A faceless tries to interrupt An'jhali's training to talk about a motivational speech to build unity and address the slaves' freedom. Before he can finish, he is intercepted by Ilrae and taken aside. Other faceless refugees come before An'jhali asking her to address the recruitment of more workers. An'jhali informs them that she has faith in her ranked officers and that their judgement in such matters is better than hers. An'jhali then continues her tir'ay training until she is pulled aside by Ys'sa in preparation for the swimsuit contest.
Mari'ciel and her assistants set up a forge area by the base of the hill. They gather stones for polishing but are unable to procure a container in which they could have water for quenching.
Elif and Ilrae provide food to the former slaves, further gaining their trust.
The scouts explore the ruins to scavenge for goods and determine the number slaves camping there. They are unable to determine the exact number slaves but discover a locked door to a basement level of the ruins.
The warriors begin tir'ay training and working together as a group. For a time An'jhali trains along side them at Shiir's request.