The IB finally return to the Material Plane with and with the aid of Wit. Wit excuses himself from the party by skip-running off down the street squealing in excitement like a small child. The IB encounter and aid some Silver Knights in battle. The party retreats back with the The Silver Knights to their stronghold, The Broken Hammer Inn in The Middle City of Aincrad. Here the LGK is reacquainted with Bai, who has been leading the Silver Knights ever since the collapse of the Aincrad portals.