Novel 「KUDEN 口伝 -Samurai Sword Jam-」
Ep.04 "Samurai-Dan" 03
“One more thing. It was discovered that a steel katana was stolen from the institute, mixed in with the space elevator attack. It is possible that these two incidents are related.”
Harada continues, then looks at Lee, who strokes his stubble.
Tall Lee gets up from his seat and walks over to the screen as he speaks.
”I'm Lee Matsubara, leader of the fourth squad, the investigation team. Let me summarize the current situation once again. There are currently three important incidents that the Samurai-Dan is focusing on. ‘The terrorist attack on the space elevator and the disappearance of two researchers.’ ‘The case of the stolen steel katana, which is a nationally-secret item.’ ’The case of the serial murders targeting Samurai-Dan members in Sakura District.’ As for the space elevator terrorist attacks, since national security issues with other countries and space are involved, the Defense Force and the Samurai-Dan will formally set up a "Special Joint Task Force.” From the Samurai-Dan, the investigation team, the fourth squad, and the tenth squad which is in charge of security, will be the main members of the Special Joint Task Force to investigate the case. The case of the stolen steel katana is a top-secret matter for the country, or rather, for Venus. We cannot allow other countries to know that our katana has been stolen. Therefore, the representative Kusunoki has ordered us to form a special unit of only Samurai-Dan to investigate and recover the stolen swords in the strictest confidence. Harada has discovered that a series of murders targeting members of the Samurai-Dan in the Sakura District are similar to those of the current terrorist attacks, and has included the possibility of a connection between the two. I would like each of you to read carefully the documents on the device in your hand. I have also sent you the roles and assignments of each squad, so please follow the orders of your leader and others and promptly prepare for the investigation. Please keep me updated on the progress of the investigation and the convening of task force meetings through the devices. If you have any questions, please contact Asami Sato, deputy leader of the fourth squad.”
A woman with glasses comes running up to Lee, operating a device.
“I'm Asami, deputy leader of the fourth squad. As usual, I am gathering all the information on the portal site of the device dedicated to the Samurai-Dan. The assignment and resignation orders have already been issued, and I ask that each leader and captain of the district immediately communicate this information to all the members of yours. In addition, since this case contains many top-secret Bell Country matters, information will be restricted. The information that can be viewed is limited according to the importance of the case and by rank. The leaders and deputy leaders attending this meeting, as well as the group captains of each district within each squad, are authorized to view all information, so please be careful in handling the information.”
After she finishes saying this quickly, she fixes the gap in her glasses and then looks at the leader of the seventh squad, Sanjuro Tani.
“Since there are some newcomers who have not been in the Samurai-Dan for a short time or who have just been promoted, the leader of the seventh squad in charge of Armament Research and Development team, Mr. Sanjuro Tani, will explain about steel katana to you.”
Ep.04 "Samurai-Dan" 03