Episodes 17-20 of the Japanese anime series. With their end goal in sight, the Vatican and the empire rush to solidify ties between their races. The order of Rosen Kreuz seeks to unravel their painstaking progress and Abel Nightroad and Sister Esther have ventured to the heart of the empire, only to find the enemy deeply entrenched. As they risk all to break the endless cycle of hatred and violence, eyes turn toward the dawn of a new age. Success drives the adversary to desperate measures, but the empress has a few startling revelations of her own. Episodes comprise: 'The Night Lords III: The Island of Her Darling Children', 'The Night Lords IV: The Palace of Jade', 'The Night Lords V: A Start of Pilgrimage' and 'The Throne of Roses I: Kingdom of the North'.