Motoyasu laughed and then drank his sake in one sip. "Energetic as always. That's why I like youngsters. Hahahaha!"
But you're still young yourself... that's how people always corrected him when he made that statement. It's just a habit of him, line memorised from years following his father in negotiations.
"As I've stated before, I'm going to overthrow the Emperor." Tomoyasu straightened. The jolly man from before was no more. His face was that of a cunning general. A hawk...no, to be precise, it was the face of a snake.
"In order to win, I need people's support. That's why I asked for you help, wa ga Ouji. After the Empire collapsed, a new era shall began. Your era. And the one who'll bring that downfall personally," he turned his gaze toward Tsuneo. "Is none other than Tsuneo-dono here."
He produced a sheet of paper from his kimono, something seemed to be prepared beforehand. In it was names.
"These are the list of Daimyos supporting our cause. The number grew by each passing by. Watasugi and Takada in the west, Ite in the far north...only a small numbers of retainers remained loyal to the Emperor. Our plan is a full-force attack simultaneously from every direction. What do you say, wa ga Ouji?"