Following his death, Echigoya's ledgers were thoroughly examined. The investigation revealed a link between the merchant and a man called Kataoka, Lord Gohda's finance minister. Kataoka is abusing his position, accepting bribes in return of signing city construction project and similar favors.
Kataoka happens to be the son-in-law of Seikiya, one of Lord Gohda's most trusted advisers. Lord Gohda knows the truth and could have Kataoka arrested, but he does not want to bring unbearable shame to Seikiya.
Understanding his master's dilemma, Seikiya has decided to resolve the matter himself and orders you to execute the corrupt finance minister.
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Execute The Corrupt Minister
- Find the bodyguard first.
- Beware of hidden archers.
- Never harm the innocent.
Opening Movie Edit
Bodyguard: Minister Kataoka sure likes his money.
Kataoka: What is this Bizenya? There is more than usual...
Bizenya (備前屋): We could not do business without you. The money is merely a token of our appreciation.
Kataoka: I like the way you think. What can I help you with today.
Bizenya: We have put in bids for the construction work next month. If you could only..
Kataoka: Leave it to me... But remember what happen to Echigoya, tread carefully.
Sub Boss Movie Edit
Rikimaru: Where is Minister Kataoka.
Bodyguard: You, you're Lord Gohda's ninja. How convenient of you to come here, I have orders to kill you.
If Rikimaru Defeats Bodyguard Edit
Bodyguard: Wa - wait! Please. Spare my life.
Rikimaru: I'll ask you one more time. Where is Kataoka?
Bodyguard: The, ma, ma, master is out, he, he, he should be back soon.
Suddenly the Bodyguard is pierced with golden arrow. Some laugh voice is heard from hidden place.
Ending Movie Edit
Rikimaru found the place where Kataoka is hiding.
Rikimaru: Minister Kataoka, you brought great shame to yourself.
Kataoka: I've never expected that Lord Gohda to catch me.
Rikimaru: Kill yourself and show me you still have some honor. I will assist you.
Kataoka: Yes, thank you. Tell Lord Gohda of how I die.
Kataoka kills himself with a knife dagger, then Rikimaru quickly beheads him.
Rikimaru: I will inform lord Gohda of your honorable end.