Memories of Blood
In real life Sinon is a high school student named Shino Asada. Because of an incident from her childhood, Shino is traumatized by the sight of guns. What kind of incident was it...?
Showdown in the Wilderness
After witnessing Kirito's win in his first preliminary match, a man in a ragged cloak asks, "Are you the real deal?" This man, who sports a tattoo from Laughing Coffin, leaves Kirito with the words "Someday, I'll kill you" and vanishes.
The King of the Giants
Kirito and the others are tasked with subjugating the Frost King Thrymr. On the way, they discover a female NPC, Freyja, locked in a cage, calling for help. Suspecting a trap, they are about to rush past her, but...
Kirito and the others take on Thrymr, but are unable to make much of a dent in his HP. Just then, their new ally Freyja raises her voice. She tells them that to defeat Thrymr, they will need her tribe's secret treasure, the Golden Hammer.
ALO issues an update, unlocking Floors 21 - 30 in New Aincrad. Asuna, who in the past lived with Kirito and Yui in a log cabin on Aincrad's 22nd floor, is hopeful that her dream of living there again will come true.
The Sleeping Knights
Yuuki asks Asuna to help the guild that she leads, the Sleeping Knights. For their own personal reasons, the guild plans to disband soon. In order to create a lasting memory for themselves, they will attempt a single-party boss raid.
The Monument of the Swordsmen
Asuna and the Sleeping Knights prepare to raid the 27th Floor Boss, but another guild specializing in boss raids is on to them. Just then, Kirito and Klein come to their aid and hold off the rival guild.
The End of the Journey
Several days have gone by since Yuuki vanished from Asuna's sight and stopped logging in to ALO. Asuna asks Siune why Yuuki disappeared. Rather than explaining in detail, Siune answers that "Yuuki probably doesn't want to see you again."
The Dream Begins
As a tester for the world's first medical Full-Dive device, the Medicuboid, Yuuki has been diving into virtual worlds from the hospital. Terminally ill and unable to leave her sterile hospital room, she longs to go to school one more time.