Meanwhile, Sao, Shaina and Kaiyen (the three humans
from Chapter One) are fending for their lives
against members of the other major assassin guild,
the Kobura. In the midst of the chase, Shaina
and Kaiyen were separated from Sao. Shaina and
Kaiyen are surprised by Loki, a cat-like creature
with whom they've had a previous encounter. Loki
throws them a few cryptic words by way of a taunt,
and then disappears.
News travels fast through the assassin Guilds.
Having escaped the Shouten, the Kurenai Mashin
finds himself ambused by the Kobura. A strange
elven girl also gets caught up in their fight,
much to the Kurenai Mashin's annoyance. He knows
she'll only get in the way.