Crimson Helm (Akakabuto, Red Helmet) is a red centaurian-like creature clad in samurai armor with a dragon head similar to Orochi’s. He supposedly rose from a pool of Orochi's blood a hundred years ago and is rumored to have been one of Orochi's severed heads. Crimson Helm sought to claim and defile the Gale Shrine in Kusa Village to taint the air, drive away the Divine Winds, and overrun the village with his minions. His first attempt a hundred years ago was unsuccessful due to the protection of the Satomi House and its Canine Warriors. However a second attempt one hundred years later proved successful when the head priest Yatsu was slain while weakened by sickness and the Canine Warriors were scattered across the land.
Yatsu’s wife Princess Fuse became the new head priestess and with the help of Amaterasu reunited the Canine Warriors, purified the evil essence in the village, and reclaimed the shrine.