Before it really begins, chapter 2 ties up some loose ends with its opening mission specifically titled “Hebijo’s Loose Ends.” Asuka sneaks into the Hebijo training ground to find Homura. Remember the Super Hidden Ninpo scroll?
That is hilarious in a meta sense because I don’t think anyone remembered. This is the first time in the entire franchise the scrolls are mentioned after the big battle with Hebijo. Players and perhaps even Kitajima got so invested in the characters, epic battles and curveballs that the plot device that made it happen became nearly irrelevant.