Nenekirimaru slices through Hagoromo Gitsune, whose projected memories concern Rihan's death and cause severe confusion for those watching. As her host body falls unconscious into Rikuo's arms, Hagoromo Gitsune separates from it. She can't understand why the host body still possesses memories when she thought she had had complete control over it. In the projected memories, Hagoromo Gitsune sees that her son Seimei had been manipulating matters from behind the scenes all along. As this realization hits her, the Nue's protective shell bursts and a nude, long-haired male figure appears from it. He is revealed to be Seimei, revived at last, and Hagoromo Gitsune is quick to forgive his machinations. He just as quickly disposes of her by sending her down to hell as she is no longer any use to him. Turning his back to the multitude of hellish hands dragging her beneath the earth, he orders all yōkai present to follow him.