Maru took a long drag from his pipe, puffing smoke into the roof of his horseless black carriage on this very misty moonlit night. On the inside the carriage was an all black with tinted windows to keep people from looking at the things that usually ride within the carriage, squeaking could be heard as the carriage moved to Maru's destination as the half-transparent, ghost-like oxcart with an enormous elderly grotesque face with razor sharp teeth, blue skin, long hair like a savage and pointed horns poking from its head. Anyone smart enough wouldn't care what's in the carriage if they came face to face with it however plus he had the element of surprise on his hands. When the carriage came to a stop the rogue smirked, knowing that they were outside the home he was about to invade. This wasn't just any home that the sage was planning on walking into like those farm houses. When Maru opened the door to look at the home of Baal he smirked knowing this place fit the bill for his idea of a demon's hide out. The rogue looked up at the tall tower like castle that gave off a menacing demonic aura from the molt that surrounded the all black tower with a glowing red symbol on it. The sign of the demonic clan most likely. Eight slim, square towers are low, but set firm and strong for a great defensive line and are connected by towering, narrow walls made of decaying stones.
The glowing red windows are scattered thinly across the walls in a seemingly random pattern, along with spider silk from the evil spider Youkai that calls this demonic kingdom their home. The castle had a long great path leading to the hellfireish mouth of the entrance to the devil's castle. The occasional giant spider creeping along the castle walls to protect the home of the demonic prince while he hides inside waiting for the month of October where Baal's power is at its peek. The guards seemingly ignoring the presence of Maru figuring he was going to be meeting their king since they too looked at Maru as one of them rather than a trespasser looking to kill the owner of this kingdom. The ancient forest outside of the castle couldn't exactly be found by normal humans or anyone for that manner since it existed on another plain of existence hence why no one… not even the raikage. Knew about the demon living deep within the forest. It existed more on the spiritual plain vs the physical plain hence why it's well hidden. Maru smirked then tapped his carriage. “Gonna need you to pick me up later, need to move everyone out before I move my youkai in here.” The rogues gave a thumbs up to his carriage, looking at the narrow path the dark sage smiled then withdrew his Kawaii Whip from underneath his mask then made a few practice lashes through the air. The whip making that satisfy slapping noise twice before the rogue used his free hand to stroke the length of his new weapon. “Let's get down to business.” the rogue snickering, beginning to glow with a dull purple light from his corrupted chakra. There was a whistle through the air, the bones that littered the ground began to pulse with that purple light then began to start to shake. “Gashadokuro should be waking up soon, let's go. Strike while the iron's hot.” the mist went down to show behind Maru was a mini army of demons with their clubs ready with Mina at his side….. Maru's small night parade began to walk, Jeez jumping out of Maru's hair baring her teeth as they walked along the path with a pile of bones slowly forming in behind the army of demons.
Smirking, the rogue looked around at the small army of Tsuchigumo that surrounded him. Baal's servants were huge spider like creatures with a grotesque snaggletooth face and with long horns glared at the intruder. They all closed in with a battle cry and with a snap of his finger then with a spinning slash of his whip. The rogue slashed through three of the spider Youkai while his bone giant Gashadokuro fell into of the three that was closing in when Maru turned around giving that satisfying splat as the clumsy youkai crushed the demons. Maru getting out of the way of the falling youkai just in time, Maru found a new target then kicked at the ground to close the distance between them with both of his hands glowing red with the sin of wrath. Maru's soul Mina had summoned fourth 10 red balls of energy made from blood magic, raining down the blazing dark red orbs upon three of her foes as Maru sliced through another enemy. Maru couldn't help but feel excited as he cut down one enemy to the other, the youkai leader fight alongside with his army of 100 demons. These Tsuchigumo never real had a chance against them, especially since they had the power of C ranked shinobi at best.
The spiders tried to call take out the lesser Youkai, one raised up two hairy legs and another of Baal's champions rushed in at one of Maru's youkai to impale two of Maru's demons on them. The Tsuchigumo that raised it's legs stabbed another two of the rogues soldiers and tossed them to the wall casing them to splattered against the wall. The two spider youkai began to laugh at how easy it was to kill this so called youkai Kings soldiers, however the goblin like laughter stopped when they saw that the wounds on the dead youkai was starting to quickly regenerate. The skinny looking Oni's began to slowly rise, they grinned with their snaggletooth mouths as they picked up their clubs. The aura of fear that they have pulsating from their undead bodies the two Tsuchigumo started to fear the scrawny looking demons. They were high ranking demons who were hired by the ruler of the seveth hell himself! There was no way that they couldn't kill these weaklings
'Impossible those weaklings were dead!’ the spider youkai shouted, charging at a blue skinny looking Oni to bite off the upper body of the club wielding creature. The legs crumbled to the ground, blood splattered as it fell before the spider youkai but after about 10 seconds the youkai began to regenerate itself then snapped it's snaggletooth face up to the spider youkai then grinning as the clip clopping of getta echoed through the demonic hallway. Maru's whip cracked through the air. “Killing them won't do you any good. The justu that I used makes them practically immortal until I fall judging by how you two went for the weaklings first….” Maru explain, his tails lashing through the air as the youkai closed the distance between him and the two Tsuchigumo by dashing towards them to approach them at a close proximity to blindside them. Swiping his whip in a angle to slice through the two bugs causing the two to drop to the ground with a spray of red blood. Some of the blood got onto the sages mask, his eyes glowing violet as he stood there. “You two weren't even a match.” He shook the blood his whip, his aura of fear was starting to intense as the bodies of Baal's fallen began to turn into red orbs that soon came flying towards Maru's mask. Absorbing the demonic abilities of the spider youkai, the rogue looked at his hand that was coated in a dark aura of fear then looked behind him seeing that some of the spider youkai were starting to flee. The rogues not wanting to allow the bugs to reach the outside world used his replenish fear to tear open a rift at the only opening to the outside world then goblin like laughter filled the hall along with the screams of Tsuchigumo being torn apart by ebony hands from the underworld. Blood spray, the ripping of flesh, limbs falling to the ground onto the wet floor.
Mina floated towards Maru then he looked at his night parade raising his hand up. “Kill everything that doesn't seem friendly, you can only take two prisoners but the rest must die Mina will take the lead.” The rogues began to head towards the throne room, smirking to himself. “I'll take care of the prince. I'm counting on you guys.” the demonic sage commanded then headed off to fight Baal one on one if he wasn't guarded……