Episode Details

  • Episode Title: Luft Vanship
  • Episode Number: 02
  • Series: Last Exile
  • Original Air Date: 4/14/2003
  • English Air Date: 3/8/2004

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The Mad-thane Fleet defeats the Disith fleet at Minagith only to be taken by surprise by a second Disith fleet descending from above. Due to the emergency, Claus and Lavie are escorted off the bridge of the Claimh Solais.

The Emperor of Anatoray and Marius Bassianus are informed that ambush of the Mad-thane Fleet will result in the fall of Minagith. The Emperor orders the cargo transported to the Silvana, out of reach of the Guild.

Returning to their vanship, Claus and Lavie realize they forgot to deliver Holly Mad-thane's letter. Claus decides to read it aloud over the ship's intercom. A squad of musketeers tries to stop them, but they are saved by Mullin Shetland. After hearing the letter, David Mad-thane orders a retreat.

The Disith fleet continues firing on the Mad-thane Fleet as it retreats. Claus and Lavie signal the Guild Presence Ship acting as arbiter for the battle, but it refuses to respond. Claus and Lavie then try to cover the Mad-thane Fleet's retreat by blinding the Disith Battle Ships with smoke. The Silvana then unexpectedly appears on the battlefield at opens fire on the Disith, allowing the Mad-thane Fleet to escape.

Claus and Lavie return to Norkia to find that they missed the time trial for the Norkia Cup race and will be beginning in last place.

Featured CharactersEdit

Anatoray characters

Silvana crew members

Guild members

Featured LocationsEdit


Featured ShipsEdit


  • The title "Luft Vanship" refers to luft, a chess move whereby a pawn is advanced to create a space for a castled king to move into, avoiding a back-rank mate. In Luft Vanship, Claus and Lavie use their vanship to create an opening for the Claihm Solais to escape the Disith ambush.
  • The scoreboard for the Norkia Cup time trial lists 15 vanship pilots:
    • Hurricane Hawk ('Αρικενε 'αυκ)
    • Fat Chicken (Φατ Θικιν)
    • Sunny Boy (Σανι Βοι)
    • Sky Magician (Σκι Μαγιξαν)
    • Old Boys (Ολδ Βοισ)
    • Lucky Condor (Λαχι Κονδορ)
    • Dandy Fly (Δανδι Φλι)
    • Yellow Typhoon (Ιολλω Θαιφων)
    • Mad Goose (Μαδ δωθ)
    • Big Beans (Βιγ Βυινς)
    • Slender Monkey (Σλενδα Μονχι)
    • South Dolphin (Σουθ δολφιν)
    • Funny Savanna (Φανι σαβαννα)
    • Bravo Turkey (Βλαβω ταχ)
    • Claus Lavi (Κλαυσ Λαβι)

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