Morrgan (Maria Ström-Bestor)
It comes to my humble ears that you are a man who gets things done, and done with discretion. I hope this letter finds you in fine health and ample spare time, for I have much coin with which to buy it.
Permit me a certain amount of exposition, before I introduce my purpose. I am Lord Greyfeather II, a name of which no doubt you are familiar. One of my family's richest assets were the Greyfeather mines of Rodamill, which were buried in an earthquake some years back. The quake also buried our family manor: and with it, my brother and some of his most interesting and valuable collections.
The Order of the Gear are purchasing the deeds to the mines from me, and have already begun excavating the town of Rodamill. Their excavations will uncover many heirlooms which I would rather keep in the family, and which the Mechanists would be - shall we say - reluctant to part with. To disclose the existence of such artifacts to them by way of asking for their return would raise eyebrows and uncomfortable
Hence my discretion in hiring you, Mr. Garrett. To come to the point: I would pay you well to follow the Mechanists to the excavation and retrieve my family's finest collection, the Greyfeather gems, from under their very noses. You would be welcome to anything else you find among my family's ample fortunes; along with whatever fee you deem suitable for your services.
Time, obviously, is of the essence. An excavation team from Shalebridge Seminary will be leaving in two days from now, and your surest way of reaching the site would be on board. Security at the seminary itself will be tight, but I gather that there is a member of the Order overseeing the installation of security at a nearby manor: perhaps he would prove useful for gaining access.
The task I present to you should prove little trouble to a capable man. I am eagerly awaiting your reply, Mr. Garrett. With Regard, Jacob Greyfeather, Second Lord of Rodamill"
The man pays well when he gets to the point, and he's given me all the details and plans I'll need for when I finally reach his family home. Right now, all I need to worry about is hitching a ride.
I've got myself a couple of servant's sketches of Lord Carleis' place, where this mechanist Jamaille is busy with the new security system. Apparently he hasn't been busy enough, so the system shouldn't be much of a threat while I pick up his keys - and a few trifles for myself along the way. I haven't been able to secure the plans to the seminary itself: it's too new and well-guarded, so it looks like I'll be the first to take the tour.
It's not getting any darker, and the town isn't getting any richer. Time to begin.
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