I have heard of your recent difficulties in Ryoko Owari. It sickens me that the Scorpion hold so much power, both in that cursed city and throughout the Empire as a whole. They are treacherous, deceitful scum that serve little purpose other than to sate the bloodlust of my loyal followers. You know this, of course, but it must have been proven painfully true following whatever manipulation Bayushi Kaukatsu used to unseat you.
As you may recall, we spoke at the court of the Shogun some months ago. I wanted information regarding the Naga, and you asked what I could offer in return. At the time, there was very little I could offer one such as you. Now that has changed. You are a man with precious little to call his own, and I am the lord of my father’s clan. I know what it means to have my position challenged by false accusation. I believe we can help one another. I am not so much a fool as to believe that your fall from grace is exactly what it seems. For the great Khan Moto Chagatai to so callously abandon his oldest and dearest friend… I cannot believe it is true. You have some secret agenda, this much I know. What it is I cannot say, nor would I wish to know. Your business is your own. But if your kinsmen cannot aid you, then let me do so.
The coffers of the Mantis will fund your vengeance, whatever form it may take. All it will cost you is the information we discussed. Tell me what you know of the Naga, Chen, and you will have everything you need for your chosen task. Tell me of the Unbroken, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams will be at your fingertips.
Daughter of Storms