A TWISTED FEUDAL FAIRYTALE Arc 2 Broken Mirror 4
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CHAPTER 29: A TWISTED FEUDAL FAIRYTALE
Arc 2 Broken Mirror - Part 4
Inuyasha's group, the various ninja groups, and the younger generation with their new Digimon have been searching for the cause of the various attacks and clues as to their purpose. They have found many destroyed villages, most with no survivors. A rare few however do have survivors, who talk about demons of wood, of fire, of water, and wind. They also describe more demon warriors known as the Zodiac."HOW MUCH LONGER!"
They have also encountered various youkai awoken and/or driven mad by the strange energies.
There was a Doro-ta-bo. He was a farmer in life, whose father, grandfather, and great grandfather had been proud farmers, but whose own son had abandoned the farm to become a fisherman. The farmer’s lands were left to fall into ruin after he died and he came back in a body of mud to reclaim his lands. He wasn't a violent man in life or as a youkai, but the energies drove him completely insane. He attacked many other farms, trying to claim all the land and destroyed roads and village houses with mud slides.
It was Yamato of Team Adventure that stopped the insane mud youkai. He froze the water in the creature's body, then Inuyasha was able to hit it with the Wind Scar."HOW MUCH LONGER!"
In another village, there was an Ao-bozu - a large-headed, one-eyed monk that is said to carry off children. Normally this youkai would carry off children who dally on their way home, but the strange energies caused Ao-bozu to become more aggressive and steal children from their homes.
The youkai made the mistake of trying to capture innocent Hitomi and Shiunmon proved to be very sadistic. The bird youkai/Digimon hybrid ripped out the youkai’s one eye, electrocuted him, then grabbed him by the head and soared into the sky. A couple of minutes later, Ao-Bozu hit the ground at terminal velocity and his head splattered like a melon."HOW MUCH LONGER!"
Their current problem is a giant, fire-breathing youkai with the body of a snake, a human-like face, claws like daggers, and a wingspan of around five meters. It's a rare youkai only recorded in the autumn of the year 1334. It had appeared around the time of a plague, when the bodies of the innumerable deceased were being dumped on the capital's outskirts. The monstrous Itsumaden, it is said, was born from the bitter spirits of all those abandoned dead, and flew about shrieking in sympathy for them.
The necromancy used in some of the villages has created spirits that can't rest. They wander the world trapped inside their own corpses, which have been animated by the dark magic. The pain of the undead and the spirits of their victims have created a new Itsumaden
It was Inuyasha's group and the new generation that eventually wiped out the zombies. Now, Kagome fires a sacred arrow at the screaming chimera youkai. The arrow shoots at high speed, glowing with a bright pink-purple light, before it strikes the Itsumaden's neck. The creature is consumed by the white light before it shatters into countless fragments. As the body fragments into nothing, hundreds of spherical lights appear. Most vanish immediately, but several project ghosts of men, women, and children before they vanish. The deceased villagers are smiling, free from the negative energy of their corpses and the youkai.
The necromancer Tama glares with her slanted feline eyes at a collection of small polished bones inside a dirt circle. The neko-youkai resembles a young woman with deep blue eyes, light skin, and long black hair. She has two black cat ears hidden by two ponytails on the sides of her head and polished black nails on her fingers. She also has a long black cat tail that splits into two and is disguised as a belt. She wears a dark blue kimono with black flowers on it and would look very much like a noblewoman if not for her ears and tails. In her hand is a chain with three talismans - The Rat, the Ox, and the Pig, with the Ox having extra decoration.
Suddenly, she raises her head as she senses a surge of youkai coming from the village she is harvesting.
Near the center of the village there is an explosion of red flames. The youkai that emerges from the flames is a centaur with his human half possessing broad shoulders, silver eyes, pale skin, and long silver grey hair reaching his waist. His horse half is large with a gray coat, a long silver-gray tail and polished red-bronze hooves. He also carries a red-bronze longbow with quiver full of black arrows.
Sagittarius the Archer has come.
A house explodes into rubble and a shower of dirt and mud. In the center of the destroyed house is a massive creature with the upper body of a goat with white fur, gold hooves, and golden horns and the lower body of a gold scaled fish with a long wide tail. The golden scales are not normal fish scales but composed of yellow crystals. It also has silver eyes that glow with a golden light.
Capricorn the Goat-Fish has come.
A forge is blown to pieces when a geyser of water explodes from the ground. As the geyser ends, a youkai emerges from the giant water filled hole in the ground. It's a massive black scorpion with large claws and a sharp tail that secretes an extremely toxic and corrosive black venom. It drips tiny drops to the ground, creating smoking holes in the dirt as it moves. The scorpion is mostly inhuman, but there is a white humanoid face above the glowing blue-white eyes like a noh mask. The humanoid face has silver-blue eyes and a mouth with a sadistic grin.
Scorpio the Scorpion has come.
Tama on a nearby hill hisses like an enraged cat, then moves her hand in an arc. As she does, her fingers are covered in green flames. Tama is covered in opaque green flames before they contract into a small green ball that shoots into the sky leaving a trail of emerald flames.
The three Zodiac destroy what remains of the village, killing the villagers who survived Tama's attack and destroying her zombies, but they don't find the feline youkai sorceress.
A distant Sea Shore
Bao stares at Tama as she kneels in front of a large circle which has many bones and talismans inside. A few minutes ago, he arrived on the beach to see a green light strike a cliff. He followed the young maiden performing the ceremony and not wanting to interrupt her, has watched her.
The young man is a bishonen. It's a Japanese term for a young man whose beauty (and sexual appeal) transcends the boundary of sexual orientation. A man so beautiful, women worry about cheating on their husbands and about him stealing their husbands. He has gold-green eyes, flawless pale skin, and long, wavy, bright orange hair. He's dressed in the fine silk garments of nobility. The man is not human, but a Vietnamese cat youkai who is visiting Japan.
