Alfred has been captured with others at Fairie Tour Prison by Didier. Danios ask the knights what they are planning to do with Marius. The prisoner’s guards told Danios to stop shouting and get back. Alfred is worried about why he is inside the prison instead of protecting everyone. Commander Lucan arrives at the cell and asks if Alfred and Danios are new prisoners. Alfred can’t believe that he is meeting with Lucan, Squad 5 Commander of the Royal Order.
Alfred asks Luca why he is here, and Danios asks if the two know each other. Danios comments in light of their friendship, Luca can let them out of prison. The knight reveals that Lucan is the Fairie Tour Prison Captain of the Guard. Alfred asks Luca to talk with him in private on how to save Marius. Luca replies that it won’t work the witch is to be executed. He also told them they would be moved to the Tower of Justice, where they will be sentenced.
Hortensia Saga Episode 9 will be released on Thursday, 4 March 2021 JST. You can check this anime on AnimeLab and Funimation. Let’s find out how Alfred and Danios will save Marius from being executed.
Previously on Hortensia Saga Episode 8
Alfred said the execution wouldn’t happen since there is no justice to this witch hunt. Luca orders the knights to take the two away. Danios comments that Luca is the slave of the Orthodox Church. In the morning, Marius regrets that she is the one who dragged Alfred and others into her mess. But all she wanted was peace and the safety of everyone. She recalls her past when she was young, wherever her brother got killed.
Tower of Justice
That day a wolf monster killed her brother and wonders why she couldn’t save him. She realizes that that wolf monster also killed Fernando and her father. The knights splashed her with the water and told her to tell the truth. Didier arrived and told them torturing her won’t help; he is taking over. The knights left the room, and Didier bows in front of Marius, who is chained. He apologizes for the treatment call Marius by her real name.
Marius is surprised how Didier knows that she is Princess Mariel. She knows that only she and Fernando knows that she is the princess. At the same time, Alfred and Danios are sent to the Tower of Justice. They are going to be sentenced there, but Alfred notices that weak knights are guarding them. He pushed the knight behind him and sent him flying. After defeating the knights, Alfred said that they are going to rescue Marius.
Alfred took the keys and unlocked the cuffs in his hand and Danio’s hands. One of the knights arrives at the Tower of Justice. He saw that the two are escaping and chase after them. While Didier frees Marius from chains but she wonders if he is up to something. He told her that he apologizes on behalf of his men for their barbaric treatment. Didier reveals that Ecclesiastical knights are useful pawns.
But due to their overly-deep faith, they have a tendency to act a bit fanatical. Didier reveals that he couldn’t recognize Marius as Princess Mariell. Marius replies that Didier is a traitor that destroyed the kingdom. Didier reveals that King Charlot has decreed a severe punishment for the witch attempting to bring down the kingdom. Marius replied that Pope is feeding Charlot with bad ideas. Didier reveals that Charlotte has decided to kill Marius.
Didier vows that he has decided not to let Marius die before she knows the truth. He points at Marius’s head and unleashes a spell that shows Marius’s past. In her past, she saw her mother dying Infront of her. After few days, Marius visited a room when she finds that her father is doing something with her mother’s corpse. Didier told her that he is performing a spell that will summon Marius’s mother’s soul back.
Marius comments that when people die, they don’t come back. Didier reveals that it is a prayer that will summon the queen back down from Heaven. Back to the present, Didier reveals that Marius’s memories of that day have been looked away. Didier takes Marius to the execution ground, but Alfred, Danios, Maurice show up at the execution ground. They started to battle with the knights and the executioner.
They got defeated, and Didier notices that and used a vanishing spell to flee away. Alfred manages to free Marius from the execution stand. Marius shed tears about why they came and saved her since she was ready to die. Her death would have solved the problems and brought peace to the kingdom. Alfred consoled her and told her it doesn’t matter who Marius is.
Hortensia Saga Episode 9 Preview
Read how Alfred and others got arrested on the following link: Hortensia Saga Episode 8.