Ep 6 – “Illusionary Avenger” / “Maboroshi no Fukushū-sha” (幻の復讐者)
Kirito and Asuna continue to investigate the murder of Caynz and Yolko, who were members of a disbanded guild called Golden Apple. Kirito wonders how it is possible to kill someone in a safe zone. Schmitt, another former member of Golden Apple, declares that the killer is the ghost of Griselda, their deceased leader. After watching a dropped sandwich vanish, Kirito deduces how Yolko and Caynz “died”, and later, who murdered Griselda. He explains to Asuna that Yolko and Caynz faked their deaths by using a teleport crystal when their armor broke from losing durability, which made them appear to have died. Yolko and Caynz confront Schmitt at Griselda’s grave to investigate the identity of Griselda’s killer. After Schmitt explains that he had only followed instructions given to him and had not expected Griselda’s death, the three are surrounded by members of a notorious player killing guild, Laughing Coffin, who have come to kill them. Yolko, Caynz and Schmitt are rescued by Kirito, who intimidates the Laughing Coffin members into retreating and explains that Grimlock killed Griselda for an item which Griselda was going to sell.