|Season 1, Episode 9|
|Air date|| June 2, 2007 (original)|
October 26, 2008 (North America)
|Romaji||Kawaki no Shuga|
Soil and Heroes
Shuga Thirsts (渇きのシュガ, Kawaki no Shuga) is the ninth episode of Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.
Shuga, a star reader and Chagum's teacher, tries to figure whether the drought sign is diminishing. He gets permission from the Master Star Reader to translate the ancient stone scrolls that record the history of Yogo and that are rumored to contain information about the drought.