Prior to the ambush planned by the Drifters, Nobunaga uses corpses and various human wastes to create a saltpeter pit after Toyohisa buries the heads of the deceased as a sign of respect. Meanwhile, Yoichi begins to train the elves in archery, and is surprised to learn that they have an innate aptitude for it. As night sinks in, the Orte troops notice that the village's water well was dumped with excrement. At nightfall, Toyohisa and the elves launch their attack on the Orte soldiers as Nobunaga forms an enclosure to trapped the Orte troops and continuously bombarded them with waste-laden arrows. Toyohisa beheads the commander of the troops, prompting the remaining soldiers to flee. In the forest, Yoichi kills the fleeing soldiers, who fall victim to excrement-infested traps. After their successful battle, Toyohisa urges the elves to rescue the female elves. Disguised as Orte troops, the Drifters and elves make their way to the local magistrate's fort and locate the women. Much to his horror and disgust, Toyohisa discovers that the women have been used as sex slaves by the Orte soldiers and vows to slaughter them all in retribution.
As the Drifters and their army decimate the Ends' troops, Hijikata give orders for his soldiers to break into smaller units and disperse into the streets to head to Orte's capitol building while setting the city ablaze. While Hijikata and Toyohisa fight one another in a deadly duel, Nobunaga and Hannibal are able to come up with a strategy to gather the enemies into a single location and kill them with Yoichi's squad and Olminu's assistance. With their army destroyed, the Black King orders Hijikata to withdraw from the Orte Empire during his fight against Toyohisa, who is left heavily injured. Back in Carneades, Rasputin apologizes to the Black King for their failure for seizing Orte, though the Black King is pleased that they were able to cripple Orte's capital city and gauge the Drifters' strength. Hearing Nobunaga's voice during Rasputin's earlier encounter with him, Akechi Mitsuhide agrees to join the Ends in hopes of killing Nobunaga in the next battle.