Ray of Despair, Ray of Hope
The crew send Senku, Soyuz, Kohaku and Gen to find the islanders. Ryusui finds Suika stowed away on the ship. Ukyo and Ginro find statues underwater and realise they couldn’t be from the petrification event 3700 years ago since the island was uninhabited before the astronauts arrived, so these statues were petrified much later. Losing radio contact Soyuz and Gen find everyone on board petrified into statues, except for Suika whom Ryusui saved by throwing her overboard. The shock causes Soyuz to remember he and his parents left the island to escape something. Finding evidence of foraging Senku and Gen use forensics and psychological profiling to determine it is a young girl of average height with dark hair who lives by the mountains. They soon spot the girl, Amaryllis, and determine from her conversation she is engaged to marry an anonymous Master who uses petrification. Senku openly approaches Amaryllis who is amazed to see other people. A sudden commotion takes them to Amaryllis village where a mob plans to rebel against the Master. For their own safety Senku incapacitates them with Chloroacetone, aka World War 1 tear gas. Seeing Senku’s “sorcery” Amaryllis begs them to defeat the Master in exchange for the secret of petrification.