Later during the Shogun’s visit, Kai sees that one of the Shogun’s concubines has the same multi-colored eyes.
He tries to warn Asano’s principal counselor and samurai, Oishi, that she is the Witch.
Kira enlists the help of a shapeshifting Kitsune named Witch who sends a Kirin to kill Asano in the forest of Ako.
While Kai confronts the Tengu Master in a battle of wills, Oishi watches an illusion of his men being slaughtered by the Tengu, during which he fights the urge to draw his own sword.
With Kai and Oishi both successful in their Tengu challenges, the ronin are given Tengu swords.
With Kira’s men distracted during the performance, the remaining ronin scale the castle walls, and the reunited groups start to battle with Kira’s men.
While Oishi fights Kira, Kai and Mika are attacked by the Witch, who shape-shifts into a dragon.
Asano is sentenced to death for attacking a Shogunate official, though the Shogun allows him to die with honor through seppuku.