With the ongoing repairs to the Clover Kingdom, the squad captains make an appearance to show that even after everything that has occurred, the Magic Knights are still standing strong. Owen stands in as Julius Novachrono to keep hidden the fact that Julius has been turned into a child.
When King Augustus Kira Clover XIII takes the stage, the people are not very thrilled to see him. Jealous of Julius's popularity, Augustus attempts to make a speech and to win over the favor of the people with a showing of his Light Magic. However, he and his spell are interrupted by the sudden arrival of Yami Sukehiro and Jack the Ripper, who are fighting each other. Yami and Jack are confused what it going on, so William Vangeance has to explain it to them. Charlotte Roselei calls them out for being late and for fighting over something ridiculous, and Fuegoleon Vermillion and Nozel Silva tell them to stop and to remember where they are. While this goes on, the people start to think that the Black Bull squad should not have come second in the Star Awards Festival and that they truly are the worst squad because of Yami's behavior and Asta's possession of a devil.
Augustus is furious with the captains' interruption, but William suggests that he show them leniency and mercy. The King leaves, dragging Sekke Bronzazza behind him. The captains also leave the stage, and Owen is relieved that it is finally over.
Following the ceremony, all nine squad captains, along with Asta, Noelle Silva, Mimosa Vermillion, Finral Roulacase, and Secre Swallowtail, are brought to a meeting room. While everyone is waiting for Julius to arrive, William apologizes to Yami, saying that it should be his squad that should be receiving the praise of the public, and not him. Yami replies saying that they are used to being booed by the public. Charlotte tries to stay calm while sitting next to Yami but her face flushes. Yami and Jack tease her about it, which causes her to lash out at them, and the three begin bickering.
Finally, Julius, with Marx Francois and Damnatio Kira in tow, arrives to the meeting. Julius explains that Damnatio is there since the matters that they will be discussing will also concern him. With this, Marx reveals that what they will be discussing is the devil that resides in the Spade Kingdom. He then goes on to tell the captains that a few members of the Magic Knights went to the Heart Kingdom to find out more about the devils. He says that even though they have all seen the reports, he would still like to hear from the ones who were actually there.
After Mimosa, Finral, and Noelle explain the Magic Stages, Julius says that they will not stand a chance against the devil unless everyone fighting is First Stage or higher. Julius also reveals that Megicula's powerful curse on Princess Lolopechka has about another year before it kills her.
Marx adds on that the Diamond Kingdom is under attack by the Spade Kingdom and that over the past few years, the Spade Kingdom has become more and more powerful, with them suspecting it is very likely that they have gotten help from Megicula. Julius follows this with how Lolopechka plans to attack the Spade Kingdom in six months before she grows weaker and how he is think of assisting the Heart Kingdom and fighting alongside them. Julius then adds how he wants all the squad captains to train their squads to raise their Magic Stages over the next six months. He also reveals that the Spirit Guardians will help them out.
William, Charlotte, and Kaiser Granvorka ask to be relieved of their duties as captains for what they did when they were possessed by the elves, but Julius rejects their offers since they will need the strength of everyone who was possessed. Julius then asks Damanito's opinion on everything. Damanito has no objections and, as he leaves, adds that he is only agreeing to it because it benefits the Clover Kingdom and that doing otherwise at the moment would not benefit them. After Damanito leaves, Asta goes up to Julius and thanks him. Julius says once again that he is counting on everyone.
Fuegoleon says that he needs to make plans for his squad's training, while Nozel suggests that all the squads train together. Charlotte says that doing mock battles is a good idea, while Jack says he will not hold back. Yami responds that that is his line. Kaiser suggests that rounding up some healing mages for the training would be a good idea, with Julius adding to not get carried away.
Julius then has Gueldre Poizot brought into the room. After revealing that Gueldre and Revchi Salik managed to steal a large amount of ancient magic items and jewels from the Shadow Palace, Julius planning on pardoning Gueldre because of the former captain's knack for business, which will benefit the reconstruction effort of the kingdom. Gueldre agrees to help out. Julius then announces that he will halve the salary of the captains. All the captains agree, other than Yami and Jack, who become upset with this.
Later that night, all the captains go to a bar. Yami and Jack, who are both drunk and still upset about their pay cuts, start making fun of Fuegoleon. As the other captains begin to leave, Yami and Jack grab William and force him play a little game. Jack and Yami plant to earn their lost salaries from William's losses. William agrees to play but ends up winning everything off of Yami and Jack, who fall asleep at the table. After placing blankets on them, William says that he is very grateful to them for still treating him the same despite of everything that has happened. He promises that he will do everything in his power to defeat the devil. William salutes them, says good night, and leaves. He then pays and apologizes to the bar keeper for causing such a fuss.
Magic and Spells used
- This episode begins a series of filler episodes that cover the six-month training that was skipped over in the manga.
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