Officers of the Slane Theocracy gather to discuss recent losses. The noblemen of Estize plot to push back the Empire. Ains surveys a world map as his plans are set in motion. Shalltear recovers from her ordeal.
Cocytus gives a declaration of war to all the tribes of the Lizardmen, expecting an easy takeover. However, the Lizardmen decide to try to unite their tribes against their common foe.
Zenberu tests Zaryusu’s strength in combat, while the latter defends Crusch’s honor. The Lizardmen chiefs conduct a war council, and formulate a strategy to defend themselves against their common enemy.
The alliance of the Lizard men win the battle and defeat the army of undead. The defeat guardian Cocytus and the new ability to learn from their mistakes, prove that the guardians can adapt to new situations. Ainz Ooal Gown therefore changes his tactics, ordering Cocytus to bring the Lizard men to their knees and under the rule of the Great Tomb of Nazarick.
At the outpost in the Tob Forest, Ains strategizes with his guardians, and imposes Shalltear’s penance upon her. The Lizard Man chiefs assemble and receive Cocytus on the battlefield for their final showdown.
Sebas happens upon a near-lifeless woman, and takes her under his protection. Brain, left defeated by his encounter with Shalltear, meets up with Gazef. Members of the Blue Rose take measures against a drug plantation
Gazef finds Climb practicing with his sword outside the castle, and asks to spar with him. Renner and Lakyus examine the coded document recovered by Evileye. Sebas finds himself beset upon from all sides over Tuare.
Climb delivers Lakyus’ message to Evileye and Gagaran, who offer guidance to the young man. Climb happens upon some men beating up a boy in the street, who is then rescued by Sebas, from whom he seeks training.
Sebas begins his raid of the brothel from one side, while Climb and Brain enter from the other side. While Climb covers the exit alone, he is confronted by Succulent and Cocco Doll trying to flee and a desperate fight begins.
Ains calls on Sebas to answer for his actions, and to discuss what is to become of Tuare. Renner meets with the Blue Rose, then Marquis Raeven, to consult with them about her planned attacks against Eight Fingers.
Demiurge takes charge of Nazarick’s forces, laying out the mission to strike at Eight Fingers. Meanwhile, Lakyus details a similar mission to her squad captains. Sebas, Climb, and Brain raid Six Arms’ compound together.
Evileye petitions Momon to help her, and he begins fighting the disguised Demiurge. As Climb and the others try to get Tuare out of the compound, they face resistance. Renner convenes an emergency strategy meeting.
The guardsmen and adventurers face a daunting array of demons until Momon arrives and takes charge. Brain once again comes face to face with Shalltear. While Evileye is occupied, Demiurge reveals his plan to Ains.