With Ryuukou's betrayal still weighing heavily on Taitou's heart, he returns to his hometown of Taizan, only to discover that the Imperial Army has beaten him there! At his father's graveside, he finds Laila in tears. She has learned that Taitou is not her true brother, that his star Hagun is the cause of both her parents' deaths, and she is ready for revenge. Meanwhile, back in the capital, Keirou is making his move for power. Now that the emperor has asked Keirou's daughter to be his bride, Keirou is in a position as a member of the royal family to seize power from the weak emperor and purge the Ken Empire of those he views as inferior. But as Taitou's team suffers loss after loss, will he be able to defeat Keirou in battle?