One Narrow Thread (episode)

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'One Narrow Thread'
(「細い一本の糸」)
LOGH: series 2, episode 3
released 1991/??/??
Rubinsky and Kesserling.jpg
798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE)
29th of 110 released in LOGH
30th of 180 released in all

One Narrow Thread (Japanese: 細い一本の糸) is the 29th episode of the Legend of Galactic Heroes OVA.

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Synopsis

In Fezzan, Adrian Rubinsky explains his plans to Degsby, a Terraist bishop: he will use his contacts in the Free Planets Alliance, such as High Council Chairman Job Trunicht, to make the Alliance crumble from within, paving the way for an Imperial victory. Then, Reinhard von Lohengramm's administration is to be toppled, allowing them to take over the unified galaxy. Rupert Kesserling is sent to the Alliance's commissioner in Fezzan, reporting that financial support can only continue if the Alliance is a stable democracy, hinting that Yang Wen-li is harbouring ambitions to seize power. In Iserlohn Fortress, Julian Mintz is promoted for his achievements in his first battle, and is invited to the Cazerne residence for a celebratory dinner. After the meal, Alex Cazerne expresses his concerns to Yang about his safety; for the time being, Yang's skills are needed, but Cazerne fears that Trunicht will dispose of him in the end. In Heinessen, Trunicht, who dislikes Yang's popularity, orders the Secretary of Defence, Negroponte, to find fault with Yang via an inquiry committee inquiring about his actions during the Alliance Civil War.

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Memorable quotes

"Historically speaking, there is no nation which is destroyed merely by attacks from an external enemy. This thing, called a nation, starts to rot from the top down instead. There is not one exception."

Adrian Rubinsky, to Degsby

"Listen, Julian. The military is a tool, and a bad tool at that. With that in mind, try to be as harmless a tool as possible, alright?"

Yang Wen-li, to Julian Mintz

"Yang knows all about 'yesterday'. He can also see 'tomorrow' very well. Nevertheless, such a person is apt not to know about 'today'."

Alex Cazerne, to Julian Mintz

"Admiral Kircheis, if you were alive, surely you would reason with him. But I... no, nobody else can do it. Only you could temper Duke Lohengramm's severity and peril."

Hildegard von Mariendorf, on Siegfried Kircheis

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