Jody Long Grass honours the dying request of her grandfather, Carl Long Grass — travel to Japan and return a special relic to its rightful owners, the Shinobi Ninja Clan. The artifact was passed down through the generations from father to son. Now, an old man, Carl is dying of stage four Lymphoma. He asks Jody to complete his unfinished mission to Japan, and return the Golden Seal to the Shinobi Ninja Clan. Jody has just finished College and has never flown outside the United States. Japan is a new and daunting country to her. However, Jody dearly loves her grandfather, and feels the duty and honour to accept the task and return the Golden Seal — the ancient key to a great secret treasure!