While piloting their zeppelin East, the party are confronted by a far more imposing zeppelin heading directly for them. They are boarded by a crew of elite samurai, led by an imposing samurai in black gear. Aboard the zeppelin they dine with Akuma, the Emperor of Huaxia responding to surveillance that an Imperial zeppelin had been stolen. He destroys the zeppelin in a single flash of lightning and forces them into becoming bounty hunters for the Empire.
The party are guided to Steaming Rock and promptly search for One-Eyed Wilbur at the saloon. After handing their weapons over to a mysterious Drow girl they begin to question a small Gnome that goes by the name, apprehending him and taking him to Akuma. However, they are informed that One-Eyed Wilbur is in fact a girl, and a Drow to boot. In his rage Akuma dispatches the Black Samurai to destroy the town.
- Nang, Taia, and Baar'Dargo got terribly drunk from the Dragonfire Whiskey at the saloon.
- Akuma served the Gnome target to the party for dinner.