Six months after leaving the front lines Tanya is still at military university and is doing well at her studies. She meets General Zettour in the academy library and he asks her opinion of the war. She predicts that it will become a world war and outlines a strategy for the empire, using the firepower and agility of mages to minimize military losses. He is impressed by her battle knowledge and ideas. He asks for a report which she sees as an opportunity for career advancement. Later, Tanya meets Captain Uger(one of her university rivals) in a café, but he is more concerned about his family than the war and about the future impact the war will have on his daughter, who he fear may one day, forced to fight in the battlefield as Tanya did. Tanya is able to emotionally manipulate him to drop out from the university, in exchance of a safer work, securing her position as one of the elite students at the university. Zettour passes Tanya's plan to General Kurt von Rudersdorf. At a Strategic Headquarters conference, when they discuss the success in the Rhine theater, verses their losses on the western theater, Zettour tables Tanya's plan for a rapid-response mage battalion, which is accepted. At the western theater garrison, Erich von Rerugen is furious when he finds that Tanya's plan has been implemented with her in command. Tanya is invited to dinner with the Colonel and is put in charge of a new 48 member rapid-response mage battalion. Much to her horror this will be more dangerous than the front lines. She tries to find ways to delay the implementation, especially after piles of applications for the battalion are received, but Viktoriya is assigned to assist her.