I needed out of the city. The hit had caused too much of a stir, despite the sanctioning of the assassination by my House. The target was hot, and even after all the trouble I had gone through to make it look natural the paranoia of the family was such that they were looking for an assassin; any assassin. Already the body count was growing and I’d lost a “brother”. It was time to get out of town. I had other tasks to see to.
I was in a tavern getting information and planning my exodus when the task fell right into my lap. There are no coincidences. Adventurers, a task, an airship. I was no longer an assassin, but an adventurer. Perhaps I’d even make some side coin.
It is likely these letters will all reach you in a large grouping. Task alpha has been completed. I have included descriptions and names of all members in this outfit for any future eventualities, especially if something ill were to befall me. The honor of our House must be protected, after all. It is an eclectic group and it may be difficult to garner any trust with any of them, not that I’d trust anyone. We landed on a strange secluded island, the one you mentioned. We slaughtered a group of barbarians and it was then that I saw to your second task.
Task beta is completed.
Yours in service,
Upon my return to the group they had somehow managed to slay a dragon. Interesting. Perhaps they are not the feckless lot I’d initially thought. Time will tell. I am unsure what exactly it is they have been up too. We investigated the cave of the dragon they killed. It was there that we found the elf girl. She doesn’t seem much. Not bad to look at though no true beauty. Somehow this girl garners the attention of powerful forces. It is as you suspected. I will maintain watch. We are on our way to see some silver dragon after luring in some strange lizard-like birds. I will write again when I know more.
Yours in service,
Task delta is complete. I have returned to the group again, after they spoke with the silver dragon. I initially attempted to gather what information I could about the conversation without drawing too much concern but it seems that that precaution was without warrant. This girl is, what I believe, to be a precursor for momentous events. She holds a thirteenth dragon mark. An archaic and long though extinct dragonmark of death. Some in the group believed that it might be causing the plane of dreams to encroach upon our world, but I believe it to be an effect. Then again my knowledge of the planes is limited.
The half orc woman attempted to toss the elf woman overboard. Such a potential waste was averted by some of the more exotic members of our party as previously described in my initial letter. The power of flight can be useful. I shall have to watch my back among these beings. They are rather abrupt.
I recommended we find a neutral party, a sage. Some scoffed at the idea and were only amenable until they believed the idea to seek out other help was their own in some fashion. Typical. It matters not, however as we are at least taking a sensible of approach of gathering more information upon events to come so we can make an educated decision upon our course of action.
Political entities may approach you seeking to assassinate the elf woman. I highly recommend you hold them at bay at least until I can discover more. I highly doubt she knows much about her mark or what effects if any it may bring about. I think it is a symptom rather than an illness. The symptom may give us clues to the plague that may befall this world, however. I will follow whatever orders you send, but please allow me some reign in this instance. I shall not fail you.
Yours in service,