Episodes 1-12 of the anime spin-off series set on Earth two years after 'Last Exile' (2003). The Turan Kingdom are set to return to Earth, having previously fled when it was all but destroyed, while Ades, being the only nation to remain on the planet, are determined to prevent any immigrants from settling on their lands. With the two nations engaged in war Turan princesses Liliana and Millia come under threat. When Liliana is captured the situation soon escalates out of control and it falls to Fam Fan Fan, Giselle Collette and their fellow Sky Pirates to watch over Millia and help her to regain control of her kingdom. The episodes are: 'Open File', 'Fool's Mate', 'Light Square', 'Dubious Move', 'Touch and Move', 'Over Step', 'Weak Square', 'Distraction', 'Connected Passed Pawn', 'First Adjournment', 'Illegal Move', 'Backward Pawn' and 'Block'.