Shukinjō no Hanayome
A Bride in the Vermillion Forbidden City
Lelouch learns the Chinese Empress, Tianzi, is being forced into a political marriage to First Prince Odysseus eu Britannia. The wedding is orchestrated by the High Eunuchs, who will become nobles of Britannia in exchange for turning over half their land to Second Prince Schneizel el Britannia. As the wedding begins, Li Xingke initiates a coup d’état to overthrow the Eunuchs and save the Empress; in the chaos Zero appears and takes Tianzi hostage.