Title: Chapter 84 The Sanely Mad
N: <big>Yazen!!</big> ...and Kuzunoha. Why are you here!?
Y: Hm? You're... The little water god who was with Senya?
Y: How did you get like that?
Y: What did you mean by Senya not being able to beat Banshouou nau!?
Y: Hmm... Hang on a bit. Oy! Don't you think it's about time you let me down?
O: ...if you try to make a run for it I'll break those legs of yours for you.
Y: My, you're scary.
Y: Come on now. The mountain god has me sealed you know.
Y: I couldn't run away even if I wanted to.
Y: Phew. Good grief.
O<Mutter>: Looking around
K: Being carried around all the way here was quite an ordeal in itself.
O: ...mm Inga... base is over there huh...
Note: Has good eyes
T: Nau. Could this Yazen-san be that friend of Kokugetsusai-sama...
T: The one who suggested the gourd?
N: That's right nau.
Y: Now then. The reason Senya can't match up to Banshouou. It's plain simple.
Y: Banshouou is just stronger than him.
O: ...Any way to bring him down?
Y: I'm not saying there isn't but... Do you really want to? Bring him down I mean.
T: Huh? What do you mean...?
Y: Without Banshouou's help you'd have no way to break through Jinka's barrier obviously.
Y: The island in the Thousand Tailed Fox's barrier...
I: It's been quite some time Jinun-dono.
J: ...is that you Inga.
I: Ouhou! Come down here!
D: Mm. Yazen... and who is that girl besides him? ...a fox?
O: Coming now.
Y: Again with this?
N: Wait! We still have more to talk about...
O: Then come down together with us.
Y: There is a way to defeat Banshouou
Y: Just one
Y: You have to disperse him.
Y: He is a cloud after all and clouds scatter and disappear.
T: Ummmm... What are you trying to say?
I: I see. I figured as much.
I: But that's going to be impossible with our soldier priests spent as they are...
Y: Good ol' Inga. Knew you'd catch my drift.
D: You don't get it either so don't go acting like you do.
D<Mutter>: You were just nodding along
Y: I'll break it down then
Y<Mutter>: To think so many of them wouldn't get it
Y: Let's say Banshouou's current power comes up to 100 units. The way he is now, that makes him too strong to win against.
Y: But that guy's a cloud.
Y: That means we can break him up into pieces and divide him up.
Y: When we do his power also divides with him.
Y<mutter>: 50, 10 and so on
T: So you're saying to split him up and make him smaller and weaker.
I: Yeah. The idea is to surround him with great numbers and attack him from all sides.
I: And make him deal with all those people... but
I: We don't have enough manpower to fight. It's impossible.
Y: I did see a huge group of demons dozing off in the forest on the way here though...
Y<Mutter>: Now that I think about it
T: Nau! Do you know where that is?
Y: Does that mean you're okay with it?
Y: Even if you do take down Banshouou
Y: What are you going to about the Thousand Tailed Fox's island barrier?
T: I don't know but I can't just wait around for Senya to get killed the way it's going either!!
N: Let's go!!
I: It's no good.
I: I don't see any reason why they would fight against Banshouou for us...
K: Indeed, we demons generally only do whatever pleases us, don't we.
J: ...by the way, who is that fox exactly?
Y: Hm? My lady.
K: Yazen-sama! Oh you!
D: Meredy? Is she a foreigner?
I: A lot has happened in the time you've been gone Jinun-dono. Long story short, Yazen was being confined by the Mountain God so we had to send Ouhou to go and get him...
J: ......!! ...!?
I: It'll take a long time to explain everything but Yazen-dono's committed a great many offences and... ...what are you so surprised for?
Y: I went out of my way to make sure nobody would catch on too. And then Jinka had to go and mess it all up...
K: It was quite an ordeal.
K<Mutter>: That time I mean
D<Small text> Hoo
D: A foreigner fox. That's pretty rare.
Senya: Haah Haah
M: Shit! Does he ever run out of juice...!?
Y: Oh would you look at that. They're being pushed back. Actually what's with Senya's fake Thousand Armed Kannon look?
Y: Sure it looks great but he's barely even transformed his spirit energy...?
Y: He can go much farther than that... so far he won't be able to come back...
Y: Does he still harbor some lingering sentiments...?
D: How does that black dragon look to you to Yazen?
