Her eyes, still purple, began spinning again as she followed behind the man. Her steps were cautions, the wooden heals she was wearing sounding off with each step against a matching floor. It was what told her she had hit the next tread on the way down, since the Idenshigan blinded her of her normal sight as her hand against grazed against the wooden wall that lead deeper into this peculiar complex. However, it didn't take her long to find the genetic string she had grown curious about, so by the time they had reached the bottom the stairs and Ayatsuri looked back to the green girl, her eyes had become stable once more.
"Dat's good ta 'ear." She said at the notion of reforesting. There was a time when she would have grown much more uncomfortable about a person chopping down trees. In the rest of the world it could hardly be avoided, but one of the appealing notions of Sunagakure was that it was a rarity to say the least. "Dat does explain, dou, while so much of dis came from around the River Country." The unique climate there combined with the ample source of water gave the woody plants noticeably well defined xylem, though granted you needed special eyes to take notice. She couldn't identify every species, but she too has traveled the world seeking the gifts of nature, she just didn't have to cut anything down to take anything back with her.
The green girl, wearing a dress that was also green but of a darker hue, walked alongside the dragon puppet, leaning in to get a closer look at the boiler like contraption mounted to the mannequin. "Steam? Once only good in 'otsprings, but now da've got it in trains, ships...Never imagined it'd be in a puppet, dou." She said standing upright again. The design wasn't too far off from what she had done with her Dune Runner, though the two drew from difference sources of energy. Still, it looked like it powered something big. "Personally, I prefer more natural energies, but we each play to our strengths." She said as she started walking around the puppet to the side Ayatsuri was on. "If you're in need of inspiration you should 'ead to da Land of Snow. 'Ear tell dare doing trifle dings wit steam over dare." The Wind Country didn't quite have the same budding infrastructure, but it was harder to make things like trains work on an ever changing topographical chart.
She had caught herself starring once more at the puppet, this time towards the face of the beast, but the repeat mention of Decay brought her attention back away from matters of art. "Right. Well, I suppose we should 'andle da formalities first." She said walking in front of the man as she headed towards what looked to be one of the cleaner tables in the basement. Her hand dropping to her side, a few vines emerged from inside her hip-hung pouches, each of them lifting up scrolls they had coiled around.
"Decay is exactly wat dis deals wit." Taking the small scrolls, she sat two of them standing upright on the table as she pressed a seal on the third to cause it to extend in length, growing from a few inches to over two feet. Taking the now larger scroll and laying it flat, she unrolled it to reveal a map of the Land of Wind drawn on it. The parchment, if it could be called that, was leafy and had a greenish hue. The other two scrolls were very much the same as this, not like the normal ones she used for storing her puppets. She motioned with her finger for Ayatsuri to join her at her side as she looked down to the map of Kazi no Kuni. "I recently came into a mess of intel concerning Decay, und seeing 'ow you're our residential expert on da matter, I felt you could do more good wit it all."
The map of Sungakure, as most do when they are produced by a cartographer from the Wind Country, included a darkened section to represent the Westlands within the larger boarders of the country as a whole. On it, several villages were marked with small "X", most of them in the boundaries of the darker zone, though a few just on the outskirts of it. "I've transcribed all the information onto these three scrolls." She left out the fact that she had omitted anything that could be used to link the information back to Kokuei. With everything that happened between them the last time, she couldn't explain it to herself why she still felt the need to protect his anonymity. Maybe she just thought nobody would see the information as credible if it was known that it came from a deserter, or maybe she just didn't want to compete with Sunagakure in dealing with the twisted man. "It includes information on all of dese locations, along wit people in da regions dat are associated wit Decay."
"I'm not sure 'ow much of dis will be news ta you, but I 'ope you get some uses out of it. Going tru it all, I couldn't piece it all togeter, but I don't 'ave da backround info on Decay." She said looking over to Ayatsuri. "'Ell, I can't even tell you if day really exist. Dare are some out dare dat dink it's all one big 'oax, just rumors to keep people out of da Westlands. As if anyone would need an excuse." Akiko was still skeptical about Decay. Her limited attempt to dig up information on the organization had resulted in little outside of the information that Kokuei had given her. Even if she wasn't now on medical leave, she'd likely not get much use out of this information, which was why she needed Ayatsuri. "But let's say day are real, wat's dare end goal, und why 'asn't Suna taken open action about dem?"