At a train station, a passenger car accidentally burns down. Special Fire Force Company 8, a specialized fire brigade consisting of members with pyrokinetic abilities, is called in to assist. The purpose of the brigand is to “lay to rest”, fierce beasts that materialize from human bodies.
Shinra is told about the upcoming Rookie Fire Soldier Games and how he and new recruit, Arthur Boyle, will represent Special Fire Force Company 8. Shinra explains that he has known Arthur from the academy, and is greatly angered by his tendency to consider himself a king, and act as such.
In the Rookie Fire Soldier Games, Shinra recognizes 1st Company Captain Leonard Burns as the firefighter who laid his hands on the remains of his home 12 years ago. However, Burns refuses to recall the fire, and tells Shinra to join the other rogues, of which he immediately becomes suspicious.
In Company 8, an analysis of the Joker’s explosive ashes reveals that they are hell ashes, made from the remains of dead inferno. Maki sends Shinra and Arthur to rescue the dog in a tree, and they find that it is one of their mascots, Mamoru, who was “hoorayed” by the local youth.
Shinra finds Iris praying in the chapel, and sensing her sadness, he asks her if she is okay. However, she denies that anything is troubling her. During training, Akitaru warns the rogues about second-generation cases that cannot start fires but can control them.
Hibana reminds Iris of the time when the nuns and the children were at their orphanage. She was a sister with Iris, and delighted the other nuns with her ability to create flowers of fire. After being scolded, he promises Iris that he will never show her the flower again.
Captain Leonard Burns of Company 1 gathers his lieutenants Priest Huo Yan Li, Hoshimiya Rekka and Flame Karim to Special Fire Grand Cathedral 1, suspecting that Captain Akitaru is making his move. Meanwhile, after a so-called joint exercise with Companies 5 and 8, the members of Company hold a joint BBQ.
Akitaru investigates Hibana’s research, which indicates that an insect of some sort is being used to tap into human cores and create inferno. In Company 1, life seems normal, but a monstrosity is detected and the company is mobilized. Shinra and Arthur are ordered to stand aside, however, they see someone use an insect to turn humans into inferno and they give chase, only to encounter Karim and Rekka in the shadows. .
Shinra asks Tamaki if he is okay, causing him to burst into tears. However, Rekka survives the blow, and stands up to join Shinra, while Tamaki protects the children.
The company captains are called to the Imperial Throne Room for an emergency conference to discuss the evangelist, and on the way they pass Amaterasu, the perpetual thermal power plant that provides energy to the entire Tokyo Empire.