- Episode Title: Weak Square
- Episode Number: 07
- Series: Last Exile - Fam, The Silver Wing
- Original Air Date: 11/26/2011
The episode begins with Alauda obtaining something he calls "the White Legacy".
Sārā Augusta gives a speech announcing the purge of traitors and undesireables from the Ades Federation. Afterwards, she breaks down in tears in front of Vasant, saying that it was her responsibility to protect all the people of Ades and that it is because she wasn't a strong enough leader that the purges were necessary. She believes she isn't living up to the standard set by Farahnāz Augusta. Meanwhile, Luscinia Hāfez prepares for the assault on the next country targeted by the Federation, Glacies.
On the Silvius, Tatiana and Alister discuss Glacies. It is an isolationist nation that will not intervene if Ades attacks its neighbors. Tatiana mentions that Vincent is trying to negotiate with them. The Silvius heads for the Glacies border.
Fam Fan Fan and Giselle Collette learn that eight battle ships seized from purged nobles are being transported by Ades. Fam and Millia are both excited at the chance to steal eight ships at once, though Giselle has reservations.
On their way, they are joined by a fleet of Sky Pirates, who also had the idea to steal the ships being transported by Ades. However, it turns out to be a trap set by Ades: as soon as the Sky Pirates pursue the Ades ships into a narrow ravine, the Third Fleet descends from above, penning them in.
A chunk of ice falls into the water at the bottom of the ravine, and Fam notices grand birds using the updraft to escape. Fam instructs the Sky Pirates to trick the Ades fleet into firing on the side of the ravine. A large chunk of glacier breaks off, and the Sky Pirates ride the updraft to safety while a disturbed flock of grand birds obscures the Ades fleet's vision.
Fam and Giselle return to the Silvius. However, they were unknowingly pursued by the First Fleet, which demands that the Silvius hand over Millia or be sunk.
Silvius Crew Members
- Ades Battle Ships
- Sky Pirate Ships
- A weak square is a square that cannot be easily defended from attack by an opponent. Often a weak square is unable to be defended by pawns (a hole) and can be theoretically occupied by a piece. Exchange or loss of a bishop may make all squares of that bishop's color weak resulting in a "weak square complex" on the light squares or the dark squares.
- The Ades newspaper is called the ADES TIMES (Greek, ΑΔΕΣ TΙΜEΣ). The headline is "THE FEDERATION ANNOUNCED THAT THE PURGE OF THE REBELS IS ACCOMPLISHED" (Greek, TΗΕ ΦΕΔΕΡΑTΙΟΝ ΑΝΝΟΥΝΧΕΔ TΗΑT TΗΕ ΠΥΡΓΕ ΟΦ TΗΕ ΡΕΒΕΛΣ ΙΣ ΑΧΧΟΜΠΛΙΣΗΕΔ).
- The book Millia got from the Silvius's library was "History of Warfare Grand Lake" (Greek, Ηιστoρψ oφ Ωαρφαρε Γρανδ Λακε). The book Giselle got was "WAR TACTICS Attack and Defense At Fleet Battle" (Greek, ΩΑΡ TΑΧTΙΧΣ Ατταχκ ανδ Δεφενσε Ατ Φλεετ Βαττλε).