January 11, 2012
With the navigators' help, Gon, Kurapika and Leorio arrive at Zaban City, the venue of the exam. The navigator leads them to a small restaurant, which is revealed to be the front for the venue. Gon's group is led to an elevator disguised as a back room, which heads a hundred floors underground. Below, they meet the rest of the participants and given their numbers. Tonpa, a regular participant who claims to have tried and failed 35 times in the exam, secretly goes about trying to thin the number of participants by giving them drinks mixed with laxatives. However, he fails to convince any of them to take the drinks, including Gon's group. Hisoka is introduced, a magician who has killed examiners on a whim in his previous attempts. After accounting for the number of participants, Satotz the examiner tells the participants to follow him in the first test, without knowing their destination and how far they are going.