Brave Vesperia and the people of the world believe that Kurome the King has returned to save the world. But Kurome reveals that he is in fact Prince Starseaker's father and that the original Starseaker was really Dina Valentine, the granddaughter of Duke Pantarei. Kurome's powers are so strong that the humans can do nothing but flee in fear from him, and battles between him and Duke Pantarei start. This increases the influence of Dina Valentine, who gains the trust of the humans to the point that they send her to the Academy. Dina joins the three other rebelers, but after learning her grandfather was a cruel man, she decides to give him a chance to repent. When she tries to stop Duke Pantarei from using Tarqaron, he disappears. She then learns of Tarqaron and how it corrupted Duke Pantarei. She then reveals that she is the true King. Duke Pantarei, enraged by her betrayal, condemns her to eternal damnation, but then relents when she promises to set him free at the expense of his soul. The three rebelers face Dina's father and his new allies whose greater strength and powers are the basis for the strategy that is conceived during Duke Pantarei's absence. Kurome also seeks his revenge, but Nervana is saved by Yuri. During the battle, the tributes arrive to once again attempt to eliminate the tributes' power. As Kurome seeks redemption, he meets Duke Pantarei and suggests that they accept their own fate and give up fighting as the humans have given up fighting. But Duke Pantarei now has no faith in humanity.
Duke Pantarei and his allies leave the Academy to capture the other rebel bases. It is here that we meet the main new character, Ceda. Whilst searching for Yuri, she and the other tributes spy Duke Pantarei and his allies just outside Olympus, but Kurome saves them. Later meeting Yuri is Yuri, who divulges his plan to once again take the glory of Earth away from Duke Pantarei and set him free. After defeating Kurome and the other tributes, he travels to Dovecote with Yuri. The three at Dovecote decide to follow Yuri and unite their powers to create a giant killer sword called Durena. d2c66b5586