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Sword Art Online - Alicization

1. Underworld  
July 18th, year 372. Kirito and Uegeo have been working diligently at the foot of the great Gigas Cedar. Tasked with felling the mighty tree, they are the seventh generation of wood cutters to have lived out their Calling there. After enjoying a picnic lunch with their friend Alice, Kirito gets the idea to go on an adventure into the End Mountains to retrieve some ice to aid in keeping their food cold in the future. After finding a cave up the mountain path, they come to a great chamber and the site where the legendary hero Bercouli once tried to steal the Blue Rose Sword out from under the nose of a great White Dragon.

Having been turned around in the confusing chamber, they discover they are on the wrong path when they exit on the other side of the End Mountains into the Dark Territory. Entering this territory is strictly forbidden and is once of the greatest of offences for those who follow the Taboo Index. Having been distracted by a great battle being waged between dragon riders, Alice wavers and falls into the Dark Territory for not much more than a brief moment. Returning to the village with their prized ice in tow, the trio prepare to resume their peaceful daily lives. This comes to an abrupt end however when the next morning, an Integrity Knight arrives in the village to take Alice away for breaking the Taboo Index.

After a quick round in Gun Gale Online, Kirito and Asuna meet Sinon in a Cafe to catch up. Kirito's new part time job involves testing the next generation of Full-Drive machines for a company called Rath. Unlike previous machines that would interface with the mind, the new machines integrate directly with what could be considered a person's soul. The soul, or Fluctlight, is able to host a seemingly much more realistic and powerful experience than previous Full-Drives could ever achieve. Upon leaving the cafe, Kirito is confronted by a figure from the old days of Sword Art Online.
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2. The Demon Tree  
Though he can't remember exactly what happened after leaving Agil's, he awakens in what appears to be a game world. Many things seem familiar but his earlier memories in this world have been completely erased. Meeting Uegeo for the first time once again at the foot of the Gigas Cedar, they become fast friends once more. Having a familiar lunch at the tree, Kirito hears about how Uegeo's childhood friend Alice was dragged away by an Integrity Knight - a memory unbeknownst to them both that has altered to exclude Kirito's presence from that time. Returning to Rulid Village, Uegeo asks what Kirito's calling is and he attempts to call upon his past experiences in other games as a swordsman.
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3. The End Mountains  
Kirito is staying at the church and learns that Selka, the girl apprenticing there, is Alice's younger sister. Everything hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows since Kirito's forgotten past in Rulid - creatures from the Dark Territory have become more bold, making their way through the End Mountains and even abducting people on the south roads in addition to a plague had claimed many of the residents just a few years ago. Back at the tree, Kirito asks Uegeo if he has anything stronger than the old axe he is using and is presented with the enormously heavy Blue Rose Sword taken from the End Mountains all those years ago. One morning, Selka goes missing and Kirito believes she has ventured into the End Mountains after talking to her about Alice's banishment. Along with Uegeo, Kirito ventures once again to the End Mountains to bring Selka safely back home.
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4. Departure  
After losing the element of surprise, Kirito chooses to attack before the goblins can find their exact location. Against the goblin leader, Kirito finds himself outmatched and while Uegeo holds the rest of the goblins at bay with the illuminated reed, their chances of survival are rapidly diminishing. They are able to win with great sacrifice on Uegeo's part and Selka attempts a high level Sacred Arts spell through what is called a System Call to save his life.

Back at the Gigas Cedar, Kirito notices his Object Control stat has exceeded that of the Blue Rose Sword's due to his experience in the goblin cave. With a single strike, he takes more HP from the Demon Tree than had been done in several generations worth of chopping. Amazed, Uegeo begs Kirito to teach him how to use the sword, in part because of his regret about being too weak to save Alice from being taken. Their training progresses at the tree until one day Uegeo steps forward to take the final strike. With a thunderous crash, the Gigas Cedar has been felled and Uegeo's Calling has been fulfilled. At that night's celebration in Rulid Village, Uegeo declares his next calling will be as a Swordsman, following in Kirito's footsteps.
