As Sosuke's condition worsens, Shino and the others head for the Old Church after learning of Ao's business there. To their shock, they discover that Tamazusa was already waiting for them. She sends her servants to attack them tiring them. Shino protects Shinobu, taking a fatal hit. At that point, all the Eight Bead Holders have arrived and she takes away all eight bead holders' powers to begin her ritual to fuse with Fusehime.