Taitou's reckless infiltration of the imperial palace may have been successful, but his meeting with the emperor is cut short when the palace guards attack. Returning to Touyuu temple, Taitou and his comrades find themselves surrounded by the soldiers of Genrou-Tou. While Ryuushou keeps the guards at bay, Taitou and the others escape, but the old man's sacrifice weighs heavy on Taitou's heart. It's not long before they meet up with Keirou, ready to confront Hagun and crush all opposition to his quest for power. But Taitou still isn't ready to face this terrible foe. This time, Ryuukou holds Keirou off while the others escape. Taitou despairs at the loss of his friend. How many must die to protect him in his weakness?