Seishino Kanami, Iwagakure Advisor (NPC)
Date: June 02, 2010
A dangerous meeting for a man not accustomed to danger occurs in Kusagakure.
"A More Wretched Hive"
Kusagakure - Land of Grass
The sake bar was one of the less reputable ones in Kusagakure. Despite the best efforts of local authorities to keep the streets clean of malingerers and malcontents, there were a number of establishments like this one that catered to the darker denizens of the Land of Grass, and the shadey businesses they dealt in. Thus, the nervous figure in the cloak and hood was not paid much attention except as a potential victim. He — or she — was a stranger to this place, and clearly didn't know how to remain unobtrusive.
But the robed figure was expected, so the murderous looks and leers from other patrons, sitting in the almost completely unlit building's deep, smoke-filled shadows, were all the threat this interloper had to face for now. "Over here," a raspy voice whispered. The nervous person turned to gaze furtively in the direction the voice had come from. A woman — a rarity in a place like this — was sitting in one of the rot-walled wooden booths. Or at least the robed figure thought it was a woman. The thick mass of spiked black hair that seemed to erupt everywhere on her head also hid her face from this angle. Still, the kimono she wore was definitely feminine in design, as was what little could be seen of her frame through the modest garment. Since she was the only who could have spoken, and appeared to be the only one showing anything beyond passing interest in this stranger, the robed figure took a seat cautiously in the booth across from her.
"Do you have the money?" the man asked. Even though he kept his voice down, whispering everything, he couldn't help but feel like everyone was listening in on this conversation. The woman across didn't answer, just tapped her fingers on a carrying case that sat on the table. The man was sweating as he nodded and whispered the question, "What does Lord Hei-Long desire this time?"