Skull and Shackles
The next morning someone knocking at my door woke me up. I put on the first thing I could lay my hands on and went to see what was going on. Marek was there with a message from lavinia to ask me to come to her place. Marek’s expression at seeing me in a flimsy silken robe was almost too much. I just decided to act as if I didn’t notice; no need to embarras him more.
Lavinia wanted to employ is on a more permanent basis. Our first two assignments would be to accompany her to the family vault to see what’s there; and to track down her brother Vanthus since she wants to talk to him.
The vault was a strange thing guarded by some snake-like contructs and a combination lock that took some work figuring out. The contents of the vault were somewhat disappointing. Only a few thousand gold (not nearly enough to settle the debts) and some books writen in a language I didn’t understand. I hope Lavinia will be ok.