Back on the plane in Kenya, Aeternus, Gunther, and Neil are talking about Aeternus’ and Neil’s battle. Gunther asks why Aeternus didn’t just rush Neil until he got disoriented and then attack with his strongest moves. Shocked at how simple and effective the strategy would be, Aeternus stands up and yells “That’s a good idea! Rush sneak attack!” as he bum rushes Neil. In response, the Kadru yells “Come at meh, brah!”
Utilizing the strategy, Aeternus quickly defeats Neil and knocks him into a portal to the yokai farm in Turkey. There, Aeternus struggle with a desire to kill the Kadru and his shinma eggs him on. The shinma tell him that the Kadru is just like any other monster, that he can’t be tamed like the yokai, and that he must kill him. What finally convinces the Tennin is a reminder that monsters killed his family and it is now his job to kill monster. Solemnly, Aeternus puts Neil in a barn and calls forth a portal in the sky to rain down purple fires. He plans to kill the Kadru and all the yokai on the farm.
Just as the purple fire is about the reach the barn, it seems to slow and stop. Then it reverses, looking as if someone pressed the rewind button on reality, and return to the portal, which also closes. The clouds part and the sky starts to look different. The hues of purple and blue that can been seen in the night sky when one is away from the city seem to drain from the night and coalesce into a point in front of Aeternus. Quickly the anomaly begins to look like a small black hole which bursts outward in a flash of indigo light to reveal a six-arm blue woman.
Standing in front of Aeternus with a stern gaze, the woman warns the Tennin that he is headed down a dark path, that he must temper his killer instincts, and embrace the role of a hero as he will be need to save the world in the future. Aeternus, fearful but skeptical, asks why such a mighty and threatening being wants him to be good. She responds that she only cares about human survival and potential, which requires the continued existence of the Earthrealm. Still skeptical, Aeternus turns to his shinma only to find it missing, along with the Kadru and yokai. Impressed, Aeternus continues to hear the strange woman out. The goddess, who introduces herself as Tara, says that if he embraces the path of the hero, then she will arrange for a fight with the demon that killed his family. With that prize, Aeternus heartily accepts.
In a flash, the world returns to normal. The only trace of the encounter is a single over-sized indigo lotus petal with the words “She will come to you” written in gold ink. Sensing a change in his master, a nearby yokai comes up to Aeternus and rubs against him like a cat.