When Urenma turned to charge her children to be strong and did not see them, she knew they were up to something stupid. They were her children after all. Alerting her husband to the sudden disappearance of their children, the two of them left in search of them.
So instead of heading to the river world to fight, Urenma went in search of her brave children, who had no fear for mortals or spirits. Because it would take time to find them, Urenma made use of her spiritual power and peered through the length and breadth of Ukeh; then she saw them running towards the evil forest of Ukeh land. Peering further into the forest Urenma saw a swarm of spirits ready to attack Ukeh at Nshaa’s command. Her heart froze; her children were running towards death, she thought. She had no time to tell Obinze what she saw. Stirring herself for battle she vanished out of sight. Just before she could reach them, three spirits rushed out to engage her children. In front was Olachi; as the spirits rushed out, Obiakor literally leapt on his sister while she ran and t----t himself into the air, descending with his blade firmly held with both hands, he carved the closet spirit into two halves. Urenma shouted in shock; what she saw wasn’t meant to happen.
A hybrid mortal like her son wasn’t even meant to achieve that kind of feat; there must be some unusual power in him. Meanwhile Olachi kept running towards the other two spirits as though she had not momentarily borne the full weight of her brother’s body. Reaching them she easily carved them open and continued running toward the evil forest.
At her heels, Obiakor followed. Just in time, Urenma descended on the scene and stopped her children from pressing into the evil forest. In disbelief she pondered over what she had seen her children do. They were not meant to achieve what she saw, yes they were hybrid mortals, but even at that, they were not meant to subdue spirits with ease she saw. In that moment she wished she was in the river world to demand an answer from some gods. When the spirits in the forest saw Urenma they retreated further into the forest.
While she studied her two teenage children wondering if they were still the very one she gave birth to, Obinze arrived, bouncing like in his hay days, when he broke bones for fun at the wrestling ground. When Urenma told him she wasn’t responsible for the three spirits who lay helplessly on the ground, Obinze remembered what the messenger from the sky told him. However, Olachi was a mystery which had not been unraveled to either him or Urenma.
Urenma siezed their weapons and handed them to her husband; feeling she had stoop up the river world longer than she planned, she vanished out of sight and headed for Nwangele River.
As soon as she crossed the divide between the world of men and the river world, damned spirits accosted her.
They had been waiting for her along with the messenger Nshaa sent to her; the messenger who bore an ancient secret which the gods swore not to reveal.
Urenma was minded to battle them immediately, but when they la!d down their arms and bowed, hailing her as their queen, she was surprised. “What trick is this? Who put you up to it? Nshaa right? Now go tell him that I am no queen. I am a princess of the gods. I have come to stop his madness”. “But you are, your highness. My king says you are. And that which you call his madness, he does according to that which you desire”, said the messenger. “So Nshaa now fancies himself a god king. I see his madness will stop at nothing. Now go tell him that I will bring his world down upon his head. I swear I will”. “If I may, my queen, the king wishes to see you”. “Good! Gladly, I will see him”. And so they led Urenma to go and see Nshaa.
On the other hand, Ntani had also been lead away from the battle ground when the battle broke up for a while, by the messenger sent by Nshaa in the guise of an invitation to discuss a truce. Ntani also had heard that Urenma was coming to the river world, but was not happy about it; she felt she should have stayed back in Ukeh to fight beside Obinze. Nshaa had manged to send Ojadili to Ukeh and she knew without Urenma, Obinze and Ukeh stood no chance against an army led by Ojadili. Their decoy was to start a wrestling match between Obinze and Ojadili, and after Ojadili must have killed Obinze, the army from the river world would run through Ukeh killing everything that had breath. After that there shall be no land which the children of the gods shall aspire to go and live as mortals.