King Fanel is taken prisoner. Hitomi believes she can find him with something called Tarot Cards but she must prove herself to Allen before they go gallivanting all over the world, limping all the way. The girl discloses a bit of intimate knowledge about Allen himself (tragic family history, anger towards his father); Celena is only grateful that the girl didn't reveal - or wasn't given? - that knowledge, the king is rescued, and they finally make it to Palas. (Hitomi doesn’t act any differently toward the Knight so Celena assumes she was not told the secret.)
The Asturian King pretends to be in the Zaiback Stratego Folken's pocket and rebukes Allen publically.
Later, privately, Celena is part of a meeting to decide what to do about the attack; King Aston had believed Allen's claims and he gives the Knight high praise in his actions.
King Aston pits Van against three assassins to show off Escaflowne. Celena agrees with Princess Millerna that it is ridiculous,