- Mission Name: Shimura Assassination
Mission Type: Assassination
Mission Rank: C-rank
Mission Goal: End Mr. Shimura's life.
Description: The Shimura gang is well known in the land of fire. They are the lowest form of organized crime: from petty thievery, to robbing small stores and demanding protection money from businesses outside the walls of Konohagakure no Sato. Because their crimes are so petty the village has yet to dedicate resources to dealing with them. Lately however, they have begun doing business in trafficking certain...plants. This means the larger rival gangs have finally deemed them worthy of a hit! A bounty has been placed on the leader's head. Eliminate him swiftly.
Payment: 15,000 ryo
As any well known gang, the Shimura crew had long since decided to set up shop and make their presence known. They claimed several of pieces of land throughout the country as their own, with warnings and threats issued to any that might think of trespassing. Most other gangs are far larger than the Shimura, and simply scoffed at the threats, writing them off as not even worth bothering. The Shimura, in their pride, thought that this was a clear sign of other gangs respecting their power, so they began to act accordingly.
This growing boldness led them to expand their criminal dealings until, finally, they began to encroach upon the income of other gangs. Naturally, these gangs sought to set things straight, but in their isolation, the Shimura had been allowed to grow quite large. It would risk a much more expensive turf war to try and reclaim a few venture losses. However, the much cheaper alternative was to hire a couple of shinobi to take care of matters quietly. So they did, and it was Akihiro and Zurui that took up the job.
Because the Shimura made no efforts to hide their presence, finding their base was a piece of cake. It was located on a large countryside house near Tanzaku Town and was said to be the most heavily guarded of any Shimura property. Naturally, this was the most likely place to find the leader of the Shimura gang, and so this is where Zurui and Akihiro had decided to rendezvous for the start of their mission. They'd need to infiltrate the place and get a solid location on the leader, if he wasn't somewhere in there. Then, they'd need to track him down and put an end to him. Fortunately, as a criminal underworld mission, this task did not place any restrictions on them. The unfortunate part is that they only got paid for the one kill; any other deaths did not mean extra pay.