”When you ride down the sacred path to the gates of Hell, call to me Brother, for I shall answer you speedily with the speedforce of lightning ”. Sango the Yoruba god of thunder and lightning.
The whole city became silent, the little girl footsteps could be heard as she ran towards her parents for shelter.
Others had gathered up at the center of the city, staring in curiosity at the strange man of lightning standing at the center of the city.
The soldiers marched right past the merchants and civilians at the city, quickly forming up a barricade. There was silence everywhere.
The famous farmer could be seen shutting his door shut, barricading himself and his family inside his house for safety.
”judgement is upon us ” he said.
”Who are you? ” asked one of the armies commander.
”Who do you seek, what purpose are you here ” asked another commander.
The strange man looked around fiercely. His eyes full of fury, the whip of lightning held firmly in his hands.
”Drop down on your knees no… ” the commander couldn finish his statement as a ball of lightning hit him up on his face, he became glass, immediately shattering on the floor of the beautiful city.
The soldiers trembled at the fiery sight.
”Attack nowww ” the other commanders shouted in unison, summoning up courage.
The soldiers rushed towards Sango, his whip stretched out, causing lightning and pain to all the charging soldiers. Turning them into glass, shattering them on the floor.
Sango kept whirling his lightning whip around, killing as many soldiers as possible, none could come closer to him before shattering on the floor.
Archers began firing arrows at Sango from the top of the city roofs, arrows turned the bright sky dark, the sky was covered with arrows raining down on Sango.
Sango used his lightning whip to cut the incoming arrows and made a shield of lightning all around him. The arrows clattered on the floor, broken to pieces.
Immediately the arrow stopped, the archers were reloading their bows, Sango got up, angrily and with fury, he floated up, the god of thunder raised his right hand and it began to rain thunderstrike on the city, killing everyone it touches, blood began to flow in the streets of the beautiful and mighty Kingdom.
The crows began to shout more, covering up the sky now.
All the archers lost their lives on the roof, none was spared from the thunderstrikes. Sango looked around, the soldiers were running Helter skelter for their lives.
Many bodies on the floor, many houses already caught fire, lives were lost already. it was Hell on the beautiful Kingdom of Oyo.
None could stand before him, he walked straight to the palace gate, releasing terror and fire on the incoming guards trying to fight him off.
Then there was a sound, the sky departed, Sango had sent out his whip to strike a soldier running to face him, the lightning whip bounced back, the soldier fell to the ground, a shield of iron was covering the Soldier, Ogun had arrived.
”Brother, step out of my way ” Sango declared.
”You are going to have to go through me ” Ogun declared with a firm voice.
”They are nothing but arrogant fools, look what their foolishness has cost you ” said Sango to Ogun.
”It is not our place to bring them to judgement ” said Ogun firmly.
”But it is, Orunmila has given the command to destroy this kingdom ”
”Are you ready to die for these people? They don even worship us anymore ” said Sango.
” Then I shall speak to Orunmila on their behalf ” said Ogun.
”No, I won let you kill yourself for them, Brother. ”
Sango whirl his lightning whip against Ogun, Ogun caught it with his right hand, and use his strength to pull Sango towards him, Sango flew in the air towards him, Ogun used his shield to hit Sango on the face, the impact so hard that the building Sango hit his back on ended up collapsing immediately.
Sango got up, rolled out of the way as Ogun slashed forward with his sword, Sango rolled his lightning whip around Ogun waist, then use the whip to throw Ogun to the next building, collapsing on Ogun,
Ogun got up, immediately a lightning strike him where he stands, he shouted, conjured up a shield to protect him, and Ogun sent out swords flying towards Sango, Sango used his lightning whip to block them off.
Ogun raised his hand, and all the irons in the city block merged together and formed a long iron whip, both stand against each other, holding whips on their hands.
Ogun holding an iron whip, Sango holding a lightning whip. They both threw their whips and it caught each other, both pulling each other in a show of strength. Ogun then sent out a spear from his other hand, with nothing to defend the incoming spear as Sango whip was already entangled with Ogun whip, the spear caught Sango on his chest, he let out a deep sigh, Ogun saw a chance and quickly used his iron whip to tie up Sango from his waist, Sango cried out and the iron whip burst into flames so powerful that it knocked Ogun down.
