Months have passed since Madara vanished. Kaos and Kirin returned to the river village. They have joined forces with Loki and his people, who are now attacking the remainder Emperor Miroku's forces in a formal rebellion. Jofuku assists the people by preparing special weapons; the battles are going well. But Miroku and his demons are easily beaten.Word begins to spread about an immensely powerful warrior with a magical sword that can slay demons with a single stroke. The description is similar to Madara�can he have reappeared? Kirin and Kaos return to the Corridor of Fire to find the answers.