After defeating the Wave of Catastrophe, a celebration was held at the castle for the four heroes. Myne told Motoyasu that Raphtalia was a slave, which leads to Motoyasu challenging Naofumi into a duel for Raphtalia’s freedom. Naofumi refuses the challenge but the King demanded the duel to take place. Raphtalia tries to explain but she was immediately seized by the King’s guards. Even though Naofumi was 22 levels behind, he still manages to have an edge against the Spear Hero. As he was about to strike the final blow, wind magic from Myne trips Naofumi into losing the fight. While they were removing Raphtalia’s slave seal, Naofumi realises that everything was set up and his burning hatred for it unlocks the “Cursed Series”. Raphtalia slaps Motoyasu for assuming she needed saving and runs toward the defeated Naofumi to calm him down and defuse the “Cursed Series”. Itsuki and Ren call out Myne and the King for allowing such cheating. The following morning, Naofumi’s confidence was restored knowing Raphtalia would always be on his side.