| This Year In|
- The Mongols invade China. In desperation, Akashic Brother Yu Lung makes a pact with the Yama Kings, and infects the Mongols with a virulent plague. When fellow Brothers are also sacrificed, his betrayal is revealed. After the Akashics help Mongol shamans find a cure, the Akashics are granted more freedom than either the Wu Lung or the Dalou'laoshi.