Nindinzego watched the adventurers flee. He had won the day. He knew he should hunt them down while they were weak, but his vision of doom stopped him from pursing. They returned less than a day later. Again he used his unholy magic, but this time they were ready. A giant wasp, where did that come from? When Hirohito leap upon him, and the Samurai’s blade pierced his brain cavity Nindinzego knew it was time to flee. Unfortunately for him it was too late. His latest vision was correct. Doomed.
The ghost of Rokuro Kaijtsu watched the invaders attack the vault once more. Kill them. Fight them to the grave and beyond. He would not relent. But wait… these were the allies of his son’s own child… He had a grand daughter… Someone to take up the legacy. He pointed them to the secret vault. Now they could take up the battle. Finally he could rest.
When Hirohito picked up the large rosewood chest by himself, the warding box spilled out. It bounced twice, and out of the warding box tumbled the Amatatsu Seal. The world stopped as the Kami were freed, free to leave Ameiko, and rejoin the royal artefact.
The hero’s received visions of the past and future. In the visions, they see an army of terrible fiends—with burning skin, glaring eyes, and sharp tusks, wearing strange armor and wielding exotic weapons—emerge in a storm from a vast forest, then descend upon a nation populated by Tian people. This vision is swiftly followed by another: a young man dressed in royal robes stands over a simple well, a friend at his side. Suddenly, the friend grows nearly three times in size and is sheathed in a frightening suit of jade armor. The jade warrior draws a sword and strikes down his royal friend, then holds the bloody sword aloft in triumph. A third vision follows, this time of a young Tian man handing a beautiful sword to a richly dressed Ulfen man in exchange for a bag of gold. Finally, this vision fades, and the heros see their friend Ameiko waking from her deep sleep, but she is dressed in the finery of an empress. She rises from sleep not in a humble Varisian caravan, but from a resting spot within the arms of a jade throne.
These visions pass in the span of a few heartbeats, and after they do, they impart knowledge to the heros minds. The heros know that the land they saw invaded by fiends was Minkai, that the man they saw murdered by the jade warrior was Emperor Shigure of Minkai. They know that Ameiko Kaijitsu’s true family name is Amatatsu, one of the five royal families of Minkai—indeed, the last surviving royal family. The heros recognize the young Tian man with the sword as Ameiko’s grandfather, Rokuro Kaijitsu, formerly Amatatsu Tsutoku, selling the family’s legendary sword Suishen to the Ulfen merchant Fynn Snaevald in the city of Kalsgard to finance his family’s flight and exile. They also know that Suishen is intelligent, and can impart much more knowledge of the Amatatsu family’s legacy if recovered. Further, they know that Ameiko herself is the heir of her line. Finally, the heros know all of the powers and abilities of both the Amatatsu Seal and its warding box— including the danger of leaving the warding box open, which would allow the oni of the Five Storms to once more track the Amatatsu Seal.
The know they are the Scions of Amatatsu.