| Episode 96|
|Air Date||January 24, 2011|
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The forty-fourth episode of Hetalia: World Series, the ninety-sixth overall, was broadcast on January 24, 2011. It adapts the story of The Legend of the Iron Wolf and the beginning of The United States of Hetalia 2, both from the third volume of the manga.
Poland explains how there was once a cave under the castle in Krakow. In that cave lived a fierce dragon, and one night a prince descended down there to slay it. The prince had a brutal battle with the dragon, but in the end the prince slayed it by tricking the dragon into eating sulfur. The prince then became the capital's hero after ridding it of the beast.
Lithuania starts the story by stating the subject of his story, one of his former bosses—Gediminas, Lithuania's famous Grand Duke at the time when Lithuania was a Grand Duchy.
The story goes that one day, Gediminas was hunting in the holy woods in the Valley of Šventaragis. On that night, they stayed on a hilltop above the valley and woods where the Grand Duke had a mysterious and spectacular dream that night. He dreamed of a gigantic wolf clad in heavy iron, howling with a force of a hundred wolves on a hilltop. A pagan priest interpreted this as a sign to build a city on that very hill, for that iron land's walls would save the nation from any attacks. And so, the safe capital of Vilnius was founded.
Lithuania finishes his story, only to find Poland sprawled on the grass with his legs bent forwards over his head and rocking back and forth. Dismayed, Lithuania asks Poland what he is doing, only to hear that he was simply seeing if he could bend in that position, and that he hadn't listened to Lithuania's story at all.
A narrator continues in the episode, explaining what the Legends influenced in real life.
In Krakow there is a statue of the legendary dragon at the entrance to its den. (apparently the statue is capable of breathing fire) The residents of the city love the Legend of the dragon, so there is various dragon-related merchandise all around town.
On the other end, the old part of the town in Vilnius is considered a world heritage site, because of the many buildings built in the old town which have a special uniqueness; over centuries that blended many architectural styles, which includes the Church of St. Anne's and the Tower of Gediminas, built in honor of the Grand Duke.
A small segment after the credits shows England holding a pair of headphones to his ear next to a radio, exclaiming that he has discovered the location of the Axis powers.
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