"I'm afraid there has been a misunderstanding on my behalf," The man said with a sniff. "I assumed you two knew each other. But if the two of you choose to accept this assignment, you will be paid with more riches than one could spend in a lifetime, and private estates provided by the king's authority. Of course, the most important part of this proposition is that everything remains to be secret. We've kept the very existence of the king's heir hidden for nearly sixteen years now to prevent any treasonous plots, and nobody knows of the heir's disappearance. It is because of this that no one must learn of your mission, during or thereafter. Of course, now that you know I'm afraid if you denied the assignment the two of you would meet... other fates..."
Tjruna looked at the man beside her, then back at the man across the table. "Well that leaves plenty of room for choice then, doesn't it?"
Dorvakin sarcastically replied "Very much so." He then said "Well, if that be the case, then I will accept on behalf of the Thieves Guild." He thought in his head "Then maybe I could finally leave it."
"Very well then," The man said. "But you must remember the grave imperitance of the secrecy of your mission. No one one must ever know." He sat back and took a deep breath. "I apogize that I cannot offer you a more recent painting of the heir. Artists rarely keep quiet, as I'm sure you know." He retrieved a bound scroll of paper from his robe and placed it on the table. "We don't have much of a lead. The young heir was traveling West in a caravan with two trusted guards and a trusted attendent. The caravan was found crashed along the side of a road that was not along the planned route. The guards were found unconscious and could not recall what happened but the young heir and the attendent were not found." Tjruna looked at the bound map and picked it up. "You will find that the map has the route the caravan was intended to take marked out."
"The caravan left the palace three weeks ago, but was not discovered until last week when it had not arrived at its destination. I'm sure you can tell how worrisome this is."
"And because this is so hush-hush, I'm going to assume he wreckage isn't there anymore?" The man lowered his head. Tjruna sighed and turned to her partner. "Then we'll just have to hope that there's something nobody's caught onto yet."
(I just hope she's okay and she'll be back soon. GTQ's not the same without her)
Dorvakin turned to his new partner and said "Let's hope so." He then turned to the hooded man and said "Also, if I were you, I'd keep a sharp eye out for any suspicious members of the court. Maybe they have a motive"
The man nodded and placed two small pouches on the table. Tjruna picked one up and looked inside. "In these pouches you'll find the funds necessary to complete this task. I hope you both find it enticing. In addition to this you will receive the payment we spoke of previously on the return of the heir- safe and alive. Do we have a deal?" Tjruna looked at the young man next to her, then back at the other man.
Dorvakin said "So am I. This just might be fun." Just then the guild members drunkenly stood up and one of them said "Yo, Dorvakin. Come on, we gotta get back to the guild. You can flirt with someone else's girlfriend later." Dorvakin said "Coming, one second. I'm afraid I must go for now. Where should we meet again, my new partner?"
Dorvakin said "Affirmative. I shall meet you here at that time. Goodbye new partner." And with that, Dorvakin and the rest of the guild went off to return to the guild house and possibly wake up with a killer headache.
Tjruna yawned and hung back in the shadows as the first rays of dawn began to poke over the horizon. She had already been waiting for almost half an hour, and wa reminded of why she didn't like to rely on others to do her job. She didn't know this guy she was about to work with! She'd been dumb and tired the night before and forgotten to ask him what his name was. All she knew wa was that he was from the guild, and as far as she knew he could've let the guildmaster on to the assignment and ran without her!
She shook her head. That would be a stupid thing to do. After all, she had the map. All she could do was sit and wait for him to show up.
Dorvakin was unfortunately late due to the guildmaster trying to figure out where he was heading. Dorvakin had to come up with lie after lie to get out the door. Once he was finally out, he finally got to The Sly. He saw the lady he met last night sitting alone. He came to her and said "My apologizes. My guild leader simply wouldn't let me leave without 20 questions."