Return of the Quick Sword!
Clare, Miria and company sense the new powerful presence nearby, but the group continue toward their intended target Cassandra. Cassandra engages the group with her tentacle heads. Clare gets surrounded by the tentacle heads, but she cuts her way out with new and improved Quick Sword. Clare charges Cassandra and manages to take off the left arm of the real body. That plan for the group is to engage Cassandra and then have Yuma, Cynthia and Tabitha use their yoki-sync to slow Cassandra down and bring out her real personality so she's no longer on a beeline to merge with Priscilla. Unfortunately, Cassandra quickly regenerates from the damage and continues to move forward.
Meanwhile, a new powerful Awakened Being (whom I will call Riful 2 from now on) in the form of a young naked girl with long hair appears in front of Priscilla-Destroyer. Priscilla-Destroyer pets Riful 2 and tries to absorb her, but Riful 2 declares she hates Priscilla and sends Priscilla flying with a big punch. Riful 2 then fires rods out of her mouth at Priscilla. Priscilla takes to the sky and returns fire with her own spikes, but Riful 2 swats the spikes with her hair and then fires back with rods which start doing damage to Priscilla-Destroyer.
Lars and Chronos are watching from distance and can't believe the fight has turned out like this. The two then see that the other awakened beings watching the fight had left but Chronos knows where they are going. The awakened beings arrive near Cassandra and they plan to help Clare and company stop Cassandra.
The battle finally begins, and things are getting more complicated by the chapter. Cassandra, being a no. 1 herself and one of Dae's products, is tough to stop as expected. Clare managed to land a hit but it'll take more than that to stop Cassandra. It'll be interesting to see what sort of help the other awakened beings will provide. They are no friends of Clare and company, but they are probably not in hurry to get kill or absorbed by Priscilla either.
Meanwhile, Riful, or the successor or Riful makes quite the entrance, giving Priscilla a mega-punch and some rods. The rods are Dauf's power, so it looks like Riful 2 has a combination of powers from both old Riful and Dauf. Maybe she's Dauf and Riful's child? The blank, cracked mask face is pretty appropriate for someone who is seeking payback. The new Riful is dealing damage to Priscilla, but we all know Priscilla's regeneration ability is unequaled. It's good that things are picking up again in this series.