- Episode Title: Backward Pawn
- Episode Number: 11
- Series: Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing
- Original Air Date: 01/07/2011
The episode shows the events of the Grand Race held 10 years prior to the beginning of the series.
Many important people attended the race, including the Ades Empress Farahnāz Augusta, King Turan, and the Princesses Liliana and Millia. Fam Fan Fan and Giselle Collette were also present, to watch their father Atamora Collette compete in the race.
The race was won by the team of Atamora and Kaiser, with Yashbal Anand in second place. When Farahnāz stepped forward to award the trophy, assassins attacked. Though Farahnāz's bodyguards Alauda and Luscinia Hāfez -- then called Lukia -- did their best to stop the assassins, Kaiser and Guzel's father were killed in the first assault. Sadri was shot in the leg while protecting the infant Sārā Augusta. When the assassins tried to shoot Liliana, Farahnāz shielded her with her body, dying in the process. Luscinia was deeply disturbed by the Empress's death, and lost an eye while exacting violent retribution on the assassins.
- Farahnāz Augusta
- Luscinia Hāfez
- Roshanak Babar
- Sārā Augusta
- Yashbal Anand
- In chess, a backward pawn is a pawn that is behind the pawns of the same color on the adjacent files and that cannot be advanced without loss of material, usually the backward pawn itself.