|Locked to Iroh, Zuko, Bumi, and Kimiyo
||[Aug. 12th, 2006|08:08 pm]
Four Nations Nexus
There were two reasons why Kimiyo was venturing into the town of Kashi alone.
Even with her affiliations with the Fire Nation's Spy Network, she still didn't know whether the town had been taken over by the Fire Nation or not. In fact, it was something that was going to be investigated soon enough, so this gave her the chance to do her duty while fulfilling her honorable obligation.
Then there was also the fact that both General Iroh and The Exile had wanted posters of themselves up all over the place, so it was best to send her in first to investigate, and to buy supplies if it was, in fact, occupied by the Fire Nation.
What she had not been expecting, however, was the condition the town was in. It had always been a prosperous town, which was partially why the Spy Network was supposed to investigate it sometime soon. Over the past few years, the amount of taxes paid to the Fire Nation had declined a little here and there, but in the most recent year, none had been received at all. The inquiry was more to determine if the town had been, by some stroke of luck, liberated.
The citizens she saw were dressed in rags, and had a look of fear in their eyes that only people with broken spirits had. They observed her, but kept their distance and avoided eye contact. Their motions through the streets were nervous, as though expecting to be punished for stepping the wrong way any second now.
Kimiyo's eyes narrowed. That was never a good sign, and like any good information gatherer, she wanted to find out more before either buying supplies or returning to tell Iroh and Zuko that the town was safe to visit.