In the present, Yura rushes through the crowds of people to get a better look at Tamazuki. Both the Nura Clan and surviving Shikoku forces are appalled that Tamazuki is destroying his own subordinates, and Aotabō ends up dragging his former opponent Tearai Oni out of harm's way. Tamazuki's sword starts to look more like a living thing, and Tearai Oni explains about the sword's significance to the Shikoku yōkai.
Yura recognizes the sword's ability as being akin to an ancient onmyōjutsu which shouldered the resentment and hatred of the dead and changed them into power. She moves in to confront Tamazuki, believing she must defeat him to prevent matters from getting worse. She summons Tanrō and Rokuson, who are blasted away in one strike, and finds the point of Tamazuki's sword directed at herself instead. Rikuo appears suddenly between them, knocking away Tamazuki's sword before telling Yura to get back lest she be killed. He then tells Tamazuki that being the master of all spirits doesn't mean piling your clan's corpses on top of yourself.
- Though Tamazuki calls Rikuo by name right in front of her, Yura apparently doesn't make the connection at this point.