Visiting the neighbouring republic of Turgis on a diplomatic mission, Souma’s eye is caught by the skill of the local blacksmiths-and an idea occurs to him. Seeing that he’ll need the cooperation of Turgis’ head of state to make this scheme a reality. Souma prepares for a dual display: Show the republic both what they could gain from working with him- and what wrath they might incur if they refuse. Will this bold move work, or backfire on him?!