"Point. A fellow shinobi might be able to get a read on my personal power, but I'm not sure that applies across dimensions. I can have the team I brought with me confirm my rank, but their word's no more inherently reliable than mine. I am considered powerful locally, and among the elite on the scale of 'the continent,' but that again runs into a problem with relative scales. Forgive me for not being in the mood to detail my exact capabilities."
"My general philosophy for leadership is essentially to live and let live. Threats and in-fighting are not permitted, but all those who leave their grudges behind are welcome. Neither I nor the daimyo have an objection to you deciding that an uninhabited stretch of mountain belongs to you, nor to you defending yourself from immediate, direct threats. We would have an objection if you started attacking farms, or trying to impose your will on others who do not wish to be ruled. If you wish to learn more about this world, its powers, its spirits, and the like, I can direct you to people who specialize more in those matters, or ask if any feel like coming out to meet you, but whether they answer your questions will be their own decision. If you want a commitment of resources from me, I would ask for a proportionate commitment in return from you - probably no more than a limited defensive pact, both in terms of what I'm willing to commit to and what I'll ask. More likely would be an exchange of information."
"I can answer basic geopolitical questions, especially if you don't plan on staying in the area, but I would warn you that most places have a harsher outlook on new neighbors."