Sugimoto and Shiraishi fight Nihei, while Tanigaki captures Asirpa. Tanigaki is shot by a poisoned arrow after stepping in a deer trap, but is saved by Asirpa. Retar rushes to Asirpa's aid with his mate, a grey wolf, who attacks and kills Nihei. Tanigaki is brought to Asirpa’s village to recover, and tells them that Tsurumi intends to use the gold to mount a military coup to form an independent Hokkaido. At a brothel, Ushiyama finds Shiraishi and gives chase.