Ep 23 – “The Apprentice Magician” (Student of the Mage) / “Mahōtsukai no Deshi” (魔法使いの弟子)
The second day of the Scale Festival gets underway and the members of Log Horizon go off on their own for the day’s activities. Minori also stops off at Karashin’s busy office to procure tickets for Lenessia’s Twilight Banquet and offers her services. At the same time the city’s inhabitants begin getting into squabbles with Lander merchants while Minori begins to use her apprentice sub-class to help Karashin account for the festival’s finances. Elsewhere Nyanta peacefully kicks a rowdy Lander out of a restaurant and reports the matter to Shiroe. While the Black Sword Knights and D.D.D. guilds work on maintaining order during the festival, they resolve more disputes involving the Landers. Isaac and Krusty then discuss Shiroe’s traits and agree that he works his best when doing so for the good of others. After putting a stop to yet another rowdy Lander, Shiroe finally notices the strangeness of the People’s behavior and after Minori reports inconsistencies in the festival’s paperwork all resulting from errors by the People, Shiroe confirms that the city may be under attack and makes haste for the Guild Building while disgruntled at his own carelessness. Meanwhile, a ship led by the sinister looking Lord Malves prepares to make contact with Akihabara.