Not everyone has survived Orochimaru's attack on the village. When a long-lost ninja returns with a dangerous entourage, Naruto finds his life in more danger than ever before. Who is Itachi Uchiha and what does he want with Naruto and Sasuke? Meanwhile, Jiraiya attempts to train Naruto to push beyond his limits while Orochimaru uses threats to coerce a legendary kunoichi into helping him. But will her tragic past play a part in destroying Naruto's future?