Kaiu Oda wrote:"When last we met the Mantis, Phoenix, and Spider expressed interest in joining an Alliance formed to oppose the forces of darkness. Given how effective coordination of our respective forces will be vital to any plan to free our homeland from this menace I believe such unity is needed now more than ever."
He produces three copies of a document and hands them to the representatives of each of those Clans.
"These contain the pertinent terms of that Alliance."
The Shogun is that alliance. There is no need for such a document. Everyone here is beholden to the supreme general in military matters. Such a shame the Lion approved this, but let us hope the clan's ability to cooperate has vastly improved.
Still, Kazusa says nothing. It is not her place. There is no purpose for an alliance that makes the Shogun the supreme commander, but still gives autonomy to the others, then leaves "the Crane" as the representative of it.
Name one who will serve, leave the rest out of it.
"There are more detailed maps, that can be requisitioned independently as needed. As to terrain pertaining to the Mantis' interests. I will say the mountainous terrain around Kyuden Ashinagibachi remains largely unchanged, but the provinces of the Kitsune are a twisted hellscape, warped by the return of the Walking Horror of Fu Leng."Yoritomo Mei wrote:Mei doesn't dare to answer for her Lord about the Alliance, once he was present. Instead, she offers more questions.
Kazusa actually makes a sign against evil, as if it were an everyday expression to her.
"This creature is an opponent of the Crane, together with Daigotsu Bofana the Dark Fire, Tsukuro the Cursed and Genso the Demon who walks as a Samurai, they form the south eastern front. However these creatures seem more interested in desecration of the land and humiliation of those who have failed to defy them. Only Tsukuro is wholly intent on unending aggression." She doesn't spare the Crane in the room any particular look when commenting on that.