Sword Art Online: Alicization Episode 07 Name: Swordcraft Academy
In the previous episode of Sword Art Online: Alicization, we see how Kirito got to the virtual world through STL machine and How Asuna track him and Kikuoka using Rinko in the Turtle Ocean Fort.
Summary of the Episode: In Sword Art Online: Alicization Episode 07 begins when Eugeo is trying to wake Kirito. It’s currently March 1, 380 in the time of the realm of humanity in the virtual world which Rath Made. It’s already been two years since Kirito and Eugeo left Rulid Village and reached Zakkaria. After reaching Zakkari, they were trying to make a living and working on a farm while honing their Swordsmanship skills. They participated in a sword fighting tournament and won. Because of their win, they were allowed to join Zakkaria Garrison and get them into Swordcraft Academy. It’s been already a year since they moved into the dormitory.
While they are walking around and having some snacks in North Centoria, District Six they met with Kirito’s mentor Liena-Sempai (Sortiliena Serlut) who will be graduated from the Academy very soon. Kirito is working under her, learning and her Page ( Page is one of the top twelves novice freshman Trainee Swordsman in Swordcraft Academy). When Eugeo met with her, he offered to help. She refused by saying that he is not her Page and her Page should offer her to help first while looking towards Kirito. Then informed them that she is not buying much, so she doesn’t need any help.
Kirito and Eugeo then talk about their mentor Sortiliena Serlut ( Liena Sempai) and Gorgolosso Baltoh (Gorgolosso Sempai) and how they never took a point from them in a sword fight. Kirito and Eugeo discuss that Sortiliena is the 2nd seat in her class and how powerful the first seat Volo-senpai will be. Eugeo thinks he may never be able to beat them seniors. But Kirito thinks that they may be able to beat them if their mind is strong enough or be able to imagine themselves to be more powerful than anyone else. He is able to deduce by observing the virtual world that mental power plays a very big role in this world as it can even give them the potential to rewrite the laws of the world.
On March 7, 380 in the virtual world, Kirito and Sortiliena are fighting using wooden Sword in the Elite Disciples Dorm Training Hall and Kirito lost to her. She told him that as Kirito never won from her, she also never won from the first seat Volo Levantein in last two years. Then Sortiliena tells Kirito that she did win today but she has a feeling that Kirito is not showing her the full potential of Aincrad style. Then Kirito promised her that he will show the secret technique tomorrow as a gift for her graduation.
That day Kirito return to the Dorm 38 min late and Ms. Azurica caught him why he is late. Kirito explains to her that he is late because he doing special training with Sortiliena. Then he and Eugeo had their dinner where some rich Noble student mocks them. They didn’t respond to their insult and go-to the garden to see the flowers that Kirito planted to give them as a graduation present to Sortiliena.
In the Garden, Eugeo asks Kirito if he will go back to his village if his memory is returned. He also emphasize that he wouldn’t have got this far without Kirito’s help and he may lose his path if Kirito leaves. Then Kirito tells him that he is not going home even if his memory returns. He also assures him that he likes Swordsmanship. So, he will still want to be a Integrity Knight even if his memory is returned. Kirito also emphasizes that he wouldn’t have made here without Eugeo’s help because neither he knew the location of Central nor he had any money.
On March 8 in the virtual world, in the North Centoria District Seven, Kirito and Eugeo are in front of Sadore’s Metalworking Shop to get Kirito’s Sword which is made from the part of Gigas Cider that absorbed the most of Solus’ blessings. The metalsmith Sadore made the sword but he will give it to Kirito if he can wield it properly. Since Kirito unsheathed the sword and able to swing and use it properly, Sadore gave him the sword for free.
As Kirito reached near his Dorm, he told Eugeo that he will go inside after taking some practice swing. As he was practicing his sword skill, he mistakenly throws some mud at First seat Volo Levantein. Then Volo asks Kirito why he is training with Sword on the day of rest which is forbidden. Kirito says that he isn’t training, he is just taking some test swing with his new Sword. Then Volo says he will not report it but he will not forgive him for throwing the mud. For this offense,Volo challenges Kirito for a dual with real swords. Kirito accepted it but Sortiliena and Eugeo don’t want him to fight with Volo as he is too powerful. But Kirito is prepared to fight as he has confidence……………