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Pani (パニ, Pani?) is the closest settlement to the 56th Floor's Labyrinth.


Pani is a village located in a mountainous region and is surrounded by an invincible wall of wooden stakes. Toward the west, where the Labyrinth is located, lies an unbreakable wooden gate. Behind this gate was the lair of the Geocrawler field boss.

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Aincrad ArcEdit

The ProgressorsEdit

For a week, the clearers were stuck in the town of Pani due to the inability to confront the Geocrawler field boss that guarded the entrance to the dungeon. Kirito and Klein are shown running away from the Geocrawler after the «Grand Meaty Meat Plan» was a failure, resulting in the loss of Klein's A-Class food ingredient.

The two return to the building where the 56th Floor's Field Boss Monster Strategy Meeting takes place. The two are scolded by Asuna before being told of her newly proposed plan. Kirito objects this plan, and Klein further enrages Asuna into dueling Kirito after subtlely revealing Kirito's level (which was one more level greater than Asuna's). Asuna is ultimately defeated due to Kirito using a feint.

She is later seen sulking outside, and she is approached by Ruru, an NPC who usually stays by the gates. It reveals that staying outside of a town building late at night by oneself results in this conversation pattern. Ruru continues on to sing «Ruru's Lullaby» to Asuna, which was the key to defeating the Geocrawler. With this song, the field boss was swiftly defeated.



  • The anime setting differs greatly from the manga; the former is shown as a village made of carved out rocks without a boundary to block off the Geocrawler. Likewise, the meeting place is shown to be in one of these rock houses, rather than in a wooden building.


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1 Town of BeginningsBlack Iron Palace, Hidden DungeonMonument of Swordsmen[Navbar 1]Monument of Life[Navbar 2]Chamber of Resurrection[Navbar 3]TolbanaHorunka Village, Medai Village
2 Urbus, Urbus Teleport Gate Plaza, Marome Village, Taran Village
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4 Rovia, Rovia Teleport Gate Plaza, Bear Forest, Yofel Castle, Usco Village, Caldera Lake
5 Karluin, Karluin Teleport Gate Plaza, Mananarena, Shiyaya
6 Stachion, Stachion Teleport Gate Plaza, Suribus, Ararro, Castle Galey, Lake Talpha
7 Monster Arena[Navbar 4]
8 Frieven Village, Frieven Teleport Gate Plaza
9 Dark Elf Queen's Castle[Navbar 5]
10 Thousand Snake Castle[Navbar 6]
11 Taft, Taft Teleport Gate
19 Ralberg, Ralberg Teleport Gate, Hill of the Cross, Griselda's Tomb
20 Sunshine Forest
22 Coral Village, Coral Teleport Gate Plaza, Forest House K4, Lake Outside Coral Village
24 Panareze, Panareze Teleport Gate Plaza
25 Giltstein, Giltstein Teleport Gate Plaza, Former location of the Knights of Blood Headquarters
27 Ronbaru Town, Ronbaru Teleport Gate
28 Wolf Plains
35 Forest of WanderingMishe, Mishe Teleport Gate Plaza
39 Nolfret, Nolfret Teleport Gate Plaza, Former location of the Knights of Blood Headquarters
40 Jaileum, Jaileum Teleport Gate Plaza
46 Ant Hill
47 Floria, Floria Gate Plaza, Hill of Memories, Forest of Giant Flowers
48 Lindarth, Lindarth Teleport Gate Plaza
49 Myujen, Myujen Teleport Gate Plaza
50 Algade, Algade Teleport Gate Plaza
55 Granzam, Granzam Teleport Gate Plaza, Knights of Blood Headquarters, West Mountain
56 Pani, Divine Dragon Alliance Headquarters
57 Marten, Marten Teleport Gate Plaza
59 Danac, Danac Teleport Gate Plaza
61 Selmburg, Selmburg Teleport Gate Plaza
65 Old Castle Labyrinth
66 Old Castle Labyrinth
72 Ozmalt, Ozmalt Teleport Gate Plaza, Agarla Village
74 Kamdet, Kamdet Teleport Gate Plaza
75 Collinia, Collinia Teleport Gate Plaza
100 Ruby Palace
  1. Only in New ALO
  2. Only in the SAO official service
  3. Only in the SAO Beta
  4. According to Kirito in Progressive Volume 1, Rondo of a Fragile Blade, Part 1
  5. According to Kizmel in Progressive Volume 3, Barcarolle of Froth, Part 7
  6. According to Kirito in Progressive Volume 1, Aria of a Starless Night, Part 14
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