Tama looks up and sees the man and sees his true form. She smiles at him and speaks with a seductive voice.
"Thank you, young lord. My name is Tama, the cat sorceress."
"My... My name is Bao. I was visiting Japan when I saw your phantom light." says Bao, trying to strike up conversation, "What was that ceremony, if you don't mind me asking that is."
"I am gathering energy for a king." she answers with a smile that enchants Bao, "I fear for my life my lord."
"Yes. There are youkai hunters wandering this land lead by a cunning half demon and three shadow warriors born of the dead with demonic partners. They hunt me and I am scared."
"I'll protect you, my lady." says Bao as he stares into her eyes.
"How can you?" says Tama as she lets her magic weave itself around Bao's mind and soul.
"I'll find a way."
"Wait. I may have something that can help you."
Tama pulls out a stone gray copy of the Ox talisman with a gold chain. She places it around Bao's neck. As she does so, her control spell is complete.
"What does it do, my lady?"
"It will grant you great power" says Tama, "Will you use it to fight my enemies? Will you kill them?"
"Yes. I will fight them! I WILL KILL THEM!"
"So do the stories from the survivors match?" asks Inuyasha.
"There are at least four youkai with talismans and the ability to summon different monsters." says Angel, "As each one attacks a village, a group of three foreign youkai appear. They’re not working with the native youkai because the foreign ones appear to be looking for them."
"That still doesn't explain what the ones with the talismans are doing!""DIE!"
Angel steps out of the way as Bao Duc descends from a tree with a Dao- a single-edged Chinese sword. Bao nearly falls on his face, but manages to get up and swing the sword at Angel who continues to weave out of the blade's path. Angel then gets within Bao's defenses and delivers a vicious punch that sends the Vietnamese cat youkai tumbling.
Bao Duc, completely insensitive to pain, jumps back to his feet and runs at Spike with his sword. Spike has a look on his face as if to say "You're kidding, right?” Spike avoids the sword slash and draws his own larger blade. With a single movement Spike's blade snaps Bao's like a twig.
Bao looks at his broken blade, then lets it drop to the ground. As it falls, it and the blade fragments shatters into glowing dust. Bao then holds his wrist and the dust gathers into a ball in his hand. As he closes his hand on the sphere it transforms into a Jian - a double-edged straight sword.
Bao runs towards Spike for a second time, but Blaze decides to join the fun. The Beelzubumon blocks the blade with one of his forearms, then delivers a punch to Bao's stomach hard enough to lift the human form youkai off his feet. Blaze then delivers an elbow blow to the face causing Bao to collapse to the ground. Bao flips to his feet and charges with his sword only for Blaze to draw one of his shotguns and fire a single shot. The single shot is powerful enough to shatter the blade and tear the hilt from his hand.
Bao makes a gesture towards the destroyed sword and it shatters into dust and flows back to his palm. As he closes his hand, the ball of dust becomes a new weapon. It becomes a Qiang, a Chinese spear.
"I have a question." says Gabriel, whose floating next to Angel, "Why is a Vietnamese youkai using Chinese weapons?"
"My combat master was a Chinese warrior youkai." replies Bao for some unknown reason. It's strange since he looks too angry to talk with glowing eyes, red veiny skin, and foam coming out of his mouth.
Bao runs towards the first person he sees, which is Drusilla, while swinging his spear like a madman. Drusilla avoids the attacks with the grace of a dancer and her dark hair and robes flowing around her like a river of fabric. Drusilla then grabs the staff and pulls Bao towards her. When he gets close enough, she grabs Bao's wrist making him drop the weapon. She then breaks his wrist with a smile on her lips as the weapon shatters into dust and doesn't reform.
Lilitha then appears in front of Bao Duc and knees him in the stomach. The Lilithmon then spins and deliver a brutal kick than sends the feline youkai flying across the field for several meters.
"I've had more problems getting knots out of my hair," taunts Lilitha
Suddenly, Bao Duc screams in rage and pain.
A Distant Hill
Tama sits cross-legged before a dirt circle containing many bones arranged in patterns. Inside the pattern there are candles in certain places lit with spectral green flames. Necromancer Tama chants, while holding her chain of talismans between her praying hands. It’s a dark, evil chant that fills the air with blood lust and the scent of death. As she continues to chant, the Rat, Ox, and Pig talismans glow with a dark light that flows around them like smoke. The Ox talisman also glows with a golden yellow light that flows and mixes with the black.
Suddenly, her chanting reaches its loud climax and the dark aura jumps from the talismans into the circle. The black and gold mist flows into the green candle flames, which flare to a hundred times their normal size. They also cause the bones in the circle to glow with their own green light.
Bao Duc continues to roar in rage and pain as a green aura forms around him. The stone talisman copy around his neck glows like a green star, as veins bulge under the darkening skin. The heroes can only watch as Bao goes through a bizarre transformation.
Bao's height increases to over two meters with massive muscles. His skin turns black and covered in black fur with a green tint. His arms lengthen and his fingers become tipped with claws. His legs change shape, becoming the digigrade legs of a bipedal feline. A long tail erupts from his rear and his head deforms into that a feline. The feline head is like that of a lion or tiger, with a long mane of white hair, long dagger-like fangs like Kilala's large form, and horns like a bull. On his now bare chest is the stone talisman burnt into his skin surrounded by veins and tumourous tissue.
Suddenly, the heroes hear sounds other than Bao's screams and roars. They turn to see a horrific sight. A vast army of undead made up of the corpses of men, women, and children is walking towards them. They are all clearly dead, but the causes of their deaths vary. Most are blood-stained with deep wounds, but some have broken necks, charred flesh, or are extremely thin from starvation. There are some with blue-grey skin from drowning, while others look as if they are living statues made of grey-brown ash. Some are empty handed, some carry farming and fishing tools, and some carry weapons that range from new swords covered in their own blood to rusty old blades that must have been buried with them.
