|Season 1, Episode 15|
|Air date|| July 14, 2007 (original)|
September 26, 2009 (North America)
Untimely Death (夭折, Yōsetsu) is the fifteenth episode of Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.
While gathering more information on the drought sign, Shuga finds proof that Chagum is alive. Shuga wishes to tell the prince's older brother, Crown Prince Sagum, whose health has been weakened by the recent events. However, he does not, fearing the Mikado will discover Chagum's location.