Monday, March 15, 2010

Last years winner

Elad Edals is said to have found trouble in an empty room. Legendary for wriggling out of close scrapes, his last escape still has the talk of the town. Two years ago The wands family had him arrested on charge of theft of a magical tome from their library. The guards searched him, and the legendary weasel was caught redhanded with a tome entitled "Manual of Stealthy Pilfering". It was never made clear if it was a spellbook, or a religious treatise, but he was quickly convicted and put to jail. All along he claimed the book belonged to him and he had brought it to market to sell. About 2 months into his sentence, he put in a formal request for a review of evidence. It was granted, but the guard could not provide the book. After months of stalling, they finally had to admit they did not have the book. On these grounds, Elad was able to loudly clammer for candidacy for Peoples Mercy, and win his freedom last year. He has since been pestering the city to find out what happened to his book. He contends the city trumped up charges so the city could take his book. What very few people know is a high level mage managed to secure that book and is trying to devise a way to control where it teleports away to. Obviously this caster is hitched with a local thieves guild. Elad really wants his book back, but more than that he wants to show what kind of theft greed and burglary is committed regularly by "the powers that be".He has come to the conclusion that a skilled set of acquisition agents may get better results and has started recruiting.

5 comments:

Gordzilla said...

His real name was Dale Slade. :)

Note I believe Waterdeep is officially thief guild free.

James said...

This year Elad is defending Gimballon in the People's Mercy. He is confident due to similarities of his former situation and that of the case against Gimballon.

James said...

(Griffith) Maybe its not a thief guild. Mayhap followers of Mask or another organization that has yet to make itself known.

harrygoblin said...

By local thieves guild, I meant the government! No, seriously, I didn't realize Waterdeep had none. Thanks for the note, that's an interesting point. And it only took me like 3 minutes to figure out the Dale Slade thing. I must be in the front row today!

robm1171 said...

Scoot over, Butch. took me about as long to get it, too. Ah, good ol' Bob Ueker...

Bordane: A thieves guild, in Waterdeep?? I thought we saw the last of those when the Shadow Thieves were thrown out. Of course, this is the city that had a guild of innkeepers headed by a dragon!!