who is accompanying Faron at his bedside. Faron's aged and whiter condition not only stuns both Tigre and Mashas, it also worries Regin as she sees her father's horrific condition in horror. After having Badouin to tell the entire circumstances to everyone, Faron apologizes to Regin for his inadequacy as both father or Brune's King by letting his pride and duty blinding him. He then turns his attention toward Tigre, whose reputation for his past wars and campaign garners Faron's attention and further asks the archer any reward he could give in order to repay his heroic deeds.
Rather than questioning Faron[Notes 28] about the former Dukes' damage to the kingdom, Tigre explains every events that happened since Dinant Plains incident. When the king patiently listens to Tigre's story, the archer also proposes four provisions regarding a diplomatic truce between Brune and Zhcted,
- Brune will show its appreciation to Zhcted by paying 50,000 gold pieces as a reward for their aid.
- Furthermore, Brune shall pay all expenses incurred by Zhcted in the war.
- Brune will relinquish Agnes to Zhcted.
- Finally, Brune would propose a mutual non-aggression pact for three years.
In other notes, Faron, Regin and Sofya sign the treaty with their signatures after the king agrees all four provisions. Therefore, both Zhcted and Brune acknowledge Regin as a next heir of Brune's throne. Additionally, as a gratitude to end the civil war, Faron also bestows Tigre a title of honor Lumiere, the Knight of the Moonlight.[Notes 28] Badouin is initially shocked to witness the archer's new tittle but rather not to judge the king's actions. Meanwhile, Alsace will be under joint control of both Regin [Notes 29] and Elen[Notes 30]along with Vosyes Mountains that connects the highway between Alsace and Leitmeritz.
After visiting Faron, Tigre and the Vanadises then attend the feast in Nice Royal Palace where Sofy nonchalantly hugs Tigre in between her arms and breast ,garnering Elen's and Mila's jealousy. Several days after the feast, Faron takes his last breath and passes away peacefully.
- Battle of Montauban
- Vorn-Thenardier Campaign
Light Novel, Manga and Anime DifferencesEdit
- In one manga's extra scene, Ganelon and Greast are watching the burning Artishem from afar while the former Duke smirks before both leave Brune for Zhcted.
- In the manga's 46th chapter, the crumbling Holy Grotto also damaging the Ancient Mural as well.
- At the same chapter, Rurick, unlike his Light Novel counterpart Rurick, attempts to calm an anxious Elen before being silenced by Elen's glare.
- In the manga's 51st chapter , the crumbling Holy Grotto also damaging the Ancient Mural as well.
- Like the anime counterpart however, Ganelon "encourage" Tigre in keep nurturing the Black Bow's power until the time is ripe, indicating their future rivalries in the following events of Arc Three.
- Despite not appearing at the manga series at all, Olga and Tallard made their brief appearance as cameos instead.
- Some of the scenes from Muozinel Invasion Arc are shift into this arc as an exclusive scene for the one anime episode. Among of which includes,
- Regin revelation to the Silver Meteor Army generals (Elen, Tigre and Lim), Mashas and Ludmila.
- Regin's bath scene with Tigre.
- A flashback involved Regin's (Regnas) and Tigre's childhood.
- Because Greast is not appeared in the anime, Stead's battle against Greast never happened.
- As an addition scene in an anime exclusive episode, Ganelon prepared his "parting gift" to both Thenardier and Tigre forces before burning Artishem. That "parting gift" is revealed to be Saint-Groel's sudden "earthquake" to eliminate both Tigre and Thenardier in a swoop. Miraculously, Thenardier, Tigre, Regin, Elen and Rurick survived his "gift" but Steid and Bertrand weren't so lucky.
- In an anime exclusive only episode, Ganelon encourages Tigre to expand his influence and power even he still viewed the young Alsace Earl as his enemy. This indicating how deep Ganelon's curiosity about Tigre and his Black Bow could be.
- Also in an anime exclusive, Regin wears her official armor during battle in Mereville. Strangely enough, both Mashas and Lim are acted as Regin's bodyguard while on Light Novel they are commanding the army's left flank.
- Valentina is introduced as the sixth Vanadis but plays a minor role in this arc. Unlike her fellow Vanadises however (except Olga who left Zhcted for her travels) Valentina didn't fully participate the Brune's Civil War until she heard news about Tigre's recent achievement and his relationship with her fellow Vanadises (Elen and Mila), further draws her interest towards the Alsace's Earl. The Void Vanadis's interest upon Tigre foretells her bigger role in the later arcs, from convincing Viktor in dispatching Tigre as Zhcted's emissary for Asvarre [Notes 31] to helping Tigre's new army in repelling the invasive Sachstein Army. 
