- During a harsh, slow season, the street was short on their protection. Begging for mercy from the Jie Mei a scuffle broke out as tensions overflowed and a ninja was accidentally killed, sparking the attacks.
- During a harsh, slow season, a new Jie Mei recruit – Jina – was sent into Rashomon Street to buy tea. Angry that the ninja criminals were prospering while the street-folk suffered, tensions boiled over and the recruit was killed.
The secrets uncovered, the Three Monks allow Snow Spider to go. At once she turns on Doji Maro as a failed protector, an attack which provokes the Three Monks to slay the Jie Mei. Once the Jie Mei were defeated, however, another secret surfaces. Ziragama brings in Dragonborn and Kobald recruits from the Beast Court to help enforce his rule of Rashomon Street and dispate the Three Monks if they disagree. After a short scuffle, the Three Monks dispatched Ziragama and the Beast Court forces but at the same time placed themselves as Rashomon Streets new protectors.
Comming to dwell in the Phoenix saloon, the Three Monks have presented a shining, but not entirely honest, version of events to the street-folk – particularly Mother Doji who knows little of the true nature of her son’s death.