Riese learns of Crusty's disappearance at the hands of Misa's weapon and with him currently missing in action, Henrietta advises her to keep the information under wraps for the time being. Afterwards, Mikakage calls them to explain the worldly effects of flavor texts and Riese postulates the murderer's abilities from his Byakumaru sword's text. The next day, Nazuna puts together a group of players to begin training as part of Riese's plan to defeat the murderer, and has them share their Teachings with Akatsuki. Meanwhile, Henrietta and Riese meet with the Round Table to present all the information they have on the murderer and Riese proposes a plan involving a full raid inside Akihabara to counteract the threat on New Year's Eve. However in order for the plan to work, Riese and the others ask Lenessia to deactivate the city's magic circle, which would not only disable Nelreth's Royal Guard armor, but also disable the city's defenses—leaving her torn. With New Year's Eve drawing near, Akatsuki continues training but gets no closer to understanding the Teachings. At the same time, Lenessia decides to aid the girls in the upcoming raid. New Year's Eve finally arrives and when the full raid begins that evening, Marielle and Akatsuki encounter a deranged Nelreth before Akatsuki engages.