Demise of the Emperor (DNT episode)

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'Demise of the Emperor'
DNT: series 2, episode 2
released 2019/09/27
Reinhard paying respects to Friedrich IV (DNT).jpg
796 UC (487 IC / 3596 CE)
14th of 24 released in DNT
179th of 189 released in all

Demise of the Emperor (Japanese: 皇帝崩御) is the 14th episode of Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These.



Kaiser Friedrich IV of the Galactic Empire passes away suddenly without naming a successor. In order to prevent either Duke Otho von Braunschweig or Marquis Wilhelm von Littenheim, sons-in-law of the late Friedrich IV, from dominating Imperial politics by installing their respective daughters to the throne, Minister of State Klaus von Lichtenlade decides to crown the five-year-old Erwin Josef II, son of the late Crown Prince Ludwig, instead. To buttress the position of the new Kaiser, Lichtenlade seeks the support of Reinhard von Lohengramm. Reinhard agrees to the political alliance, and becomes the new commander of the Space Fleet and is also elevated to the rank of Marquis. The aforementioned high nobles are predictably outraged by this state of affairs, and prepare to retaliate. Reinhard devises a plan to prevent the Free Planets Alliance from interfering with his upcoming struggle with the high nobles.

Meanwhile in Fezzan, Adrian Rubinsky takes his orders from the Grand Bishop of the Terraist Church.



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