- Episode Title: Étude Lavie
- Episode Number: 14
- Series: Last Exile
- Original Air Date: 7/4/2003
- English Air Date: 12/6/2004
The Silvana, after crashing in the Dragon's Fangs, conducts repairs. Lavie, who was knocked unconscious in the crash, recalls her childhood. Claus and Lavie's fathers were highy skilled vanship pilots who lived in Norkia. They were close friends with Alex Row and Euris, though Lavie doesn't remember their names. Alex gave Lavie her stuffed goat as a gift.
Hamilcar, Georges, Alex, and Euris were sent on a mission to cross the Grand Stream and deliver a peace treaty to Disith. However, the mission failed when they ran into Exile, and only Alex returned alive. Claus's mother Justina Valca died of grief soon after.
Claus and Lavie vowed to someday cross the Grand Stream together. They trained to be a vanship pilot and navi, selling their parents' house to pay for their vanship. They joined the Norkia Vanship Union and used the money they earned to build a new house.
Lavie wakes up. She starts working on fixing Claus's vanship, and Alex offers to help her. Dio and Alister locate Claus and Tatiana and bring them back to the Silvana. Claus tells Lavie that Norkia has fallen to the Disith.
Silvana crew members
- "Etude" is French for "study". In chess, the term can be used to refer to a practice match.