The sudden strange feeling made Tsukuyomi frown. Immediately after, she found her uneasy state toward the leisure Shuten-douji ridiculous. She was one of the Three Deities and possessed the world power of the Yan Wuyue world.
Most probably, the uneasy feelings come from the invading demons that the Father God and Mother God mentioned. The passage into Nightland was opened. Tsuyokimi felt nothing odd since his senses of this world sharpened after having truly descended into this world.
After thinking about it, Tsukuyomi was relieved.
He straightened his body, then waved his hand and patted the shoulder of a concubine who was nestling on his body. He signaled her to sit behind him obediently.
Although he did not bat an eye on the greater demon beasts like Shuten-douji, he had to show his majesty as one of the Three Deities.
A splendid demon beast qi approached the chariot at this time. Tsukuyomi nodded. It was no wonder that Shuten-douji would not fall under Three Deities. He was capable in a way, but he still had his limit.
The demon beast at this level might be able to stir up turmoil in this level. However, the demon beast could only bow his head in front of Three Deities. Not every greater demon beast could reach the level of Orochi – the legendary snake of destruction that brought disasters.
Besides, Susanno sealed the scourge at that time in the divine weapon, the ten-span sword.
At this time, a solemn voice came from the chariot, “Are you Shuten? Why are you seeking an audience from me?”
Shuten-douji, who was outside the chariot, lowered his posture and said respectfully, “Greetings to Deity Tsukuyomi! Shuten has been living in the nearby land. Today, I saw the gate of Nightland opened. Where is the deity’s expedition going?”
This question was pretty standard. After all, looking at Tsukuyomi’s formation, 70% of Nightland’s combat power was dispatched. As for the rest, Nightland needed the manpower to defend the land. Otherwise, it would be pretty bad for his home base to be stuck in chaos after the battle.
It was still inappropriate, albeit the question being flawless.
Tsukuyomi said calmly, “Shuten-douji, do I need your approval to do what I want? On the contrary, you are the one who stopped the chariot. Are you aware of your sin?!”
Tsukuyomi did not intend to waste time on Shuten-douji, so he looked for a reason to capture the demon beast. If the demon beast obeyed, then it would become his subordinate. He would slay the demon beast if it resisted. Could this demon beast stir up trouble in front of his chariot?
“Deity Lord, please forgive me.” Shuten-douji raised his head, “Shuten came here this time to offer himself into the deity’s command. I have no bad intentions!”
“Oh?” Tsukuyomi was puzzled right away. This demon beast has always been disobedient. It’s abnormal for him wanting to take refuge.
Shuten-douji sighed at this time and said, “Shuten struggled with a demon beast and fell into a disadvantage. Of course, the opposing party lost too. But, the humans’ samurai and onmyoji came to hunt me when I was injured. After a series of battles, Shuten was unable to recover from his injuries. If it continues like this, it won’t be nice. Besides, my enemy is still peeping in secret. Shuten is at a dead end. I happened to meet the Deity Lord in an expedition today, only to understand the majesty of Three Deities! Under the authority of the Deity Lord, how dare my opponent provokes me!?”
“It’s a fair compliment.” Tsukuyomi smiled lightly and did not doubt the words much.
After all, Shuten, who had not sided with any party, was a lone wolf. He had to rely on his efforts. Shuten could have outstanding combat strength, but he would lose in the face of multiple enemies.
Shuten only had two options: to fight to the death or to give up his arrogance and serve as a subordinate. Shuten had chosen the latter option.
“Deity Lord, please allow me to take refuge under your name!” Shuten-douji bowed his head.
Tsukuyomi said calmly, “Give me your true name, and you will fall under my sovereign. I will bestow you the position of Divine General!”
Shuten’s voice seemed a little unnatural this time. Tsukuyomi did not care either. If someone grasped the demon beast’s true name, it would be equal to his life and death in the hands of another being. By then, it would be truly impossible for him to betray. Shuten’s hesitation was naturally reasonable. But since he chose to come here, his trip would be futile if he was not ready to do so.
“I don’t plan to waste my time with you.” Tsukuyomi snorted coldly, “If you don’t want to, get out of my sight immediately!”
“Shuten is willing!” Shuten-douji sighed gloomily. His eyes were filled with hints of unwillingness. However, he spat out a small ball of light from his mouth.
Though the folks called it the true name, it was part of the demon beast’s spirit.
The ball of light drifted slowly in front of the chariot. The demon beasts who carried the chariot could reach it easily, but no demon beast dared to take it without authorization. Just like Shuten-douji, the demon beasts here had declared their loyalty. Tsukuyomi had grasped all their true names.
They looked at Shuten-douji, having nowhere to go but to surrender; they could not help sighing inwardly, sympathizing on their same kin.
Tsukuyomi stretched out his hand at this moment, held the true name directly in his hand, and said calmly, “Shuten-douji, follow next to my chariot. You will participate in this expedition too! Time to move!”
“Deity Lord, I wonder what your goal is. Are you going to war with any of the Three Deities?” Shuten-douji asked curiously at this time.
“When the time comes, you will know it naturally.” Tsukuyomi said calmly, “As long as you fight well in my name, I will not mistreat you.”
“Yes…” Shuten-douji stopped talking, quietly following behind the chariot.
Tsukuyomi no longer paid attention to such a demon beast who had surrendered his true name. In the chariot, Tsukuyomi kneaded the demon beast’s true name on his hand, then chuckled. He opened his mouth directly and swallowed the soul ball containing Shuten-douji’s true name.
At the moment Tsukuyomi swallowed this true name soul ball, Shuten-douji, who lowered his eyebrows and bowed his head after the chariot, smiled strangely.
The mighty Nightland army set out again, setting off a considerable momentum in its vicinity. Compared with the so-called Night Parade of Hundred Demons , the latter was minute like the fireflies’ glimmer.
The human kingdoms the formation passed through were deeply in shock. They did not know what the Almighty Deity wanted to do.
Chizuko Nagato’s place was the old house of the Nagato family, but Saburo Nagato and Shinji Nagato moved to the new house.
Chizuko Nagato was still young and needed care. Axiu, who had been taking care of her, was under family punishment due to improper care. Another maid looked after her temporarily.
This maid originally served the Nagato family’s third daughter, and the treatment there was naturally much better. She was displeased with the immediate transfer.
Of course, it was not because of the earning problem, but because the yard where Chizuko Nagato lived was where Saburo Nagato’s wife used to live. Haru Narukami died of illness in this place. The Nagato family’s subordinates naturally averted this place. Besides, Chizuko Nagato in the Nagato family was not quite welcome. Naturally, no subordinates were willing to take care of her. Saburo Nagato was malicious to those who treated Chizuko Nagato well.
After all, it was not Master Saburo’s child, but the child between Master Nagato and Mrs. Narukami. It was a public secret of the Nagato family, but no one dared to talk about it in person.
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