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 Post subject: 1.1 Bhalaene- Ghoere
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:34 pm 
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The clouds hid the moon and stars, blanketing the city in darkness. The guards made their rounds, flickering torches pushing back the shadows as they patrolled the city. In a dangerous game of cat and mouse, the thieves, thugs and smugglers hugged the shadows and plied their trade, striving to stay one step ahead of the Baron's men.

A slender figure dressed all in black shimmied down the trellis on the outside of one of the finer manors in the city, freezing when a patrol passed nearby. When they were gone again the figure clambered down to an unshuttered window, sliding it open and slipping inside, a shadow swallowed up by the darkness of the slumbering house.

Not long later the shadow reappeared, scampering back up the trellis and darting away over the rooftop, balancing along the peaked roof with fearless skill to disappear into the night.


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 Post subject: 2.1 Bhalaene: Ghoere
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:35 am 
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With the wedding now past, security in the city of Bhalaene had finally returned to normal, a fact for which more than one thief and criminal was grateful. Walking the dodgy path was a dangerous life at best, especially in Ghoere, but for the past few weeks security had sent all but the bravest or most desperate criminals into hiding.

It was still risky to be out and about after midnight, but the nobles of the city had spent a collective fortune on new jewelry and gems, and it was all lying about, damned near free for the taking.

Taking a running leap off the edge of a roof, the thief barely made the distance and was left dangling over a parapet, dragging themselves to safety after a terrifying eternity of hanging high over the alley below. Shaken but still determined, the slight figure crept across the rooftop and managed to slide through a badly repaired pair of shutters and into the attic, disappearing into the house of one of Bhalaene’s richest lords.

It wasn’t long before the thief reappeared, this time out a second floor window, lowering themselves carefully onto a rose trellis and down to the street below.


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:53 am 
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"Haelyn Damn it!" The Justicar of Ghoere glared as one of his men brought him another necklace.

"The thief has struck again, Sir."

Jonathan Michaele eyed the necklace, beaded with small wooden beads, painted in bright colours and found on nearly every child that had ever made it to the fair in Bhalaene's city center. "Take me to the scene of the crime. There has got to be some sort of clue to the identity of this thief there."He dropped the necklace to join the others that matched it already piled on his desk and strode out after his men.


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 Post subject: Re: 1.1 Bhalaene- Ghoere
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 10:41 am 
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2.2 Bhalaene, Ghoere.

Jonathan grunted as he left the scene of yet another crime. No clues were to be found, yet again. This theif was as smart as he was good at his trade. Reaching into a pocket in his pants, Jonathan fisted the beaded necklace within it, his fingers idly playing with the beads as a plan began to form in his mind.


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 Post subject: 3.2 Bhalaene- Ghoere
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:44 am 
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3.2 Bhalaene- Ghoere

The frost was thick on the rooftops as the thief picked their way over the tiles and gutters, moving far slower to compensate for the slippery ice that clung to every surface and the mist that hung in the air, obscuring vision in every direction. Never an easy thing, the ice and cold had made these forays far more dangerous, which is why the few denizens of the night who spotted the thief wondered why they’d grown more active instead of less these past few weeks. Those on the dodgy path usually took to their homes and taverns when the weather turned, but for some reason this one had grown bolder.

Three thefts in as many weeks, and the prizes kept getting richer. No one knew who the thief was, or how they were moving their ill gotten gains, but the cities underbelly was ripe with gossip and guesses.

The wind picked up just as the black clad figure made the final leap to their destination, the gust nearly carrying them past the narrow ledge. Catching hold with one flailing hand, the thief hung for a long, painful moment before managing to gain a better hold and swinging themselves back up onto solid footing, and froze like a statue. Down in the yard below a guard moved from his post at the gate, attracted by the faint sounds of the thief’s botched landing. Finally the guard returned to his post, unable to see anything in the mist shrouded darkness.

With a near silent prayer of thanks to Eloele, the thief made their way to a small window near the servant’s quarters and began working it open, sliding inside the moment the gap was wide enough. The Count of Tireste may have had increased the guards in his absence, but it wasn’t going to be enough to stop this burglar.

Not ten minutes later the shadow was back to the rooftops, their footsteps clear in the gleaming frost as they retreated back the way they had come. By morning though the mist and ice had done their job, leaving no sign for the Justicar or his men to follow.


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