However Shugo pleads to Kamiu to let the others go - and she agrees to the protests of the 3 girls. When Kamiu leaves Zefie breaks the jail (which cannot be done - but Zefie has special powers) and they all escape. Shugo and Rean decide that they will take it upon themselves and find Aura (Zefie's mother) no matter what the consequences.
When Kamiu returns she notices the empty jail cells and immediately calls for their accounts to be deleted - but the accounts cannot be deleted. Someone of something is protecting them.
Balmug (the former CC Corp Admin) has re-logged back into the world (from his home computer) as another legendary .hacker Balmug of the Azure Sky. He has rediscovered that in-order to protect the world Kamiu must be stopped. He sends a letter to Shugo saying that he will join in their quest to help Aura and Zeife. However with Kamiu hot on their heels their journey will not be an easy one especially since only 4 people have lived to see the inside of the wold - and they didn't live to tell about it - well they're in a coma.
This was a wonderful continuation of the .hack series. As the story continues, their group becomes stronger and all the members being to truly understand The World and how important it is to each and every person that plays the game. The most development came from Rena and Shugo. Rena began to see her brother in a different light, and acknowledged that her brother had always been a hero. Shugo began to see himself as a hero - but in different packaging. He envisioned heros to have caps, and muscles, you know - the typical description of a hero.
The ending for this manga was rather odd. In fact to say that the ending was rather curt would be putting it nicely. It felt like they were running out of ideas so just said "here - throw this together, it fits - ok good - and we're done". They had some comics that followed but they weren't part of the .hack story board - or if they were then they didn't seem to flow (at least to me.)
Volumes in this manga
.hack//Legend of the Twilight Vol. 3
.hack//Legend of the Twilight Vol. 3 by Tatsuya Hamazaki. Japan (c) 2004 USA (c) 2004