- This arc briefly displays partial of Ganelon's knowledge about magical weapons (Black Bow and Durandal) and demons such as Vodyanoy. His true name as Koschei further solidifying his status as one of many ungodly creatures. So far until the climax of Baba Yaga Arc, , Drekavac, Vodyanoy and Ganelon[Notes 5]are the only known surviving demons in the series.
- The Magical Chains in this arc are functioned as Thenardier's dragons' protection against Viralt's elemental powers, with an addition in nullifying their powers, making them as the Vanadis's worst threat. These very chains would also be utilized by Greast in order to capture Elen in Greast Arc.
- In this arc, both Black Bow and Durandal[Notes 5] played a focal role in Ganelon's vile ambition. Strangely though, the former duke didn't rushed to obtain both mystical weapons. Instead, he takes his time until a right opportunity to strike.
- Saint-Groel is introduced as Brune's Holy Grotto that yield Brune's history. The cavern murals in the Holy Grotto further explain the crucial evens prior to Brune's early foundations, from King Charles rise, Gods assembly to even a three-headed creature that presumably a rare dragon or a demonic monster. To date, the only survivors of this fallen cavern (upper part only) were Elen, Regin, Rurick, an unnamed Zhcted soldier, Tigre and Thenardier. Even after the civil war, it still considered as Brune's key sacred sites. Regin would learn more about its hidden secrets via Badouin's further discovery, including Ganelon's ancestry.
- Steid's death gravely put Thenardier Army in jeopardy when it made a losing effort in defeating the Silver Meteor Army despite its overwhelming numbers. His death caused even Thenardier to imagine that if Steid survives the falling caverns, the outcome could have been different.
- Additionally, his death also opts his former soldiers to ally themselves with Melisande Faction in order to support House Thenardier's remaining influence.
- Bertrand's tragic death is forever be remembered by everyone in the Silver Meteor Army, particularly Tigre, Titta, Mashas, Elen, Lim, Rurick and Regin. His body would be buried in Alsace's ground like Urs and other deceased Alsace's brave soldiers. 
- Thenardier's history and past is revealed and foreshadowed in this arc. It revealed that through his House's notorious reputation, Thenardier learned that only the strong thrive above the weak and he had to kill his siblings in order to ensure his survival. Additionally, due to Faron's benevolence that heavily opposed to Thenardier's iron-philosophy of might, the Duke loathed the king so much that he viewed him as weak and incompetent figure to rule Brune, further igniting his motivation to kill the king or anyone who hinders his path for power.
- Until her encounter with Tigre and the Silver Meteor Army at the peak of the Civil War, only Badouin, Ganelon and Thenardier knew Regin's secret identity.
- Demons are suspected to possess metal that can nullify Veda which has same function as Durandal. This will also foreshadow the upcoming arcs about Demon's assets and efforts to capture Tigre.
- Throughout Brune's Civil War, this arc made some compassion and contrast between all three Brune figures (Thenardier, Ganelon and Tigre). While the three nobles shared their status and relationship with Zhcted, their personalities were completely different in many aspects and attributes,
- Both Thenardier and Ganelon were Brune's influential dukes while Tigre was only a young Earl in Alsace.
- Both Thenardier and Ganelon took Faron's sickness for their quest of domination but Tigre cared solely on Alsace and his people.
- Both Thenardier and Ganelon have at least one strategist (Steid for Thenardier while Greast for Ganelon) at their side, while Tigre has three (Mashas, Gerard and Mila).
- Both Thenardier and Ganelon would going to eliminate Regin for their ambition but Tigre instead helping Regin to confirm her regal heritage and protect her through the Civil War.
- Both Tigre and Ganelon brought Zhcted soldiers into Brune while Thenardier did not borrow any Zhcted soldiers regardless his (former) relationship with Mila.
- While both Thenardier [Notes 32]and Tigre[Notes 33] have Vanadises as their ally, Ganelon did not have any[Notes 34]  [Notes 35] Vanadis at his side.
- Both Tigre and Thenardier were saddened over Roland's death but Ganelon careless about the Black Knight's demise despite he was responsible for his "execution".
- Both Tigre and Thenardier were participating (separately) battles to repel Muozinel from Brune while Ganelon did nothing to defend Brune from outside invasions.
- Even conflicted between benevolence and tyranny, both Tigre and Thenardier were Brune's patriotic warriors and willing to defend their kingdom at all cost; Ganelon on the other hand cared less about Brune's national interest despite his involvement in Roland's murder and Artishem's fire incident.
- However, Thenadier's wife, Melisande broke Thenardier house patriotic code by inviting Sachstein to Brune through surrendering half of Nemetacum to Sachstein.
