The time for deliberation is over and the time of war is at hand. Youko and the rebels take Shoko's fortress and declare war against the corruption within Kingdom Kei's government. On the eve of battle, she talks with two other girls her age, Suzu and Shokei, whose experiences within the Twelve Kingdoms have shaped the events that are ready to unfold. But like all wars, this one will cost Youko in human lives. Will she be prepared to pay the price?