The story mainly revolves on Nakoruru and her humanistic ideals: she believes that anyone with a heart has the right to live peacefully. Shiki, though apparently free from Mysterious Puppeteer's influence, is recognized as a threat for the sorceress' return and it was through Nakoruru's reasoning that previously saved her life from Haohmaru. Nakoruru finds her and then struggles to peacefully defend her from her pursuers, which include Haohmaru, Galford, and Asra. Though torn because of her morals and pacifistic nature, Nakoruru eventually agrees to draw her blade and fight for those who need protecting. Despite being wounded in his final skirmish with Nakoruru, Asra tries to stab her with his claws but Shiki takes the blow and they both sink into a portal to the underworld. Making peace with her blood-thirsty alter ego, the Ainu priestess leaves "The Place Where God Lives", hoping to find news of Shiki's safety.