Hausen House (3)
|Number of pages||34|
|Cover Character(s)||Hakuren Oak|
The volume was released on the 24th of May 2008 in Japan. Its ISBN is 978-4-7580-5347-1.
Hakuren Oak greets Bishop Castor and Razette. The rarity of Noel Mermaids prompts Hakuren to ask how they met, but a moment later, they are interrupted by a panicked Ouida. Ouida tells them he has 'lost' Labrador and Castor advises him to search around the trees. Ouida complies and finds Labrador asleep amongst the roots, and Castor chastises him (Labrador) for sleeping outside.
Meanwhile, back at the Hausen House, Teito Klein has left the dining hall after realising that the servants of the Hausen House have drugged his food. Xingfa Hausen admonishes them, warning them that Teito's death would be suspicious to the Bishop that came with him. Xingfa tells his servants that they still have to kill him.
Seilan walks Teito through the house and tells him Hohburg Fortress is a God House. Seilan tells him he is an orphan taken in by Xingfa Hausen and that members of the Hausen House assassinate those who oppose Barsburg. Seilan takes Teito to see Xing-lu Hausen's room on his request, and Teito is shocked to see a photo of Castor on the wall.
Seilan tells Teito of how the former head of the house, "Xing-lu" found Razette following an assassination on an enemy clan. Razette healed Xing-lu's heart until after the Raggs War when Castor's head was demanded in payment for the Hausen House's siding with Raggs during the War. Xingfa, unwilling to lose his son, proposed Razette shapeshift to look like Castor and they decapitate her instead, but Castor refused and blocked an attack meant for Razette- killing him instead.
In his dying moments, Xing-lu looks up to see Fest standing over him.
Characters in order of Appearance
Quotes from this Chapter
- "What? I won't give her to you." (Castor joking with Hakuren about Razette)