Boop-e-doop. So folks. Here's what I've got, and this is all just kinda up in the air. I'm not so hot when it comes to events and junk like this, so if anybody has advice, critiques, etc., feel free to let me know. Basic Plotline Follows:
A. Kasai has been down in the dumps for... forever. We've pretty much been the brunt of criminals and enemy nations for as long as I can remember.
2. Guy gets fed up, say after some huge emotional moment in one of the many terrorist attacks or criminal raids. He trains as a shinobi, becomes leader of Komodo, Kasai's version of Anbu, and begins setting up a vast network of influence (this will all mostly have taken place in the past/ not threaded out)
C. Guy blames Kasai leadership for letting them be the world's punching bag and plans not a coup, but rather a seccession. Taking any and all who are willing, he moves the entire village to an island chain located between Kumo and Konoha territory. Since his influence in Komodo gave him many funds and secret resources, he's had time to finish most of the village, located on a central island.
IV. From here, we get into the actual revamp stuff. Instead of placing Kasai as one village in one country, I thought'd be neat to create a network of islands. The central island, housing the volcano that is stereotypical of Kasai, is where the majority of the village is located. Neighboring islands include ash-filled wastelands, jungles and hunting grounds, mystery islands (for people to create their own cultures and plotlines and things on), Maybe the remnants of previous inhabitants (leading to the mystery of what happened to them before Guy started building here, or did he happen to them), an underwater chain of tunnels connecting many of the islands, as well as a sugmerged secret training facility and bunker for Komodo forces and high political officials. That sort of thing.
5. Old Kasai gets upset, launches attack, gets whipped, Old Kage is dethroned as official Kasaikage, with Guy instated in his place. Guy is super concerned with safety (see previously mentioned childhood trauma), and basically gets the people so worked up that they let him establish a dictatorship, to be over thrown in a later event perhaps?