While continuing their journey, the junior party takes the East Sea Road per Shiroe's suggestion as the fastest way to get to the Redstone Mountains. As they approach the next town, the party decides to further push their horse summonings until their time limit runs out, and are eventually left stranded on the roadside, forcing them to make camp. Meanwhile, Rieze describes her struggle to maintain D.D.D. in Krusty's absence and Log Horizon and the Crescent Moon Alliance pledge their aid should she require it. The following day, the junior party arrives at the town of Sazan and Rundelhaus secures them a free performance at a local inn in exchange for an overnight stay. The next day, Shiroe and Issac discuss helping the People's knights get stronger and also of D.D.D.'s destabilization. At the same time, Honesty gets an influx of new parasitic members which causes Eins to contemplate drastic measures to ensure his guild's place in the Round Table. Meanwhile the junior party intercept some People of the Land being attacked by monsters and step in to help. While initially successful, they are ambushed by a swarm of powerful spirit monsters and just as they are about to be attacked, a vampiric player calling herself Roe 2 saves them in one fell swoop, before collapsing from overexposure to sunlight.