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5. Ocean Turtle  
Back in real life, Kirito is in critical condition and it is unclear if he will be able to recover since his heart has stopped for over 5 minutes. A man named Kikuoka approaches Kirito's family and Asuna about transferring him to a new facility that may be able to save him. They soon find however that they are unable to visit Kirito at this new facility due to its tough security. Asuna decides she will have to play detective with the help of her friends to find out where Kirito is really being held.
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6. Project Alicization  
Arriving at the Ocean Turtle along with Rinko, Asuna confronts Kikuoka about where Kirito is really being held. He explains that Kirito has suffered damage to his brain that no modern medicines could ever treat and that their Full-Drive machine, the Soul Translator, has the ability to repair and create new neural networks. He also explains the origins of the game world and how it has sprung forward from the original 16 soul archetypes to the present. 340 years have passed in the game world up to the present but it has only been in operation for about one month in real life time. The Axiom Church was an unintended surprise for the developers at Rath and their true purpose is to test the AI to see if they will disobey their own Taboo Index.
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7. Swordcraft Academy  
It has been two years since Kirito and Uegeo have left Rulid Village for the capital city of North Centoria to attend the Imperial Sword Mastery Academy. As mere pages, Kirito is studying under Liena and Uegeo under Golgorosso. Liena is one of the best students in the Academy, second only to Volo Levantein. One day, Kirito's new sword from the blacksmith is competed - crafted from wood taken from the Gigas Cedar. While out practicing with it in the Academy yard, he is confronted by Volo and challenged with a sparring match - using their real swords.
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8. Swordsman's Pride  
Liena warns Kirito about Levantein's family ability to add a swordsman's ability to their own by drawing out their blood in battle, which is why he insisted on using real swords for their match. Levantein may be the rising star of North Centoria Imperial Sword Mastery Academy but Kirito is the legendary swordsman of Sword Art Online and to everyone's astonishment, he is able to withstand his attacks. During the graduation ceremony, Liena is also able to test her skill against Levantein for the honor of being best in class. Having passed their own advancement exams, Kirito receive pages of their own.
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9. Nobleman's Responsibilities  
Kirito and Uegeo are now advanced students at the Academy with their pages Ronye and Tiese. Uegeo has a minor conflict with their snobby noble classmates Humbert and Raios after being goaded into a duel with them. They later learn that Frenica, a classmate of Ronye and Tiese, is being abused as a page by none other than Humbert. Kirito and Uegeo confront Humbert and Raios but despite clearly taking advantage of Frenica, they are still within their lawful rights as part of this world's nobility.
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10. Taboo Index  
Ronye and Tiese are late for their work so Kirito and Uegeo leave in search for them. Finding them tied up by Humbert and Reise, they declare it was done in retaliation for trying to ruin their good name and declare it is within their rights under the Taboo Index and thus Imperial Law. Uegeo is literally restricted by the confines of the Taboo Index to take action against them. His force of will prompts a repeat of the System Alert glitch in his eye from six years ago and he lands a devastating blow against Humbert. Raios is about to execute him for the trespass but Kirito steps in and lands an equally lethal strike on him. Though they have saved their pages, the appearance of the mysterious blue face for breaking the Taboo Index does not bode well for their future. The next morning, instructor Azurica escorts them to the tower where they are reunited by a figure from their shared past.
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11. Central Cathedral  
Though Uegeo recognizes her, Alice has no recollection of her past and coldly strikes him down when approached. In an event similar to her own abduction, Alice brings the pair to the Central Tower where they are promptly imprisoned. It hasn't even been one full day and Kirito is already preparing a prison break, cleverly using the chains' identical priority class stat against one another. In the tower's garden, they make the decision not to flee and to find Alice at all costs. They are soon greeted by their first obstacle - Eldrie Synthesis Thirty One.
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12. The Sage of the Library  
As Alice's subordinate, Eldrie is no slouch and fends both of them off. Uegeo recognizes him as Eldrie Woolsburg, the winner of the recent Four Empire Unification Tournament. This revelation triggers an odd reaction in Eldrie and Uegeo continues trying to break his apparent mind control. Uegeo's efforts are interrupted by another dragon rider and the pair escape into a mysterious portal that appears. They are then introduced to the Cardinal System who explains the origins of this world, the foundation of the Axiom Church, and the appearance of Administrator.
