“…Sword Princess, can you handle one side by yourself?” “Understood.” Asfi phrased her order like a request, and Aiz agreed. With a top-class adventurer like Aiz holding one flank, Asfi was free to supervise Hermes Familia’s counterattack in the other two directions. The party leader’s sharp voice cut through the air as she issued orders. Sixteen adventurers rushed to their positions. Eight moved to the back, seven to the right, and Aiz to the left to meet the monsters head-on. Then the Sword Princess charged. Desperate drew first blood. As if something had expected this turn of events, a large pillar descended straight down from the ceiling directly above her. “?!” Aiz dove forward out of its path. She kicked off the ground and into the air. WHAM! WHAM! WHAM! More gigantic pillars dropped from the ceiling in quick succession. Aiz continued to dodge them one after another until she realized what had happened. The left path had been completely cut off. Asfi and her other allies were on the other side. “We’re cut off!!” She could hear Lulune’s muffled cry from the other side of the thick wall of pillars. Aiz’s golden eyes widened. The Dungeon never sprang this kind of trap. This possibility hadn’t crossed her mind. And now she was completely secluded as her allies looked on with similar shock on the other side. —I’ve been isolated! Aiz was forced to fend off the monsters while still in disbelief. “OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!” “!” Severing their vine whips, Aiz dispatched the five monsters with ease. The last of them dissolved into ash behind her as she turned back to the wall, intent on destroying it to reunite with Lulune and the others. That is, until the appearance of a murderous presence stayed her hand. “……!” The overwhelming bloodlust made Aiz’s shoulders tremble. She spun around to face the dark end of the long tunnel.