After smuggling gold into the Church city of Ruvinheigen with Lawrence and Holo, Norah abandoned her life as a shepherdess and set out on a journey with her loyal hound, Enek. In order to make her dream of becoming a seamstress a reality, she heads for the town of Kuskov, which is rumored to be experiencing a labor shortage. After rescuing a priest from attack en route, Norah discovers that his destination is the same as hers. However, the priest speaks not of a simple dearth of laborers-according to him, Kuskov's population is waning from a plague! Norah's story continues in "The Shepherd and the Black Knight"! Three more new anecdotes about Lawrence and Holo's travels round out this third collection of Spice & Wolf shorts!