Determined to find the Philosopher's stone, the Elric brothers confront Cornello in the church's secret basement. However, other followers of the Sun God burst in, and the two brothers are forced to escape. This freedom is short-lived as the devoted citizens surround and capture them. Al is captured by the statues of the Sun God that came to life because of Cornello's "miracles". Edward is caught and.
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With the Philosopher's Stone given to him by Leto, Conero reassures Roze that he will be able to ressurect her dead boyfriend. Confident in his powers, Conero initiates a fight that he will regret. However, his followers arrive in time and force Ed and Al to retreat for the time being.
While his followers pursure Ed and Al, the religious leader takes Roze to see her resurrected boyfriend only to find that it has all been a deception. Kain, Roze's boyfriend, is merely the body parts of birds.
Meanwhile, Ed and Al have been cornered by the townspeople who are enfuriated by his attempt to kill the high priest. Claiming that the high priest's "miracles" were merely acts of alchemy, Ed and Al try to persuade the townspeople realize that Conero has been decieving them this entire time, but Roze appears and tells the towspeople that the high priest is really capable of miracles because Kain has come back to life.
The mob is interrupted by walking statues of Leto undoubtly activated by Conero. The two are knocked out, but when Ed awakens, he is confronted by Conero. His medallion that is proof that he is a Nationally Certified Alchemist is snatched away from him and he is sent to a prison.
Meanwhile, the high priest is stuck in a nightmare as a large red serpent sits poised ready to devour him. He awakens to find a woman dressed in black sitting in the shadows.
Roze, wanting to confirm the truth behind the miracle, visits Kain only to find a large birdlike chimera in his place. In order decrease the number of people who know of the Stone, the Conero orders the chimera to kill Roze, but she is saved by Al.
Conero visits Ed in prison, and his deception is exposed by a hidden microphone behind Ed's back. Shocked, Conero runs outside only to find the townspeople. In order to redeem himself, he activates the statues of Leto . Ed counters by placing one of the stone statues under his control.
After using all of its power, the fate Philosopher's Stone cracks and liquifies. With this lead comming to an end, Ed and Al prepare to leave and move onto the next clue. Confronted by Roze, Ed tells her to stand up and walk forward under her own power and will.
In other parts of the city, the townspeople search for the fake priest. Instead, they are met by the "real" priest back from his trip. To ease their suspicions and fears, he brings back to life the fallen birds scattered everywhere.