The action follows straight on after "Cold Blood." The events of "Cold Blood" and the assassins haunt her and she must deal with the aftermath, alone.
She makes her way to a town which is located in an area where two factions are fighting for control. It is there she meets a charismatic young general, not much older than she, who is ambitious and who finds her to be a charming challenge.
Unbeknownst to her the ninja have renewed their ambition to find Yamabuki, but now she has allies who want her to join them in their ambitions.
Her heart is tugged between duty and love.
She cannot follow both and she drawn into events far bigger than she ever imagined.