The Valley of the End, where decades ago, an amazing battle took place.
The protagonists are Konoha’s first Hokage Hashirama Senju and Uchiha Madara, the legendary leader of the Uchiha clan. These two ninjas whose strength has surpassed the top level of the ninja world, destroyed that terrain, and the ninjas who later rebuilt it, built two huge statues to commemorate that duel.
At the top of the sculpture that symbolizes Uchiha Madara. Uchiha Madara wearing a golden mask is sitting on the top of his sculpture, looking at the huge sculpture of Hashirama, he can’t help but let out a sarcastic laugh.
“Did you see that? Hashirama? The world you were looking for still hasn’t come. Even if it’s because of a huge external threat, they’re still wrangling for their own selfish interests…”
“An era of mutual understanding and tolerance will never come if there is no one to guide it. This is the conclusion I have come to in my decades of life.”
He spoke when he slowly took the mask off, but the face that was revealed was surprising.
The aging face no longer existed, and at the moment he looked only about fifty years old, still not back to his prime, but far better than the previous appearance that looked like he was on the verge of going to die.
“I don’t know if what that guy said is true or not …… but it doesn’t conflict with my previous plan.”
Whether it was his original plan for the Eye of the Moon or the later plan for human completion as described by the mysterious man who called himself Kars, the core basis of it all lay in the Infinite Tsukuyomi, and according to his estimation, when he becomes a Ten-Tailed jinchûriki, then he would be able to decide exactly which one to choose based on his own judgment.
It’s just that there is a very real problem in front of the ninja interface now, and that is the invasion of the demons.
According to his thoughts, when he retrieved the Rinnegan Eye from Nagato and captured the nine-tailed beast, then even the so-called Demons would not be able to stop him.
But there is a big problem in front of him, and that is life span…
The Ripples used on him can only delay his aging, but it cannot guarantee his recovery to the peak. With his current strength, if he finds that kid Nagato, even if he can defeat the opponent and retrieve the Rinnegan Eye, it will not be an easy job.
However, he still didn’t know whether Black Zetsu had an ulterior motive as Kars said, and that the Demons might not just stand by and watch him collect the Tailed Beasts, so he followed Kars’ advice and hid behind the scenes, passing the illusion that he was dead like the Black Zetsu and White Zetsu doing, hiding completely.
He had faked his death for decades, so he won’t care about faking his death to Black Zetsu and the others for a while longer, it was all worth it for the success of the plan!
“Why are you looking for me at this time?”
Feeling a sudden movement in the back, Madara frowned, then turned his head and found that it was Kars.
“I have something to inform you about.”
Facing Madara’s questioning tone, Kars didn’t take it seriously, just replied lightly.
Madara put on the mask again, and said, “Tell me, what’s the matter?”
“The leader of Shichibukai is finally coming out.”
“The leader of the Shichibukai? Another unplanned change.”
Madara also had a special understanding of Shichibukai. He and Minato had similar ideas. They both believed that the leader of Shichibukai was very likely to be a powerful man beyond the Kage level, perhaps comparable to his own peak.
If such a strong man intervenes in the ninja world, all of Madara’s plans will have to be redesigned.
“So, he summoned himself to the so-called Five Kage Summit …… Heh, let me see which is stronger, the leader of Shichibukai or the Holy Lord of the demons.”
Madara has no plans to intervene in this battle between humans and demons, at least not at first.
“Maybe you can’t stay out of it as you think.” Kars shook his head, “Do you know what the full name of Shichibukai is?”
“Hmph, I’m not interested in knowing.” Madara narrowed his eyes, he hate when others played games in front of him.
But Kars didn’t mind, he just continued, “It’s the King of the Seven Warlords of the Sea…”
” King…?” Madara raised his brows, “Maybe you should tell me everything you know. The premise of cooperation is the sharing of information.”
Kars stretched his hands and said, “But weren’t you the one who wouldn’t let me inform you?”
Madara paused, turned his head, and said, “Stop talking nonsense, let’s talk about the so-called King of the Seven Warlords of the Sea or whatever you called.”
“Haha.” Kars said helplessly, “Let’s start with the King.”
“This king is not among the big names of today, but he is a king who ruled the world in ancient times. Now they call him the Soul King.”
“Soul King?” Madara frowned, “Could he be another apostle?”
“Rather than calling him an apostle, I would rather call him a wedge.” Without waiting for Madara’s question, Kars added “At that time, after the many apostles’ wars, the world fell apart and in order to repair the world, the ancestors who ate the fruit of wisdom signed a pact with the world, they made the Soul King a wedge to maintain the balance of the world. “
“Reputation point from Uchiha Madara +2458 .”
“And what’s the connection with the Shichibukai?”
“Of course, there must be someone to protect such an existence, otherwise once someone kills the Soul King, the world will collapse” Kars shrugged and said, “The Shichibukai is the spy organization responsible for guarding the Soul King. Originally, in ancient times, there were tens of thousands of people guarding the Soul King, and there were thirteen squads, but after so many years, the original huge organization has only left the current Shichibukai organization .”
There was a sigh in his voice.
In the beginning, the SEELE organization were all like-minded partners but this was before the tragedy happened. And to find the Child of Prophecy and implement the human completion plan, he was left alone to trek for thousands of years.
“That sounds a little bit tragic.”
However, although the words were said, Madara’s face did not reveal a trace of emotion.
Having seen everything in the world, he has long passed the age when his blood boiled with just a few words.
“Tragic is tragic, but they are very likely to stand in our way.” Kars fanned the flames and said, “To implement the human completion plan, then all things in the world will be under control through the Infinite Tsukuyomi, and this will lead to hurt the Soul King, something the Shichibukai can’t accept, and they already know a lot of mysteries after all these years, so they will definitely come to stop us! “
Madara was silent for a moment, then said, “…You mean…”
Kars said succinctly, “I need you to find out how strong the Shichibukai leader is.”
Madara looked at Kars and then smiled, not saying anything, but the meaning was clear.
Kars just shook his head and said, “If I make a move, they will definitely guess my identity …… and then the Shichibukai will be warier of us, which will have a detrimental effect on our next plan… …”