Synonyms: Banished from the Hero's Party, I Decided to Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside, I Was Kicked out of the Hero's Party Because I Wasn't a True Companion so I Decided to Have a Slow Life at the Frontier
Tisse shares what she has learned about Ruti with Red and Rit, who conclude that, while Ruti's immunities protect her from the Devil's Blessing for now, she will eventually succumb to it if she continues to take it to negate her Hero Blessing. While Red and Rit prepare to travel to the elven ruins to interrogate Godwin, he encounters Danan, who is ecstatic to see him; but another, fake Danan also makes an appearance. Meanwhile, Ares demolishes Red's shop in his obsessive jealousy of Red. Red travels to the elven ruins (actually an abandoned base of a more advanced, long-gone civilization), where he meets Ruti and Godwin and encourages his sister to live her life as she wants, not as her Blessing dictates. As they later discuss the effects of Devil's Blessing, Ruti notes that an unprecedented Blessing Without Name seems to have emerged in her. Right afterwards Ares attacks them, but Ruti defies and abandons him. Ares is then met by Bui, an Asura demon; Bui reveals that the ruins shelter an artefact left behind by the first Hero, which Ares could use to win Ruti back to his side.
Meanwhile, the real Danan meets up with Theodora and Albert, and they continue to hurry to catch up to Red and Rit.