One guard (Kitaro) has been killed, another (Hagino) has been taken off by wolves. Akiyo assembles a hunting/rescue party to track down the wolves and the kidnapped guard. Hachiman (the Japanese god of war) and Chozen are introduced, as well as Meijin Shinjo, Micah (Akiyo's older sister) and a new threat for New Edo and Royo Temple.
Includes an 'Akiyo' character sheet, sketches, and back up story "The Monster" by David Beaty.
Painted cover by David Beaty and Lin Workman. Alternate comiXpress cover by David Beaty.
Soundtrack by Joel Gamble.
Downloadable comic book PDF version also available.