With their final elemental attunement and training completed the brave adepts of the Five Elements set forth through Oblivions Gate to the next place the Ramandi will be reborn. The tribal lands of the Noriaki, relatives and enemies of the Tribe of Seppun.
Before reaching the Noriaki lands a suprising discovery about Bai Bon Wei, the Byeol, and a shrine hidden in the forest is made.
A choice is made to confront the evil of the Ramandi no matter the cost. It would be too dangerous for them to let their one chance slip by and more deaths to be caused.
Old Man Noriaki and his kin refuse the aid offered and threaten violence if any action is taken. His great granddaughter, first of the Noriaki to show a strong talent with the spirits is taken into the grasp of Tsuno Ramandi.
Options dwindle and the Ramandi comes. Death comes with him. Many die, several of the girls immediate bloodline are gone. Ramandi enacts a blood ritual which causes those present to relinquish their souls (via his soultwisting magic) to nameless beings from Jigoku. It is unknown how many of these dark spirits are unleased unto the world.
The Ramandi gambles and hopes to call forth aid, but it does not come, and the five protagonists together unleash the elements within themselves to unmake the beast.
Their victory is hollow, Old Man Noriaki bitterly denounces the heroes, their actions, and those they serve, and swears an unending war until the Seppun pay for their crimes against his people.
Something has happened to Yuujin during the battle and there is an unquiet air about him. Ishida is driven to rage and leaves all his friends behind to find himself. Bang You sullen at the deaths of so many and the loss of his friendly Elemental Spirit Clayton withdraws into himself.
Those who remain together begin to feel a strange urge to return to the Temple of Emma-O, and upon doing so find a simple message addressed to each of them in turn, something that heralds truths of the future….