Scorpiox, on 24 September 2011 - 09:55 AM, said:
The watchmen look at each other.
"We were recruted by Captain Ubert Lilbelly of the town watch. We have been told he has been stealing from noble houses and that he is a pain in the backside. I know no more of the details."
"I don't think they get it, Marv", the other guard says to his comrade.
"Yeah, they must be too thick to be ripped off. Let's just let 'em in before Bigbelly goes mental on us", the guard called Marv replies.
The two watchmen open the doors and let the party enter. They are taken to the captain's office, where Captain Ubert Lilbelly is waiting for them.
"Are you the Heroica lot?" the captain inquires.
"You sure took your sweet time to get here!"
The heroes notice the bottles and coins on and around the captain's desk. They can smell the reek of drunkedness oozing from the captain.
"Now listen up, rookies. Your job is to catch Donny Dozenhands, who's been making my life miserable for years. Every time we've caught him, he's found a way to escape. But now he has crossed a line that shouldn't been crossed. He's been witnessed stealing from several noble houses, the Ji Pei among them, and now those snobs want his head. For some reason it's customary that thieves are not executed - maybe because that would mean half the population of Eubric would be a head shorter - but I don't care if you bring him to me dead or alive. We'll deal with him accordingly."
Then the captain slips a piece of parchment across the desk to the party.
"That's Donny, an ugly bastard for sure. You can most likely find him from the Fishmarket
, that's where he's been lurking his victims as of late. Here's the promised 300 gold
in advance, use it to lure Donny out. One of you should walk around the square making sure your fat purse gets noticed
, while the other two keep watch from a good vantage point. Note that he's become so greedy nowadays that he won't bother taking any small sums anymore. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, though, because if you run out of money, don't come crying to me for more
. So the bait should be enough to lure Donny out, but not too much that you can't try again if you fail to catch him the first time. You will fail the quest if you lose all the gold without catching Donny.
"Have you understood what you lot are supposed to do now? You got any more questions?"
Party Leader, how will the bait be divided?