Even as Diana continued to wait, her companion could not and after several minutes without any sign of the receptionist calling her, Titania had left with a thumbs up and a smile, of which Diana returned before focusing her mind and letting her third eye open to calm herself. It was an indulgence she was able to partake in more often now, though her research into creating a way for shinobi to keep it active without draining the user was...well she hadn't found a solution yet. So far focusing the sensory to just her eyesight, while promising, had not found purchase yet, and she had just delved into the possibility of trading one sense for sensory. But while it was an indulgence she did have a practical reason for it: confirmation for her paranoia. She had been waiting about ten minutes for her meeting, which while it wasn't strange as administration was always busy work, but what was strange was the lack of an explanation as to why her meeting was being held up. her being the head of two Clans of Iwa wouldn't have escaped notice of Iwa's Leaders, so what was going on?
Fifteen minutes, one fourth of an hour; no information. With two leaders and ninjutsu this event was an anomaly to her. She had heard the saying 'Early is on time, on time is late, and late is unacceptable' a few times when she had gone to the stone yard, and a politicians duty was to be punctual, which meant for whoever was meeting with her they had failed to do their diligence. Maybe they would give an explanation or maybe her paranoia of Fate trying to intervene was correct, but for now her time was being held up. while she hadn't needed five minutes for it, she had memorized the chakra signature of the receptionist, as well as the other signatures around her. None interested her too much, except for one. One that was likely going to be who she was meeting with. Strange.
Twenty minutes, one third of an hour. While her ability to trace high speed movements was impressive, it was her ability to trace low-speed, minute details from her years of craftsmanship that let her watch the slow movement of the sun's rays to pass the time once she had catalogued the unique signatures. Being able to track the sun for the exact time was a dying art with clocks becoming ubiquitous, but it was still strong within the Korikane Clan as the sun was a valuable tool they could use. It also gave her one final conformation that something wasn't right when the receptionist was on the dot as she called Diana up for her meeting. The Clan head would give a courteous, "Thank you."
to the receptionist before heading inside to face the music.
And what visual music is was, very post-hardcore with a touch of classical and alternate punk. While Diana was wearing a simple outfit
of solids; blue overcoat, white skirt, black undershirt & black pants; the boy before her was almost a greyscale reflection, as the eyeliner they wore made it difficult to tell what color their eyes were. But something she had not expected when she studied his body language was the look the teenager
was giving her. Glum as they were they also held an intensity that she hadn't seen in several years now. A teen should not have that kind of look in their eyes, giving her another reason to stay determined. She had heard that the second of the diarchy was a boy named Chen, but the fact he was a teen with all five elements at their command was something she had not anticipated. Was it a bloodline, or pure training? Either way it was something to make a note of and not something to take lightly, even if she was older then him by at least a decade.
Giving a short bow, she'd speak to him. "Councilman Kimyōnakama Chen, before we begin I would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to finalize the agreement both myself and the previous Kage Tatsudashi Masaru had made nearly three years prior from today."
Diana would reach into a side pouch and pull out a small notebook, and before she continued. "As well as the accompanying requests regarding future access of Iwa's Exclusives for both the Korikane & Kotōshura clans, as well as Iwatomics Incorporated."
She'd deliver it all in her monotone voice, almost as if she were giving an end-of-the-month report. Internally she was relieved so far as Fate hadn't struck them yet, but she would not let that guard drop. She knew Ijutsu now, if she or the councilman got sick, she had several ways to slow the virus down to get what she was promised.
If Chen had read the request Diana had sent in full, he would have known the agreement made by her and the Kage was that if Diana captured Verneuli Korikane (she had) and took up clan leadership she would receive proper access to the Iwa Kinjutsu and Pressure Points of Harm and Death techniques; the Clan request was over future access to each clan's specific exclusive technique without needing to request access from a kage or those acting in the Kage's stead (though they would still need approval from the clan head themselves or show sufficient chakra control); and Iwatomic's access to create derivative techniques for Iwagakure's Exclusives as a way to show both gratitude to Masaru's legacy, and so that Iwa may better defend itself from invasions.
Sensing Technique; -0.5 CP
Analyzing Chen, post 1/2