Tsuna and his Guardians begin to recover after being defeated by Enma's Family. Tsuna informs his guardians that Chrome Dokuro has been kidnapped but Timoteo calms them down by saying that his own guardians are tracking them down. However, Ganauche III arrives and informs them that the one following the Simon, Coyote Nougat had been discovered and attacked. Hearing this, Timoteo begins to worry and tells the Varia not to go after the Simon, since the enemies are using rings they are not aware of and that the Original Vongola Rings, their strongest assets in war, have been destroyed. Timoteo believes that only Tsuna and his family can defeat the Simon Famiglia and blames himself for not researching them.
Just then, an old man by the name of Talbot arrives and tells them that there is still hope. Talbot examines the rings and concludes that they were defeated by the Simon Rings with the Sin, much to everyone's surprise. Talbot offers to fix and upgrade the rings and also examines Tsuna and his guardians' Beast Rings, the Animal Rings. He then pulls out a vial with the blood of Vongola Primo, Penalty. With all the ingredients necessary at hand, Talbot informs Tsuna that there is a 50-50 chance that the ring will be upgraded or destroyed and asks for his decision. Remembering his friends that are in danger, Tsuna agrees for Talbot to upgrade the rings.
*Note: Bold + Italicized = First Appearance