Chapter 3: Baam faces the White Steel Eel with the Black March, and realizes that he fears losing Rachel more than death. Evan looks on, and deduces that Baam could beat the Eel by letting it eat him and then stabbing it in the tongue, but to do so a person would have to be completely insane. It is obvious that Baam should run, yet Baam actually lets the Eel swallow him, much to Evan and Yuri's surprise, and manages to stun the Eel long enough to stab the Ball. Yuri asks Headon whether the real purpose of the Test was to see if Baam had the courage, determination, and judgement needed to climb the Tower, to which Headon replies that it could be interpreted that way. However, when Baam stabs the Ball with the Black March, it does not pop. Worse yet, the Eel is recovering. Yuri is distressed by this, and frantically asks Headon what on earth he's doing, to which Headon just replies,"it's a very well made Ball".