Years ago in Hage, a young Asta told a young Yuno that they are family, and even though they are not related by blood, they are closer than most people who are. Asta told Yuno that while they may not have blood family, they do have friends, and that they should make all of their friends part of their family, to which Yuno agreed.
In the present, at the Golden Dawn base, Yuno, Mimosa Vermillion, and Klaus Lunettes are returning from a mission from Kiten and are about to give their report to Captain William Vangeance. When they arrive, they meet Siren Tium, Hamon Caseus, Letoile Becquerel, David Swallow, and Alecdora Sandler, who are also about to give their mission reports. Alecdora can only think of how much he is disgusted by Yuno, thinking of the young mage as arrogant for his claims of one day becoming the Magic Emperor and how he became even worse following his accomplishments during the elves' attack. Alecdora believes that if he had not been possessed, then he could have been useful to William.
The group enters the chamber where William is waiting for them, and while they enter, Klaus tells Yuno that it would benefit him to be a little friendlier. William congratulates the Magic Knights on their recent success, and even though he realizes they must be tired from their recent exploits, assigns the eight Knights another mission to deal with a herd of wild boars that have been causing trouble out near Sosshi, as no other Knights are available at the time. Alecdora volunteers to deal with the boars himself, but Langris Vaude warns them that these boars are actually magical beasts covered in flames. William names Alecdora the leader of the mission.
Once they arrive at Sosshi, the villagers are delighted that the Golden Dawn have come to their aid, though Nick and Anna wish it had been the Black Bulls who answered their call for help, as they want to see Asta again. This reminds the Knights that it was there in Sosshi where the Eye of the Midnight Sun was first seen several months ago. The villagers confirm that the boars are indeed covered in flames and that they are even more aggressive than the last time they had been causing problems.
The Knights head out into the forest to deal with the boars. Alecdora orders them to split up and take out the beasts; however, Yuno suggests that they should investigate why the boars are behaving so aggressively, so as to prevent the problem from happening again. Alecdora refuses to take orders from Yuno and tells him to do his plan on his own. After the Knights defeat several boars, Yuno notices purple smudges around the boars' mouths, and Mimosa discovers the location of the purple fruits that the boars have been eating, which are what have been causing the boars to become so volatile. Yuno and Klaus clear out all of the trees.
The villagers are grateful that the Knights stopped the boars and even got rid of the source of the problem. Since the boars are less aggressive, the villagers keep some of the tamer boars as pets. Nick and Anna ask Yuno to pass on a message to Asta: they have been working on their spells so that they can one day join the Magic Knights and work alongside him once he is the Magic Emperor. Yuno agrees to pass on the message but tells them that the next Magic Emperor is going to be him, not Asta.
When the team returns to their base, William sends them out on another mission to a new dungeon near Kiten that has been occupied by suspicious people. Spade Kingdom soldiers were seen fighting in the area. William notes that the situation is dire, but he cannot go himself. He asks Langris to take the lead this time, but Langris is still waiting for his injuries to heal. William puts Alecdora in charge again instead. After the Knights leave, Langris questions if Alecdora is really the wisest option to lead the mission, noting that Yuno might have been a better choice. William replies that Langris is different these days and wants Alecdora to change for the better as well.
When the Knights arrive at the dungeon, they find a group of bandits, instead of the Spade Kingdom soldiers that they had feared. After Alecdora restrains the bandits standing guard outside the dungeon, they split into two teams: Alecdora, Siren, Hamon, and Letoile enter from the front, while Klaus, Mimosa, David, and Yuno enter through the top, racing to see who will reach the treasure room first. The Knights deal with the bandits scattered within the dungeon fairly easily, but a few of them are notably strong due to their magic being enhanced by magic tools. Both teams reach the central treasure room at the same time, much to Alecdora's disdain.
Inside the treasure room, they find Gepard, the former Senior Magic Knight who hired the bandits. He notes that he should not have expected too much from a bunch of low level bandits, even with the magic tools he gave them. He then notes that his own magic tool, a pendant necklace, is far more powerful than what he gave to the bandits. Alecdora attacks with his Sand-Armored Heavy Guard, but Gepard's Black Earth Magic allows him to take over Alecdora's Sand Magic and turn it back against the Golden Dawn. The others Knights attack, but Gepard has a second magic tool, an urn which sucks in spells no matter how powerful they are, even Spirit Magic. Gepard claims that the urn is the greatest treasure hidden in the dungeon. Despite the strength of these two magic items, the Knights refuse to back down. They continue their attacks and destroy the floor beneath Gepard's feet. Sylph flies in and grabs the magic-sucking urn. Alecdora attacks again, but this time, hidden inside of the spell is Yuno's Towering Tornado, which defeats Gepard and strips him of the magic necklace.
They return the their base, and during the debriefing, Alecdora praises Yuno and the others while Yuno defends Alecdora's leadership. Alecdora notes that when Yuno first joined the Golden Dawn, many members looked down on him for his low status as a peasant, and Alecdora himself was no exception. Klaus also confesses to thinking of peasants as being useless, but realized his mistake after his life was saved by Asta, a peasant with no magic. Alecdora apologizes to Yuno, though Yuno does not know what he is apologizing for. Alecdora says that he does not expect him to understand and that he simply could not let the apology go unsaid, though Alecdora still adamantly refuses to accept Yuno as a true member of the Golden Dawn.
Afterward, the others invite Yuno to have dinner with them. Yuno remembers Asta's words from when they were children about making their friends family.
Magic and Spells used
- Magic rings
- Magic necklace
- Magic urn
- David's surname is listed as Slower 「スロワー Surowā」 instead of Swallow 「スワロー Suwarō」.
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