The end. The beginning. Kognition has lost its connection to the WoAnLiNe for the first time in twenty years. With Njorun’s help, Gefjun has used her power to severely damage the World Tree, and the Vanir have stopped the Connection Terror and saved the Animus of millions of player-personas. In order to force their plans, Circle Systems gives the players a new and terrifying ability—Devour, which allows player-personas to consume one another for rapid Neurolink gain. As Njorun, Gefjun, Wanderer, Tempest, and Mime fight to stop the realms of Midgard from tearing themselves apart, a mysterious player-persona named Monad makes himself known…with his own plans for protecting the players from Circle Systems. Faced with the terrifying truths behind Kognition, Njorun, Gefjun, and the rest of the party must give everything they have to stopping the game once and for all. The final fight for humankind’s soul—real and digital—has begun.