"Slavers, Part 2"
*General Fujii's band of slavers has captured a farming village. Their plan is to have the village deliver their harvest, then slay them all. Usagi's plan of infiltrating and rescuing the villagers has failed, and he is held captive, awaiting execution in the morning. The villagers find their courage, and free Usagi, who then rallies them to defeat their captors. In the melee, General Fujii escapes, taking Usagi's swords with him. 21 pages. *Source: Warlock
"Nature of the Viper"
*A fisherman investigates what he assumes to be a corpse, washed on the banks of the river. When he discovers life in the body, he brings it to his hut to nurse it to health. The patient is Jei, Usagi's nemesis, who tells the fisherman a tale of a peasant who rescues a viper from death, only to get death as his reward. Jei kills the fisherman, and vows revenge on our hero. 7 pages. *Source: Warlock