A smile would form on the man's face as he listened to the woman's reply of his terms for showing her Iwagakure, she was brave to counter his offer and he respected that. Though it would seem she had misunderstood him, he would allow her to speak and say her peace before he would respond as it would have been rude to interrupt her before she had finished. "I fear you have misunderstood me, and you seem to think I am a fool, I am not." Masaru would lift one of the sleeves of his coat to reveal the pitch black steel with red glowing veins covering his body, "I am not as foolish as I may appear as for what I had said before, allow me to explain. Yes, Verneuli Furakkusu Korikane caused problems for myself and the village. However, no one under my protection within the walls of Iwagakure have been harmed. Verneuli is a delinquent child in an adults body, he was not stupid enough to actually harm someone while they were still in the village. He knew what I would do to him if he did, but I can see where the misinterpretation came from. When he attacked the merchant he simply robbed them of their wares for his militia, as I said they are not bad people simply misguided. When he attacked the village all of my people were safe and protected behind the wall only myself and a handful of my high ranking shinobi were in harm's way and each of those men chose to be there. I don't wish you to think of me as a leader who demands to be followed blindly and unquestioned, I would ask nothing of my men I would not do myself. I stand to defend those who cannot defend themselves and I will do so until my dying day. So when I tell you no harm will befall you, then that is exactly what I mean." Masaru would glare intently into Diana's eyes as he spoke wanting her to understand the truth in his voice.
"As for your question of what happens if you were not born in Iwagakure, I can understand your past is important and I will do everything I can to help you find the answers you seek. However to me it makes no difference if you were born in Iwagakure or the isles of Mizu no Kuni, you have the blood of Tsuchi no Kuni running through your veins and Iwagakure is your home. I would say the same to every Kotoshura, Tetsudashi, Muramatsu, Kizimura, or Tatsuda. This is were our ancestors came together and formed the village Hidden in the Stone, however I will not force you to stay if you do not wish. However I hope, that if the day comes that you discover that you were born somewhere else, that you will still find yourself at home here. As for you swearing loyalty I do not wish to take away your freedom, in all honesty you would have more freedom at least within the walls of Iwagakure. You would be allowed to move throughout the village as you pleased, your pick of any of the penthouses that isn't already claimed to stay in until you have decided whether or not you will join the Korikane in their clan district. You would have access to all the village files save for those that I have Restricted access to, for the protection of the village. You would also be welcome to train with me if you chose to, besides there are other forms of service than military life, as I understand that is not for everyone. You speak of crafting, your services would be greatly appreciated within the village as the services you can provide is limited in this area. Once your loyalty is proven you would be allowed free movement in and out of the village so long as you inform me of where you are going so that I can reach you if necessary." Masaru would take a deep breath, before finally looking away from Diana and sighing. "Your goals and mine may align more than you think, you speak of helping the minor nations. I wish to help them as well, to bring them the same stability and protection that Iwagakure has. Yet, I cannot just allow anyone to have knowledge of my village. If you will not swear fealty to me then there is only one option, I will place a seal upon your flesh that will Rob you of all of your senses. Once inside the village I will remove the seal, from there you will be placed under village arrest. Since you technically will not be an Iwagakure citizen, any and all requests to view any of the village files will require you to go through the village bureaucracy. Between you and me, they are real sticklers for red tape and protocol. It could take weeks or months for all the paperwork to be filed, just to allow you simple access to the birth records. With the exception of inside the one room apartment you will be allowed to stay in, you will not be allowed to go anywhere within the village without an escort and if you so much as approach the walls you will be killed." Masaru would stop talking still not looking at the woman, he hated saying those words but she needed to understand the outcome of her choices. After giving the woman a few minutes to consider everything he had just told her, Masaru would look back into her eyes and ask, "So will you trust me with your eyes open and swear that you will never betray Iwagakure, or will you have to trust that when I place this seal on you I do not simply lock you away or kill you?" Of course him killing her was a bluff, however his face would show no sign of it having long ago learned the importance of a poker face. He was hoping that by explaining to Diana that by swearing loyalty to Iwagakure she would hold more freedom than she would her way that maybe just maybe she would change her mind.