"Zombies." says Kagome, remembering watching monster films with her little brother.
"I hate bloody zombies." says Spike, remembering an unpleasant trip to Haiti. Some old Voodun had him harvesting vegetables with the other animated corpses until the bastard was shot dead by a sniper for sleeping with another man's wife. It took him nearly a month to get rid of the smell.
Some of the zombies are slow because of the decay and/or damage to their bodies and you wouldn't expect a corpse with bound legs to moves fast beyond jumping. The rest on the other hand move faster than an average human since rigor mortis has long passed for most of them. The only commonality between the zombies is their glowing green eyes and trails of glowing green mist coming from their mouths. It also comes from their throats and chests if they have open wounds and/or lack flesh in that area.
Spike swings his sword as the first zombie gets close and decapitates the creature. The decapitation is easier since the flesh of the neck has rotted away and bones have decayed. It doesn't stop the zombie who tries to strangle him without a head. Spike breaks the hold and runs his chakra-charged finger across his blade causing it to ignite into flames. Spike then turns and releases a wave of flame that reduces several zombies to ashes. Spike notes that one severed arm continues to crawl towards him.
Spike throws his sword into the air and does a set of hand signs. He rams his palms into the ground as a large group of armed zombies attacks. "Katon: Ganshounuma!"
(Fire Release: Magma Swamp)
The army of a hundred animated corpses falls as the ground beneath then becomes a pool of molten rock. The chakra-generated liquefied rock causes the corpses to ignite and what isn't reduced to ashes is melted in seconds as they sink into the molten goo. As Spike flips to his feet, he catches his sword with one hand. He uses the still burning blade to light a cigarette, using the smoke to block the smell of the burning dead."DOUBLE IMPACT! DOUBLE IMPACT! HAIL TO THE KING!"
Blaze uses his shotguns to go Ash Williams on the zombies. He blows off heads and limbs, and blasts holes through their torsos. Only half of the zombies hit continue to attack, the rest explode into burning green fragments.
"How the hell do you know about Army of Darkness!?" yells Spike, blaming Xander Harris for some reason.
Angel does several hand signs then releases a watery liquid from his mouth in powerful jets."Suiton: Kamizudan!"
(Water Release: Flame Water Bullet!)
The jets of water have enough power to pierce the undead flesh and send zombies flying into each other. The liquid isn't water, but an extremely flammable alcoholic mix hence the name."Raiton: Ame no Hotaru!"
(Lightning Release: Rain of Fireflies)
Angel's second ninjutsu causes tiny spheres of electricity resembling fire flies to descend on the target like rain. The spheres are used to cause minor damage by leaving the targets covered in hundreds of painful burns and can blind the target in some cases. It's more than enough to ignite the Flame Water and turn each zombie into a torch. The zombies continue to attack despite being on fire, but soon the flesh is burnt away from the bones and the bones break apart."DIVINE FEAT!"
Angel's angelic partner Gabriel flies past a group of zombies with a sword of glowing light. As the demon-animated flesh is cut and pierced by the white fire, their bodies burst into flames. Seconds later they explode into ash releasing pulses of eerie green energy."KUCHIYOSE!"
Drusilla summons a set of puppets to handle the vast numbers of zombies. These puppets include Number 17: The Master, Number 18: Darla, Number 19: Angelus, and Number 20: William.
The Master extends the straps of its straight jacket and binds the movement of several zombies. The few zombies that are armed can't cut through the straps with their blades and farming tools. This leaves them helpless targets for Darla's ice arrows. As the ice arrows strike the zombies they are frozen in an instant and the green light flashes before vanishing. It's then a simple matter for Nest to shatter the ice statues and continue on to the next group.
Puppet Darla's dress opens like a flower and releases a shower of senbon, turning dozens of zombies into pin cushions. The sharp needles don't slow the zombies other than adding a small amount of weight, but the same can't be said for the explosive seals stamped into each needle handle. Each and every needle explodes like a small bomb and while each one is weak, thousands shred the zombies.
Puppet Angelus uses its immense strength and special sword to slice off the heads and limbs of the zombies. Suddenly, Angelus’ sword sparks and is covered in flames as the poisonous oil it releases ignites. The flames follow the oil trails left by the attacks and into the sword wounds. In seconds, those zombies not disabled by the sword damage are on fire.
William uses fire spikes to pin the zombies to the ground and set them ablaze at a distance. Those zombies that get too close receive high pressure flame jets. The flame jets char the undead flesh in seconds and set the rotting fats on fire like giant candles. The pressure from the jets is enough to act like a pair of flame swords and burn and slice zombies to pieces.
Lilitha's Nazar Nail is an extremely corrosive mist that dissolves the undead flesh and melts the bones in an instant. A larger cloud of the dark mist causes the zombies to collapse into mulch and "die" when the glowing green mist is expelled."FUTON: RASENGAN!"
Naruto uses his wind affinity to slice the zombies into tiny fragments. The zombies can continue attacking after being decapitated and dismembered, but not when nearly all of their cells have been sliced to pieces. The zombies collapse into mushy pieces that soon dissolve and the green light is dispersed.
Sakura punches the zombies hard enough that they explode, which is extremely disgusting. She's even forced to use a medical sterilization jutsu to clean off the gore and dirty blood several times. She also learns that if you use the same jutsu on a zombie repeatedly it strips away a layer of dead flesh over and over again until only bones remain.
Sai creates pools of oily ink that cause the zombies to loss all traction. Unable to stand or hold themselves up, they are unable to attack or defend themselves when Sai uses Kunai daggers with explosive tags to blast them into tiny bits.
Kakashi uses Chidori Nanashi (Thousand Birds Current) to move past a group of zombies at high speed and slice them to pieces. Juri and Leomon then incinerate the pieces with powerful fire techniques."Saint Air!"
