Tales of the Master.
When Izumi was eighteen years old, she traveled to meet the alchemist Silver Steiner to become his apprentice. She met old man Steiner who only gave her a knife and told her to survive one month on the summit of Briggs before she could become his apprentice. On the second day, cold and starving, she was found by two guards from Briggs Fortress, but she beat them up and took their food rations. On the eighth day, close to starving to death, she became determined to survive. As she learned to defend herself and live off mountain wildlife, she realized the meaning behind the alchemy saying; one is all, and all is one. However, returning after a month, she found that she had been talking to Silver's older brother, Gold Steiner, not an alchemist but a hand-to-hand combat specialist. Annoyed, Izumi beat him up and left, also ending the series of mysterious attacks on Briggs troops. Epilogue: A romanticised look at the first meeting between Izumi and Sig on Briggs Mountain.