Marielle, Hienretta, Serara, Liese and Mikakage join Akatsuki in the detail to protect Lenessia. Afterwards, Akatsuki ponders on her lack of strength while Henrietta and Liese notice her discomfort. The next day, Akatsuki observes other guilds during their training sessions in order to learn the secrets behind the "Teachings" skill in an attempt to strengthen herself. The other Log Horizon members also notice her discomfort but she keeps to herself and instead sinks into self pity due to her inadequacies. Meanwhile, Lenessia explains to Elissa about the persona she had been using to feign composure with the other girls. Elsewhere, Nyanta meets with Roderic about a special request from Shiroe. The next day, Akatsuki observes a sparring session by the West Wind Brigade before being noticed by Soujirou. That evening, while the girls take Lenessia out, the latter realizes that while she may not be able to understand who the Adventurers are, she does regard them as being special. Afterwards, Akatsuki leaves the group to ponder on her uselessness to Shiroe. Meanwhile, a malevolent figure called Enheart Nelreth approaches Kyouko of the West Wind Brigade in a back alley and murders her.