Kenshiro and Liu Fei Yan (Death Bird Demon) attack each other on a small boat, but both come to realize that the other may not be de Guise’s killer. Suddenly Yu Ling divides them and reveals that she knows that the List of Hope and Erika were entrusted to him, and that German troops are waiting for them on the bridge ahead. She tells them that the books are a list of 2,000 works of art and their locations belonging to people persecuted by the Germans. The Gemans begin searching for them, and encounter a French troop and they open fire on each other. In a flashback, de Guise is shown fighting the unknown assailant before he is killed, and witnessed by Kitaoji. Liu Fei Yan recalls how Erika's family were killed before he arrived to pick up the List of Hope and found them dead or dying and took Erika and the books with him.