Tokyo Downtown, Tenkaidan Building
The City of Tokyo, one of the biggest and most populated urban centers in the world, a jewel of glass and steel with dozens of buildings that seem fingers trying to scrape the sky. One of this buildings is currently the location were a very exclusive event is taking place. The Japanese Industrialist Party (JIP), a right wing political group founded by the heads of the biggest enterprises in is celebrating a fundraiser for their candidate, the founder and owner of Garyuu Zaibatsu, the CEO of the most powerful enterprise in and the third at world level, Usso Namae. The penthouse where is celebrated is in one of the multiple buildings Mr. Namae owns, a 113 stories tall building and one of the 5 highest skyscrapers in Tokyo, the other 4 also being under his control. The building is secured with the best technology available in the market, and maybe even more, but even all the technology in the world can be enough to protect somebody so a legion of private securities forces and bodyguards is hired each time an event like this is planned, yet this time is different something has changed.
Weeks before the event, days before the public announcement an unmarked and untraceable e-mail warned the security staff of Garyuu about the imminent assassination of Usso Namae if he was present at the party. The security staff informed this to their boss, which waved off their preoccupation and only after quite a long time of discussion, accepted the hiring of special bodyguards. Specials in the meaning they are from the Inner World, people that posses skills and powers beyond those who are humans, some of them were public personalities “Heroes” or “Villains”, but most of them worked under the radar, in the underbelly of society, without attracting to much attention from the regular public. Yet Garyuu had ears and eyes everywhere and the security staff, which could equal the security staff of any world leader in numbers and possibly surpass them in technology. With this knowledge they choose Crow Cementerio, a highly renowned figure of the Underworld, a incredible gunslinger and bounty hunters said to posses incredible powers apart from his already amazing skills.
The second guard came from other place, a stranger in a strange land, which recently appeared in and was helped by certain mercenary organization in search of members. Indebted with the ones who helped him and under the promise of helping him find the way home, this man serves as one more soldier in the Numbers Rank, yet he was told not to talk about the Numbers, under the pretext of their secrecy being their shield against people who want them dead. The Stranger swore an oath of silence about it and proceeds to work for them. He is a man of impeccable morals and undying resolve, incredibly skilled with any sharp object and inhumanly fit. The Numbers were hired thanks to Usso real job, not the façade created around his entrepreneur persona. Usso Namae is the infamous Kuro-san, or better said, Usso Namae is the mask Kuro-san uses in public. The Cunning Emperor of Crime lives this double life while he uses Garyuu as a money laundering platform for his illegal actions as the Yakuza Emperor, owner of the Japanese Criminal underworld, slowly extending his influence to and .
The day has come for the event and the security is as tight as it can be, while every security guard is not only placed in the building but in the surroundings as well. The moon is shrouded by grey clouds, but some patches of starry sky can be seen, the lights of the city shine brightly once again, as this celebration also serves to thanks Usso for his decision of restoring Tokyo to it’s previous glory after the incident a month ago that almost destroyed the whole city, a gas leak and massive explosion, at least that is what the media knows, as the truth is much more surprising. Kuro-san is already inside and the plane sent to fetch Crow Cementerio is in route and will land in the helipad of the building, a incredible advance in transportation designed in the Nakamura Heavy Industries a enterprise Garyuu bought not long ago, capable of going from America to Japan in a couple of hours and with the maneuverability of a helicopter when landing or roaming, a true jewel of scientific development and creativity. The guests are in the main room, while Usso waits the arrival of Crow Cementerio so he can start the meeting with the proper security.