Rini's attention was drawn to the approaching of her teammate, a gorgeous girl and an equally gorgeous polar bear. While Rini had never seen a bear in person, she'd read a lot about them, and couldn't help but let out a gasp of exhilaration. Verdandi introduced herself, but trailed off as the polar bear moved towards Rini, who sniffed back at the bear, emulating its actions herself. From her studies, she knew that it was good to not be intimidating when feeling out an animal, if you wanted them to like you. She wasn't putting on a threatening air, obviously, but she refused to let herself be cowed either, as that could set the tone immediately as her being prey.
Grunting like a polar bear, or at least her approximation of what they should sound like, Rini kept her eyes on the bear, but grinned. "Oh, he's gorgeous." Rini coo'ed. "Yuki, eh? Ice. Polar Bear. Makes sense. Rini Nakamura. Brains, puppeteer, fragile." Rini's monologue was disinterested, giving her own information as quickly as possible. She couldn't care less about introducing herself, and was enamored with the bear and her partner.
"Can he, I assume he's a boy, carry my puppet? It's heavy, moving takes chakra, survival is about stamina conservation. I got a wheelchair, takes a bit to move myself. Super slow. Super tiring." Rini addressed Verdandi again, motioning to her puppet, which was made, at least upon first glance, entirely out of solid concrete. The internals were metal, and that made the entire thing quite heavy.
She wanted to get the logistics out of the way before they entered, rather than while they were in the middle of it. Shifting slightly in her seat, Rini looked out over the forests and thought about what they should best do. Looking at Verdandi, she appeared to be a weapons user, which meant that they had a martial fighter, a bear, a puppet, and Rini on their team. Verdandi didn't appear to be that physically strong, but looks could be deceiving, and even if they weren't, that was fine. The bear and puppet could provide the strength, with Rini being backup support, and field commander, while Verdandi did whatever it was she did.
Tracking things down and finding them shouldn't be too difficult. Rini was good at that sort of thing. She wasn't incredibly perceptive, but intuition and pattern comprehension was her thing. Insightful and inquisitive, rather than outright perceptive, but it would help none the less. Stealth wouldn't be their ally given the party size and the speed at which they moved, so that would be right out. That meant finding a relic and securing it would be difficult, so they should set up an ambush instead, and take another team's relic.
Rini didn't vocalize this just yet though, as she was still pondering the best way to actually do this, and she couldn't fully plan without seeing the survival arena in completion.