|Escape from Zhao Arc|
|Starting Date||April 14, 2013|
|Ending Date||April 25, 2013|
|Number of Chapter||8|
← Keiyou Campaign Arc
Assassination Plot Arc →
Escape from Zhao Arc is the 3rd story arc of the Kingdom manga.
Qin army commanders approached a group of black market merchants led by Shi Ka and asked them to secretly transport an eight-year-old child out of Zhao and into Qin, with the excuse that it was a very important figure for their state. Shi Ka accepted the job and promised to live up to her employer's expectations.
At first the journey went smooth, as Shi Ka had a lot of connections and was able to pass through the checkpoints without raising any suspicion. However, it was not before long that the Zhao officials noticed Sei's disappearance and sent a small army after them.
In the meantime, Shi Ka helped Sei face his inner demons and accept his fate. The persuers reached Shi Ka's wagon just outside Qin. After a fierce battle Shi Ka and her comrades managed to protect the future king at the cost of their own lives. Not a minute to late, Shou Bun Kun arrived and took of the remnants of the Zhao soldiers securing Sei and welcoming him to his new homeland.
In this Arc:
- Kou, Sei's favorite palace girl is introduced.
- Sei's dramatic childhood is revealed.
- King Ei Sei sets foot on Qin ground for the first time in his life.