I paid a visit to a reliable fence named Fisher tonight to unload some antique coins, and he practically jumped out of his chair to greet me. He knows I have a way with tight spots and small windo... Read more
I paid a visit to a reliable fence named Fisher tonight to unload some antique coins, and he practically jumped out of his chair to greet me. He knows I have a way with tight spots and small windows of opportunity, and he had a proposal that involves both.
This particular window is actually a hole in the ground, a sinkhole that formed unexpectedly only this morning, swallowing part of a merchant's house in Stonemarket. Normally a hole in the ground wouldn't interest me much, but the depth of this one indicates the presence of a large cave below.
Fisher is a minor player in the City's archeology circles, which he says were quite abuzz today with news of the hole. Recently uncovered documents from Karath-din referred to a previously unknown Tomb of Onitus, which was located outside of that lost city and is likely in a cave now, if it survived the cataclysm. The treasure-seekers had been racing each other to pinpoint the exact location on a map, and as early as tomorrow they'll be racing to clamber down this hole, Fisher says. There's only one way to get the drop on them. I have to go tonight.
Fisher already made preparations for me, with a generous bundle of rope arrows and flares and a lantern that I can hang on my belt. Once I descend into the hole, shadows will not be my allies. No one knows how deep this hole goes...
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