D: He's my disciple you see.
Y: ...that one's pretty damn amazing.
Y: The force behind that spiritual energy isn't anything commonplace. As honed as it is, it's still got quite the intensity to match it.
Y: I dunno if it's because he's lost himself in this battle or what, but right now he's still probably quite a ways stronger than Senya in that half-assed state of his.
D: Hmhmph. You hear that Jinun? He says my disciple's awesome.
H: Hmm... But he says Senya can still get even stronger.
Y: The awesome one here is you Douren. Just what the heck kind of life have you been living to pick up a dragon for a disciple.
D: Beats me. He just kinda came to me.
I: Now then...
I: What should we do...
S: What a demon... Banshouou...
S: No openings... No signs of getting weaker...
S: If this keeps up I won't be able to use Spiritual Interference on him...
S: If I could just get a chance to use Spiritual Interference on him...
S: The Sky..!!
B: Fho Fho Fhoo
B: Too bad. I am not being controlled.
B: I had tired of the sky so I played "pretend" and acted like I was being manipulated.
B: Boys! Let me have my fun for a little longer.
B: The same as that day.
B: Or have the festivities come to close?
S: ... The festivities are over.
S: There is no reason for us to fight you.
I: ...I knew it!
I: When you think about it, Banshouou's movements have been unnatural from the start!!
I: He was never under their control!! Banshouou is of sane mind!!
VA: Impossible!! I know we took hold of his heart back then!!
B: Fhofhofho... It's true that it was taken
B: But the heart of the cloud is a heart of wind and water. It is not a thing that anyone can continue to hold in place for as long as they like.
B: Residing in the sky, enveloping all from high above
B: I am Lord of the skyscape
B: So hence I am King of All Nature, Banshouou
O: He spoke... But if he's not being manipulated then...
O: This battle has come to its end...?
I: ...don't be daft.
S: This it it.
S: We won't stave off your boredom with you any longer.
M: Stop fucking around!!
M: We ain't done until we settle this once and for all!
B: Fhofhofho.... Exactly
B: Come along Senya
B: If you do not defeat me
B: Then this country may just end up washed clean of all the people living in it.
S: Like hell
S: You could do
B: It is but a matter of time
B: It would make a fine pastime for me.
B: Were you two not the ones who taught me so?
B: That which you call "Fun"
B: I was once but the most undesiring demon in this world
B: But then I came to learn it. The exhilaration of the fight.
B: Take responsibility for it.
B: Mudo. Senya.
B: Take responsibility for that day.
B: I do this in thanks as awell. For the tribe of the void people who have brought me along for these festivities.
B: If you don't want to end up in their clutches then oppose me with all your might, Senya.
VM: ...well... this is fine result-wise is it not?
VA: But when Banshouou said he'll give us Senya, he meant we'll get him alive.
VW: ...That's when we will be the ones to face off against Senya...
O: ...so the situation hasn't changed one bit in the end huh...
I: Guess he's not one to go down quietly.
I: Damnit... what can we do...?
J: I have a favor to ask.
D: So do I
O: ? Juinu-dopno. Douren-dono. What do you...
Y: Leave it to me.
K: My oh my. You would answer immediately without asking them what it's for?
I: It's obvious... what those two would desire at a time like this...!
Sh: Only those actually fit to fight join in!! You absolutely cannot push yourselves too far!!
Demon: You can count on us boss Kazamatsuri!!
Demon: Let's do this!!
H: You seem to be the one who's pushing it the most though.
Sh: Fall back as soon as it gets dangerous, okay!?
Demon: Sure, but owe you for saving us! We gotta fight at least a little bit!
Denon: We'll do it if it's for the man who came to understand the hearts of demons!!
T: Senya... I'm coming for you.
N: Coming nau
Ta: I'll definitely get you to break apart Jinka's barrier for me...!!
Set: Senya~ Wait for me okay~
I: Inconceivable!! This many demons!
I: For them all to obey in their sane states...
B: Fhofho... It's a festival
B: What joy!!
I: !! I see... The man from that time...
I: He's the one they've been talking about these past few years...
I: "The man who sits with the darkness"
I: He's Kazamatsuri Shinsuke!!
Y: Oy! Water god!! Go bring Senya here!!
N: Yazen!? Just what are you...
Y: What? It's just some old folks
Y: Who want to pass on a few things to be remembered by.