Hyuse hears the sound of battle and realizes that the invaders must have come. He wonders how to approach them.
Miwa and Yoneya fight Koskero and his Aidras. Koskero uses his Trigger to coat Yoneya's Gen'yō Kogetsu with a liquid such that it could not cut. However, Yoneya regenerates his Gen'yō Kogetsu, and Miwa uses Lead Bullet to pin down the Aidras and Yoneya strikes them down. He then cuts off Koskero's leg. Koskero informs Yomi of Lead Bullet's shield-bypassing capability. Yomi asks if he should join. Koskero assures him that it isn't necessary, but he should support Reghindetz since Border was assembling more forces. Reghindetz continues to be shot at by Snipers.
At the same time, Nasu and Kumagai fight Wen Sō. Nasu and Kumagai seemingly have the upper hand, with Nasu being able to destroy the Dogs that Wen Sō has summoned. Wen Sō uses a smokescreen to blind Nasu and Kumagai, but have her Dogs still be able to attack. She then disguises as Kumagai to get near Nasu and cuts her arm off.
As everything is going on, Shinoda points out that their strategy is too offensive; no way of retreat. As Gatlin and Ratarikov head to the Expedition Ship, he states that he gets the feeling that Border was preparing forces. As he said, the top 4 attackers: Kei Tachikawa, Sōya Kazama, Kirie Konami, and Kō Murakami assemble in front of the Expedition Ship. Tachikawa expresses his excitement and confidence in defeating the adversaries. Konami informs him of Jin's prediction that he would be cut down. Tachikawa only feels even more excited.