Nashiko disguised as the Phoenix maiden [[:asako-kuhime]] tricked the court of Kyuden Hida. She tainted [[:isawa-mutsuye]], who then killed herself, and then married [[:hiruma-januku]], the Hiruma Daimyo.
A massive attack on Kyuden …
He led [[:isawa-hiraku]], [[:hida-masaru]], and the ronin, [[:koan-1]], through the Shadowlands to track the Dark Moto. It was because of his expertise that they were able to survive. He tracked the Dark Moto into the Shinomen Forest …
[[:isawa-hiraku]] and [[:koan-1]] witnessed Sada lead twenty-four other Dark Moto into the Shinomen Forest where they sealed an alliance with some mysterious men. They sacrificed [[:hiruma-kuma]] in a Maho ritual to bind an onikage to …