The Extermination Team returns to Knov's Nen space, and Morel tells them there are seven minutes left, and that they're free to do what they need to until the one-minute countdown. Knuckle goes over the plan again with Meleoron, who knows to tap his shoulder ten seconds before he needs to breathe, and then to tap again right as he holds his breath. Knuckle wonders if he's having any withdrawal from not smoking, but even though Knuckle tells him that Morel's smokescreen would mask any smoke from him, Meleoron wants to eliminate any risks and prevent any regrets.
Knov enters from a portal and informs them of the Royal Guards' movement: Pitou stayed at the top of the main gate, Youpi went back into the palace, and Pouf began flying again. He quickly heads back out in order to let them know if they move again before the invasion starts.
Killua and Ikalgo argue over how close the Royal Guards will stay to the King, and Morel theorizes that a woman could be involved if one of his goals is reproduction. Knuckle considers that Bizeff may have procured the women for the King, and he and Morel suddenly realize that Palm may be forced to reproduce with him. Even with that consideration, there are no changes to the plan, and Killua stresses to Ikalgo how important it is to overanalyze. He then tells Gon not to worry about Palm, and to focus only on Pitou. And because Pitou had turned off their En for a period of time, Killua wonders why the King would have hurt himself to need to be healed by Pitou. Knuckle reminds him that that's only his theory, and Shoot wonders if they should be thinking this much with only three minutes left. But Morel continues the discussion, asking them in what scenario someone would hurt themselves. In Gon's mind, an image of the broken Kite appears, and he says when someone can't forgive themselves.
Welfin continues to follow the trail outside, but the rain has washed away the rest. He maps out the intruder's route and wonders if he fulfilled his mission or used an ability. Youpi appears at the central staircase and tells him that the King will kill anyone who goes upstairs. Upon seeing Youpi's wings, Welfin then worries to himself about the intruder being able to fly and possibly still being inside the palace. But he realizes that if Pitou is using En, they would already be aware of the intruder, and so he asks Youpi if Pitou ever turned off their En, possibly on the day that it had rained. Youpi informs him of what happened with the King, and that Pouf was in charge of En while Pitou healed the King. Now knowing all the facts, Welfin considers telling Youpi about the intruder, but knows he wouldn't get the credit he deserves, deciding instead to find out more information and report it to either Pitou or Pouf.
He suddenly gets a buzzing in his ear from Bizeff using his cell phone and seizes the opportunity to lie to him about what's going on, pretending that the intruder and the runaway woman are working together to blow up the palace. Bizeff begins to panic, but Welfin tells him he will find the bomb while Bizeff readies the bomb squad. Bizeff promises him a great reward, and Welfin is gleeful that this will increase his status.
Morel continues to theorize about the King's personality and says combat will be the only option given how prideful he and his Royal Guards might be. As Killua worries about the King harming himself and a possible third party in the palace, Morel informs them that there's less than one minute left. They gather near the door, and it's stated that two minutes before Morel's command to charge, two men jumped off a large creature flying high above East Gorteau.
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- The Republic of East Gorteau's public assembly of the citizens remembered by Bizeff and the place where it occurs is, respectively, similar to the North Korean rallys/military parades and clearly based on the Kim Il-sung Square (as indicated by the government building's design on the left), in Pyongyang, that usually holds this type of event.
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