Before he reaches the demon king, he meets a man who calls himself "demonshadow" . The man is related to him, and the two of them discuss the fact that they have different levels of power. The two men tease each other about how different they are now, but the man refuses to challenge the king. He says that he can understand his opponent's point of view, but challenges will only ruin the atmosphere. He gives the man the spirit grass, which he could easily have stolen. He asks why the man didn't steal it, and he says that if he really did steal the grass, he would be angry. He goes on to say that he has been drained of spiritual power, and that he will return to the human realm first.