Sword Art Online Episode 8 — The Sword Dance Of White And Black
Published August 25, 2012
After adventuring on the 74th floor, Kirito finds a rare S-class animal with top grade meat. Since he cannot cook well, Kirito decides to sell it to Agil, but he changes his mind when Asuna arrives and tells them that she has mastered her cooking skills. Kirito asks her to cook the meat in exchange for a share of the meal. Asuna's escort Kuradeel, sent by the Knights of the Blood Oath, is against Asuna inviting Kirito to her home as he is a "Beater", but Asuna ignores him. Over the meal, Asuna and Kirito agree to team up to explore the dungeons in the 74th floor and meet the following day. However, Kuradeel appears and challenges Kirito to a duel, promising to leave them alone if Kirito wins. Kirito defeats Kuradeel by breaking his sword but Kuradeel refuses to give up, until Asuna relieves him of his duties and orders him to return to the Knights of the Blood Oath headquarters.