Five years have passed since Rio enrolled in the Royal Academy. The graduation examination, the outdoor practicum, is quickly approaching. Celia listens with mixed feelings as Rio talks of his plans to go to his parents' homeland, the Yagumo region, after he graduates. On the day of the outdoor practicum, Stewart, wounded in a monster attack, knocks Princess Flora off a cliff. Rio dives for her without thinking, throws Flora back up to safety midair, and falls some thirty meters to the foot of the cliff...!