These are desperate times. Business has been slow lately, while prices for the most basic of commodities in The City keep rising. I’ll have to pull a bigger job if I want to avoid having to beg for... Read more
These are desperate times. Business has been slow lately, while prices for the most basic of commodities in The City keep rising. I’ll have to pull a bigger job if I want to avoid having to beg for scraps at the local inn. Luckily, it seems that one such opportunity has presented itself.
Willem, an associate of one of my regular fences, has reached out to me to propose a co-operation. Apparently, Willem has been known as a decent look-out and scout for bigger burglary jobs in The City, usually involving multiple members of the Thieves’ Guild, but word on the street is he's freelancing now. He said he's got a target in the district of Spirestead, who's got too many valuables for his own good. Willem proposed to provide valuable information about the target, lord Jean Dumonde, by spying on him and surveying his mansion and its surroundings. He said he wants a cut of the profit in return.
Normally I prefer to work alone, but the current situation doesn't leave me much of a choice, what with the lack of high profile jobs lately and the landlord breathing down my neck. So I told Willem that I'm game. It won't be easy: the City Watch have been looking for me, so I assume I'm a wanted man in Spirestead.
As of now Willem should have all the information I need, including the most valuable item lord Jean Dumonde has in his possession, which I'm going to relieve him of. We've agreed to meet in Willem's apartment in Spirestead, just north of the canal bridge, across from the tavern. He'll give me his reconnaissance report, and then it's my turn to get to work.
The district of Spirestead
Spirestead is one of the smaller districts of The City. It houses part of the noblesse and the elite of The City while feigning to also cater to those less wealthy by providing ‘affordable housing’ in the form of apartments. Most of these apartments in question, however, are no more than the equivalent of a brick shoebox with barely any room for a bed, let alone space to house more than one person. If anything, the existence of the district of Spirestead is the prime example of the division between the rich and the poor within The City. Spirestead has branded itself as the ‘district of the future’ however, and the district's warden has even attracted new subsidies for further development of the district, from prominent organizations such as the new Mechanist Order
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