Hikari's partner Angewomon boosts the strength of her team, while weakening the zombies. The sparkling lights from the Saint Air technique affect the zombies like extremely corrosive acid rain, while TK moves at several times his normal speed.
Takeru slices a hundred zombies in less than five seconds. As the pieces fall, many of them ignite into white flames and burn to ash before they can hit the ground."Heaven's Knuckle!""Holy Arrow!"
Angewomon's glowing arrow and the sacred energy blast from Angemon's fist strikes the remaining pieces and annihilates them. The sacred energy causes them to completely disintegrate and consumes the green energy that fueled the zombies. "KATON: TAIYOKAKEN!
" (Fire Release: Sun Flame Fist!)
Masaru delivers a punch covered in flames that releases an explosion on impact. The blast not only incinerates the zombie it strikes, but the wave of flame destroys thirty of its comrades. Masaru then brings his glowing fist to his Digivice causing his partner Agumon to once more become GeoGreymon. GeoGreymon then releases a torrent of flames from his mouth destroying another fifty zombies.
Ryou doesn't even have a chance to attack since his partner Cyberdramon attacks like a savage animal. The badass Digimon tears the zombies apart and blasts any piece that still moves into its molecules.
Inuyasha's wind scar shreds another group, Sango's Hiraikotsu tears apart another group, and Kagome's sacred arrows cause the zombies to explode into dust.
Gaara looks at the chaos without emotion. He doesn't react to one zombie armed with an ax, as his sand wraps around the undead creature and spins. The grinding sand removes every trace of flesh and lets the polished bones fall to the ground. Gaara continues to stare, then says one word.
Gaara gathers his chakra and releases his technique."Ryuusa Bakuryuu!"
(Quicksand Waterfall Current!)
Inuyasha's group, the new generation, the ninjas, and the Digimon all watch as a large tidal wave sized amount of sand rises from the ground and covers the remaining zombie army and the surrounding area. "Sabaku Taisou!"
(Desert Imperial Funeral)
Gaara then places his hands down to the ground and causes the sand to constrict and harden; thereby crushing everything it is covering. Every single zombie is crushed, their rotting flesh reduced to pulp and their bones crushed to powder. As they are destroyed, sparkling green lights rise from the sand and vanish into the air.
"Woah," says Miroku
"You said it," says Sango in a stunned voice. "Take your hand off my ass."
"OK," says Miroku, too stunned to make up an excuse.
The feral monster Bao Duc leaps from the trees and runs towards Gaara's back. It leaps at Gaara with its fangs dripping foam and its claws ready to tear flesh. Gaara could stop the insane creature, but he's tired from the last technique and he doesn't need to."RASENGAN!"
He has a friend to watch his back.
Naruto's spiral sphere strikes Bao in the chest, grinding the skin and the stone talisman before sending the youkai spiraling through the air. He smashes through three sand-damaged trees, before making an impression in a large boulder
As he strikes the rock, the talisman explodes into fragments and green mist-like energy erupts from the wound. The bull horns break off, the long fangs shatter like porcelain, the muscles deflate like balloons, and the black fur turns orange as Bao Duc rapidly shrinks. He doesn't revert to his bishonen human form but continues to shrink until he's a tiny cat youkai with striped orange fur and a single bushy tail. He's looks small enough to be the sealed version of Kilala's little brother and has two big confused eyes.
Gaara walks over, kneels down, and picks up the tiny youkai in his palm.
"We need to talk, gaki."
Tama's Next Village
Three Hours Later
"Are you sure you’re going the right way?"
"You said that two and half hours ago."
Inuyasha’s group, the various ninja teams, and the younger generation are following Bao's directions. It's difficult since in his true youkai form, Bao can only make cat-like noises, but Shippo has managed to translate. The kitsune kit found a magic jewel a few years ago and accidently triggered it, allowing him to speak to Kilala. The Vietnamese cat youkai speaks a slighly different dialect, but Shippo has managed.
Inuyasha sniffs the air and runs to the top of the hill with the others following. They can see smoke rising from behind the hill.
"Inuyasha." says Kagome
"I smell cat youkai, corpses, graveyard soil, and fire." explains Inuyasha.
The smell is explained when they reach the top of the hill. There is a village with many burning houses and screaming villagers running from another army of undead. Unlike the previous group, these creatures look far more powerful. Some are corpses made of stone the color of ash and wield swords made of the same hardened stone, others are skeletons with their joints connected by black filaments carrying real nihonto (Japanese swords) and Yari (spears). Some of them are even wearing the remains of samurai armor. There are even skulls with long hair and glowing eyes flying around.
Inuyasha draws his Tetsusaiga and is about to attack, when there are three explosions.
Sagittarius the Archer, Capricorn the Goat-Fish, and Scorpio the Scorpion have arrived.
"More of those guys." says Inuyasha gripping his sword.
"We can't run from this trouble. Let's get ready to go, let's get ready to rubble." says Kirabi appearing next to Inuyasha with Yugito Nii and their partners Taurus and Leonamon.
"Where did all of you come from!?"
"We had a mission to deliver, a package to the village near the river. We came and found the village dead, filled with corpses and rivers of red. We followed the trail of bloodshed and we found more of the walking dead. Now we stand next you and we all know what to do. These undead must meet their fate, it's time for us to annihilate."
Inuyasha may not like the rhyming, especially when it only rhymes in English, but he does like Kirabi's general idea.
"Remember, those Zodiac freaks are immune to most attacks. So only those with Hybrid Digimon can attack them." says Izumi, "That means Scourge, Yugito, Kirabi, Gaara, Naruto, and the kids."
"We are not kids!" yells Inuken
The group charges and the battle begins."WIND SCAR!"
Inuyasha brings his sword down and releases a destructive wave of energy. Two dozen skeletons and four dozen ash statues are shattered into tiny fragments. In the fierce winds, the fragments dissolve into gray ash and bone powder and are blown away.
