In this episode the party all received an invitation to a party. Once there, they encountered the snobbish machinations of Clarice but befriended a number of other individuals, most notably Clarissa the unfortunate inebriate.
The next day, they were on the airship to the academy but were attacked by strange figures in gold masks that demonstrated powerful capabilities. The one who led them, a band in a golden bird skull mask, seemed to be able to resist certain magics, much to the consternation of others. They were after a professor and wanted to extract the location of “The Blade”, but were stopped before they could learn anything.
Regnus Thornwood rescued one of the hostages by leaping from the airship to save her.
They have now all arrived at the academy.