Episode Guide: The Gathering - While visiting the town, the group spies some three contestants picking on another person. Rockaku mocks them and the three get ready to fight him. However, a mysterious person arrives and stops the fight. That night, the three contestants abduct Maiko to use her a bait to defeat Reiji. Reiji goes after them and is led into a fight. The leader starts attacking him with Maiko tied up to the dragon. Unable to fight back, Reiji takes a heavy beating. Just when he is about to be defeated, the mysterious warrior from before arrives and reveals himself to be the winner of the last tournament. He saves Maiko and Reiji is given the oppurtunity to defeat them. However, Reiji says he'll spare them so they can fight properly in the first round. The next morning, Maiko tells Reiji and Rockaku to stay back so she can get revenge on them. Maiko easily beats all three of them and Daisuke arrives for the match, only to discover that it is already over.