Having arrived at Koganusan around noon, the party quickly set about finding some ways into the fortress. They ran afoul of one trap which dropped a door on poor Asuna and ended up navigating the Path of Many Deaths to enter the fortress, even fighting off a fire imp halfway through it. Once inside, they explored some and fought a pack of wild dogs in what used to be a storage area. While they were cleaning up from the fight, however, they were approached by a small group of giant cave spiders. They left the bodies behind and instead unblocked the front of the fortress.