At the time Osamu and his friends were dining with the other B-Rank teams, Ratarykov decided to gather information by infiltrating Mikado City in his real body. This way, he would avoid detection associated with trion bodies. Gatlin approves and has Reghindetz accompany him. While walking in Mikado City, the two express surprise at the fact that the city is active even at night, and mistakenly assume that trion powers the light bulbs. The two concur that it would be wise to avoid attacking the urban area, but they still need to delay Border somehow. Suddenly, Yōtarō appears and declares that he has found the two. Jin and Rindō arrive. Jin explains to Osamu and Yūma that Border was interested in contacting Galopoula so that they could avoid having the vassal nation interfere with Border's operations.
The three Border members introduce themselves to the Neighbors, and the Neighbors reciprocate. Though Ratarykov accepts that they could be arrested, Rindō informs them that Border simply wants them to abandon their mission. He explains that the current hypothesis is that Galopoula wanted to attack Border, but not cause so much destruction as to invoke Border's wrath, which is why the city was not targeted in the recent invasion. However, they still have to deal with pressure from Aftokrator. He further explains that Border wishes to avoid being the target of civilian anger; as such, they would prefer a nonviolent resolution. He makes a deal with the Galopoula agents: Border would delay its expedition, which was to take place soon, by 50 days. In turn, Galopoula must not attack Mikado City. Jin, while discussing the conversation with Osamu and Yūma, explains that this was a partial lie since Border was already going to take 50 days to prepare for the expedition. Ratarykov and Reghindetz remain skeptical of the deal, so Rindō makes two other proposals: to establish friendly relations between Border and Galopoula, and to get information on Aftokrator's other vassal states. Jin reveals that the prisoner of war and another source of information did not reveal much. Rindō says that since the stronger Border agents were going to be deployed in the away mission, Border would be less well-defended.Ratarykov sees the logic behind the request, but abstains from making a decision since that was up to Gatlin. He asks Rindō how Border acquired a Mother Trigger, revealing that he detected one below Border.
Rindō recounts that it was acquired when Border was still a growing organization. The three circles on the Tamakoma emblem represented three allied nations in the Neighborhood: Dexia, Meson, and Aristera. The Galopoula agents recognize Aristera as the nation that had fallen and lost its Mother Trigger. Rindō reveals that Border had in fact taken possession of the Mother Trigger since it was passed down to the remaining royals: prince Yōtarō Rindō and princess Ruka Shinoda.
Characters in Order of Appearance
Triggers in Order of Appearance
- Mother Trigger (Mentioned)