Yasei awakes from her induced coma feeling happy and refreshed; its not every day one gets to ride on dinosaurs. Utterly starved, she walks downstairs for breakfast and, when asked what she wants, replies a meat tornado. The waitress appears confused, but walks off to the kitchens regardless. She enters the swinging doors and tells a busy Kai a customer wants a “meat tornado.” He sighs, “its the Hyuga, isn’t it?” She nods and he goes to a side room to prepare. When the waitress returns to Yasei, she is led to a room which is filled with a variety of cooked meats. When she closes the door, the meat spins up into a tornado and Yasei flies around cackling madly.
Kane is just sitting down to breakfast when he notices a blood and meat-soaked Hyuga walking out of a room, immensely satisfied. He recognizes her as one of Arashi‘s squad members and walks over to say hey. Yasei sees a stereotypical ninja approaching and waving; this has happened a lot since she won the Chuunin exams. She hitches her face into a smile and says, "Heyyyyyyy bud…sorry, I don’t have a pen on me at the moment," Kane shakes his head, “But its me, from the Forest Nation?” [Yasei gets to reroll a wisdom check] “Oh right! You’re—” [flashback to his entire squad getting murdered] —you’re ping pong guy!" They nod together and sit down.
“So, what have you been up to?” asks Yasei.
“I’m actually the bodyguard of ”/characters/npc-lord-shinamori" class=“wiki-content-link”>Lord Shinamori; you met him, I think, when you took over that castle for him?"
“Oh yes of course, I’m supposed to meet him today.”
Kane pauses, “Oh? I thought we would be meeting Arashi today.”
“Oh, Arashi is busy on the front lines, so the Kage sent me in his stead.”
“Right, well its getting close to the meeting time, so I’d better go find my lord.”
“Right. And I’ll…” Yasei looks down at her blood-stained clothes, “clean up…before the meating.” They chuckle and part ways. Once Yasei has her clothes cleaned off, she makes her way to the fish room Arashi had told her about, where it is guarded by an intimidating man. He halts her and asks for her paper voucher, which she provides. He tells her to hold her hand out and he slaps it onto her wrist like a slap bracelet. Yasei is allowed to proceed down the glass stairs until she is finally in the fish room.
When she steps off the last glass stair, she feels as though she might fall, but steadies herself. All around her appears to be nothing separating this room from the water, yet what feels like a wall of force keeps her from falling into the water below her. Fish ranging from many different species and sizes swim lazily by the walls of force. The room itself is filled with crystal; crystal tables, crystal chairs, crystal glasses (even the waitresses wear crystal heels). Yasei looks wonderingly at the animals swimming around and notices something larger than normal. She looks around and sees two men with black suits (one with a red tie and one with a blue tie). She goes up to the man with the blue tie since he is Joey “Motherfucking Fish Expert” Kasano and asks about the large animal. He replies that it is a baby leviathan donated by Seiko Heijuro. Yasei wonderingly recalls that the last of the leviathans were supposedly killed by Kase Zetsubo after he put on a suit of waterbreathing armor to fight it on its own turf.
While she waits for Shinamori, she orders the most brutal sounding drink, Dragon’s Blood and sits at a table sipping it from a refilling crystal glass. Elsewhere, Kai is informed that the suspicious Hyuga has taken to the fish room to meet with Lord Shinamori. Curious, he disguises himself as a pretentious rich person, makes an equally pretentious shadow clone and makes his way to the fish room. When he arrives with his voucher, he takes a seat at the table adjacent to Yasei and enters a heated argument with his clone. In a few minutes, Lord Shinamori arrives with Kane and looks around for his meeting companion. Yasei walks over and introduces herself as Arashi’s temporary replacement. Nodding, Shinamori sits down with her and orders himself a drink.
“Now, let us begin.”