Yasuda’s corpulence fills the overstuffed chair as he is pushed into position by his subordinates. A third woman appears and sets tea out for everyone. It is several anticipatory minutes before Yasuda finally speaks “Well? you have something for me that is urgent?” Maze mulls it over, does Yasuda not know anything about the killing?
Maze calmly explains the situation, feeling that Yasuda does know everything and is testing Maze as to how truthful he will be. Maze explains about sending Charlie to the Rock Twins house and finding them dead. How the assassins were still there. Charlie then produces the Kabar that he found in the body of one of the rock twins.
Yasuda looks at the knife, “is this not your knife?” he asks. “No this is my knife,” Maze produces his kabar for Yasuda to compare. “They look identical,” Yasuda states looking intensely at the knives. Yasuda puts the knives down and asks about the Sea Horse and what Maze was doing that day. Maze fills Yasuda in, explaining that a bow of a submerged cargo ship has been marked on the charts and Dr. Margaret Suzuki would be providing them with updated charts soon.
Yasuda seems less concerned about the Rock Twins demise and more interested in the Sea Horse, and that portion being taken care of. Eventually he asks Maze rhetorically, “So what should I do about these Koreans being killed? I am inclined to ignore it, but it looks as someone wants to frame one of my soldiers.”
Yasuda stares into Maze’s eyes. “I’m going to send an envoy to the Koreans. Since your assistant here absconded with the evidence, the connection of you to the crime, we will surmise the Koreans do not yet blame you, or us. Let us hope this does not blow up in our faces…..”
Yasuda motions and his subordinates pull his chair back, he stands and the women and guards accompany him down the hallway from where he entered. Maze is left with his entourage and the 5 men originally in the room.
Maze stands and motions his group up and out. They file out and back down the stairs and out of the castle. The group walks Kazumi home then breaks up with Charlie and Maze heading back to his place, some light banter between them. Maze is sure he will hear of the envoys contact with the Koreans and looks as he can do nothing but sit and wait
Game time is late Saturday
Maze has most of Sunday off he can try to get more spies, possibly into the Korean area. He could try to disguise himself and take a look too. Could just lay low and wait for word actions?