Festivals. Festivals were her favourite events of the year. Festivals made people relax. It made people forget about the pickpockets that were lurking in the shadows. Lidol was one of those pickpockets, and she had just found her mark. It was a noble high elf, dressed in the finest clothes you could buy on the market. He had jewellery hanging everywhere from his tall but slender frame. She approached him from the shadows as he stood by a stall, looking at its products. She reached into one of her breast pockets hidden in her leather clothing and withdrew a tiny throwing dagger with her index finger and hid it in her palm.
Lidol sighed. This noble was not cautious at all, it would be no challenge to `liberate´ him of his money. It was, almost boring. He also had no guards, no one to look after his pretty, noble self. She crept closer with the tide of people so that no one would get suspicious of her. She did not have her mask on, nor did she have her hood up, she would be very suspicious if she had. She was finally within range of the noble and very quietly and quickly cut the strap holding his purse in place and reached out with her other hand and grabbed the bag as it fell before moving back into the crowd.
She had made it more interesting for herself though, she had cut the purse so that the man would take notice of the action. He quickly turned and looked around before reaching down to notice that his purse was gone. He looked around once more before he started screaming; "THIEF!" However, he did not know whom it was that had stolen his purse. Lidol smirked as a nearby guard approached the man and started questioning him before the guard started running in the wrong direction after her. She tossed the purse up into the air a few times before pocketing it and headed towards a nearby tobacco shop.
As she opened the door and strode in like she owned the place she called out to the old man behind the counter. "OOOhhhhiiiii, old man, long time no see. Has my tobacco arrived yet?" The old man had a grumpy look on his face before she shook his head and sighed. "So you're here again Lidol? Were you not in here just last week buying another batch of tobacco?" Lidol walked up to the counter an sat down on top of it before leaning in and kissed his cheek. "You know I like to smoke that stuff, and I know you do too" she traced her finger across his cheek while she spoke. The old man brushed away her hand, used to her attempts of getting the tobacco cheaper from him. "You can't tempt me into giving you a discount, no matter how much you try Lidol. I have a wife, and I love her a lot. Besides, she would kill me if I did give in." "I head that!" a shout came from one of the back rooms as an elderly woman walked into the store. "Hi, how are you today Lidol?" she asked in with a gentle voice before giving her the tobacco. "Oh, I am just fine" she answered and hopped down from the counter and put the purse on the desk. "Here, take it all. You don't need to bother with counting the money if you put in an extra shipment of tobacco when I order the next time" she said and smiled at the old couple.
She man opened the purse and took a look inside and saw just how much money were inside. He raised an eyebrow at her before speaking up. "If you are so rich that you can spend all this money like its nothing. Why do you never wear more decent clothes?" Lidol shrugged at his question with a smile on her lips before she thanked the couple and left the shop to begin her real mission of the night. She walked back to her room in a tavern in the city and picked up her equipment and mask. She had planned this for months, waited for this day to strike. She had two objectives. One; Steal a special jewel from a certain princess in the castle. Secondly, even though Lidol had thought the request very strange, steal some of her used underwear and leave behind a pair of the clients. She did not mind of course, it would be very entertaining to steal them and leave behind her `signature´ and the underwear.
She donned her mask and raised her hood before leaving the room by the window, jumping onto a nearby rooftop before jumping down into an alley. She began to make her way towards the castle, sticking to the darkness. It did not take long until she was near the castle and took out her bow and her special grappling hook arrow and fired it into a window before she started to climb inside. This was the easy part. The hard part was to find what she were looking for. She made her way up to the princess room and looked through the keyhole to see if someone was inside. She smiled to herself as there was none inside and she opened the door. She already knew where the jewel would be. She had, `enticed´, a maid to tell her while she were drunk after Lidol had become a friend of hers a few months back. She made her way over to the small chest on her vanity and took out her lockpicking equipment and got to work on the lock.
It took her some time, but she got it open and took the stone inside, a beautiful red ruby. She quickly pocketed it and began her search for the princess underwear. It took her some time, but she found the princess private bathroom and her wash bin. Lidol reached down and grasped the underwear and looked at it. It was plain pair to be honest, compared to Lidol's own. She put the underwear inside of her own clothing before she removed the man's pants from from a pocket and placed them on top of the other underwear.
Suddenly, she heard an extremely loud crash from somewhere inside the castle and she heard screaming and utter panic from outside. She looked out and saw a group of people killing indiscriminately and the people fled from their onslaught. "What the-?" she said aloud and got a really bad feeling. She made her way towards the sound against her better judgement and entered the throne room from inside the castle and saw the king on the ground, a shiny dark elf and the princess squaring off in the room. She was unable to hold back and crept into the room and hid behind some furniture to watch what was unfolding inside the room.