Maybe I am going a bit soft, maybe I'm just a bit rusty, but in all my days, never would I have thought that there would be someone who would make me endanger my mission's success, someone who I knew could save themselves, and if they chose not to, that would simply be their own fault. Not until Akash apparently. That flamboyant, over-the-top, windbag was enough to make me willingly jeopardize my mission. With the goal in hand, and my escape just a few steps away, I chose to run back into a burning building, leaving the chest outside, and went to save one of my only friends. That absolute bastard was shouting at that Ryou and trying to grab something off his chest, when I saw Akash take a slash across the chest. Sprinting in, I managed to take the Ryou by surprise from behind, and Akash grabbed the Mon. We would later learn that this Mon increased Akash's powers tenfold, and launched all three of us into the air in a pillar of wind and fire... I will say, if there was any doubt of spirits being involved, this spectacle surely convinced any skeptics. Of course this Ryou monstrosity didn't even let go of us, and we finally managed to kill him, with myself barely grabbing onto Akash's foot.
We landed in the river nearby and ran to find the chest scorched, but unharmed. We took it to out contact in the Brotherhood, and found that now had letters to link both the Yamuchi Family and the Nakashima Family to blackmail, tax evasion, and murder. Finally, we have been rewarded with a talent of pure jade from the Yamuchi family, of which I'm sure Akash will make good use of.
Now, all that is left for us is to find a use for this Mon, and unravel its mysteries.