Chohi crosses blades against a formidable opponent by the name Bacho, in the #1 Martial Artist Tournament, held in Kishu. An even greater battle of strength, beauty, and cunning lies afoot for vassalage under the lovely, yet pompous, Lord Ensho.
A mysterious monster threatens to bring disaster to a village if food offerings are not brought every seven days. Its up to the traveling martial artists to help defeat this fearsome foe. Will they overcome this beast's unparalleled might?
When the girls encounter another fork in the road, a disagreement in "Fortune Telling" sends Kan'u and Chohi on their own separate paths. Will their unyielding bond of sisterhood bring them back together? What ever happened to Cho'un?
The kingdom of Wu has been expanding through warfare. Queen Sonsaku's sister has warned her that the wars will exhaust her people and supplies. After Kan'u brings Shoukou home, an assassination attempt on Sonsaku leaves Kan'u as the prime suspect.