Wanting to earn some money despite only hard quests being available, Aqua takes on a request to purify a lake filled with alligator monsters, with the others putting her in a cage to keep her safe. Though Aqua eventually gets the quest done, she is left somewhat traumatized from hours of alligator attacks. On the way back, the group encounter Kyouya Mitsurugi, another human Aqua had sent to Axel, who is less than pleased with the way Aqua is seemingly being treated. Kyouya challenges Kazuma to a duel but is quickly defeated after Kazuma steals the cursed sword he received when he came to the RPG world. The next day, after Kyouya becomes shocked to find that Kazuma had sold his sword, Beldia returns to the town, wondering why no one came to fight him.
In the LN, Aqua was furious at Mitsurugi for trying win her like an item, and for implicitly comparing her to some swords from regular smith shops. In anime, Aqua was eating happily and wasn't paying much attention.