Fam really IS a Princess.Just throwing this in, since the second series is just beginning, but that throwaway line by Giselle (highlighted in the *exact* same way in the manga) sounds suspiciously like a plot point... or a red herring.
Claus and Lavie won't appear in Fam: The Silver Wing.They didn't appear in the OP. Pretty much Gonzo's style is to show off all the important people in the OP, making it total spoilers.
The Guild, or a splinter faction of the Guild, is yet again manipulating events to its own ends.While the Ades Federation seems to have a very good reason to go to war against its neighbors, it just bothers me just how convenient an excuse it is, ESPECIALLY since some of the generals themselves comment on how the king of Turan was a moderate, which means he would have been likely accepted a more peaceful means of ending the conflict. Then there's the mention of the already limited resources of the planet, and how there's really not enough to go around... Hmm. My guess? Someone is manipulating the war to prune the excess population. Given what happened in the previous series, it's easy to think of the Guild, or at least the Terran equivalent, as once again knee-deep in this again, as all it takes is an extremist (like Delphine) to twist its mandate. And what if it's mandate is keeping the resources of the planet at a sustainable level? If the level somehow affected by the arrival of more people than the planet can currently support, then why not just get rid of all those people who're causing the imbalance?
Dio and the Silvius are scouts for Empress Sophia and the cast of Last ExileThe Silvius looks, flies, and is crewed like the Silvana (right up to being commanded by Tatianna), except for the whole "putting the 'ship' back in 'airship'" bit. It appeared two years prior to events. Dio joined the Sky Pirates six months prior to events. Dio knows an awful lot about how the Silvius operates (plus he flat-out called it a scoutship), and even mentioned having permission from Sophia in Episode 2. And we know that this planet's biggest problem is Exiles bringing back colonists to take land from the current inhabitants (as the Ades Federation puts it, anyway). Conclusion? After taming the Exile on Planet Prester, Sophia and company decided to come home. But not being dumb about it, they sent in an advance scout to figure out the landscape, who concluded that it'll take some time until they're ready. Dio, being Dio, did things a bit differently, leaving the Silvius to go at the problem from another angle. And the series will end (or perhaps reach a midpoint) with the Prester Exile showing up with Sophia, Al, and maybe even Claus and Lavie after all.
Farahnāz was assassinated.So far there have been some hints that Empress Farahnāz wanted a peaceful solution to the problems caused by the returning Exiles. She may have been assassinated by by those who disagreed with her, so that her daughter Sara could be raised to lead the assassins genocide campaign against the other nations.
When Claus and Lavie finally appear on Sliver Wing, the audience will find out that Claus and Tatiana are already a couple!
Fam and General Sadri are related.Might be a bit of a stretch at this point, but both Fam and General Sadri share eye colors. Incidentally, during episode 11, the latter is seen looking at a picture in his locket, generally assumed to be his daughter ◊. She looks incredibly similar to the woman shown clutching Fam as a baby when she was recovered by Atamora ◊. It might just be a case of limited designs for the background characters, but it's something to be noted. This doesn't explain why Fam was discovered with a medallion containing what looks like a Guild emblem ◊, though if it's true that General Sadri isn't an Ades native like General Vasant, then like in the case of the Turanian princesses, Guild blood had intermingled in the family tree in the past... And if the family was considered nobility, well, it segues well with the first WMG on this page.