The Knights finally return to the Royal Capital, but their main priority is to increase the city's defenses rather than rescuing Asta while Fuegoleon is still on the edge of his life. Will both Knights able to overcome their respective predicament?
After Asta is kidnapped by members of the Eye of the Midnight Sun, Noelle Silva immediately proposes a rescue mission for her squadmate. However, the other Knights immediately reject it with Nozel Silva deciding to focus the resources on establishing the Royal Capital's defenses. Noelle then quickly asks Mimosa Vermillion to treat Fuegoleon Vermillion. Unfortunately, Mimosa does not possess the necessary skills to heal Fuegoleon completely and suggests they take him to the medical ward for further treatment.
In the meanwhile, Asta and his kidnappers arrive at the latter's hideout. As they leisurely enter the building, Julius Novachrono greets them. Two of the mages immediately try to assault him, but Julius instantly kills them. He then kills another mage before asking the rest of them to surrender. Unfortunately, the remaining members of the Eye of the Midnight Sun refuse to accept his offer, which prompts Julius to restrain them with one of his spells. Asta can only watch with amazement and fear after seeing Julius' immense feat of fighting against multiple opponents with ease.