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13. Ruler and Mediator  
Cardinal explains that 70 years after Quinella became Administrator through the discovery of the System Command List, she became aware that her own soul was at capacity for preserving her memories. Her cruel plan was concocted to steal other NPC souls and make them her own but it had one major oversight. By fusing souls with the young girl, it momentarily set her authority equal to that of Administrator's and the Cardinal System was able to take her over instead. Cardinal has been biding her time for the last 200 years since that day while Administrator's Axiom Church continued to grow. Cardinal also explains she believes the day of Rath's final load test draws near, which is intended to prompt an invasion by creatures from the Dark Territory, effectively bringing an end to the world.
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14. The Crimson Knight  
As Kirito and Uegeo begin their Ascent up the Central Tower, they find the armory and their swords within. Upon exiting, they are confronted by the red armored Integrity Knight Deusolbert. Armed with his powerful Conflagration Bow, Deusolbert summons a blazing inferno but Uegeo's ice magic is able to hold him at bay long enough for Kirito to take him down. Recognizing their skill with the sword, Deusolbert warns them of the perils awaiting them further up the tower and Uegeo finally recognizes him as the Integrity Knight who kidnapped Alice all those years ago.
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15. The Relentless Knight  
The two girls they met on the stairs are Fizel and Linel, Axiom Church sisters-in-training. It turns out they aren't as innocent and curious as they appear and easily neutralize Kirito and Uegeo with paralysis daggers, revealing themselves to be Integrity Knights. They are dragged all of the way up to the 50th floor in an effort for Fizel and Linel to impress their superiors for full admission into knighthood. Kirito is no stranger to deception and seeing through their ruse, had prepared a defense against paralysis spell earlier and paralyses them both with their own daggers. With Uegeo still recovering from the paralysis, Kirito faces off against the Integrity Knight Fanatio and the four Whirling Blades.
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16. The Osmanthus Knight  
With Fanatio defeated and seriously wounded from her own light attack, they use one of the special daggers to save her life by transporting her to Cardinal's domain. Continuing upwards, they meet a girl named Operator who takes them on an elevating platform up to the 80th floor where they discover a large garden. Following the path to a tree at the center, they are finally reunited with Alice. As one of the most powerful Integrity Knights in the Axiom Church, Kirito and Uegeo will have to survive Alice's attacks long enough to bring her back to her senses.
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17. Truce  
Kirito and Alice hang perilously outside of the Central Tower's after their raging battle destroyed the outside wall. With the wall mysteriously reconstructing itself, they find themselves needing to cooperate if they both want to survive. Alice informs Kirito the only way to get back within the tower is on the 95th floor at the Morning Star Lookout, which has open walls to the outside. As darkness falls, they find a ledge to rest upon but to their mutual surprise, the statues adorning the tower come alive as creatures from the Dark Territory when sun sets on the horizon.
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18. The Legendary Hero  
Uegeo continues his climb alone and at the 90th floor, he finds a large bath hall and an Integrity Knight within. The knight gives his name as Bercuoili, leader of the Integrity Knights, and none other than the legendary hero of Rulid Village. His sword, fashioned from the artifact the System Clock, is able to hold the power of a sword strike in place like a deadly barrier. Uegeo uses the unconventional strategy of swapping his real sword with one made of ice during a barrage of magical attacks. When the ice sword shatters, Uegeo catches his Blue Rose Sword and unleashes a Perfect Weapon Control attack within Bercouli's defenses. With them both succumbing to the effects of the Ice Roses, prime senator Chudelkin arrives to gloat over Bercouli's impending defeat alongside Uegeo.
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19. The Seal of the Right Eye  
Kirito tells Alice about her past as a human child at Rulid Village alongside Uegeo. Upon hearing the story, Alice gives him a final request - to take her to Rulid village before her memories are restored, before the current her ceases to exist. Kirito is optimistic that the invasion from the Dark Territory can be stopped by training and outfitting the peasants and lower nobles with the resources held by the Axiom Church. The only way that plan could go forward is for the Administrator and her Axiom Church to fall. Meanwhile, Uegeo awakens in a bedroom at the top floor of the Central Tower where he finds the Administrator herself, Quinella.
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20. Synthesis  
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21. The 32nd Knight  
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22. Titan of the Sword  
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23. Administrator  
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24. My Hero  
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