Despair is a prison that contains a wing for female prisoners. The Freedom Rune is inside the prison, and a prisoner serving a million year sentence has the Hermit Ring.
It starts here. Emelia, Annie, and Liza defeat Nidheg and reach the Freedom Rune.
Riki comes here to meet the prisoner serving the million year sentence. He learns it is the warden, who gives him the Hermit Ring.
Annie guides the character to the Freedom Rune. They must defeat Nidheg along the way.