Akihiro and his men had crossed the Inari province where they say fields of grains, vegetables and even orchards. It seemed like the land here was quite fertile, which was good news for them since they could easily find supplies amongst the many small towns where they could stop on their away across the province. Then they crossed the province border to the southern part of the country, where they found a change in weather. It was now humid and warm. Akihiro could see why this was the perfect place to grow tea plants.
At the moment the group found themselves at the top of a hill surrounded by tea plants. They were all sitting on the ground, and since the plants were taller than them siting, it was impossible to see them from afar. Sachiko still hadn't caught up with them but Akihiro hoped she would soon. Turning towards his men, the Sparrow reached for his tool pouch and spoke. He had gradually and carefully marked 15 of his tools with his Flying Thunder God formula and it was now time to make use of them.
"Alright everyone listen up. I'm going to distribute the tools now, and I want you to follow the itinerary we discussed and leave them with each unit. Go."
Akihiro would lay down 10 shuriken and 5 kunai all marked with the formula. The squad leader would take the tools, signal his squad and they would silently leave the place.
Akihiro would then stand up and look around. It was time to continue to scout the land in search of the Hidden Tea Village.
[15 Marks = 75 CP spent, 115 left, recovered with rest while traveling at normal pace.]
Akihiro Scouting for Hidden Tea Village
Secrecy A-rank vs Aki's S-rank Int
Base time 2 months
S is 3 tiers above C-rank
3 * 2 weeks = 6 weeks
6 weeks reduction from 2 months equals:
2 weeks to find Hidden Tea Village
NPC squad exit
[Land of Tea]->Land of Sea 12 hrs-> Land of Wind 48 hrs -> Land of Rivers 12hrs -> Land of Rain 12 hrs -> Land of Birds 12 hrs-> Land of Earth 48hrs