Before me stands a tall man with sharp features adorned in fine robes and jewellery. He wields a staff and more often than not has some form of smoke emitting from his face. None would guess from his appearance that he is, Or rather, Was one of the greatest thieves in the greater half of this last century. He's on par with myself, Only bested by the true master thief of the ages, My mentor from so many years ago... Heh. Jack was one of the first people I met here in the forest. Over the years, He's played up this wiseman act. He may have his wisdom, The search for knowledge is great and all, But the real strength he has is his intuition. Never have I seen someone so easily able to work the ins and outs of magic. You can't learn that.
When I heard that Jack needed my help, I got up and started digging. Now that I've started digging, I really wish I had left all of this buried. Necromancy, Raising the dead, None of this makes any sense... Maybe Jack can make more sense of it once we get this scroll.
"I had a visit from one of your 'Friends'. Luckily for us, He gave away everything we needed."
He said in an inquisitive tone.
"He said that you must not attain the scroll of necrosis whispers. I did a bit more digging and found that it lies in the basement of an uppity mage by the name of Alden Darocoff. He lives in his manor on the richer side of the rich side of town. We're going to relieve him of the scroll and you are going to get to work figuring out what this all means."
"I've heard of the scroll before, It was mentioned in some ancient texts I referenced. The references to it were fleeting and showed no sign of significance."
"I'm just going off of what the minion said. I have a bit of a plan laid out for the job, But it'll be mostly improvised."
"Sounds just like old times. You come up with half a plan, We go in and improvise and come out with a bunch of loot."
"Shut up... Our first challenge is to get there. There's a new captain of the guard since I broke Shakala and that gnome out. He's really picked up on the guard duties and the curfew. Luckily for us, He seems to be targeting only thieves."
"Oh, Well it's a good thing we plan to vandalize this Darocoff guy's house instead of robbing it."
Jack said sarcastically
"The scroll is in Darocoff's basement. In order to get there we need to get over the wall, Sneak past the big orc bodyguards, And then get in the building. After we're in, We need to find a way into the basement."
"That sounds simple enough, What's the catch?"
Jack asks in a playful manner.
"The catch is, I have reason to suspect that his wife is a vampire..."
I reply nervously.
"I'm sorry, I must have misheard. A what!?"
"There is around an 80 percent chance that Elana Darocoff is a vampire. Alden has a history of purchasing large amounts of blood, And unknown medical treatments. In addition, His wife is never seen in public even though he is registered as married."
"Go get suited up. Oh, And Jack?"
I smile as I say
"Leave all of your herbs here..."