Outside the Temple of Chaos, Maruna notices the commotion at the temple. However, he is more concerned about Gandharva, who is outside the temple with Teo. When Gandharva notices him, Maruna asks him what he's doing with a human. Teo complains about the cold and says she needs to preserve her uses of hoti kubera, and also worries about the fact that she's not supervising the test. When she wants to question Gandharva on his skills, she notices that Gandharva is not looking at her, and calls him. Gandharva claims he was checking to make sure nobody followed them. She doesn't notice Maruna, flying in the sky. Gandharva thanks Maruna.
At the Temple of Chaos, Ran wakes up to see Claude looking down at him after he fell down. Ran wants to check on Leez, but Claude explains that a substitute supervisor has already opened the door, and Leez is gone, along with the Sword of Return. The fourth test is cancelled.
Elwin talks to a supervisor. Though the Sword was drawn, they can't hold a ceremony with the person gone. They wonder where Teo went. Finally, there is an announcement that the Sword of Return has been drawn. The onlookers notice that the "halfs", Yuta and Riagara, still seem to be practicing for fighting. Yuta suggests leaving the temple grounds so they can fight in sura form out of the range of the turrets. The winner can eat the loser. If Riagara refuses, Yuta will go after Sagara. He isn't intimidated when Riagara tells him that she has teammates. The onlookers don't interfere because they don't want to be hurt. However, Elwin is part of the crowd, and overhears the conversation between Yuta and Riagara.
Spoilers and TriviaEdit
- Teo is bad at spells, but evidently she is able to use hoti kubera. Her triple-nil attributes should result in a high failure rate in spells, but it doesn't mean she can't cast them at all.
- Yuta mentions that he gets agitated when faced with an opponent he can't defeat. Taraka also mentioned that their kind feels fear when faced with such an opponent.
- This is the third time Yuta's eyes have turned blue-green. Although it isn't clear what it can accomplish in 2nd stage, later we learn that it allows him to use insight. Perhaps here, it allowed him to gauge Riagara's strength.