Opening Song: "Lament - Yagate Yorokobi wo (やがて喜びを)" by Aira Yuki
Ending Song: "Truth Of My Destiny" by Ceui
Sion arrives at house Eris, having received a summons there from Lucile, of course, bringing Ferris a dango lunch box. Lucile reveals that he summoned Sion there in order to question him to find out whether or not he is "suitable." He asks Sion to cooperate on one condition: that if Lucile doesn't like one of his answers, he will kill him, but as a favor, he will make sure Sion feels nothing. Sion agrees because he believes that the house that has served as the royal guard for generations wants to see his fit as the next emperor, and they enter Lucile's mansion to begin the questioning.
Meanwhile, Ryner continues his life in prison. He asks the prison guard for thirty books from the Roland Royal Special Military Academy Library and the Alude Memorial Library, as well as a pencil and paper. Having had his request granted, Ryner then proceeds to use these resources to write a report, at the same time slowly befriending the prison guard, his young family, and a spider with which he shares the cell (even giving it piece of his meat because there are not enough flies for it).
One evening, a mysterious character approaches Ryner's cell and takes a look on his thesis with amazement.
After around 2 years, the prison guard arrives one morning looking upset. Ryner is cheerfully resigned when he finds out that his execution has been decided, and willingly follows the guard outside and away from the prison, bidding farewell to the guard's family on the way. The spider has finally leave as well. The guard leads him to a place where Ferris is waiting for him; the guard then leaves and Ferris and Ryner continue walking through the forest on their way to see Sion. Ryner desires to ask Ferris a question and is called a "pervert" by her, so he asks why, she answers because of his face and his past (it is not specified what she researched on him). Ryner makes a bid for freedom using his magic because he made a promise to Kiefer, but Ferris manages to subdue his Izuchi, Estabul magic, and Mizui, water magic corresponding to the chant of "What i seek is the water cloud," with her amazing sword skills, earning his fear, admiration and respect. Nevertheless, Ferris uncovers that Ryner surrendered victory by not using fire magic which would have defeated her easily. Ferris also gives Ryner the opportunity to run away but teases him with him regretting it later, so Ryner ends up following her on his own will.
When they arrive at the palace, Ryner is shocked to see that Sion is the King of Roland, and does not pay him due respect because he still sees him as an old friend and equal. Ferris assures Sion that Ryner is a pervert and is a bad idea to set him free, but Sion gets tha truth out of her, that Ryner treat her respectfully. Sion finally gets Ryner's attention after fooling him with Kiefer being dead; then, he revealed that Kiefer just went out to explore the world and commended Ryner to Sion's protection. Having read and enjoyed Ryner's report, which the king reveals to be titled "How to Build a Kingdom of Afternoon Naps," Sion decides to put Ryner's theoretical plan into action and assigns Ryner and Ferris the job of finding the Relics of the Legendary Heroes, otherwise known as Hero Relics or Rule Fragments. Ryner and Ferris, under threat from Sion and Lucile respectively, with an execution and destruction of the Wynnit Dango Shop, also respectively. Then, Ferris also threatens Ryner and they both set out on their journey while Sion re-reads Ryner's report out loud, allowing the viewer to hear its contents: "I hate people dying. I hate killing, too. I don't like to see people cry or to cry myself. How must it feel not to be able to choose one's life? What about when a family member dies? or when a loved one dies? Nobody wants those things. Yet, the world laughs and hungers for such suffering. I've never had any burning desire to change anything. But it would be sad without change. I don't want to lose anything else... It sucks, but I think it's about time I moved forward. I've averted my eyes until now, but... If I have to, I'll take a hard look at my own past. To achieve a word where nobody ever loses anything. One that doesn't make that child or Kiefer cry. One where Tahile, Tony, and Fahle don't die. One where Sion doesn't have to brood. A world where everyone can laugh... and just take afternoon naps all the time."
- "I offer up this contract to bear the wicked spirit beast which sleeps in the earth!" Ryner Lute.
- "Ok, that's it, wake me when I moved forward. I've averted my eyes until now, but... If I have to, I'll take a hard look at my own past. To achieve a word where nobody ever loses anything. One that doesn't make that child or Kiefer cry. One where Tahile, Tony, and Fahle don't die. One where Sion doesn't have to brood. A world where everyone can laugh... and just take afternoon naps all the time." Ryner's Report.