A statue is about to kill a mother and her child, but Kagome releases a sacred arrow. The glowing arrow pierces the statue's stone chest, then the entire creature explodes into a cloud of fine ash. The arrow continues its flight destroying another living statue, before stopping in the third statue which shatters into small fragments instead of exploding into its most basic components.
A group of skeletons with samurai swords scream and rush up the hill towards Kagome, but the experienced adventurer fires another arrow into the ground in front of the mass of bones. The explosion of sacred energy causes all of the connections to break and causes the pile bones to tumble down the hill. "HIRAIKOTSU!"
Sango's demon bone boomerang shatters fifty statues and twenty skeletons in minutes. The special ability of the weapon is absorbing youki so even if the damage is minor, the undead are still destroyed. Without Tama's yojutsu (demon magic) to fuel them they revert to bone and ash, which crumble after their long exposure to corrosive youki.
Miroku's sutras stop the movements of the statues and skeletons they strike. With his opponent's paralyzed, it's easy for Miroku to shatter them with his Shakujo (ringed staff) or allow the others to finish them off. He has a more difficult time than his wife since the undead attack in groups and destroying the heads doesn't destroy the undead. There are still stone and bone arms crawling across the field searching for prey.
Kilala in her huge fiery saber-toothed cat form leaps on the various undead, smashing them to pieces. She hops from target to target like it’s a giant board game and soon a hundred undead are piles of dust.
Angel punches and kicks any undead that gets too close to him, smashing them to pieces with chakra-enhanced blows. He then throws a group of kunai at the living statues. The heavy daggers pierce the chests of the ash stone warriors but don't do much damage. Angel then does several hand signs and releases a powerful lightning technique."RAITON: RAIKA KUNAI!"
(Lightning Release: Lightning Flash Kunai!)
Lightning descends from the smoke-darkened sky and strikes the kunai embedded in the statues. For a fraction of a second the metal glows red-white, then they explode taking the statues and their comrades with them in thunderous explosions. "DIVINE FEAT!"
Gabriel's spear of light strikes the ground in the center of a mass of statues and skeletons. A shock wave of white fire explodes from the spear and the undead explode into fine powder which is blow in all directions. "KAITEN!"
A huge group of skeletons try to dog-pile Hinata, but the she spins and creates a dome of chakra that sends the bone warriors flying. As she stops the Kaiten, the remaining skeletons attack, only to receive another Juken attack"SHUGUHAKKE ROKUJUYON SHO!"
(Protection of the Eight Trigrams Sixty-Four Palms!)
Hinata emits streams of chakra from her palms, creating extremely sharp chakra blades. With her natural flexibility, Hinata can reach any point around her, allowing her to hit any target within her field of vision. In seconds, her chakra blades cut bones cleanly and sever the energy filaments holding the joints together."Hakke Tekkou Kuushou!"
(Eight Divination Signs Iron and Steel Air Palm)
Hinata then turns and thrusts her hand at a massive living statue. The statue is a samurai warrior over seven feet tall with a muscular build and holding a huge sword. He also now has a comical shocked look on his stone face from the hand-shaped hole going through the entire body and the house behind him. The look doesn't last as the head breaks off and the body cracks, breaking in half and shattering into a thousand fragments that soon dissolve into ash and dust. "Gatsuga!"
(Double Piercing Fang!)
Kiba and Akamaru spin, becoming drills that pierce a hundred skeletons and statues and shatter them into clouds of dust and ash.
Team Asuma's Shino Aburame has the most trouble with his opponents. His clan techniques involve using Kikaichu (destruction bugs) to drain an enemy’s energy, but the necromantic energy in the skeletons and statues is too toxic even for his youkai-enhanced colony. He's forced to use his taijutsu and earth techniques to bury and crush his opponents.
Sagittarius the Archer fires arrows that ignite into brilliant flames when released. They become lances of flame that piece people, buildings, and anything else in their path before exploding. Nearly anything they pierce ignites into intense flames. Sagittarius fires an arrow at Spike, only for the former poet to bring his own sword down. The sword slices the attack in half, causing the flames to form a Y shape."DOUBLE IMPACT!"
Spike's partner Blaze then shoots Sagittarius in the back with his shotguns. The Zodiac cries out in pain as the pale skin on his back is burnt away leaving charred back muscles. He turns to face Blaze, only to barely avoid Spike's fiery sword. He leaps over their heads and lands on a hill, then fires four fire arrows at the same time at the former master vampire and Demon Lord Digimon."Hyoton: Hama no Nanaya!"
(Ice Release: Seven Sacred Arrow!)
Drusilla fires seven arrows from a ghostly bow. The blue-white arrows leave trails of ice and mist before they hit the fire arrows. All four of the fire arrows are annihilated with four of the ice arrows, their energies countering and neutralizing each other. This creates an explosion of steam and smoke, but the remaining three ice arrows pierce the cloud and Sagittarius barely avoids them. They still get close enough to cause extreme frost bite and one shoulder is covered in a thin layer of ice.
Suddenly, Sagittarius' entire body freezes with fear as he feels someone on his horse back, then feels two different hands on his shoulders. Lilitha the Lilithmon sits on the centaur's back, undisturbed by the charred bloody mess of his human back. Her human hand caresses him like a lover...
"Don't worry stud, death isn't that bad."
...before the necro-armored one pierces his back and comes out the front. Liltiha laughs as blood comes out of Sagittarius' mouth and laughs louder when she pulls her hand back out causing a spray of crimson. She then has to fly clear, as an aura of heat and youki explodes from the Archer. The spilled blood ignites into crimson flames and his silver grey hair and tail become fluidic fire. His silver eyes also glow with fiery power and rage. "HEAVEN'S KNUCKLE!"
Angemon and Angewomon release their holy energy attacks and a hundred skeletons explode into clouds of bone powder. They then have to avoid spears thrown by ash statues.
