Team 4 encountered a ninja, dressed all in white. He seemed to be about chuunin level, and even expressed disdain for the concept of letting gennin out to do missions as active ninja. Team 4 kicked his um… face, but only with difficulty. The problem, at least in part, was that Ibara Shokubatsu ordered them to keep him alive for interrogation. When they were convinced he was incapacitated enough for interrogation, Sensei asked who he was and he said “We are The Dead.” Then he exhaled a mostly visible spirit, which flew off and was lost. The ninja was dead, and Ibara Shokubatsu sealed the corpse for later study.