Chrome and Agate stop by the old town to meet with old friends and converse with the townsfolk when they come under fire from the rebels. When Chrome uses his powers, it hits too close to home for some.
Beryl tries to discuss the issue of artificial soldiers, but the council won't hear of it. His mother's sudden passing leads him on a journey that reveals the origin of the soldiers, his mother's involvement, and the Glain supremacy.
The military man, Vespia, conducts an investigation to find out the details surrounding Chalce's death. Little does he know, Agate's power will reveal who murdered Chalce - a secret Vespia doesn't want revealed.
Agate finds his way to Cluster Edge. Once there, he discovers that the school is occupied by the military school due to an upcoming competition. After a boy is injured so that he can't compete, Agate heals him.