The ground began to tremble, the battle that seemed to be raging on between the ninja and the samurai suddenly came to a full stop from both sides when the very earth beneath their feet shook tremendously. Suddenly a pillar of silver energy began to rise on the northern edge of the battlefield, rising up into the skies and breaking through the clouds. After a few seconds the energy completely vanished into the clouds and silence reigned for but a moment, right before a giant silver eastern dragon came down from the heavens and coiled around a single man.
On the eastern side of the battlefield another pillar of energy, this time a deep crimson, shot up toward the heavens as well but unlike the silver one, it took the form of a great phoenix enveloped in flames that spread its wings behind a single man.
It was then time for the western edge of the warzone, a similar pillar of white energy began taking the form of a giant humanoid figure wearing a demonic mask and carrying a giant katana in each hand, the blades of the swords crossing behind a man.
The fourth pillar, on the southern edge, was pitch black and unlike the others released an overwhelming feeling of dread. The energy quickly began to twist and taking the form of a giant ogre that crouched down behind a man.
Samurai and shinobi alike stared in awe at the four giant monsters that appeared on edges of the battlefield, the titanic figures glaring down at the soldiers from either side menacingly as if they were eying their prey. It was then that the enormous beasts took action and charged forward, attacking the armies without discrimination, moving to kill soldiers from either side...only for them to vanish upon contact with the masses, revealing their true natures as optical illusions.
However, it was all not just a pointless show, many soldiers from either side had witnessed or heard about similar things happening before, many knew what those illusions meant: The Onigami Captains had arrived, it was their greeting to the soldiers they were about to either save or kill.
The most powerful samurai clan, what they lacked in numbers they made up with unimaginable power and an unusual use of the rawest of energies instead of chakra. A regular clansman was already a monster with physical strength far surpassing any man, but the Captains? The leaders of the clan? Their strongest warriors? They were demons plain and simple, with powers rivaling the strongest of ninja. Four of them made their presence known on the battlefield, no other Onigami soldier entering the fray for there was no need to waste soldiers when a single Captain was like an army itself.
Onigami Kenshin, Captain of the 5th squad.
Onigami Sora, Captain of the 6th squad.
Onigami Mojuro, Captain of the 9th squad.
Onigami Garou, Captain of the 10th squad.
The four captains charged into battle, slaughtering all enemies in their path like unstoppable typhoons.
But there was another..."His orders were clear, he should have waited. I thank you for carrying out his punishment for us, but we'll need a new puppet now."
A man's voice came from a few feet behind Kaidan and the dead Oda, it was a man wearing a large straw hat and a mask with no features or expressions, his left arm rested upon the single katana on his waist while the other hidden under a cloak. His blue eyes moved from the assassin to the dead samurai leader, he felt like cursing at the man's foolish actions. The clan had ordered Oda to not move out without them, to wait until the clan had arrived and aided them in battle, not only assuring their victory but also keeping Oda away from assassins like the one that had just so easily taken his life. But like any Onigami, he could feel the energy within the assassin and judging by how powerful the ninja seemed to be, it would have only been a matter of time until Oda would end up dead without his protection."I can feel your strength, I will not hold back...and I will eliminate you."
Green energy began leaving the man's body, gathering behind him and taking the form of a giant green kirin, nowhere near as titanic as the illusions from before but only began the man willed it so. The illusionary kirin lasted only for but a few seconds before vanishing, but it was enough...the greeting to the due was made and the man grabbed the hilt of his sword, waiting for the ninja's response.