Both down on their knees, breathing heavily, a voice came from the Heavens
”Enough ” the voice said, I am Orunmila and I request your presence Ogun.
”He will kill you, Brother ” Sango begged Ogun not to go.
There came a storm immediately, and Ogun was gone with the whirlwind.
”Welcome to my palace ” Orunmila said to Ogun.
The palace of Orunmila was a beautiful palace, the beauty cannot be compared to anything that Ogun had seen before. The palace of Orunmila was situated in the Heavenlies. A beautiful palace for a beautiful extra ordinary being.
Orunmila was the protector of the world, he was a supernatural being charged with taking care of the affairs of this world in the absence of God.
He offered Ogun a cup, ”take, drink ”
Ogun took the cup and drank, the content of the cup was nothing he had ever tasted before.
Orunmila came close to him, Ogun knew what was bound to happen next.
Orunmila raised his right hand and Ogun was lifted up, choking from his neck, struggling for breath and words.
”God charged me with keeping peace in this world, and all you have brought me is trouble ”
Orunmila said to Ogun.
still choking Ogun with his right hand. He continued.
”Now your involvement in their war has brought the attention of the Seven Lords of Hell into my business ”
” Do you think you can defeat him? uh do you think you stand a chance against Lucifer? ”
He let go and Ogun smashed on the floor, struggling to get up on his feet, he fell down again.
after taking a few moment, Ogun got back on his feet and said
”You can help me defeat him ” said Ogun.
”How ” Orunmila said
”Tell me his weakness ”
Orunmila laughed hard.
” Lucifer is the king of Hell, the morning star himself, the old serpent, he has no weakness to be explored, no rules he follows and answers to no one except God ”
”You are on your own ” Orunmila said to Ogun.
” Ill leave your precious human lives, for now ”
”Thank you ” Ogun said.
The white Sceptre of Orunmila was said to contain infinite wisdom on how to defeat ones enemies and attain victory in life.
History and Legends believed it was one of the reasons that Orunmila had gained favor and conquered many of his powerful adversaries.
Ogun saw it, he knew he stands no chance against Orunmila, but maybe his tricks could work. He needed to use the white Sceptre to get an infinite wisdom on how to conquer Lucifer, and the Seven Lords of Hell.
”What is that ” Ogun pointed with a serious look at Orunmila back.
Orunmila look back, he knew it was a trick, but he was too late, before he could turn back, Ogun hand was already on the white Sceptre, showing him what to do and how to attain victory against the Lords of Hell.
”Noooo ” Orunmila shouted, a white light struck Ogun, he landed on the floor, convulsing in his own blood, Orunmila drew closer, raised the white Sceptre, about to hit Ogun on the chest and end his life, a noise distracted him, a sound of flowing rivers, it shattered in through the window and flooded the Orunmila palace, carrying Ogun away and saving him from the destruction that Orunmila would have granted him.
The water swept Orunmila off his feet, he landed on his back, struggling to get his hands on his white Sceptre, he caught it in his hands, raised it up and the water departed violently. He was gone, Ogun was no longer in his palace.
Orunmila laughed menacingly.
”We will meet again, Boy ” Orunmila said as the waters carried Ogun away.
Ogun opened his eyes, he was in the middle of a flowing river, except this was no ordinary river, it was a sparkling river full of life. He could feel the energy in his body, his powers at full strength. He looked around, he saw some women in white robes offering sacrifices at the river bank. Some were singing a song he has heard before, long time ago at the temple of the Elder gods.
A voice came and distracted him.
”You have woken up, I am Osun, Yeye Osun, the goddess of Osun River ”
”Theres no time Ogun, the healing waters has healed up your wound and refreshed your spirit, you have to go and stop this great evil from taking over ” said the Yeye goddess.
” I don understand, what great evil ” Said Ogun.
”Theres no time, you have to go now, you know the sacred paths already. ”
The goddess lead him to a path of flowing rivers flowing directly to the deep Sea.
The Yeye goddess gave Ogun a parch of healing water to hold for his journey as he bids him farewell with tears in her eyes.
Ogun could heard the womens in white robes singing a wailing song as he departed.
Ogun looked around, then dived down within the river, swimming the path that leads to the deep Sea.
He knew what to do, the White Sceptre of Orunmila had shown him what to do.
He is going to ride the Leviathan down to Hells Gate.