"The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy, Part VI - Storm Clouds Part"
Usagi departs the house of Lord Noriyuki, having declined becoming his Samurai, as has Gennosuke. The two continue their journey as Ronin, and sometimes friends. Gennosuke allows Usagi to continue believing that Zato-Ino is dead. (9 Pages)
"The Dragon Bellow Conspiracy, Part VII - The Fate of the Blind Swordpig"
Zato-Ino continues his journey, badly wounded, with his faithful pet, Spot. Ino passes out, and is found by local villagers, who nurse him back to health. Ino finds tranquility, but only briefly, as bandits raid the village. The raiders recognize Ino, and figure on claiming the reward money that Ino's capture will bring. Ino defends the village, but pays the price, as his pet Spot dies in the fighting. (19 Pages)