It's the day of the underground Tempest tournament, and MD-5 have snuck their way in to execute Operation Silent Demon. But after a slow start caused in part by Tari briefly ending up in a mysterious void, MD-5 must not only find spells and fight their way up to the mountain to execute the Deep Mountain Clip, but face off against a sinister squad of elite players.
Episode 8 provides examples of:
- Absentee Actor: Lucks and Belle are nowhere to be seen in this episode.
- Bolivian Army Ending/Cliffhanger: The episode ends right when Tari and MD-5 are about the face off against the elite players again.
- Lamar has lawyer-friendly versions of Sayori, Natsuki, and Yuri as wallpaper on the screen of his Meta Runner arm.
- Most characters wear masks to obscure their faces. Theo, instead, has his Face Framed in Shadow with yellow, glowing eyes. Paired with his comical wizard cap, he bears a great resemblance to Black Mage.
- Void Between the Worlds: Before Tari was able to join Lamar, Theo, and Masa in the Tempest tournament match, she temporarily ended up in some sort of void, where she briefly saw Lucinia, who dropped out of sight shortly after Tari tried to get her attention.