In the Village of Hidden Sand, the Fourth Kazekage orders an attack on Konoha. Team Baki is employed for this purpose, as a mission of such high complexity requires exceptional shinobi such as Gaara. Temari is puzzled as to why break the peace treaty, since great efforts have been made to make this treaty in the past. To which Baki replies that the very existence of their village is threatened by this treaty and the actions of the Wind Daimyo to weaken the settlement.
Meanwhile, Naruto falls into an abyss. He tries to cling to the rocks, but they are too slippery. When death seemed imminent, Naruto finds himself inside his mind, where Nine-Tailed is languishing in a cage. Naruto convinces him to share his chakra to save them both from death, and the fox agrees. With his help, Naruto summons Gamabunta.