There is a great battle-taking place at a fort. The attackers are doing well, except one thing stands in their way - Baruso. Baruso is a huge grey knight and he states that none shall pass him. The leader of the attackers orders his knights to attack him and if they do, they shall receive a huge bounty. No one attempts to fight; they merely stand back in ore. But then a young 15-year-old Guts steps forward with a large sword intending to defeat Baruso. He is mocked and laughed at by the other soldiers. But it is when Baruso mocks him the most that Guts charges at Baruso. After a brief clash of sword and axe, Guts cracks Baruso's axe and then slices at his side with his giant sword. While Baruso falls to the ground begging for mercy Guts raises his sword and finishes Baruso off. The on looking defender's leader Griffith decides it is time to evacuate the fort.
Guts receives his bounty from one of the leaders. The leader insists that Guts joins his army as a high-ranking soldier where he