|The Fallen Keep|
|Air date (JP):||May 5th, 2003|
|Air date (US):||July 24th, 2004|
|Written by:|| Mary McGlynn, |
|Directed by:||Tensai Okamura|
没落の城 (Botsuraku no Shiro, Fall of the Castle) is the fourteenth episode of Wolf's Rain. The episode originally aired in Japan on May 5th, 2003 and in the United States as "The Fallen Keep" on July 24th, 2004.
While traveling through a blizzard, Blue and Toboe struggle to keep up. Hige and Tsume are able to convince Kiba to stop in order to rest and wait out the storm in a nearby shelter. The others want to rest till morning, but Kiba refuses to stop any longer and goes ahead on his own. While they drive through the blizzard, Cher tells Hubb how Cheza was created, what her purpose is, and how Lord Orkham acquired her. At Darcia's Keep, Cheza is still laying on the floor where Darcia threw her and Darcia is still mourning Hamona's death. Cheza awakens when Kiba enters the keep. The rest arrive not too far behind him to find that Cher and the others are also there. Kiba reaches the room where Cheza is, while Hige leads the others after Cheza's scent and Hubb's allergies help the humans figure out which direction to go. When Cheza tries to go to Kiba, Darcia throws her aside. Kiba and Darcia fight briefly as Darcia asks what Kiba expects to find in Paradise. Kiba tells him he simply wants to find a future. Quent arrives and tries to shoot Kiba, but Blue jumps in front of his gun. Dozens of Jaguara's airships arrive and bombard the keep with laser fire. Cher and Hubb are able to get Cheza out, but they are captured outside by the black armored troops along with Blue, who tried to help them. The other wolves get out, but Kiba runs back for Cheza, chasing after the airships. Darcia stands on the edge of his keep with Lady Hamona in his arms, smiling at her as the keep is destroyed in a final burst of light, leaving nothing but a mound behind. The other wolves find no sign of Kiba.
- Hige: Would you use you're head for once? We've got a girl and a little kid with us!
Blue: I can hear you, you know!
- Tsume (to Blue): So what if he is. Are you gonna go back to being that human's dog?
Hige: Hey lay off!
Toboe: Yeah, Tsume! Be quiet! You don't know what it's like!
Tsume: Guess I don't. Unlike the two of you I've never had the pleasure of being kept as a pet.