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"Over My Dead Body"
The Dragon's Tongue is a secret Wesen organization founded in 1901 with close ties to the non-secret Yakuza in Japan. They may be identifiable by a tattooed symbol, the ægishjálmr, an Ásatrú "helm of awe" representing invincibility. The appear to be the Japanese equivalent to the Verrat and possibly to Seven Royal Houses as well.
The Dragon's Tongue has a vested interest in acquiring the Coins of Zakynthos. ("Bad Teeth") Beyond this ambition, nothing else is known about the organization's motives, but Mia Gaudot's meeting with members of the Japanese imperial family suggest that an alliance with the European Royal Houses might be afoot.
During World War II, the Dragon's Tongue ceased its riots and its members enlisted in the Imperial Japanese Army, since their fighting skills were superior. When Japan surrendered to the United States in 1945, the Imperial Japanese Army was disbanded, and the Dragon's Tongue went back into the underground crime business.
Since 1992, the crime organizations have been required to register in Japan, which has led to the resurfacing of the Dragon's Tongue. The last several decades, the Dragon's Tongue has gradually come into higher power and now appears to rule Japan, being affiliated in some fashion with the imperial family.