Princess Iowa returns and invites Prince Wein to her kingdom. She predicts to be battered by him when she encounters an unexpected turn
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Earthworld’s Princess Lowellmina was introduced in Episode 3 of The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raise a Nation Out of Debt as a childhood friend to both Prince Wein and his best friend Ninym Ralei. Originally called “Lowa” by Wein and their group of friends, the imperial princess of Earthworld is just as smart and cunning as Wein – a detail Ninym never noticed. In the initial introduction, Lowa caught Wein and Ninym completely off guard when she unexpectedly came to Natra with a marriage proposal for Wein. However, the detail that makes the genius prince fall back is the revelation that he has been befriending the royal princess of Earthworld all this time.
Knowing Iowa’s personality and past accomplishments, Wein naturally doubts her intentions to the point of assessing every possible way she would try to involve him in her latest plot. He even tried to thwart Iowa’s political proposal by inviting one of Iowa’s suitors, Gerard Antagal, to Natra with disastrous results. Not only did Lowa prove too smart to fall for Wein’s trick, but his own plan backfired when a drunken Gerard ran to his own death in the grounds of Natra’s palace. Wein is then forced to work with Lowa to avoid another costly war with Antagal as Natra has yet to recover from the fight with Marden.
Although the original purpose of Iowa’s marriage proposal was to gain advantage over her brothers for the throne and at the same time prevent a rebellion, that was not all. As Ninym revealed in episode 5, Lowa’s marriage proposal also came with a love interest. As it turns out, Iowa is in love with Wein, most likely because he’s equal in intelligence to her. It was then that Iowa realized that Wein and Ninym were in love, but she also decided not to give up on Wein. She returned to Earthworld with the goal of becoming queen and becoming worthy of him.
Episode 8 of The Genius Prince’s Guide continues the plot of Iowa from where it left off in Episode 5. Residing in the royal city of Mealtars, the climax to the next emperor’s throne is approaching and Iowa is once again. tried to advance his own succession to the throne by inviting Wein to come as backup. When a carriage arrived from Natra, Iowa excitedly went to see Wein in person as she anticipated the sour look on his face as he entered her palace door. However, when she comes to greet him, a joke is happening to her: Princess Falanya Elk Arbalest – Wein’s sister – has come to Ninym and Nanaki in place of the prince. This caught Lowa off guard, but at the same time, decided to take advantage of the situation in her favor.
Later that night, at a party, Lowa introduces Falanya to her three brothers, including the oldest, Demetrio. The siblings were happy to talk to her, but Demetrio considered her attendance on Wein’s behalf at his coronation an insult and intended to make Wein pay. This proves that he is the more narcissistic brother and the most vengeful. Falanya brought herself out of the corner she was supported by by claiming that she had promised to go with Lowa earlier; then also played along to exempt herself from the presence of her brothers. When Lowa, Falanya, and Ninym were out of sight, Lowa decided to apologize, but stared at Ninym before she left. This was not noticed by Ninym.
Deciding that Lowa has something to say, Ninym follows Lowa outside and then tries to tease her about her loyalty, but Ninym proves to be an ice queen who is easily swayed. Lowa then tries to strike a deal with Ninym in exchange for letting her join the summit to name the next emperor: ask Falanya to put a good word for her. Ninym refused by telling Iowa Wein had anticipated this move and was told to immediately decline Iowa’s offer. Ninym then shoots Iowa back by reminding her that she too is vying for the throne and that she will never get Wein’s heart, no matter how hard she tries.
It wasn’t until late at night that Demetrio invited him to Falanya’s room to propose to her. Both Lowa and Ninym knew his intentions were bad and immediately put aside their differences to go with her so she wouldn’t be alone. While Demetrio did not state his intention to abuse Falanya in return for Wein’s humiliation, all three women knew he intended to harm her. Luckily, Wein showed up in time to put Demetrio in his place. However, the fact that Iowa feels the need to protect Wein’s sister from her brother is a strong indication of her relationship with him that will unravel in later installments.