After activating the first level of the cursed seals, the Sound Four attack Raido Namyashi and Genma Shiranui. When they do not return to their teammates, Iwashi Tatami and Shizune go in search of them and find them dead. The Sasuke Return team, noticing the battle while chasing Sasuke, realizes that Sasuke has an escort. They approach the location of the Sound Four and find traps in the area. Knowing that they are probably resting after the battle, the search team prepares to ambush them.