Broken Moon

Petros Lorrimor's Last Will and Testament

“I, Petros Lorrimor, being of sound mind, do hereby commit to this parchment my last will and testament. Let it be known that, with the exception of the specific details below, I leave my home and personal belongings entire to my daughter Kendra. Use them orsell them as you see fit, my child.
“Yet beyond the bequeathing of my personal effects, this document must serve other needs. I have arranged for the reading of this document to be delayed until all principals can be in attendance, for I have more than mere inheritance to apportion. I have three final favors to ask.
“To my old friends Parva and Dekhaim, I hate to impose upon you, but there are few others who are capable of appreciating the true significance of what it is I have to ask. As you surely know, I have devoted many of my studies to all manner of evil, that I might know the enemy and inform those better positioned to stand against it. For knowledge of one’s enemy is the surest path to victory over its plans.
“And so, over the course of my lifetime, I have seen fit to acquire a significant collection of valuable but dangerous tomes, any one of which in the wrong circumstances could have led to an awkward legal situation. While the majority of these tomes remain safe under lock and key at the Lepidstadt University, I fear that a few I have borrowed remain in a trunk in my Ravengro home. While invaluable for my work in life, in death, I would prefer not to burden my daughter with the darker side of my profession, or worse still, the danger of possessing these tomes herself. As such, I am entrusting my chest of tomes to you, posthumously. I ask that you please deliver the collection to my colleagues at the University of Lepidstadt, who will put them to good use for the betterment of the cause.
“In addition, I hereby bequeath to my old friend and peer Dekhaim Balust the key to our old laboratory in the University of Lepidstadt. I know that I cannot make reparations for what I have done to you, and you will not be warmly welcomed back at the University, but perhaps, now that I am gone, you may begin to set right what we wrought so many years ago.
“Before you leave for Lepidstadt however,, there is the matter of one last favor—please delay your journey one month and spend that period of time here in Ravengro to ensure that my daughter is safe and sound. She has no one to count on now that I am gone, and if you would aid her in setting things in order for whatever she desires over the course of this month, you would have my eternal gratitude. I do not expect any physical harm to come to her or yourselves, but to ensure your safety against any beings of darkness who might yet hold a grudge against me and mine, I have also requested the presence of two warriors I met throughout my travels abroad. They have special skills that may be of use to you, should the situation arise.
“From my savings, I have also willed to each of you, colleagues and bodyguards alike, a sum of one hundred platinum coins. For safekeeping, I have left these funds with Embreth Daramid, one of my most trusted friends in Lepidstadt—she has been instructed to issue this payment upon the safe delivery of the borrowed tomes no sooner than one month after the date of the reading of this will.
“I, Petros Lorrimor, hereby sign this will in Ravengro on this first day of Calistril.”


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