Suddenly, Takeru races past the stone soldiers with an insane burst of speed, slicing each and every spear apart with his sword. As the statues turn to face their new opponent, Takeru spins around with a glowing blade. "Zankairisan!"
An arc of energy parallel to the ground shoots towards the group like a tsunami. The wave doesn't stop at the statues, instead it goes through them, slices a burning house, and cuts a hill at the base. The statues don't realize they’re damaged, even being an inch shorter, until they try to move forward and their upper halves slide off their waists and shatter. "FISTS OF THE BEAST!"
Leomon and Juri in her Beast Queen Mimicry form combine their techniques to create a wall of flame with half a dozen lion heads. The wall of fire smashes a hundred undead into rubble, before incinerating a hundred more. At those temperatures, the bones shatter and stone explodes.
Ino uses explosive tags to blast opponents to pieces, while her teacher Asuma slices his opponents apart with his trench knives. Shikamaru uses his shadow to take control of the largest and most powerful statue, then has it destroy the other statues. When it's finished, Shikamaru turns his shadow into tendrils that pierce the massive seven foot statue in half a dozen places, shattering it.
Capricorn the Goat-Fish explodes from the Earth sending huge rocks into the air, before diving back underground sending up an explosion of dust and rubble. It does this several time until Kira and Ushionimon Taurus appear with their blades."CHIMUCHIKEN!"
(Thousand Whip Sword!)
Ushionimon holds his swords with his tentacles and slashes at the opponent. Since the tips of the whip-like tentacles reach supersonic speeds (causing the cracking sound), so do the blades. Each strike is faster than the previous. This creates an illusion of a thousand swords attacking. The blades do minor damage to the thick layer of yellow crystal scales, but the damage done serves its purpose. The Goat-Fish can’t dive back into the earth without tearing its own flesh off.
Kira appears above Capricorn's head with his seven swords held in his joints, then attacks by spinning on multiple axis by expelling chakra through his tenketsu in a pattern. It's a move developed after studying the Hyuuga Kaiten and manages to cut several deep injuries in the shoulders and neck, and succeeds in slicing off one of the goat head's horns."Goukadan!"
(Hellfire Shot)"Ushioni Ensuidan!"
(Ushioni Salt Water Shot)
Leona, the Leoramon, releases a torrent of flames from her roar. The flames burn Capricorn's wounds, before piercing high pressure jets of salt water slice the wounds open again. The pain is immense and Capricorn roars in rage.
Suddenly, Capricorn glows with a golden light and releases a jet of sand from its mouth. A spray of sand so powerful it grinds flesh from bone like a giant sand blaster. The former Jinchuriki and their Digimon partners avoid the spray, but most of the remaining statues and skeletons are blow away and ground down into tiny fragments.
Kakashi's Chidori Nanashi (Thousand Birds Current) combined with his new chakra sword allows him to slice through statue after statue. For a moment he remembers his father, the Legendary White Fang, whose white chakra sword cut through a thousand enemies.
Sai shows some creativity fighting his opponents. He creates a dozen ink snakes that wrap around the ash statues and then summons a couple of ink gorillas to grab the snakes like whips. The gorillas swing the statues around before sending them into their comrades and shattering almost all of them. Those that survive and destroy the gorillas slip and fall on the slippery ink mix.
Sakura's own chakra-boosted fists shatter her opponents into clouds of debris. She hears a scream and sees a child running from a group of statues a distance away. Her solution is to grab an animated ash statue near her and smash it with a palm strike. She then grabs each fragment and throws it at high speed at the child's attackers. The pieces of stone hit them hard enough to shatter them into fragments allowing the little girl to escape into her mother's arms.
Sakura is glad Angel and Spike argued about baseball and cricket, otherwise she would never have developed her pitch."NO UNDEAD CAN STAND THE FIRE OF YOUTH! LEAF CYCLONE!!"
Mighty Gai and Rock Lee smash the army of undead with powerful punches and kicks, sending bones and ash stone flying in all directions.BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!BOOM!
Tenten uses explosive notes and her arsenal of weapons to blast the statues and skeletons into clouds of dust and ash. Normally, she wouldn't use explosive notes because they destroy her weapons and her team becomes nervous when she gets excited, but these weapons are junk that would have been discarded or recycled into new weapons. "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"
They could’ve done without the maniacal laughter.
Neji Hyuuga knows that this land has gone through many wars and that they are currently in what Kagome calls the Senjoku Jidai (Warring States Period). This creates a very large number of corpses from battles, bandits, disease, famine, and youkai that feed on human corpses. What the Hyuuga prodigy wants to know is how the necromancer can control so many at the same time and at such an immense range. Neji uses two juken strikes to shatter two skeletons in samurai armor, armor he recognizes. One is from Northern Japan and the other is from Southern Japan.
Kairi gets into a tai chi-like stance and begins to moves her arms. She causes water to flow beneath the feet of the undead attacking her, then uses sprays of water to knock them off their feet. She forms the water into pillars that shoot the undead into the air, then disperses the pillars of water causing the undead to smash into the ground.
One massive ash statue tries to grab her, but she places her hand on its chest summoning the water through it. A jet of water pierces the stone to reach her hand and a whip of her hand causes the stream to rip the statue to pieces."Kitsune Bi!"
A scream comes from Scorpio's human face as Gohan, former Kyubi and Bijuu/Digimon Hybrid Hulimon covers it in flames. The mystical flames cause no physical damage, but Scorpio feels like a baby scorpion thrown into a camp fire."Futon: Kaze no Yaiba!"
(Wind Release: Sword of Wind!)
His pain becomes real when Naruto's blade of elemental wind slices off one of his claws. The illusion flames fade leaving a screaming Scorpio with a bleeding stump. The blood and fluids released from the injury are extremely corrosive and cause the ground to emit thick acrid smoke.
Scorpio's stinger moves faster than sound towards Naruto's chest, but is blocked by a wall of sand."Reppudan!"
