Two men stand atop a towering pinnacle of stone. One is Scarface, disfigured champion of the Shadow Skill. The other is Gau Ban of the Black Howling. It is ten years since they first met - ten years in which Gau, the untrained boy has become a fearsome warrior... A decade earlier, in the kingdom of Koruda, elite fighters battle for the honour beneath the blood red flag of King Faikal. While Ella Ragu limbers up for an apocalyptic confrontation with the demon beast Barsalf, her adopted brother Gau is surprised by the arrival of a mysterious masked figure. After the fight, it is this man who gives Gau the strength to triumph when he and Ella are attacked by the mighty Goa X. Ella and Gau later join spellcaster Fowari, and young fighter Quo in a desperate attempt to defeat a carnivorous demon known as "King of the Moon." But even as they work together, conflict grows deep within the group. Watched by the enigmatic Scarface, friendship erupts into lethal combat - Shadow Skill versus Death Magic in a fight to the finish.