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"Gun Smoke on the Water" (ガンスモーク・オン・ザ・ウォーター, Gansumōku On Za Wōtā?) is the eighth volume of the 86 -Eighty Six- light novel series. The volume covers the first half of the sixth story arc of the series, depicting the Strike Package's new mission to hunt down a Morpho nestled in the seas of the Regicide Fleet Countries. While the others seem to have their bearings straight and headed towards a better tomorrow, Theo struggles to find an answer for his future.
"The song from the sea drives their souls mad."
"A call from a sea.
Their soul is driven mad."
"辿り着いた海は、彼らに血を求めた。" ― They arrived at the sea, it demanded from them blood.
"The places the Eighty-Six venture... The places which I lead them... At some point, and until this very day, I might have forgotten about them." ― Vladilena Milizé, Memoirs
"エイティシックスたちが立つ場所を、わたしが彼らを率いる場所を、わたしはいつのまにか、そしてこの時まで、忘れていたのかもしれない。" ― ヴラディレーナ・ミリーゼ『回顧録』
A PATH TO PURPOSE LAID WITH IRON RAILS.
An end to the endless war. The possibility of stopping the Legion once and for all. Such is humanity’s most fervent desire. But in the war-free world of tomorrow, what will become of the Eighty-Six? Many have gained a renewed hope for the future. Some have found love, and others have new aspirations, but what of those who have yet to dream? The warm rays of hope have bent their iron wills and distorted their realities. For those tragic few, the worst is yet to come…
- Prologue: The Red Dragon
- Chapter 1: The Gun in the High Castle
- Chapter 2: Moby Dick; or, The Whale
- Chapter 3: Into the Storm
- Chapter 4: The Tower (Upright)
- Chapter 5: The Tower (Reverse)
- Main Characters
- Supporting Characters
- Brent Bernholdt
- Dustin Jaeger
- Ernst Zimmerman
- Erwin Marcel
- Grethe Wenzel
- Henrietta von Penrose
- Kiriya Nouzen
- Ludmila (Mentioned)
- Olivia Aegis
- Reki Michihi
- Rito Oriya
- Shiden Iida
- Siri Shion
- Yuuto Crow
- Zelene Birkenbaum
- The Reverend (Shin's Caretaker)
- The Old Nan (Raiden's Caretaker)
- Son of Fox Commander
- Fox Commander (Mentioned)
- Along with Mist and Valkyrie Has Landed, it is considered the third part of 86 -Eighty Six-.
- Chapters 4 and 5 are named after the The Tower.
- The volume title is in reference to the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water."