Shukaku the Tanukimon releases a destructive ball of pressurized wind at high speed from its mouth. The air is mixed with Scorpio's own miasma, so not only does the ball nearly break the tail, it also covers it in acid burns.
Gaara’s sand explodes from the ground under Scorpion forming eight geysers of sand before they cross the giant scorpion to form a web. The web thickens until Scorpio the Scorpion is covered in sand and forced to the ground.
Gaara compresses the sand and is about to Desert Graveyard the scorpion's exoskeletal ass, when there's a surge of power. A misty blue aura sprays from cracks in the sand before the entire sand cocoon explodes off from the pressure.
"I like fighting as much as the next guy." says Masaru, punching the head off a skeleton.
"As much?" interrupts Ryou, punching the head off another skeleton.
"OK. More than the average guy." says Masaru, punching the head off a third skeleton, "But this is ridiculous. Digivolve!"
Masaru's glowing fist collides with his Digivice. Agumon digivolves to giant dinosaur GeoGreymon, who then digivolves to the cybernetic heavily-armed dinosaur RizeGreymon"Rising Destroyer!"
The new Perfect-level Digimon fires a barrage of beams from the six guns on his wings and the two on his chest. Beams that blast, incinerate, and disintegrate the undead creatures below.
Yamato, Mimi, and Izzy with their Digimon Garurumon, Tokemon, and Kabuterimon watch with glee as the last of the undead are annihilated. They just fought the remaining zombies and they’re still disgusted by the smell of burnt rotting flesh. Only Yamato escaped the smell and he nearly has chakra exhaustion and frost bite from over using his techniques.
Sagittarius the Archer releases a thousand arrows of flame that set the area ablaze. He also fires more arrows which becomes lances of flame with ten times the power. Sagittarius stares into the inferno and then takes a frightened step back.
Spike walks from the flames smoking a cigarette with Blaze flexing his claws. Spike tosses his cigarette away and before it can land does several hand seals."KATON..."
(Fire Release :..)"DOUBLE IMPACT!"
Spike brings his sword down covered in flames and an arc of fire explodes from the blade. At the same time, Blaze fires his shotguns. Sagittarius the Archer tries to block the sword attack, and succeeds at the cost of his bow. The two shotgun blasts strike his shoulders, burning off the skin and layers of muscle. "HYOUTON: HAMA NO YA!"
Drusilla's ice arrow strikes Sagittarius’ rear, covering half his equine part in ice and extinguishing the tail. Lilitha attacks the front since the centaur's arms are disabled. The toxic mist burns his skin before the nails themselves pierce the regenerating stomach wound."GRAND HOWL!"
Inuken and Midori glow with a faint aura. Inuken's partner Akitamon and Midori Garyuumon glow with a much stronger aura, before they release their attacks. Garyuumon releases a blast of energy and wind from its mouth which swirls around and combines with Akitamon's own blast of wind and energy. Akitamon's pulverizing blast becomes piercing and Garyuu's slicing winds become stronger. The drill of wind and energy pierces Sagittarius below the waist and tears completely through the horse portion, destroying flesh, bone, and the spine.
Sagittarius roars in pain before the wind and energy rip him to pieces.
Capricorn the Goat-Fish fires a massive sand blast into the air that splits into a dozen. Each of the thin streams pierces the ground and then moves like a dozen sand twisters, tearing trenches in the earth. Yugito and Leona are sent flying when the earth beneath them shatters. They both manage to destroy several building-sized boulders, but they still receive minor injuries.
"It's a nice show for me, but you won't go free." says Kirabi, "My blades are fast and are the key. I float like a butterfly and sting like a killer bee!"
He avoids the sand twists and delivers a series of cuts to the underside. The chakra blade slices through the weaker belly scales and nearly disembowels the Goat-Fish. The creature stops its attack as pain fills its body."CHIMUCHIKEN!"
(Thousand Whip Sword!)
Capricorn the Goat-Fish chokes a scream as Taurus the Ushionimon covers his goat body in cuts, including one to the throat. The stubborn monster's blood soon soaks the fur and drips to the ground, but it refuses to stop attacking. It opens its mouth wide, despite the flowing blood, and a ball of golden-white energy begins to form in front of the blood-stained teeth."AOMUCHI!"
Shinju's partner Rademon appears like an iridescent statue of a child dancer. As she spins, blue water shoots from her fingers forming glowing whips that wrap around the Goat-Fish and bind him. The tendrils are thin, but stronger than a silk rope a hundred times their thickness. The stubborn and pain-maddened Capricorn still struggles and continues to form the golden energy ball
The energy ball is almost complete, when Mashira throws two kunai into the Goat-Fish's eyes and her partner Ginzarumon releases his own attack."Bakuhadodan!"
(Explosive Surge Bullet):
The ball of golden energy from Ginzarumon collides with Capricorn's incomplete energy sphere. The spheres merge together, contract, then explode into a torrent of destructive white and gold energies. The Goat-Fish first loses his fur, horn, and skin, then his muscle and bone. When the flare ends, Capricorn is missing a head and the remainder of his body begins to glow. The entire body hardens in front of the eyes of heroes, turning into a glowing crystalline substance before exploding into a billion fragments and a golden energy shock wave. "FUTON: ODAMA RASENGAN!"
(Wind Release: Great Ball Spiral Sphere!)
Scorpio the Scorpion's tail, boosted by his surging power, collides with Naruto's giant Rasengan. The youkai's tail struggles to pierce the winds to reach its living target, but the winds prove stronger. Slowly, cracks form in the exoskeleton, then the entire stinger shatters and the tissue is ground into a pulp. Naruto continues forward, destroying most of the tail before landing behind Scorpio. Scorpio turns to continue to attack, when Gohan lands on his back and drives his sword through the human mask.
A massive amount of destructive energy shoots straight through the giant scorpion creating a large hole in its body before going deep into the earth. The ground rumbles as a circle of light spreads from the pillar. Then the circle explodes into a sphere of destruction that consumes the Scorpion as Gohan leaps clear. He floats in the air as the abnormal explosion runs out of energy.
