Dark Knight Academy Under Attack
Cid had been excited at the chance to look cool fighting terrorists and saved Rose to appear heroic. Rose mistakenly thinks Cid sacrificed himself because he loves her. The students are taken to the auditorium and Cid secretly heals himself. Rex attacks Sherry to retrieve the relic but Iris’ Crimson Knights help her escape. Cid begins killing terrorists and saves Sherry. Sherry identifies the relic generating the barrier, the Eye of Avarice, which absorbs magic and explodes once full. Cid deduces the cult are using the Eye to kill the students and prevent them becoming knights. The relic Sherry has been researching is the Eye’s control unit and she hopes it can stop the explosion. Needing tools from her room Cid volunteers to get them. Rex warns Gaunt Knight someone is killing their men and Gaunt Knight suspects it is the real Shadow Garden. It is revealed Gaunt Knight’s true goal is to be reinstated to the Knights of Round. Cid kills Rex. Nu sees the sole surviving Crimson Knight is Marco, her former fiancé, and is tempted to kill him. Cid delays Nu and her fellow Shadows from attacking the terrorists until Sherry has the control relic ready. Nu decides to let Marco live.