After resting for a few hours, the team participated in their second and final match for the day. Although the match lasted longer than their previous encounter, the victory was decisive. Following the match, Chief Annak, who had been watching the fight from the stands, visited the team’s prep room to congratulate them on their victory. Kuruk and a few others noticed that Annak seemed particularly interested in Kuruk. After much prodding and poking, Kuruk hinted to the group that he had done something horrible in his past, but he was not willing to share it with the group. Further discussion, and some threats, lead to Kuruk promising to tell the group his secret the following day after he confronted Chief Annak.
With the quarter finals starting in three days, the group decided it would be wise to spend some time resting before heading back into practice. Zero stayed behind near the tournament grounds to watch some of the other matches that were about to start. While waiting for the next match to begin, Zero encountered Lee, an old acquaintance from his early days at school in the Fire Nation. Their conversation slowly switched towards the problems Zero encounter in the Earth Kingdom. Lee was appalled at Zero’s mild reaction to the lack of honor in the Earth Kingdom. The conversation devolved into an Agni Kai when Lee told Zero he had no honor. Zero, knowing full well his opponent was a poor firebender, destroyed Lee in less than a second. The arena erupted into a light panic at what appeared to be a spontaneous human combustion. Annak, who had been watching the fight, pulled Zero away from the encounter and into the preparation rooms. After berating Zero for his actions, he offered Zero two choices: spy on Kuruk for him or have a nice chat with the Earth Kingdom military. Zero took the former.