- The civil war's aftermath brings significant events in this arc as peace returned to Brune and Regin crowned as Brune's first female ruler, while Tigre and his allies become Brune's war heroes. At the same time, it also greatly affects those who were involved throughout the civil war.
- With his rescue of Regin from the Muozinel Army, Tigre's status as traitor was revoked by Badouin and Faron for his heroic deeds. Furthermore, he is also knighted as Brune's greatest hero by giving the title "Lumiere"[Notes 36]. His reputation as Brune Hero further spread across the entire continent, including Asvarre and Sachstein which making Tigre now is a new Brune mightiest hero for current generation.
- Later, Kureys remark regarding Tigre further strengthen his reputation as Brune mightiest hero and his popularity after Kureys narrowly survived from Tigre's arrow on Severack.
- 20 years-long feud between Zhcted and Brune is (temporarily) ended after Regin decides to put Tigre under Elen's care while holding a three-year truce between both kingdoms. Additionally, Alsace will be officially under a joint-ownership by Elen and Regin while Tigre's status turned into Guest General instead. Titta also followed Tigre for Leitmeritz and serving as maid and Shrine Maiden of Leitmeritz.
- Later, Zhcted become Brune's Ally through Tigre due to his relationship with Vanadis which makes King Viktor even supports Tigre to become King of Brune because of it and he will even support the young Earl whenever he can.
- Through Tigre's suggested four provisions to Faron, Agnes was ceded from Brune to Zhcted. As the result, Zhcted annex Agnes without any bloodshed.
- The Silver Meteor Army is officially disbanded after Tigre achieved his goal in liberating Brune from Thenardier's and Ganelon's cruelty. Due to their heroic battles, some of its former members and supporters decides to serve and help Regin during her reign.
- Gerard is promoted as Brune's Royal Secretary who handling affairs between Brune and Zhcted.
- Mashas is promoted as Chancellor and became one of Regin's crucial ministers.
- Silver Meteor Army later are returned to the services under the name of Moonlight Knights during Sachstein Invasion to Brune two years later. The composition of the Army itself remain unchanged as Tigre become a Supreme Commander while Elen become Co-Commander.
- Since Thenardier's death, House Thenardier was presumably crumbled until a widow named Melisande appeared. Before Melisande rises to power however, Regin already sustained the House's survival by keeping it operated even without the presence of the family's head, mostly because of Regin's mercy to Melisande and to prevent a loss of the workers who once worked for Thenardier before. Melisande however didn't appreciate Regin's kindness as she orchestrates an uprising plot to overthrow Regin for the crown, further foretelling the Royal Cousins' hostile rivalry.
- Under Valentina's care, both Ganelon and Greast would return to Brune to wreak havoc six months later. Their return would foretell Ganelon's further plot to obtain both Durandal and the Black Bow, and steepen Greast's morbid obsession towards Elen.
- Tigre now has two Vanadises [Notes 33]as his prominent allies after the Civil War.
- Tigre leaves Brune for Zhcted as a guest warrior in three years.For this reason, Tigre unofficially became both mediator and emissary on both kingdoms's behalf.
- Later, his services has just ended in just half a year due to an incident at Asvarre that causes Mashas to demand immediate audience to King Viktor to question his intention of sending Tigre to Asvarre despite he is a Guest General to Zhcted.
- Later his arrival to Zhcted, Tigre would go for Silesia to met Viktor, Zhcted's current king who wished to see him after hearing his reputation via the Vanadises commendation for Tigre. That meeting however was short when the old king merely impressed his talents but given the archer full freedom in Zhcted.
- Recognizing his traits as a Supreme Commander of Coalition Army (Silver Meteor Army) and able to settle some errands with his wisdom, King Viktor later employ him to Asvarre as a messenger of Zhcted under Valentina's recommendation.
- A song is created to dedicate Tigre's heroism by Nice choir group, instantly makes the Alsace Earl as Brune's youngest legend despite his own displeasure.
- However, not every Brune citizens and aristocrats willing to accept Regin's new reign especially from House Thenardier's longtime supporters and associates, who loathed both Regin and Tigre out of jealousy and skepticism. Their animosity against Regin and Tigre eventually reach to its breaking point where Melisande Faction members receive a false rumor regarding Tigre's "treason" against Brune from Hans during battle on Plainville, further foretelling their failed-attempt assassination onto both targets in Arc Three.
- With his rescue of Regin from the Muozinel Army, Tigre's status as traitor was revoked by Badouin and Faron for his heroic deeds. Furthermore, he is also knighted as Brune's greatest hero by giving the title "Lumiere"[Notes 36]. His reputation as Brune Hero further spread across the entire continent, including Asvarre and Sachstein which making Tigre now is a new Brune mightiest hero for current generation.
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