King and Diane discover how powerful Gloxinia and Drole actually are, able to go head-to-head with the Ten Commandments easily. The humans they save from the Demon Clan end up joining their group, Stigma, to fight in the Holy War, with their leader Rou being a man greatly resembling Ban. As Stigma regroups back at the Fairy King's Forest, King meets with Gerheade, who reveals that her and Gloxinia are siblings. Stigma then meets with Ludociel, one of the Four Archangels and the Goddess Clan strongest warriors, who incites everyone to completely eradicate the demons, much to Elizabeth's horror. Elizabeth, who believes in fighting for peace and not destruction, urges Ludociel to reconsider, and when it fails, leaves to negotiate with an upcoming wave of demons, led by Derieri and Monspeet. Derieri agrees to leave peacefully if Elizabeth returns their captured brethren, but Ludociel gleefully presents to the demons a barrier of light, an Omega Ark, containing the wounded bodies of thousands of demons, one of which is Derieri's sister, before murdering all of them. The negotiations break down and the Holy War reaches its climax. King entrusts Rou and the humans with the duty of protecting the Forest and Gerheade during his absence and rushes to help with Diane.