In this thrilling volume, the rabbit ronin teams up with - and faces off against - a multitude of unexpected characters! First, bandits plunder a village threatened by flooding...but their reasons for pillaging will surprise even the most steadfast! Then, Usagi must work alongside his natural enemy - a Kappa - to cast out a violent renegade of the same species. Later, a Komori ninja must hor her debts when she and Usagi end up on opposing sides of a trade agreement gone wrong. Finally, Inspector Ishida returns to investigate a ghastly painting kwn only as the Hell Screen!