We awoke in a darkened dungeon to find ourselves chained to the walls. I noticed Okabe among us chained prisoners. Nakano tried to teleport himself outside of his bonds but his ability did not seem to work as it shoud have. We then noticed spear wounds in all of our sides. I tried to disappear but could only become hazy and quiet rather than invisible and silent. Kyosado tried to melt his bonds but could not muster the heat or power to manage.
A door opens at the far end of the dungeon and a sillouhette stood in the frame. Imagawa strolled into the dungeon and walked past all of us. I spat at him as he passed but he cared not. Imagawa walked to Okabe and awoke him. Imagawa spoke to Okabe and offered him an audience and presumably a chance to join the ranks of the Red Daimyo. Of course, Okabe would have nothing to do with his traitorous lord. I knew Okabe was an honorable man.
This displeased Imagawa. Our former employer stepped back and opened a large portal in the room and Oni began pouring in. One after another, the oni filled the room and began arguing over who gets to kill whom. Erik perked his head up and whistled to Imagawa commenting that Imagawa’s armor was very nice. Imagawa grinned viciously and opened a second, larger portal by Erik to let in a massive tall oni. Imagawa said that if we would like to challenge him to come find him. He’d be at the top of the tower. And believe me, I wanted a piece of Imagawa right then.
Erik taunted the large oni over to him and egged it on to hit him. The oni raised its massive club and swung down as Erik moved his chains in the way. The oni broke the chains and sent Erik sprawling. The beast picked Erik up and held him at its eye level as Erik summoned his axe and swung inneffectively at the oni. Kyosado took the hint and blasted one of Kodai Nakano’s chains as I realized I could reach and draw my blade. I corroded my ankle chains and moved as far from the wall as I could per Kyo’s order. Okabe flipped and turned himself against the wall and broke his ankle bonds.
The large oni was angered by its inability to clobber Erik and swung heavily at Erik and Nakano by proximity. The blow broke Nakano free but stunned him and Erik. The large oni then began to take a heavy swing at me but Kyosado shouted at it over the din and the oni turned its attention and swung down on Kyo instead. That was unexpected. Last I thought, Ishikura wasn’t happy with me.
I freed myself from my bonds and shouted to Okabe asking if he needed help. He bade me free the samurai chained to the walls and I took off. Imagawa left me with my blade and my cloak so I took to the air and flew down the wall severing dozens of chains freeing the captive samurai to take up arms against the oni.
The large oni found Erik and picked him up easily. Erik was thrown far, far across the room.