Due to technical difficulties this session was very, very, VERY short.
The group finishes their meal in quiet and retires to bed. The next day they depart early in the morning, using the same positioning as the previous day, make their way to Kosaten Shiro. Around midday they notice Shiba place his hand on his daisho as they turn around a blind corner in the small forest they were in. A few moments later they hear then see a rider coming up behind them. They quickly notice that the rider is from the Otomo Imperial family. As she rides by she smiles at Hida. Hida for his part does not recognize the rider at all.
Just before the sun goes down over the the horizon they see Kosaten Shiro in the distance.