|Manga||Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid|
|Published||November 26, 2010|
"Asteion" (「アスティオン」 Asution) is chapter 19 of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. It was originally published on November 26, 2010.
Vivio spars with Chantez and eventually loses to her Twin Wheel Sword Dance. Chantez expresses concern that Vivio's current abilities are not sufficient to win the tournament, which Vivio agrees with without much regrets. Meanwhile, Hayate presents Einhard her new Device, which she names Asteion. Afterwards, Nove gives Vivio, Corona, Rio and Einhard a day off from their training.
Chantez attacks Vivio from behind while falsely saying that she will attack from the right, but with Chris' help, Vivio is able to duck the attack. Vivio manages to fend off all of Chantez's attacks under Contact Mode, but when Chantez launches Twin-wheel Sword Dance, Vivio realizes she may not be able to defend against it. Otto and Deed take Chantez by surprise with a binding spell, scolding her for sparring with Vivio without their supervision. Deed uses a rope to suspend Chantez from a tree by her wrists and ankles while Otto accompanies Vivio to see Ixpellia. Chantez reveals her concerns that Vivio's Device and natural capabilities will prevent her from getting far in the tournament, but Deed says that Vivio knows what she can and cannot do, and that with the help of her Device and Nove's teaching, she will get stronger in the future. Vivio acknowledges that she cannot win as she is now, but she is striving to improve herself.
Elsewhere, Nove, Cinque and Einhard are at the Yagami house, where Hayate unveils Einhard's new Device, similar to Chris, but in the form of a snow leopard. Einhard, remembering the past, decides to name it Asteion, the name of a fictional hero that Claus and Olivie would have given to a stillborn leopard cub. Nove decides to give Vivio, Corona, Rio and Einhard a day off while she develops their training programs.
|Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid chapters|
|01. "Sacred Heart" ⋯ 17. "Participation Request!" • 18. "Rival!" • 19. "Asteion" • 19.5. "Feelings of the Knight of the Iron Hammer" • 20. "Secret Special Training!" • 21. "Selection Meeting!" ⋯ 98. "A Flash of Rainbow"|