With the Spider Riders devastated, all eyes turn to Hunter as the last hope for the Inner World. But even Hunter and Shadow seem too weak to pose any threat to Mantid and his plans for revenge. Mantid delivers his final, fatal blow only to be blocked by a mysterious light emanating from the two Oracle Keys. With renewed energy, Hunter and Shadow attack, damaging the Ark. Enraged, Mantid moves to finish them off, only to be blocked this time by Buguese, Beerain and Stags. Buguese gives his two keys to Hunter and with the help of Hand Maids; Aqune and Corona, the Spirit Oracle draws back her power from Mantid. Seeing his opportunity to rid the Inner World of it's nemesis, Hunter grows enraged and attacks. But is Hunter risking becoming that which he hates the most? Or will he come to understand what it means to protect all living things?