Sawamura detects a surge of Trion Warriors in the northeast, so Shinoda orders most forces to be stationed there, with one unit in the south and one in the west. He also declares that the Rank Battles would go on as usual, but if agents were targeted, the Rank Battles would be halted and the participating units would go on defense duty.
Hyuse is left with Yōtarō in charge at Tamakoma Branch by Jin. Yōtarō; however, falls asleep, allowing Hyuse to search for Lampyris. He then wonders if he should have requested immediately after he won the bet with Jin. He prioritizes getting into contact with the vassal nation that was invading since there were plenty of Lampyris in Aftokrator. He thanks Yōtarō and leaves.
Snipers from various teams focus on eliminating Idras sent. They encounter difficulty at first since the Idra are capable of spawning shields. Several Gunners come to aid them, effectively destroying them. However, one of the Galopoula agents releases Dogs nearer to the Snipers, so they are forced to use melee, distracting them. Amō detects that three of them were different from the others. It is revealed that those three are Gatlin and two Galopoula agents, and Gatlin has a Trigger that allows him to pass through the walls of HQ into the building. He states that it would take ten minutes to finish the operation.