A Fencing Tournament of Intrigue & Bloodshed
Nu informs Cid the murderer she interrogated was a typical Cult foot soldier; orphans brainwashed with drugs and magic. One such soldier, Rex, is in the city on a Cult mission. Cid is preoccupied as Skel and Po have entered him in the academy’s sword tournament to impress girls. Nu mistakenly thinks Cid rambling about the festival is him plotting to deal with Rex. At the festival Cid duels student president Princess Rose and, while still role-playing as a secret hero keeping his skills hidden, feigns injury repeatedly. The referee eventually declares Rose victor but she is impressed at Cid’s fighting spirit. Sherry asks Cid to be friends before they consider dating, though Cid has completely forgotten who Sherry is and decides to just avoid her...