Episode Details

  • Episode Title: Swindle
  • Episode Number: 10
  • Series: Last Exile
  • Original Air Date: 6/09/2003
  • English Air Date: 3/12/2004

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Claus and Lavie compete with Dio and Lucciola for first place in The Horizon Cave Eight race. Lavie has the idea of only filling their tank up halfway at the last pitstop, reducing their weight and giving them an advantage over Dio. This allows them to narrowly win the race. At the same time, Tatiana and Alister use their vanship to place an explosive near Horizon Cave's powerplant. When fireworks go off in celebration of Claus and Lavie's victory, the explosive detonates.

At the auction, Alex Row gets in a bidding war with Maestro Delphine Eraclea. When the price reaches 50 billion Claudia, Duke Henry Knowles has henchmen hold Alex at gunpoint, making him forfeit the auction. Duke Knowles plans to kill Alex, but Alex takes advantage of the blackout caused by Tatiana to kill Knowles's henchmen and escape.

Having won the auction, Maestro Delphine is presented with the alleged Exile artifact by Giancarlo, only to discover that it is fake. She gives Giancarlo her ring, which disintegrates him. Later, Graf presents Alex with the true key to Exile: the Mysterion of House Hamilton. Alex pays him a large sum of Claudia as thanks.

After the race's end, Claus and Lavie are left without sufficient fuel to make it back to the Silvana. Lavie tells Claus that she doesn't intend to fly with him into battle anymore. Dio and Lucciola then fly by and offer to tow them back to the Silvana, an offer which they reluctantly accept.

At the end of the episode, the Guild opens fire on Horizon Cave.

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Anatoray characters

Silvana crew members

Guild members

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  • In chess, a swindle is when a player in a losing position is able to turn the tables on their opponent and win the game.

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