When Kimimaro's second deal is a desperate wager against one of his own professors, he gets a lesson on how devastating the consequences can be in real life. Later, Mikuni makes Kimimaro a tempting offer to join his Starling Guild.
Kimimaro learns the hard way that keeping a tight margin during a deal is quite a gamble if he doesn’t have Mashu’s trust. While deals in the Financial District continue to affect Japan, Mikuni deposits more of his wealth into the suffering economy.
Japan suffers severe losses as a neighboring Financial District nears bankruptcy. While Kimimaro tries to undo the damage he dealt to his professor’s future, Mikuni formulates an expensive plan to save an entire region from being erased from existence.
Entire countries go off the map or endure devastating changes as a chain reaction – called “C” – sweeps across the Asian continent. A desperate move to save Japan is not without its deficits, and Kimimaro discovers another connection with his dad.
America’s Financial District repels C, sending the chain reaction right back towards Japan. When Mizuni’s next move proves even more costly than the last, Sato banks on a plan to send him into bankruptcy—but the window of opportunity is small.