A week ago, Lord Ramsden offered me a job, that I refused - I did not want to get involved in his dirty business; that was not a lucky day for me, though: he already had plans on making use of me... Read more
A week ago, Lord Ramsden offered me a job, that I refused - I did not want
to get involved in his dirty business; that was not a lucky day for me, though:
he already had plans on making use of me in a quite different, but still very
profitable way, in case I do not want to work for him. When I was about to
leave the pub where I met one of his men, several guards were waiting for me on the street; it was a well planned ambush, and I did not have much chance to
escape. They brought me into Lord Ramsden's prison, to keep me there until
Lord Ramsden comes to an agreement with the City Watch about the reward to be paid for successfully catching me alive. Fortunately to me, they had quite
different opinions on the prize, giving me enough time to escape from his
prison, which was really only suitable for keeping drunk guards and peasants,
and not a person with my skills. As I quietly slipped out of the prison (a few
of his guards will surely regret trying to imprison me), I already had some
plans on a revenge.
Killing him would be an option, however, I have a better idea; with all the
attention of the City Watch on me these days, murdering someone would surely not improve the situation. On the other hand, if I could come up with some serious evidence about him, then not only would Lord Ramsden get what he deserves, but all the commotion about his case would divert the attention from me for a while.
And, there is definitely something I can use against him: some lady has
recently disappeared after a party in Lord Ramsden's mansion. Rumors say
that the lady knew about Lord Ramsden's dirty secrets, and blackmailed him;
she was probably murdered in the mansion, but no one has any real evidence, and the body was never discovered. And, the corrupt officials of the City Watch were not really interested in arresting a rich and influential person like
Lord Ramsden. While they did investigate, they did not really try hard to
find out what happened. However, it is quite likely that even the most corrupt
official would no longer hesitate to arrest him once there is sufficient
evidence ... and I will come up with that for sure !
This night, I will break into his mansion, and search around. If I find something usable (a diary or a letter written by him, with details about the murder, for example), I will steal it, and, using my connections, pass it to the City Watch. Lord Ramsden imprisoned me, but now he will learn what it is like to be in a prison.
Of course, while I am there, I will not miss the opportunity to grab from his
wealth - he has much more than he deserves anyway, and there is the possibilty that I will not find any evidence; then, at least, I do not break in for
nothing. I will take the Hammerites' prized gold hammer from the chapel as
well: not only is it worth stealing for its value, but it may even happen that
the Hammers will accuse Lord Ramsden for being involved in the theft ... and
what those fanatics do to alleged thieves can make the prisons of the City
Watch favorable in comparison. It is important, however, that Lord Ramsden
must not know about the break-in, otherwise he would have a chance to escape from the law, or send his men after me to silence me like that lady.
As soon as I have everything I was looking for, I will quietly leave the
mansion, before I get caught or some evidence of my break-in is discovered by
I start on the streets of the City, and need to find a way to break into the
mansion ... there are chances that it will not be easy (although the good thing
is that I can loot a few houses on my way to the mansion; the City has many
rich merchants, who will probably not miss a few bits of their wealth until it
is too late). To make things worse, there are many guards on the streets, and,
knowing about my escape, and the reward, they will not hesitate to catch me as soon as they spot me. I can only hope that at least the unarmed citizens will
ignore me unless I threaten them or break into their homes.
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