Omoi frowned slightly at his question, pausing to remember everything she had heard about the strange event.
"I've only heard rumors and bits and pieces of information from Raika, since I haven't gone to look myself, but.... She refers to it as some kind of demonic aura, almost. Apparently anyone who goes into it risks sickness, and if you stay in for too long you'll die of it. It's been there since the village was destroyed, though nobody's figured out exactly what caused it. Whether it was the Kuroryu blowing things up, or the rampaging bijuu, or even Supaiku-sama crashing his airship into the place to kill the remaining attackers after Raika and Tsuuki-sama evacuated all they could, or even all of those or none of those. There could've been some forgotten secret weapon that used demonic power somewhere in the underside of the village, for all we know. Either way, love... even if that aura goes away, it's more likely to result in the village becoming a hideout for bandits or something. With the Onigami in control, shinobi are supposed to retire, go into exile, or end up arrested. They aren't exactly the most unbiased against us."
Omoi sighed, sapphire eyes tired, and moved lightly through the water until she was sitting side-by-side with her beloved, gently leaning her head against his shoulder as her eyes closed.
"...still, though.... It would let everyone who died be given a burial. Might be able to make a list of everyone, figure out who might have gotten out alive."
(Kudos to Arzur for making the pic! ;D )