Shiroe, Naotsugu and Regan arrive in Susukino where Shiroe intends to recruit William Massachusetts and the Silver Sword guild for the raid. William wastes no time in offering aid to Shiroe but notes the lack of man-power in his guild since many of his guild members retired from large-scale raids due to a phenomenon which occurs after a player dies. Meanwhile Naotsugu and Regan search around Susukino for other recruits and stumble upon a rather self-centered player named Tetra. At the same time, Demikas barges into the Silver Sword guild seeking revenge against Shiroe but after William's threats and Tetra's ramblings, Demikas stands down and William completes the necessary twenty-four player raiding party with them both. That evening the combined party of Log Horizon, Silver Sword and Brigandia members set off for the raid, with Shiroe using the opportunity to learn more about their party members. The following day, Akatsuki continues her mission by Shiroe to guard Lenessia and has a chance encounter with a stranger in Akihabara. Meanwhile the raiding party finally arrives at the gates to the lowest level of the Depths of Palm and Demikas promises to use the opportunity to crush Shiroe's plans as part of his revenge.