Kiyohara, the malicious and decadent governor of Shinano, is determined to crush any dissent within the province. When Hoshina Yasaburo, a member of the Suwa sect, rises up in rebellion, Suwa Yorishige dispatches Tokiyuki and the Elusive Warriors on a clandestine mission to aid the rebel leader. Tokiyuki and his companions find themselves plunging into a major battlefield engagement. But can he help warriors who are more determined to die than to achieve victory? For teen audiences.