After following the Shadow Lord’s instructions, the group reaches a room a little like the kitchen used by the Soul Butchers.
Eventually they come upon Echo, cornered by a gigantic Soul Butcher covered in armor. Echo has clearly been killed several times now, but her Esper keeps putting her back together. Even so, its power seems to be weining.
The group debates whether to help. Shayliss doesn’t want to get involved, while Damocles wants to kill Echo himself. Nightingale thinks its much too cruel to leave her to her fate.