The Bright Hopper is destroyed while en route to the battlefield by the Mass Driver Conglomerate’s ultimate weapon, a railgun capable of firing artillery shells at a velocity of Mach 25. The MDC then attempts to target Baby Magnum, but thanks to a timely warning from Qwenthur, Milinda is barely able to dodge the attack, but Baby Magnum still suffers heavy damage. Meanwhile, the Bright Hopper’s support forces arrive and announce that they plan to disable the MDC’s Object by destroying a dam and flooding the entire Iguazu region, despite the fact that it would kill tens of thousands of civilians. Havia goes to stop the destruction of the dam while Qwenthur and Froylatia move to scout the enemy Object’s (dubbed “Break Carrier”) location. Froylatia then tells Qwenthur how she joined the military in order to avoid being forced into an arranged marriage, and that Halreed was one of her potential suitors. They then hear the Break Carrier approaching, but cannot pinpoint its location.