Hayate, Freyja, and Mirage are put on trial in front of Heinz and sentenced to be executed. Mikumo is brought to the Sanctum by Lloyd, as he sees her as the reincarnation of the ancient Star Singer. Meanwhile, Berger leads Arad, Kaname, Makina, and Reina to Wright Immelmann's VF-22 Sturmvogel II, revealing that it is fully operational. As the execution is about to commence, the VF-22 suddenly bursts out of the castle as a distraction for Hayate, Freyja, and Mirage to escape and continue their mission to destroy the Protoculture ruins of Windermere. Makina is shot by a sniper while protecting Freyja, but she urges her teammates to continue singing. Lloyd awakens Mikumo's true form, forcing Chaos to abort their mission as she sings an ancient and deadly song that reduce the lifeforce of Freyja.