Kaze stands in the back of the caravan, ruefully observing the gutted remains of the village. He lowers his head and closes his eyes, and in a low voice recite something like a prayer, meant to remind any lingering spirits that this place holds nothing more for them and that they should move on. He's finished by the time Kieri begins her chant, which Kaze listens to with great interest. As Abbot Gyatso told him when he asked why the abbot so enjoyed listening to old stories, 'We tell the tale of heroes to remind ourselves that we also can be great.'
He further recalls the day he left the monastery, a young and over-eager man, telling the abbot that he couldn't just sit around and wait for enlightenment, he had to go out into the world and search for it, earn it one experience at a time. The abbot had simply smiled, and told him 'Seek enlightenment, but do not be foolish enough to expect enlightenment' and bidding him a good journey. Many years and many miles later, could he say he was any closer to enlightenment now than when he left the monastery? He did learn humility over the years, so perhaps it hasn't been a total waste of time.
The chant ends, and the woman with the cold eyes suggest they make camp in the remains of the village. Kaze agrees, but doesnt voice his opinion; he seldom speaks without someone speaking to him first. He does prepare to help the caravan with whatever decision is made, stay or go.