Griffith and Guts develop their friendship. Griffith shows his "Ha-ou no Tamago" pendant. Guts reminisces about his childhood. He had been adopted by a fighter named Gambino, who trained him to fight. But Gambino became violent and despondent after being injured and one day tried to kill Gatts. In self defense, Guts killed Gambino and ever since, has been a traveling sword for hire.