Added: December 7, 2011
Scar fights with another State Alchemist known as the "Silver Alchemist," whom he quickly deals with. As he enters back to the temporary hideout, Scar discovers a young Xingese girl accompanied by a tiny panda and demands an explanation from Yoki. The girl introduces herself as May Chang, and her panda, Shao May, who traveled across the Great Eastern Desert to Amestris to search for the Philosopher's Stone. In Central, Barry the Chopper is detained by Mustang, Hawkeye, and Falman to be interrogated regarding Hughes' assassination. Elsewhere, the Elric brothers return to Rush Valley to have Ed's automail repaired once again. They then find a man on the verge of starving to death and save him. Grateful for his rescue, he introduces himself to the brothers as Lin Yao, and explains his purpose for coming from the far east kingdom of Xing. He also informs them of alkahestry. Lin summons his bodyguards and holds Ed and Al hostage to reveal the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone, which leads to a fight in the middle of Rush Valley. Lin and his bodyguards retreat after their defeat, forcing the Elric brothers to confront the angry townspeople. Lin meets with Ed and Al again after they repair the town, explaining Xingese history. In the night, Yoki and Scar travel to Central in a cart with May in tow.