A tale of high adventure and survival! In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi Sugimoto searches the wilderness of Hokkaido for a hoard of hidden gold. With only a cryptic map and a native Ainu girl to help him, Saichi must also deal with every murderous cutthroat, bandit and rogue who knows about the treasure! Asirpa's quest to find out about her father has led her to a Russian prison on the frozen coast of Karafuto in hopes of breaking out Sofia, a former revolutionary. Sofia was also the leader of the group that Kiroranke and Wilk belonged to and she may be able to shed more light on Asirpa's father. But the truth about Wilk might ultimately be more than she can bear. Sugimoto and his party draw closer to catching up with Asirpa--and when they do, old scores will be settled.