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[Sidebar] Shichirou returns in a hurry, but...
[Title] Chapter 307: Invasion
 There's nothing left but the kekkai around the summit...
 I'm back / KITSU* / Ah- / young master!
[Sidebar] The Commander suddenly launches an attack on Arashizaki Temple...
 What's going on? / I'm not getting any clear information
 However, looking at the images from the cameras we set up around the compound and throughout the mountain...
 Our men are fighting each other!? / That's an image from a few moments ago
 Right now... it's like this
 Brainwashing... / A power that takes control of minds... / Is this the Commander's power!?
 I thought we prepared countermeasures against the Commander! / Didn't we deploy a ton of psionic ability users and spellcasters!?
 Unfortunately... / They're totally ineffectual
 Even as we speak... / Our men have begun encircling the kekkai surrounding the summit, one after another...
 It would be prudent to assume... / that everyone outside the kekkai has been taken over
 All of them...!? / I've never heard of such a powerful mind control technique!!
 I heard that no matter how great the user, he could control only about 10 at once... / Shit... I underestimated the Commander's strength...!
 What about my father!? / He should've been in the mansion... / Like I said, everyone!!
 What is it, Kaigen-san?
 It appears that the disciples I brought with me... / are attempting to dispel my kekkai
 I apologize... I will, of course, maintain the kekkai with all my power / but as these are talented disciples...
 No way! If they gain control of the sacred tree at the summit... / the end of this holy ground is assured!! / That being the case, Shichirou-sama---
 If you're uneasy... / Please cut down my disciples
 KITSU* / Young master!
 I've created a wall of wind around the kekkai / It should be difficult for anyone to approach
 I'm in your debt
 Shijima... / ZA* / The cameras are still operational, right?
 Let's look for the Commander / Eh? / If we can just pinpoint his exact location... / we can kill him from afar
 I don't have a way to defend against his attack... / But I win out in terms of speed / If I can snuff out his life, the brainwashing of our men should be broken
 But nobody knows what the Commander looks like!! / We don't even know whether he's on the mountain or not... / Just look for anyone suspicious. It should be a child
 A child... / Judging from his voice on the phone, anyway
 I know the faces of the Commander's direct subordinates... / If he brought them with him... / Ah!
 Come to think of it, there were reports of suspicious people! / I received lots of spurious reports, but... / The last one was... / Two young children at the front entrance...
 That's it
 It's hard to tell from the images due to the wind... / Whatever, just keep updating the images
 What would happen to us if Arashizaki were successfully hunted? / Shut up.
 This is my responsibility / I'll do something about it
 OOOOOO* / It appears that your underlings are trying to invade my land... / Ahh... / BICHITSU* / Just what is going on here...?
* fwooooo / bzzzt
 I'm sorry, all my men have been taken over by the enemy / However, I will definitely protect you and the sacred tree / Young master!
 GISHI* / You useless...
 You were supposed to be keeping watch... / GOTSU* / Is this the best you can do!?
 OO* / Kill them
 Exterminate all the insects invading this mountain / With your own hands
 You should be able to manage it, with your power / OOOO* / If you do that, I'll forgive you just this once
 OO* / Mayuka-sama...
 I... / I'm in a position where I must protect both the house and this land
 My men are also members of the Ougi clan / I cannot do as you ask
 You dare talk back to me!?
 You... / go and exterminate everything!!
 I said I'd protect you as well, didn't I!?
 My disciples, together, are......
 The kekkai's been destroyed!?
 The shame of it...!! / CHATSU* / At least, allow me to activate my last measure!
 I've activated a spell which launches a hallucinatory attack everywhere except within the area where the kekkai stood! / ZATSU* / It should last for 10 minutes!
 It should be possible... / to at least ward off the enemy's attack!
 Please, escape!!
 Mayuka-sama / Please forgive this final measure
 I'm going to cut the summit free of the land / I'm not sure whether it will work, but... / the entrance to the spirit world is in the sacred tree. We might be able to prevent invasion
 You're going to cut it off from the land!? / Do you think I can withstand that kind of humiliation!?
 OOOO* / I won't forgive you... / I won't forgive you... / That's the Commander's power... / This isn't what I wanted, either!
 Kaigen-san! / DOTSU* / but...
 There's no other way to protect both sides!!
[Inset] Why is Yoshimori here!? Next issue!! / Continues in Issue 27