Suddenly, Scorpio leaps from the sphere of fire, its entire black body smoking and burning in some places. Scorpio’s body is also covered in cracks and the hole in its body is over a meter wide. "SABAKU SORASENBON!"
(Desert Sky Needle!)
Sand explodes from the ground at Gaara's command and goes straight through the hole in Scorpio's body like thread through the eye of a needle. This stops Scorpion's attack less than a meter from Gohan. The sand hardens into a sharp tower of sandstone with the scorpion impaled like a trophy.
Gohan nods his thanks to Gaara."RAIUN!"
Shiunmon generates black clouds around its body that fire bolts of lightning at the immobile Zodiac monster. The intense electrical energy superheats the remaining water in the scorpion's body flashing it to steam. The broken parts burst as the flesh explodes. Those parts still sealed by the exoskeleton build up pressure until they detonate like bombs. The entire scorpion explodes destroying the top of the tower.
"Hey! Watch it!" says Gohan, using his youki to clean off the dissolving scorpion puree.
"You'll survive." says Shiunmon, as the white feathered bird of darkness flies around the tower. "I couldn't let you guys have all the fun."
The nearby Forest
Necromancer Tama rises from the dirt. The dirt circle is filled with steaming water and the collection of bones inside has crumbled to dust. The candles are now pools of dissolving wax, but it has all served their purpose.
Necromancer Tama holds up her talismans. The Rat, the Ox, and the Pig are all glowing with a dark purple aura that flows like water. The Ox is also glowing with a brilliant golden light. She closes her hand and the glow fades.
Tama laughs and generates an aura of mystical green flames. The flames form a sphere and become opaque before shrinking into a tiny ball of emerald flame. The sphere shoots into the sky like an inverted comet, faster than the heroes can follow.
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Group 1 (Inuyasha-tachi Era)
Team Scourge - Angel/Spike/Drusilla
Team Kakashi - Naruto/Sakura/Sai - Kakashi
Team Light - Hikari/Takeru/Juri
Group 2 (The Future/After the End)
Jinchuriki - Kira Hachi / Yugito Nii
Team Reptile - Masaru/Ryou
Group 3 (The Past/Inu Taisho)
Team Suna - Gaara/Temari/Kankuro
Team Tamer - Takato/Jenrya/Ruki
Other - Tsunade/Jiraiya/Anko
Group 4 (Inuyasha-tachi)
Team Kurenai - Hinata/Shino/Kiba - Kurenai
Team Asuma - Ino/Shikamaru/Chouji - Asuma
Team Adventure - Yamato/Mimi/Izzy
Team Gai - Rock Lee/Tenten/Neji Hyuuga - Gai
Inuyasha, Kagome, Shippo, Miroku, Sango, and Kilala
New Generation Inu-Tachi
Inuken/Akitamon, Midori/Garyuumon, Shinju/Rademon, Mashira/Ginzarumon, Hitomi/Shiunmon, Miyatsu/TenKishimon, Akane/KuroKishimon, and Menou/KonKishimon
The First IY ARC
Inuyasha is Starter Group and The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass.
Two of the groups meet the Inuyasha-tachi Starter Group - Inuyasha, Kagome, Shippo, Miroku, Sango, and Kilala - before and during the events of Movie 2. The other two groups are displaced in time.
The Second IY ARC
After The Ending and The Past
It's After the Ending. Naraku and the Shikon no Tama are gone for good. Wished away preventing Kagome and Naraku from becoming the Shikon no Tama like miko Midoriko and the youkai Magatsuhi. Years later, Miroku and Sango have a few kids together. Kagome has finished high school and returns to the past for the last time. She married Inuyasha in a Happy Ending!
A new threat appears with connection to the distant past and the return of the other groups.
It shows what happened to Teams Suna, Tamer, Anko, and the Sennin in the past during Inu no Taishou's time using flashbacks.
The Scourge, Shinobi and Digidestined will be encountering many youkai opponents.
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Add a couple youkai to your Reviews.
Spike gets into a drunken fight with a monkey demon.
The monkey has dark green fur, red eyes, and long fangs.
He wears gold/brown armor and carries a curved sword
Information taken from tvtropesDOTorg under Obake
Obake is the general term used for Japanese monsters and demons (also known as Yokai), also sometimes applied to Japanese ghosts (Yuurei). Naturally, these creatures are mentioned or appear quite often in Anime. Commonly referenced Obake include:
Henge, magical animals with Shape Shifting powers and human intelligence. Often assume human form and get into all kinds of mischief. The two most famous Henge are probably Kitsune (foxes) and Tanuki (raccoon-dogs).
Oni, muscular, mountain-dwelling humanoids who can be depicted as either good or bad. Almost always translated into English as "demons" or "ogres", although they are not always evil.
Tsukumogami, inanimate objects that come to life after a hundred years. These can range from weapons to clothes to umbrellas (Karakasa).
Nurikabe, a monster that takes the form of an animate section of wall. It has the power to turn invisible, and likes to use this power to impede travelers.
Kamaitachi, weasel-like creatures that attack in trios: the first one knocks down a traveler with a gust of wind, the second cuts the traveler with its sickle-like claws, and the third applies an ointment that stops the bleeding, leaving the victim with a bloodless but inexplicably large and painful wound.
Kappa, water spirits who hold water in a reservoir on top of their heads. Kappas are fond of eating cucumber, hence cucumber rolls being called "Kappamaki".
Tengu are winged creatures. Long-nosed Tengu are red-skinned and humanoid, Karasu Tengu are anthropomorphic crows.
Rokurokubi are human by day but have extremely elastic necks during the night. Nukekubi can detach their heads from their necks and float away in search of human flesh.
The baku is a relatively benign example, being a tapir-like monster that eats bad dreams.
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