Shinra meets Captain Soichiro Hague of Company 4 accompanied by Hague's granddaughter at the 8th, Lieutenant Asako. They are met by Instructor Purt Co Pan, who takes Shinra to Hague. Hague surprisingly asks Shinra to burn him, and Shinra is prompted by a goading of young woman's voice inside his head to uses his full power. Hague reveals that he has seen the nether world through what Shinra calls the Adolla Link and wants to return, whether it is Heaven or Hell. From afar, White Clad Haumea comments to Charon that the woman known as the First Pillar continues to tempt Shinra to use his Adolla Burst. Shinra loses control, and Hague realizes the situation so he forces Shinra outside where Arthur appears and intercedes to prevent Shinra using his full power. Arthur even uses Hague's body with its Shield of Masochism to protect himself from Shinra's attacks. During the battle, Arthur recalls living with his mother and delusional father who dreamed of something greater than their poor existence and abandoned him, leaving only their blessing. The battle continues until, with the force of Arthur's attacks, Shinra rejects the provocations of the First Pillar. As she leaves his consciousness, she reveals that there is another Pillar, a potential asset to both the Evangelist and the Fire Force.