I decided to create a diary that shows the thoughts and feelings of Mel. Sorry about this entry being a little long.
This has been the weirdest and most stressful week in my life. On Monday, Boden said that a new client had requested me for a special job and wanted to see me on the rooftop of the clockworks tower. (I swear to get Boden back for all that happened.) Why there, I don’t know, as there are more secretive places to meet. Anyway, this strange man wanted me to go to the ruined castle of Lord Darkthrop and recover a family heirloom that was stolen years ago. I was like, you expect me to go to that evil. I don’t think so. He then offered to pay me double; I was a little hesitant at first but realized that money was hard to come by. So I said fine, but he had to pay half to me first.
At first, I thought about leaving with the money, but then (unfortunately) my curiosity took over. I should have left while I had the chance. But I just had to see what was in that old castle. Anyway, I looked the whole thing over and decided that best way in was through the sewer that led under the castle. It was the foulest smell I have ever met. (I should have asked for three times the pay.)
Going through the maze of a sewer, I had to fight off many rats and moths, just to get to the entrance of the castle. Along the way I found some food that I placed in my knapsack knowing that food is sometimes hard to come by in my line of work. I also found some leather boots, a copper knife, and decided to use them since they were better than what I had.
I have to admit that Darkthrop knew how to keep people out of his castle, but all the traps he left were not match for me. After all, I am no common thief, but the Queen of thieves, and I have a reputation to maintain. Only one cell door was a little rusty. I decided to have a try at it another time.
Well I ended up in the basement of the castle, and surprise surprise, more rats and moths. I must admit, it’s astonishing what all the gold the little critters carry. I guess even a rat has to shop at times. At least I’m able to make more money this way. While in the basement, I found the Heirloom the stranger asked me to get. When I picked it up I felt strange as if some power had surged through my body. This really freaked me out and I decided to get out of there and collect my money from that really weird guy.
Well I got back to the clockwork, and handed the heirloom, and just as I was asking for the money, that cretin had the galls to sic his goons on me. Now I probably could have handled old weirdo, but there was no way I could have taken on all three of them. Talk about being out numbered. I cried out to him to let me go and he called me the whelp of Darkthrop. Then he opened a portal to who knows where. I thought he was going to try and use me as a sacrifice for some evil purposes. Fortunately, someone just happened to be there and rescued me from the strange man.
She claimed she was a vampire. I didn’t believe at first, but then her eyes started to glow a devilish red, and bared her fangs at me to prove that she was. I tried to get away from her but she managed to grab a hold of me anyway. She said her name was Te’ijal and that her brother Gyendal was trying to use me in nefarious scheme of his to take over the world. I was like, wait a minute, why me, all he wanted was a family heirloom. She said “Fool, that was not his family heirloom, but yours.” I was like, wait a minute, there was no way I could be a descendant of Darkthrop. He was pure evil, and I only stole to survive. She assured me that I was Darkthrop’s heir. She told me we were going to the City of Thais.
We made our way through Shadow Woods heading to the Thial Mountains. Along the way we food some goodies and had to fight wild animals. Just as we were about to enter the Thial Mountains, we saw Gyendal’s goons blocking the path. Te’ijal said she was leaving me when we saw them. I thought at first she had tricked me, but then I realized that she had used herself as bait. Before she left, she told me to make my way to Thais and locate the College and deliver a not the headmaster, Ulaf. She also warned me not to be out at night by myself or else I might find myself in the hands of Gyendal and his hoodlums again.
I hid until she managed to trick the thug s into chasing her. I slipped by when the where not looking and found myself in the Thial Mountains and ran across the hugest dragonflies I have ever seen. They were nearly the same size as me. Now I know that say everything in the Thial Mountains was bigger, but really this was going too much. I finally managed to get to the border of the Thial Mountains and Brightwood Forest was home free. I finally made it to Thais, just as the sun rose.
While searching for the college, I met some interesting people. One told me about a Farm south of here. Another said he was starting a museum. I also ran across some rather snobby people.
I finally reached the college at met the Headmaster Ulaf and handed him the note Te’ijal asked me to deliver. Apparently he was upset with what she said, as he didn’t like the idea of admitting me to the college. He asked if I was a mage. When I said no, he then asked if I was a fighter. Now being a thief, I have occasionally gotten myself into some scuffles, but I was really more of a peaceful creature. He was about to tell me that he could not take me on, when some boy who happened to overhear us suggested that I be sent to Professor Gray.
Well the headmaster became a little vicious and told the boy to shut up and stay out of this business. But the boy persisted and even pointed out some of my assets. The headmaster reconsidered and decided to send me to Professor Gray. I told him, that if he rather, I could find my own way of surviving and not become a burden to the headmaster. He said no, that it would be better for all if I attended classes with Professor Gray as Te’ijal could be quite nasty if her wished weren’t met. (I could believe that after seeing her fight her brother.) He then told the boy that he was in charge of preventing me from getting into trouble, as if I had any attentions, and to take me to Professor Gray.
As we went, he told me his name was Edward and invited me to the local Tavern.
When I finally met Professor Gray, he wasn’t exactly all that happy to see me. Of course, in reflection, I don’t really blame him, considering what he really did. He said that he would take me on, as long as I could pass a simple test. I was to break into a house and steal a statue of an Elf. I was like, piece of cake; after all I am the Queen of thieves.
That night, I stole my way to the house, and guess who decided to join me, EDWARD. He thought that I might need some help and that he could assist me. ME! QUEEN OF THE THIEVES! I mean really of all the arrogant nerve of that boy. Who did HE think He was? I was just making my way around the building, checking the doors to see if the people there were careless or if they locked their doors and then make my rounds of the windows. However before I could, that egotistical boy had the gall to suggest the windows. Like Duh! Any professional thief knows to check the windows when the doors don’t work. He then proceeded to assume that I needed his help. Hello, professional thief here. I really don’t need help for a simple job as this. But of course he followed me in and had the smuggest smile on his face, as if he knew all along I would have problems (which I did, but I would never have told him.) I allowed him to help me, since he was determined to anyway. I got the statue and discovered a high-tech alarm underneath and said run. And of course that condescending boy thought I wouldn’t know about stuff like. I made he knew in no uncertain terms that I was not a fool.
I went back to Professor Gray’s and delivered the statuette. I think he was a little surprised but pleased at the same time. He then told me to be at class tomorrow at Sunrise and that I would now be a part of the Red Wing Intelligence Academy. I was like sweet.
Well I better go and find an apartment and get some sleep. Tomorrow comes soon.